photo: 1999 Jin Mao Building

1999 Jin Mao Building

photo: 1999 Subaru Telescope

1999 Subaru Telescope

  • Subaru Telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory Japan, which utilizes the company's actuator technologies, is delivered and installed on Mauna Kea, Hawaii Island, Hawaii, USA.
  • Fastest elevators in China (540m/min) delivered to the Jin Mao Building in Shanghai China, the second tallest building in the world.
  • Established TMA Electric Corp. a joint venture with Toshiba Corporation for the development and manufacture of high-capacity electric motors.
  • Completed and commenced operations at the Higashihama Recycling Center, the first recycling plant for the household appliance industry.


  • Introduced practical use of CMOS image sensor technology.
  • Agreement made with Matsushita Electric and Matsushita Electronics for joint development of next-generation system LSI.


  • Started mass production of the world's first CMOS image sensor.
  • Developed the Bedside Wellness System.
  • Commenced sales of the ultra-thin mobile computer, Pedion.
  • Awarded "Best-of-the-Best" prize by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of outstanding contributions to environmental protection.


  • Established a joint venture in China for the production of semiconductors.
  • Developed an interactive game based on gesture input using artificial retina chip.


  • Integrated overseas and domestic business divisions in response to globalization.
  • Estabilished research center in Europe.


photo: 1994 Kansai Airport

1994 Kansai Airport

  • Released the world's first energy-saving household air conditioner.
  • Received the 1994 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Installed a Doppler radar system and other airport-related equipment at Japan's New Kansai International Airport.
  • Drafted "Vision 21," a project targeting new business development from Mitsubishi Electric's perspective of society in the year 2010.
  • Developed ultra-fine pattern forming technology using X-ray lithography.


  • Released the "Chilled" refrigerator in response to the CFC controls introduced in 1996.
  • Reductions in the use of special chlorofluorocarbons.
  • Installed the world's fastest passenger elevator at the time (750m/min), in the Landmark Tower Yokohama.
  • Delivered the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator (HIMAC) to the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.


  • Successfully developed an artificial retina chip.
  • Estabilished the SOCIO-ROOTS Fund.
  • Developed a CMOS image sensor.


  • Strengthened foothold in the computer business through tie-ups with IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
  • Established the Mitsubishi Electric Thailand Foundation.
  • Developed and implemented a high-definition full-color sublimation printer for CAD applications.
  • Commenced trial production of 64Mbit DRAMs.
  • Activities to boost U.S. community contributions begun at Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.


  • Released the "Scene" range of light fixtures designed for lifestyle scenarios.
  • Released successive domestic appliances and other products incorporating fuzzy logic.
  • Released a die-sinking electrodischarge machine featuring fuzzy logic-based control.
  • Purchased the hardware division of the British firm Apricot Computers.