The Casio Computer Company, a multinational manufacturing company, was founded and established by Tadao Kashio in April 1946. It is headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It is known to manufacture products like calculators, cameras, mobile phones, musical instruments and watches. In 1957, it released the world’s first entirely electric compact calculator.
Kashio’s first product was the yubiwa pipe, a finger ring to hold a cigarette, allowing the wearer to smoke till the nub while freeing the wearer’s hands. The invention was a successful. Later on, Kashio and his brothers planned to develop calculators after seeing the electric calculators in first Business Show, 1949, in Tokyo. In 1954, the Desk sized calculator was released as Japan’s first electro-mechanical calculator.
The 1980s saw its budget electronic instruments and home musical keyboard instruments gain huge popularity. Previously Casio was known for its electronic and scientific calculators. But now it is also known for large and durable watches. Casio’s budget friendly electronic keyboards have also gained immense popularity. The keyboards are compact and can play sounds from various instruments which soothe the ears of music lovers around the globe. Casio also developed many features that were possible using digital technology. It has one touch component, auto play feature, melody guide feature, memory capacity to record and playback songs, lighted key features. These features made it gain immense popularity among music lovers who want to create and enjoy music. Along with electronic keyboards, Casio is also expanding towards popularity of Digital Pianos.