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Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. (JAE)
FounderMinoru Numoto
Number of locations
Japan: 12, Overseas: 16
Key people
Yasutaka Akiyama - Chairman,
Tsutomu Onohara - President
ProductsElectrical connectors, User interface solutions, Aerospace Equipments
Number of employees
SubsidiariesJAE Electronics, Inc.[2], JAE Oregon Inc.[3],
JAE Europe, Ltd.

Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. (日本航空電子工業, Nihon Kōkū Denshi Kōgyō) is a Japanese corporation specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors such as high speed LVDS, HDMI, PCI express, high density, micro coaxial, and board to board connectors. It also makes systems equipment [4] and aerospace products [5]. With headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo, JAE is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO: 6807). The company has a capital of 10.69 billion yen and had net sales of 222.1 billion yen (consolidated) from April 1, 2018 to the year ended March 31, 2019, employing 6,255 people worldwide.[6] The largest stockholder is NEC, with 24.53%.[7]

A major Japanese defense contractor, Japan Aviation Electronics was convicted of illegally selling sensitive U.S. military technology to Iran in 1992, was fined and stripped of the use of U.S. export licenses for up to three years.[8]


AUG.1953 Commenced business with the head office in Minato-ku, Tokyo (in Nippon Electric Co., Ltd.)
AUG.1954 Factory built in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken (at location of NEC's Tamagawa Plant)
APR.1961 Akishima Factory (present Akishima Plant) completed, all facilities moved from NEC's Tamagawa Plant
MAY 1961 Head Office moved to Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Recent AwardsEdit

JAN. 2009 JAE among with other nine companies were given a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for their development of HDMI by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on January 7, 2009. [9]

MAR. 2009 JAE was awarded "Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon" from the Government of Japan.

DEC. 2011 JAE received "2011 Top 100 Global Innovators Award" from Thomson Reuters.

Pioneer of the globalizationEdit

MAR.1977 Sales office established in North America
JUL.1984 Manufacturing plant constructed in Asia (Taiwan)
OCT. 1988 Manufacturing plant constructed in North America
APR. 1994 Sales office established in Asia (Hong Kong)
FEB. 1995 Sales office established in Asia (Singapore)
JAN. 1996 Sales office established in Asia (Korea)
JUN. 1996 Manufacturing plant constructed in Asia (Philippines)
SEP. 1996 Sales office established in Europe
JUL. 2001 Manufacturing plant constructed in Asia (China)
MAR. 2002 Manufacturing plant constructed in Asia (China)
JUN. 2003 Sales office established in Asia (China)
APR. 2010 Manufacturing plant established in Mexico

Connector Product LinesEdit

AUG.1955 Started manufacture and sales of "-connectors-" under Technical License Agreement with Cannon Electronic Co., U.S.A.(presently ITT Industries)

Aerospace ProductsEdit

AUG.1961 Signed a technical assistance agreement with U.S.-based Honeywell to commence manufacturing of autoflight systems, fuel meters, liquid oxygen quantity indicators, and gyro devices and other equipment for the F-104J


This article incorporates material in 日本航空電子工業 (Nihon Kōkū Denshi Kōgyō) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on March 5, 2008.

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