Skip to main content

History of Fujitsu 1970-1979

Jump to another period

1923-1949 | 1950-1958 | 1959-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1991 | 1992-today

A Wave of International Standardization (1970-1979)

 The history of technology is also a history of standardization. Even if manufacturers build products to their own standards, if a product becomes a de facto standard, other manufacturers will try to make products compatible with it. Computers were no exception, and Fujitsu was at a cross road in its road to growth.

1970

Historical Events

  • Osaka Expo

Fujitsu Milestones


1971

Historical Events

  • Dollar Shock

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Delivers D10 analog electronic switching system
  • Starts commercial production of Model 600 push-button telephone
  • World's first practical application of"self-holding reed" switches

1972

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Establishes Japan America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) in Hawaii with the aim of developing business leaders
  • Establishes Fujitsu FANUC Ltd. (now FANUC)
  • Invests in Amdahl Corporation (U.S.)

 JAIMS


1973

Historical Events

  • Japan changes to flexible exchange rate system
  • First Oil Shock

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Delivers world's first Single Channel Per Carrier(SCPC) satellite communications system (a data line between the U.S. and Spain)

1974

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Develops Japan's largest pollution monitoring system implemented in Kawasaki city
  • Introduces FACOM M series of mainframe computers

1975

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Delivers Amdahl Corporation's 470 V/6 mainframe computer to NASA
  • Exports Japan's first submarine coaxial cable system (16,000km between West Germany and Sweden)
 

 Submarine coaxial cable system between West Germany and Sweden


1976

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Lists stock on Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Opens Numazu plant for production of large-scale computers
  • Ships first IBM compatible FACOM M Series computer

1977

Historical Events

  • Japanese baseball player Sadaharu Oh hits 756th home run (world record)

Fujitsu Milestones


1978

Historical Events

  • Second Oil Shock
  • Narita International Airport in Japan opens

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Concludes Joint-venture agreement with Siemens AG in computing products field
  • Receives order from Satellite Business Systems (U.S.) for world's first satellite communications burst modem
  • Commercializes world's first 64-Kbit RAM (dual power supply)

1979

Historical Events

  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation completes nationwide direct dial telephone network in Japan

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Participates in Bell Labs' commercial viability tests of American-type cellular handsets
  • Announces Japanese Processing Extended Features (JEF) code, making it possible to process Japanese kanji characters

Related Topics


				Product milestones
Fujitsu has inspired many of the enabling breakthroughs in information and communication technologies over the last century or so. Here you can find out more about the major product and development milestones that shaped company history.