Casio Chairman and CEO Kazuo Kashio handed on June 19, 2018 on the age of 89. The reason for dying was pneumonia.
Kashio was the third eldest of the 4 brothers who based Casio Laptop in 1957. Their first product, the all-electric 14-A calculator, led to the discharge of the Casio Mini calculator in 1972, a product that introduced digital calculators into the mainstream.
Casio’s largest declare to fame was Kashio’s personal thought. The CEO checked out quartz watches within the 1980s and noticed that they have been delicate and straightforward to interrupt. With a bit additional outer cladding and a few inner shock resistance techniques, nevertheless, he was in a position to create a watch that would actually stand as much as heavy put on. The primary G-Shock, launched in 1983, paved the way in which for actually rugged watches and the corporate just lately celebrated the 100 millionth G-Shock bought final August.
The corporate, Kashio Manufacturing, started in 1947 with a singular product: a cigarette clip that permit customers smoke the final bit of every butt. Within the 1970s, the Kashio household noticed the transfer to digital counting machines and introduced among the first moveable and pocket calculators to market alongside the extremely fashionable F-91W LCD watch and the Cassiopeia PDA. The corporate additionally created the primary LCD digital digicam, the QV-10 and the favored Casiotone keyboards.
He’s survived by his son, Kazuhiro Kashio, who’s the present Casio president.