History

1992〜

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Portable Cassette Player
The XC61AN Series, using a nickel-hydrogen rechargeable battery, was introduced for use with portable cassette players. At the time, the ability to accurately detect the minimum 0.8 V needed to run the player was a highly requested feature, and our being able to meet this requirement made much longer playability possible.

1995 March TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. registered and founded in Okayama Japan
Head office established in Tokyo
1996 November TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR(S)PTE LTD founded in Singapore (81% investment ratio)

First Overseas Base Established in Singapore
Following Torex's inception, even though battery-powered ultra-compact and low-consumption power ICs had a small market scale and market entrants were few, Torex founded an established base of business in Singapore within one year, ignoring the cautious theory of prematurity. This was the first step toward Torex's global reach today.

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Pager (Wireless Telecommunications Device)
To mitigate noise, Torex proposed an internal oscillation circuit that marked a conceptual reversal by "cutting back on efficiency". This culminated in the XC6373/XC6383 Series of DC/DC converters.

1997 March Torex Device Co. Ltd. founded
2000 September TOREX USA Corp. founded (100% subsidiary)
2001 March TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR EUROPE LIMITED founded (100% subsidiary)
2002 May TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR (S) PTE LTD becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
August Head office moved (1-13-12 Kayaba-cho, Nihonbashi Chuo, Tokyo Japan)
October Kansai branch established (Ibaraki, Osaka)
2003 March Obtained ISO 14001 certification
May Shanghai branch founded
2004 June TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE (Shanghai) CO., LTD. founded (100% subsidiary)
2005 December Taiwan branch founded
2006 March Corporate headquarters registration changed from Okayama to Tokyo
Kansai branch moved to 3-3-31 Miyahara, Yodogawa, Osaka, Japan
October Merger with Torex Device Co. Ltd.
After this merger, Device Engineering Co., Ltd. becomes 100% Torex subsidiary
2007 February TOREX (HONG KONG) LIMITED founded
April TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR TAIWAN LTD. founded
2008 August Obtained ISO 9001 certification
September Tokyo Technology Center established at 1-24-1 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku,
December TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE (Shanghai) CO., LTD.
SHENZHEN OFFICE founded
2009 April Acquired 10% share capital of VIETNAM SEIBI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
November Acquired 80% share capital of VIETNAM SEIBI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.(90% subsidiary)
2010 May Increased share capital of VIETNAM SEIBI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. (92.5% subsidiary)

Vietnam Factory
With the increase of mobile devices, many companies began entering the compact power IC industry. In order to differentiate from its competitors, Torex began its trend toward "ultra compact", developing a unique technology known as USP (ultra small package). Torex secured its own factory in Vietnam as a USP production base.

2012 July Head office moved (1-24-1 Shinkawa, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan)
2014 April Listed on the JASDAQ Standard Market
2015 March Merger with Device Engineering Co., Ltd.

20th anniversary since founding
Created the 20th Anniversary logo

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April VIETNAM SEIBI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. company name changed to TOREX VIETNAM SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
October Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Second Section
2016 April Capital Alliance with Phenitec Semiconductor
April TOREX USA Corp. R&D Center established
May Kansai Technology Center established
2017 June Nagoya Sales Office established
2018 March Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section
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