Committed to People. Committed to the Future.
These words express Toshiba Group’s mission and convey the values we share, they emphasise our respect for people, value creation and contributions to society.
Since Toshiba’s establishment in 1875, these values have inspired us to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities in all we do, to help create a higher quality of life for all people, and to ensure the progress continues with the world community. We face many challenges today, but our commitment remains unchanged, and we continue to take determined steps into the future.
Pioneering Technology: A History of Toshiba Innovation
1875 Hisashige Tanaka opened a telegraph equipment factory in Shimbashi, Tokyo.
1890 Manufactured Japan's first electric incandescent light bulbs.
1915 Manufactured Japan's first X-ray tubes.
1936 First radio broadcast transmitter is created.
1954 First digital computer is invented.
1968 Developed a 100,000 gauss superconducting magnet, the most powerful in Japan.
1983 Developed Japan's first Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems (MRI).
1985 Developed superconducting MRI systems.
1985 Introduced world's first laptop personal computers.
1995 Created the first DVD.
1998 First quiet MRI with the Vantage MR System.
1999 First 0.5 mm multislice CT is designed.
2001 First DVD recorder is introduced.
2005 World's fastest elevator is built.
2005 Achieved cumulative sales of 40 million Notebook PCs.
2007 Developed 320-row Dynamic Volume CT system that can capture complete images of the heart or brain in only one rotation.
2009 Released the CELL REGZA 55X1, the world's first LCD TV integrating the Cell Broadband Engine™.
3-D, glasses-free television is created.
2010 Released AIDR, an image-enhancing software for Aquilion™ Premium Edition and Aquilion™ ONE, designed to reduce dose requirements.
2011 Toshiba Tablet, powered by Android™ is introduced.
2011 Industry's first 3D ultrasound volume rendering.
2012 2nd generation dynamic volume 640 slice CT scanner.
2014 Toshiba's first combined Aquilion™ Prime CT and Infinix™ IR Room.
2014 The first large 90 cm bore PET/CT scanner.