Company

Company History

Feb.1977 Company is established in Denen-chofu, Ohta-ku, Tokyo to design and develop electronic equipment.
1979 Develops the world’s first programmable video signal generators. As a product which typically embodies the ASTRODESIGN’s technological prowess, these generators point the way ahead for the company’s future technological fortunes and lay the foundation of its development.
Early 1980s Commences the development of image processors and other products related to the image processing field.
1985 Company’s technological reserves are appraised highly and, at the request of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, it commences the development of HDTV-related products.
July 1986 To cope with the expansion of its business, the company builds a new head office, where it has been located ever since, in Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki. All divisions are moved to the new location.
Sept.1987 Sets up the Kansai Sales Office in Osaka to provide user support in western Japan.
Dec.1988 Commences the marketing of the DADiSP software made by DSP of the United States and used to analyze waveforms.
1990 Commences the development and marketing of the Synthevision (background coupler unit for chroma keys) which will serve as a milestone in virtua studios.
1990 Increases capital to 72 million yen.
Aug.1991 Establishes the Matsuyama Development Office.
June 1993 Establishes the Kawasaki Technical Center.
1994 Develops MPEG encoders and starts up deliveries.
1995 Develops the world’s first HDTV digital chrome keyers, and starts marketing them.
Mar. 1996 ISO9001 certified. Registration number JET-0056
Oct.1998 Establishes the Kishimoto Research & Development Center.
Dec. 1999 ISO14001 certified. Registration number EE99-102
Mar. 2002 Head Office moves to Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
June.2007 Head Office moves to Outa-ku, Tokyo
Aprill.2012 Establishes the U.S.A OFFICE.
780 Montague Expressway, Suite 302, San Jose CA 95.31 U.S.A

VG-800
VG-800

Nakahara Blanch
Nakahara Blanch

Synthevision
Synthevision

Takatsu Blanch
Takatsu Blanch

Tottori R&D Center
Tottori R&D Center

Old Head Office
Old Head Office

Head Office
Head Office

U.S.A Office
U.S.A Office

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