|August||1979||Established Kyodo Shoji Corporation. Main business is to import and develop fine ceramic materials for use in glass fiber, ceramic fiber and IC packages,etc.|
|October||1981||Established as subsidiary company, Samcom inc. in Nagoya, Japan. (Samcom changed its name to OPELS in 1986)|
|December||Kyodo Shoji Corporation changed its name to Samcom Electronics Corporation.
The head office then moved to Komaki City in Aichi, Japan.
|June||1983||Samcom changed its name to Santec Corporation.
Business shifted from electronics to optical communication.
|June||1984||Developed the world’s first optical-fiber mode-field-parameter test system- the FTS-2000.
FTS-2000 was Santec’s first product in the optical communication business.
|October||1985||Started to export products.|
|November||To promote sales in North America, SANTEC U.S.A.
CORPORATION was established in New Jersey, U.S.A
|December||1986||Developed multi-mode optical fiber test system. (FTX-2000)|
|January||1987||Developed Frequency-stabilized LD light source and Narrow-spectrum LD light source.|
|October||1988||Developed Broadband tunable wavelength LD light source.|
|June||1989||Completed construction of the Head Office in Kamisue, Komaki-City, Aichi.|
|February||1993||Developed Polarization-independent tunable-wavelength optical filter.
Entered into full-scale business in the field of optical communication.
|November||1996||OPELS changed its name to Santec OMC Corporation.|
|February||1997||Developed OWL-10. This product is one of the essential components for WDM.|
|August||1998||Opened SANTEC Europe Ltd. in Oxford U.K.|
|January||1999||Established Santec Laser Corporation and Santec Photonics Laboratories Corporation.|
|April||Established Santec OCC Corporation.|
|August||Completed construction of our Photonics Laboratory in Komaki, Aichi.|
|March||2000||Launched ADM-10 (ADD/DROP Module) and IPD-10 (Integrated Photo Detector)|
|October||Launched OVA-650 (Optical Variable Attenuator).|
|November||Launched MDM-15 (MUX/DEMUX Module) and OSW-20.|
|February||2001||Completed the construction of Tower D (Production facility)|
|March||Santec OMC Corporation was merged with Santec Laser Corporation.|
|July||Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange JASDAQ Market.|
|November||Completed the construction of Tower E (Head office)
Opened Santec China in Shanghai.
|March||2002||Santec Laser Corporation was merged with Santec OCC Corporation.|
|December||Santec Corporation merged with Santec OCC Corporation and Santec Photonics Laboratories.|
|April||2004||Launched MOVA-1/8 (MEMSOVA) and TSL-320 (Tunable Light Source)|
|December||MOVA (Micro-electro Mechanical Optical Variable Attenuator) was given Incentive Award of Chunichi-Industrial Award.|
|April||2005||Launched Next Generation OCT Light Source, HSL-2000, UWS-1000G.|
|November||Launched Swept Light Source TSL-510.|
|August||2008||Started to supply HSL-200, the world first commercially available Swept Source OCT System.|
|August||2009||Introduced the LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) production equipment.|
|December||OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography) system received the Chunichi-Shinbunsha Award of Chunich-Industrial Award.|
|July||2010||Received subsidies from the NICT, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and NEDO,Independent Administrative Institution New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization for our LCOS related research respectively.|
|July||2011||Concluded a research contract on the PREDICT project with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.|
|September||2013||Established Santec Photonics Laboratory (R&D facility) Silicon Valley in California, USA.|
|April||2014||To promote sales in Europe, transferred subsidiary office to London.|
|June||2014||Received subsidies from NEDO,Independent Administrative Institution New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization for our “Optical router switch” research for the next-generation optical communication network.|
|August||2015||Obtained ISO 13485 certification.
Launched TSL-550(Tunable Light Source).
|September||2015||Launched Medical equipment brand “MOVU”.|
|October||2015||Obtained FDA approval for optical intraocular dimension measurement device SS-OCT biometer ARGOS.|
|May||2016||Obtained sales certification of optical intraocular dimension measurement device SS-OCT biometer ARGOS in Japan.|
|June||2018||HSL technology received the Inoue Harushige Award.|
|July||2018||Relocated sales base of system solution business to Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.|