- Released the MELCOM80 small business computer with Greo.
- Optical neurocomputer successfully recognized the 26 letters of the alphabet.
- Listed on the London and Paris stock exchanges.
- Implemented automated production and CIM for ventilation fan motors.
- Developed and began mass-production of super current limiting breakers.
- Developed an electronic-device cleaning process using ultra-fine ice particles.
- Achieved sales in excess of 2 trillion yen (2,230.1 billion yen for fiscal 1989).
1988 Spiral escalator
- Installed spiral escalators in a shopping center in San Francisco.
- Developed and implemented an elevator control system that uses AI/fuzzy logic.
- Developed a prototype optical neurochip, paving the way for the development of an optical neurocomputer.
- Developed a low-power digitized hydraulic elevator featuring pressure-compensated controls.
- Began running the Mitsubishi Electric "MIND" VAN.
- Released the MELDAS 300 series, the world's first 32-bit CNC.
- Released the MELCOM EX860, 870 and 880 mainframe computers.
- Released the cluster ion beam unit, which is effective in forming superconducting membranes.
- Developed a 4 MB DRAM chip small enough to fit on a 300 mil wide DIP.
- Released the ML806T2 carbon-dioxide gas laser processing machine.
- Released the MELMUX network-type high-speed digital multiplexer.
- Produced the world's first sequential inference machine, MELCOM PSI.
- Introduced a cordless car telephone.
- Developed a compact cassette-type high-definition VCR.
- Began mass production of 1Mbit DRAMs, and successfully developed and test-manufactured 4Mbit DRAMs.
37-inch color television
- Released the MIBASS intelligent building system.
- Released a 37-inch color TV.
- Received order as the prime contractor for FUYO-1 (JERS-1), the first large-scale Earth resources satellite manufactured in Japan.
- Produced a working videoconferencing system using a vector quantization.
- Began sales of the "Super Scrum" series circuit breakers.
- Produced the spiral escalator.
- Mass-produced high-output semiconductor lasers, on a par with the highest world standards, for use in optical communications.
- Released a color TV with a built-in TV printer.
- Produced a working version of a microwave-discharge light-emitting device.
- Named the prime contractor for the nation's first domestically produced communications satellite, CS-3.
- Began mass production of 256K DRAMs and developed a 1Mbit DRAM.
- Produced an optical pickup for use in compact disc players.
- Developed a 50 kW phosphoric acid fuel cell.
- Produced the ML-1000P carbon-dioxide gas laser oscillator.
- Supplied Japan's first 45m-diameter radio telescope, to Tokyo Planetarium.
- Delivered the first Diamond Vision™ mammoth outdoor color video-display system, to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
- Achieved sales in excess of 1 trillion yen (1,075.4 billion yen for fiscal 1979).