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- Received order to supply Proximity Link System (PLS) to guide Cygnus Spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on re-supply missions for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- "DIAMOND VISION? SOLUTIONS" adopted as collective brand name for Mitsubishi Electric Group's visual solutions business.
- Diamond Vision? screen installed at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's largest high-definition display. The recognized screen measures 22m high by 48m wide.
- Developed the world's first hybrid nano coating that can be applied to materials ranging from metals to plastics for protection against dust, oil and other substances.
- Received order from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to build the meteorological satellites HIMAWARI 8 and 9.
- Delivered Major League Baseball's first full 1080 × 1920 high-definition LED, 16mm pixel pitch Diamond Vision? Screen to Yankee Stadium in New York.
- Released the NJ-XS10J, the world's first* steamless IH (induction heater) rice cooker with no steam port.
- * Feb 1, 2009. Based on water-cooling steam recovery system. (Mitsubishi Electric research).
- Succeeded in verification experiments on the world's longest 80km key distribution with a cryptography system using a single photon source, jointly with Hokkaido University and other institutions.
- Awarded the Prime Minister's Prize at the 36th Japan Industrial Technology Awards for the short-gap high-density ozone generator.
- Awarded the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Chairman's Prize at the FY2007 National Commendation for Invention Awards, for inventing the technology of using existing refrigerant piping for new air conditioning units for cooling.
- Achieved the world's highest photoelectric conversion efficiency of 18.0% in practical-use multi-crystalline solar cells.
- Completed construction of the world's tallest elevator testing tower, measuring 173m, at Inazawa Works.
- Delivered Japan's largest security system, which monitors document access using IC tags, to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Current : MUFJ Bank, Ltd).
- Announced Environmental Vision 2021--Making Positive Contributions to the Earth and its People through Technology and Action.
- Successfully launched the MTSAT-2 multifunctional transport satellite.
- Awarded the 21st Century Invention Prize at the FY2006 National Commendation for Invention Awards for inventions related to high-efficiency high-density ozone generating technology.
- Installed the Multi-screen Turf Vision (Aurora Vision), the world's largest display, at the JRA Tokyo Racetrack.
- Successfully launched Hinode, a solar observatory satellite for which Mitsubishi Electric was a prime contractor.
- The Mitsubishi Diamond Vision? screen at the Turner Field baseball stadium in the U.S.A. is recognized as the world's largest outdoor HDTV video screen.
- The "Camellia" next-generation encryption algorithm jointly developed with NTT is adopted as the next-generation encryption standard for the Internet.
- Started development of the "Uni & Eco" brand concept for household appliances with the aim of making products that are easy to use and which have low environmental impact.
- Released the Mitsubishi Finger Identification Device by Penetrated Light, the world's first non-contact fingerprint recognition device.
- Produced the 40 millionth ventilation fan at the Nakatsugawa Works.
- Became the first company in the world to receive approval to manufacture particle-beam treatment devices that use carbon ions.
- KASUMI selected as the standard encryption code for GSM mobile telephones.
- In cooperation with NHK, developed the world's first digital watermarking equipment.
- First in the world to successfully prove second-generation X-ray lithography technology.
- Developed the world's highest output red LED for DVD read and read/write applications.
- Developed the world's first 40Gbps semiconductor light modulator and module.
- Began working relationship with VeriSign Japan to supply digital signature solutions.
- Successfully tested Japan's first quantum cryptographic communications system.
- Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. received Helen Keller Achievement Award 2000.
- Higashihama Recycling Center received Wastec Award (Environmental Agency Director's Award).
- Formed business tie-up with Schindler Holding Ltd. for elevators and escalators.
- Established NEC-Mitsubishi Electric Visual Systems Corp. a joint venture on equal footing with NEC Corporation for the production of display monitors.
- Developed the world's first photoresist stripping unit for LCD fabrication that uses highly concentrated ozone.
- Began licensing Kasumi, an international standard encryption method for W-CDMA.