Pioneer's founder, Nozomu Matsumoto, successfully develops the A-8 dynamic speaker.
Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho (predecessor of Pioneer) is established in Tokyo.
Incorporated as Fukuin Denki.
Changes the name to Pioneer Electronic Corporation (now Pioneer Corporation) and shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
Introduces the world's first separate stereo system.
Establishes sales companies in Europe and the U.S.
Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section and the Osaka Securities Exchange (delisted on the Osaka Securities Exchange in January 2006).
Shares are listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (now Euronext Amsterdam. Delisted in January 2006). Starts U.S. GAAP consolidated financial reporting.
Introduces the world's first component car stereo.
Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (delisted in January 2006).
Introduction of the Supertuner, a high-sensitivity tuner for the car stereo. This marked the first time a car audio tuner offered the same high quality sound that was found in a home audio tuner.
Introduces the world's first two-way addressable CATV system in the U.S. (with Warner Cable).
Introduces the industry-use LD player.
Introduces LD player for home use, the VP-1000, in the U.S.
Introduces LD player for home use and 70 titles of LD software in Japan.
Introduces the LD Karaoke system for business use. Introduces CD player.
Introduces the world's first LD combination player compatible with CDs and LDs, and releases the world's first car CD player.
Introduces the 40-inch projection monitor.
Introduction of the first multi-play CD "magazine format" for the home.
Introduction of the first stereo receiver for the home incorporating Dolby Surround sound.
Introduction of the car electronics' industry's first 3-source DIN head unit with tape deck, CD player and radio tuner. Introduction of the first multi-play CD "magazine format" for the car.
Introduction of Detachable Face Security system, providing car stereo owners with added protection against theft.
Introduces the world's first GPS car navigation system.
Introduces the world's first 4x CD-ROM changer.
Debut of the first GM/Chrysler-sized aftermarket CD headunits. Introduction of the first home stereo receiver with Dolby Digital.
Introduces DVD/CD player and the world's first DVD/LD/CD compatible player for home use. Tokorozawa Plant earns ISO 14001 certifications.
Introduces world's first DVD car navigation systems, world's first OEL-equipped car audio product, world's first DVD-R drive, world's first high-definition 50-inch plasma display for consumer use. Supplies digital DBS IRDs to CANAL+ in France.
Announces 2005 Vision with new CI. Introduces the world's first DVD car navigation system featuring 8.5GB dual-layered DVD disc.
Introduces the world's first DVD recorder compatible with the DVD-RW format. Supplies digital CATV STBs to Time Warner Cable in the U.S.
Shares of Tohoku Pioneer are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
Reviews 2005 Vision to reorganize it as the Pioneer Group Vision.