Launched in 1957, Casio's 14-A calculator was a revolutionary new device using 342 electric relays that solved addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems up to 14 digits.
In September 1965, Casio released the 001, the world's first electronic calculator with a memory function. The following year, Casio commenced exports to the United States and Europe, taking its first step as a manufacturer for the global market.
The AL-1000, which realized the world’s first software programmable calculator, was widely used for scientific, technical, and business calculations, becoming a record long-selling product.
In the latter half of the 1960s, there was a surge in the number of new manufacturers entering the calculator market. The competition, however, was confined to the limited market for calculators used in the office. In August 1972, Casio released the Casio Mini, which was sold for the then-revolutionary price of only 12,800 yen, in order to be affordable to the general public. The Casio Mini was a huge hit selling 1 million units in ten months.
In May 1974, Casio released the first personal scientific calculator (fx-10), Never seen functions in a pocket device. Soon after other models would follow and change the scientific pocket calculator market forever.
November 1975 saw the release of the first LCD display from Casio, the Pocket-LC it had the usual four function plus Square root and Percentage plus a memory recall key. Batteries life would 10x expand compared to VFD displays. Of course the body thinner and lighter. LCD was the future (and still is).
In December 1976 Casio released the world first clock/Alarm/Calculator, Den-Kuro (CQ-1) It was immidiately a huge hit with very succesful sales in 1976
The market saw fierce competition to develop smaller and thinner products. In 1983, Casio developed the SL-800, which at 0.8mm was as thin as a credit card. This put an end to the "smaller and thinner" race.
After Casio achieved the ultimate in thinness with the SL-800, changes in product trends led to a focus on functionality. In 1985, Casio developed the fx-7000G, the first scientific calculator to incorporate a graphing function.
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