CRONOLOGIA DA AKAI (em inglês):
1929 Jun - Akai Electric Co., Ltd. is established by Masukichi Akai in Tokyo to manufacture automotive electrical parts, magnet parts, radio parts, and small motors.
1933 Dec - Akai's main offices are moved to 883 KoIiya-machi, 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo. (At this time, the company is also manufacturing general-use motors and small motors for phonographs.)
1949 Jun - Saburo Akai applies for the first U.S. patent (for a phonograph turntable) for a Japanese company since the end of World War II.
1951 Apr - Akai begins manufacturing the C-5 phonograph motor.
1953 Jul - Akai Trading Co., Ltd. is established in Tokyo to strengthen the company's domestic sales.
1954 Aug - Akai's first tape recorder kit, the AT-1 goes on sale.
1956 Apr - The first upright tape recorder the model 900, is put on the market.
1958 - Saburo Akai is named president.
1961 Nov - Akai perfects the X'Field Head.
1962 Aug - Akai puts the first model using the X'Field Head, the M-7, on
1964 Jun - The M-8 open reel tape recorder is put on sale.
Aug - The X-4 portable open reel tape recorder is put on sale.
1965 Nov - The VX-1000 stationary-head VCR is announced at the 14th Japan Audio Fair.
1966 Jan - The AA-5000 pre-main amplifier is put on sale.
1967 Sep - The X-1800SD open/cartridge tape recorder is put on sale.
1968 Jul - The X-360D open reel deck is put on sale.
Aug - The X-500VT audio/video tape recorder using 1/4" tape is announced at the 17th Japan Audio Fair.
Nov - Akai Electric is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (later to be listed on the Second Sections of the Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges in April of the next year).
1969 Jun - The VT-100 portable VCR is announced at the New York Consumer Electronics Show.
Aug - The GX Head is perfected.
1970 Apr - Akai Electric is promoted to the First Section of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.
Aug - The GX-365D tape deck is put on sale by Akai as the first model using the GX Head.
Sep - Akai's first cassette deck, the CS-50D, is put on sale.
Oct - Akai America Ltd. is incorporated in California.
1971 Jun - Akai announces its VT-150 portable color VCR at the Chicago Consumer Electronics Show.
1973 Feb - The AP-004 turntable is put on sale.
Dec - Minokichi Saito is named president.
1974 Jun - The first upright cassette deck GXC-510D is put on sale.
1975 Feb - The VC-70 video camera using a silicon vidicon is put on sale.
1977 Jan - Akai France S.A. is established in Paris.
Jul - The VT-300 portable video cassette recorder (Akai format) is announced.
Aug - Akai's first component systems, System-A and System-B, are put on sale.
The vS-9300EG, the first VHS/PAL system, is announced at the Berlin Show in West Germany.
Sept - Akai Saitama is established in Gyoda-shi, Saitama prefecture.
1978 Apr - The VS-9300 VHS-format stationary video cassette recorder is put on sale.
Jul - Akai Audio/Video Australia, Pty. Ltd. is established in Sydney.
Dec - The GX-635D open reel deck is put on sale.
1979 Jan - Akai (U.K.) Ltd. is established in London.
Mar - The Quick Reverse cassette decks GXC-735D and CS-732D are put on sale.
Apr - The VHS/PAL system VP-7100 portable VCR is put on sale.
May - Akai is designated the official supplier of video home system (VHS-format) for the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow.
Jun - The Super GX Head is perfected. The first cassette deck equipped with the Twin Field Super GX Head, the GX-M30, is put on sale.
Sep - The VS-9700 VHS-format stationary video cassette recorder and VP-7300 VHS-format portable video cassette recorder are put on sale.
1980 Jan - The Pro-501, Pro-504, and Pro-601 system components are put on sale.
Feb - Tadasu Waki is named president.
Mar - The UC-5 mini components are put on sale.
Apr - Akai Deutschland GmbH is established in Frankfurt. The Pro-503 and Pro-602 system components are put on sale. The VHS/PAL SECAM NTSC Multi-system VS-9700EGN is put on sale.
1981 Jan - The Pro-1011, Pro-1022, Pro-1033, Pro-1044 and Pro-1055 system components are put on sale.
Feb - The VP-7350 VHS- format portable video cassette recorder and VC-X1 automatic-focus color video camera are put on sale.
Mar - Quick Reverse cassette deck CS-F33R is put on sale.
Apr - High-quality cassette deck GX- F95 is put on sale. Mini component systems US-3 and US-4 are put on sale.
Aug - Akai Electric France S.A. is established in Honfleur. E.E. tape-compatible Quick Reverse open reel deck GX-77 is put on sale.
Sep - E.E. tape-compatible GX-747 open reel deck and Quick Reverse cassette deck GX-F66R are put on sale.
Nov - E.E. tape-compatible open reel deck GX-646 and Quick Reverse cassette deck GX-F44R are put on sale.
1982 Mar - Cassette decks GX-F71, GX-F51, GX-F31 are put on sale.
Apr - Cassette deck GX-F91 is put on sale. The VS-2EG with the Interactive Monitor System is announced. Compact Component System Clarity is put on sale.
Jun - The VP-88 portable VCR is put on sale.
Oct - The GX-747 dbx open reel deck is put on sale.
1983 Feb - The PM-R1 auto-reverse stereo cassette player is put on sale.
Mar - The GX-R6 and HX-R5 (Quick-Reverse cassette decks with rotary heads) are put on sale.
Apr - The CD-D1 compact disc player is put on sale. The VS-4 stationary VCR is put on sale.
1984 Nov - Akai Electric absorbs Akai Trading.
1985 Jun - The Pro-A90 and Pro-A70 system components are put on sale.
1986 Feb - Makoto Okada is named president.
1987 Feb - The VS-X9EGN 9-standard system VCR is put on sale.
May - The AW-700 actuated ionized water equipment is put on sale.
Jun - The new "A & D" brand is established in Japan.
Nov - The AD-93 Digital Audio Tape deck is put on sale. Compact portable electrocardiograph is put on sale.
1988 May - The VS-A77 hi-fl VCR with Dolby Surround is put on sale.
Jun - The VS-66 Digital VCR is put on sale.
1989 Feb - The LX-5050 Compact Component System with Cordless Telephone is put on sale in Japan.
1995 Feb - Semi-Tech Global Ltd acquires a 55% interest in Akai.
Sep - Akai acquires a 76% interest in Kong Wah Holdings.