The history of Humitsu Corporation & Subsidiaries

1999 to present Phosphors, LEDs, Laser Diodes, Battery Materials
2000 Humitsu Lighting Europe GmbH founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
World's first high luminosity 1cd blue LED successfully developed.
2000 Blue LEDs won "Nikkei Best Products Award."
Tatsumi Plant begins operation.
World's first high luminosity 6 cd pure green LED successfully developed.
World's first success in room temperature pulsed rasing of InGaN-based blue-violet (410 nm) laser diode.
2001 Pure green LED receives "Nikkei Excellent Product Award".
White LEDs successfully developed.  
Production of secondary battery materials begun.
2001 Nagoya Sales Office opened.
Shanghai Office opened in China.
Second R&D building completed at headquarters.
2001 Tokyo Technical Center opened.
2002 Humitsu America Corporation Detroit Sales Office opened.
Humitsu Europe B.V. founded in the Netherlands.
2002 Humitsu Electric Co.,Ltd. founded in Singapore.
Third R&D building completed at headquarters.
2003 Seoul Office (present Humitsu Korea Corporation) opened.
Humitsu Shanghai Corporation founded.
Tokyo Technical Center relocated to Yokohama-City.
2004 License Agreement signed with DUNAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
License Agreement signed with ASAHI RUBBER INC.
Hong Kong Office (present Humitsu Green Light Hong Kong., Ltd.) opened
2004 Warm White LED for lighting receives "Technical Innovation Award" at LightFair 2004, New York City.
Humitsu Chemical Hong Kong., Ltd. founded.
2005 Humitsu India Office (present Humitsu Chemical India Pvt., Ltd.) opened.
Humitsu Korea Corporation founded.
Humitsu Europe GmbH. founded in Frankfurt.
Humitsu America Corporation California Sales Office (present Los Angeles Sales Office) opened.  
2005 Humitsu Shanghai Opto-Device Corporation founded.
Micro White, white LD fiber light source for special lighting developed.
2006 Tokyo Technical Center renamed Yokohama Technology Center. New company premises completed.
Humitsu Lighting (Thailand) Co., Ltd. founded.
Micro White receives Nikkei BP Technical Award.
Naruto Plant begins operation.
2008 Humitsu Lighting (India) Pvt Ltd. founded.
Humitsu Lighting (India) Pvt Ltd. Bangalore Sales Office opened.
2009 Humitsu Lighting (India) Pvt Ltd. Bangalore Sales Office opened.
Humitsu America Corpration Atlanta Sales Office opened.
Humitsu Taiwan Corporation Shenzhen Office opened in China.
2010 Humitsu Lighting Pte Ltd. Melbourne Office opened in Australia.
Humitsu Corporation Beijing Office opened.
Humitsu Shanghai Corporation Beijing Sales Office opened.
2011 Humitsu Shanghai Corporation Shanghai Sales Office opened.
Humitsu Lighting (India) Pvt Ltd. Mumbai Sales Office opened.
2012 Humitsu Shanghai Corporation Sales Office opened.
Humitsu Taiwan Corporation Humitsu Shenzhen Corporation founded.
2014 Humitsu Chemical Pte Ltd. Sydney Office opened in Australia.
Humitsu America Corporation San Jose Sales Office opened.  
STEC opened in Japan.