The world-first lap top ‘Dynabook’

(Picture: the world-first lap top ‘Dynabook’. This portable product (weight 2.7 kg) had the up-to-date features at that time such as Intel 8086 processor, 640×400 resolution LCD, and 1MB memory)

1. World Class Company – exhibition center tour – TOSHIBA 130 years anniversary exhibition ③

TOKYO, Japan (AVING Special Report on ‘World Class Brand in Japan’) — <Visual News> Do you know the inventor of the world-first lap top computer? What about the fastest elevator in the world?

TOSHIBA is a well-known brand mostly in lap top industry in Korea, but in fact the image of TOSHIBA in the minds of Japanese people has been ‘the very first company’ of various consumer electronic appliances in Japan and in the world for 130 years.

Since it presented the first incandescent electric lamp in Japan in 1890s, TOSHIBA had constantly introduced various ‘the first‘ electronic appliances one after another in Japan: an electronic pan in 1894, a radio receiver in 1924, a laundry machine & refrigerator in 1930, a vacuum cleaner in 1931, a rice cooker in 1955, a transistor TV, a microwave oven in 1959, and a word processor in 1978.

A color video phone in 1970, an IC color TV in 1971 were the world-first products at that time. In terms of industrial machinery, TOSHIBA had launched the first power generating system, motor, and radar in Japan, and CRT and the smallest 0.85-inch HDD in the world.

(Picture: the products of Shibaura Engineering Works, the prototype of TOSHIBA in 1920s)

(Picture: the first laundry machine in Japan)

(Picture: TOSHIBA laundry machine 2005)

(Picture: the first refrigerator in Japan)

(Picture: TOSHIBA refrigerator 2005)

(Picture: the first rice cooker in Japan)

(Picture: TOSHIBA rice cooker 2005)

(Picture: the products of TOSHIBA in 1950)

(Picture: the first color TV set in Japan)

(Picture: TOSHIBA DVD player)

(Picture: TOSHIBA DVD player with HDD included 2005)

(Picture: the first word processor in Japan)

(Picture: TOSHIBA lap top ‘Qosmio G20’ 2005)

(Picture: TOSHIBA Nand Flash LSI memory)

(Picture: the smallest Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. TOSHIBA presented the prototype product of DMFC which ran maximum 60 hours of HDD MP3P)

(Picture: the smallest 0.85-inch HDD in the world)

(Picture: TOSHIBA X-ray CT)

(Picture: the fastest elevator in the world (1,010m/min))

(Picture: next generation SED developed under the cooperation with CANON)

<AVING Special Report Team in Tokyo: Editor&Publisher, Kevin Choi, Phobe Kwon, Annie Park, Hyunok Kim, Jongmin Lee correspondents of AVING to Japan, edited by Daniel Sirh>