History

Mar 2019 Kenji Miyoshino becomes Chairman and Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Yoshinori Kubo takes President, Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Jan 2019 Joined in the “Made In Japan Software & Service consortium” (MIJS).
Sep 2018 Collaboration with AZIA Corporation and Yokogawa Rental & Leae Corporation.
Aug 2018 Released “magatama Service” and Universal Authentication Platform “Themis”.
Jul 2018 Collaboration with CurrencyPort Limited.
May 2018 Announced Universal Authentication Platform “Themis”.
Mar 2018 Developed “Skin Microstructure Analysis Algorithm”.
Jan 2018 Started shipping Bluetooth supported fingerprint reader “UBF-Pocket”.
Dec 2017 Developed AI technology using fingerprints for human identification.
Sep 2017 Joined in the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA).
Sep 2017 Joined in the Japan Card Data Security Consortium (JCDSC).
May 2017 Concluded a technology license agreement with Nok Nok Labs in U.S.
Apr 2017 Provided “Matatama Solution Package” to support the construction of FIDO compliant biometric authentication system.
Mar 2017 Joined in the W3C that international standards organization of internet technology.
Feb 2017 Received Member Recognition Award from FIDO Japan.
Dec 2016 Joined in the Japan Working Group of FIDO Alliance.
Jul 2016 Started online identity verification service by “magatama Certificate Authority”.
Feb 2016 The first exhibition at Mobile World Congress 2016, the world’s largest exhibition for mobile industry.
Jan 2016 Obtained FIDO 1.0 UAF certification for wireless micro fingerprint sensor (magatamaTM) and software.
Oct 2015 Announced the world’s first wearable fingerprint authentication device “magatamaTM
Jan 2015 Strategic alliance with Go Trust in Taiwan.
Dec 2014 Acquired a 2.34% stock issued by Nok Nok Labs, Inc. in the United States and implemented a business alliance.
Oct 2014 Obtained the first ever FIDO Ready certification in Japan.
Apr 2014 Joined in the FIDO Alliance.
Dec 2013 Patented in Japan for a new generation fingerprint authentication technology “Hybrid fingerprint authentication method”.
Feb 2013 Patented in the United States for a fingerprint matching algorithm based on frequency analysis.
Jan 2012 Relocated the headquarters to Marunouchi Naka-ku Nagoya from Meieki Nishi-ku Nagoya.
Jun 2009 Relocated the headquarters to Meieki Nishi-ku Nagoya from Meiekiminami Nakamura-ku Nagoya.
Aug 2007 Initiated the development of “next generation door lock security system” through industry-university collaboration with Miwa Lock Co., Ltd. and Nagoya University.
Jul 2007 Formed a marketing alliance with Intelligent Wave Inc. on information leakage countermeasure solutions.
May 2007 Formed an alliance with Gyrowalk Inc., a robot related company.
Mar 2007 Formed an alliance with Brycen Co., Ltd., an embedded database maker.
Feb 2007 Formed an alliance with Mobim Technologies Co. (U.S.), a venture company focusing on mobile video distribution algorithms.
Nov 2006 Commercialized and started manufacturing in-car one-seg tuners.
Nov 2006 Formed an alliance with DigitalSecu Co., Ltd. (Korea), a log management security maker.
Jul 2006 Split stock 3-for-one
Jun 2006 Jointly developed “an authentication algorithm for e-commerce on an anonymous basis” with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technologies and Solcom Co., Ltd.
May 2006 Released “UBF-mini,” a USB memory type fingerprint authentication unit. Opened DDS Shanghai.
Mar 2006 Formed an alliance with SuperPix Micro Technology Ltd. (Virgin Islands, U.K.), a CMOS image sensor maker.
Feb 2006 Established DDS Korea, Inc. (Seoul, Korea), a subsidiary, wholly owned by DDS.
Dec 2005 Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. fully paid for new stocks allocated on December 27, 2005. Increased capital stock to 955.25 million yen.
Nov 2005 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in Nov. 28, 2005. Increased capital stock to 885.12 million yen.
May 2005 Relocated the headquarters to Meiekiminami Nakamura-ku Nagoya from Otobashi Nakagawa-ku Nagoya.
Mar 2005 Increased capital stock to 254 million yen.
Apr 2004 Expanded the business with additional two business lines: Engineering business and Advanced Products business.
Oct 2002 Initiated a joint research on next generation error correction techniques with Matsumoto lab. at the University of Oulu, Finland.
Sep 2002 Opened the Tokyo branch office at Akasaka, Tokyo as a base for sales and development.
Jun 2002 Initiated a joint research project on intelligent spaces with Hashimoto lab. at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo.
Jul 2001 Increased capital stock to 150 million yen through the allocation of new stocks to third parties including venture capitals.
Jun 2001 The “error correction codec,” a self-developed application specific semiconductor won the outstanding performance award for the device sector of the LSI Design of the Year 2001.
Mar 2001 Increased capital stock to 40 million yen.
Jan 2001 Certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a certified new business promotion company.
Sep 2000 Presented “UB-safe,” a fingerprint authentication related product for display at the second AUTO ID EXPO.
Jan 1999 Participated in the joint industry-university development project on terabit super-net (Ministry of International Trade and Industry, IPA) led by Yasuda lab. at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technologies.
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