1974

January

Standard Technology Inc. established. (Capital participation by HORIBA, Ltd., Toshiba Beckman Co., Ltd., Shimadzu Corporation and Takachiho Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.)

August

Capital participation by Denki Kagaku Keiki Co., Ltd.

1976

April

Tokyo Sales Office opened.

1977

July

Capital and management participation by Beckman Japan Co., Ltd. replacing Toshiba Beckman Co.,Ltd.

1980

May

SEC group clean room completed.

1981

December

Exhibited for the first time at SEMICON Japan, ‘81.

1982

March

Tsukuba Sales Office Opened.

1983

March

Sub-factory established in Kuze Industrial District.

July

Micon Techno House Kyoto STEC Office opened.

1984

January

Standard Technology Inc. renamed to STEC Inc.

1985

February

West Tokyo Sales Office opened.

October

Capital increased to ¥174,000,000

Kumamoto Service Office opened.

1987

April

Tsukuba Sales Office converted to a full Sales Office.

Kumamoto Service Office converted to Kyushu Sales Office.

1988

September

Aso factory opened.

1989

January

United States Service Center opened in Silicon Valley, California.

November

Main office relocated. Clean room added.

1990

October

Sendai Sales Office opened.

November

Nagoya Sales Office opened.

1991

February

STEC Instrument Inc., a subsidiary of STEC Inc., opened in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.

May

SEC model production initiated.

June

Aso factory’s second addition started.

September

South Korean Service Center established.

1992

February

Second phase of Aso factory expansion completed.

March

Capital increased to ¥678,000,000

April

West wing of main office relocated.

1994

July

Service Center in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. established.

August

Tokyo Sales Office relocated.

1995

January

STEC Korea Ltd., a subsidiary of STEC Inc., established near Seoul, South Korea.

March

Sales reach ¥10,000,000,000 for fiscal 1995.

1996

May

Taiwan Branch Office opened.

July

Austin, Texas factory opened.

October

SIS system introduced.

November

Capital increased to ¥1,478,000,000.

1997

August

Hiroshima Sales Office opened.

September

New Main Office and Plant(Kyoto) completed.

1998

September

U.S. subsidiary STEC Instrument Inc. has been merged into the new HORIBA/STEC Inc.

1999

February

ISO9001 certification received ( JQA-3048 ).

October

Home Page Service (www.stec-inc.co.jp) introduced.

2000

April

Service Center established in Nagoya and Hiroshima.

2001

May

Overseas subsidiary STEC KOREA Ltd. received ISO9001 certification(CI/2680)

2002

June

CHESS system (total information system) starts operating.

September

ISO9001:2000 annual transfer inspection.

2003

March

STEC has acquired IP (Intellectual Property) rights of vacuum gauge from Ferran Scientific Inc.

April

FuGasity company introduces mass flow controller related technology and products.

May

Aso office land and buildings purchased.

October

VEGA (CDG production line) completed.

2004

May

Nirasaki Sales Office established.

July 1

Name changed to HORIBA STEC,Co., Ltd.

September

Taiwan Office relocated and expanded.

2005

January

HORIBA STEC becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of HORIBA, Ltd.

April

HORIBA STEC’s privacy policy made public.

October

New Aso factory, which will function as a mass production facility for the HORIBA group, completed.

November

HORIBA STEC has acquired IP (Intellectual Property) rights of Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer from Ferran Scientific Inc.

2006

February

ISO14001 certification received ( JQA-EM5202 ).

August

Nagoya Sales Office relocated.

2007

March

The Shanghai service center has been enhanced.

July

The HORIBA technology center opened in the U.S.A.

August

The Tainan service center opened in Taiwan.

2012

August

Aso factory completed as the largest group mass production factory

2013

December

HORIBA STEC Kyoto Fukuchiyama Technology Center completed in Kyoto, Japan.

2015

April

HORIBA Advanced Technology Center completed in Kyoto, Japan.

2017

September

HORIBA Taiwan relocated and expanded.

2017

May

Aso factory expansion completed.

2018

June

Kyoto Fukuchiyama Technology Center expansion completed.

2018

August

Relocation and expand Reno R&D center in US.

2018

May

Obtained ISO/IEC17025 accreditation for gas flow rate.

2019

December

HORIBA METRON Instruments Co.,Ltd.changed its company name to HORIBA Precision Insturnebts(Bejing)Co.,Ltd.