|1937||Pioneer's founder, Nozomu Matsumoto, develops the A-8 dynamic speaker.|
|1938||Jan.||Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho (precursor of Pioneer) is founded.|
|1947||May||Fukuin Denki Kabushiki Kaisha is incorporated.|
|1953||Dec.||Introduced Hi-Fi Speaker PE-8.|
|1961||Jun.||Company name changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation (now Pioneer Corporation).|
|Oct.||Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.|
|1962||Jun.||Introduce the world's first separate stereo system.|
|1966||Mar.||Establish sales subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S.|
|1968||Feb.||Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.|
|1975||Nov.||Introduce the world's first component car stereo.|
|1977||Dec.||Introduce the world's first two-way addressable CATV system in the U.S. (with Warner Cable).|
|1979||Feb.||Introduce Industrial-use laser optical video disc player.|
|1980||Jun.||Introduce VP-1000 LD player for home use in the U.S.|
|1982||Oct.||Introduce LD Karaoke system for business use.|
|1984||Oct.||Introduce the world's first car CD player.|
|1985||Dec.||Introduce Pioneer's first 40-inch projection monitor.|
|1990||Jun.||Introduce the world's first GPS car navigation system for consumer market.|
|1992||Oct.||Introduce the world's first 4x speed CD-ROM changer.|
|1996||Dec.||Introduce DVD player and the world's first DVD/LD/CD compatible player for home use.|
|1997||Jun.||Introduce the world's first DVD-based car navigation system.|
|Oct.||Introduce the world's first DVD-R drive.|
|Nov.||Introduce the world's first OLED-equipped car audio product.|
|Dec.||Introduce the world's first 50-inch high-definition XGA plasma display for consumer use.|
|1998||Jun.||Introduce the world's first DVD-based GPS car navigation system featuring 8.5GB dual-layered DVD disc.|
|Oct.||Introduce new corporate logo.|
|1999||Dec.||Introduce the world's first DVD recorder.|
|2001||Jun.||Introduce HDD-based GPS car navigation system.|
|2002||Nov.||Introduce a car navigation system with built-in wireless communication module.|
|2004||Jul.||Introduce the world's first DVD player for professional DJs and VJs.|
|2006||Jun.||Introduce the world's first 50-inch 1080p plasma display.|
|Dec.||Introduce BD player in North America.|
|2007||Jun.||Introduce plasma TV "KURO" offering stunning black reproduction.|
|2008||Jul.||Succeed in developing the world's first 16-layer BD-compatible optical disc with 400GB.|
|Sep.||Introduce speaker unit PE-101A to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation.|
|2009||Sep.||All of Pioneer's main production sites in Japan obtain the certification of ISO14001.|
|Oct.||Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (Group) and Pioneer form a joint venture on car navigation business in China. (Anyo Pioneer Motor Information Technology Co., Ltd.)|
|Nov.||Move head office to Kawasaki.|
|2010||Feb.||Introduce the world's first speaker with HVT (Horizontal-Vertical Transforming) technology.|
|May.||Pioneer has formulated a new corporate vision : "Spread the smiles. Feel the vibes. Share the passion. Pioneer engages you anytime, anywhere."
|2011||Apr.||NTT DOCOMO, Inc. starts "docomo Drive NetTM" navigation service for smart phone.|
|May||Introduce car navigation system with augmented reality(AR) scouter mode.|
|2012||Jul.||Introduce the world's first car navigation system with the Head-Up Display to project augmented reality information.|
|Oct.||Start shipping of OLED lighting panel with color-mixing and dimming fuction which achieved high brightness and high luminous efficiency.|
|2013||Mar.||ROHM Co., Ltd. and Pioneer suceeed in terahertz imaging using small semiconductor element "resonant tunneling diode."|
|Sep.|| Introduce the world first wireless portable BD/DVD/CD writer drive.
Introduce the world first pedaling monitor system which visualizes cyclists' pedaling.
|2014||Mar.||Commercialization of OLED lighting for makeup for the exclusive use of Shiseido.
Start mass production of the world’s first dimming and color tuning-type OLED lighting panel module with a wet coating process for a light-emitting layer.
|Sep.||Pioneer forms business alliance with Treasure Data to develop big data‐driven services for the automotive industry.|
|Dec.||Start shipping of medical laser blood flow meters to JMS Co., Ltd.|
|2015||Jan.||Launch Vehicle Assist, car solution system for fleet vehicles.|
|Mar.||Pioneer announced subscription to the new shares of common stock of Onkyo Corporation and the completion of the transfer of Pioneer Group’s home AV business, phone business and headphone-related business to the Onkyo Group.
Pioneer and KKR agreed with the Pioneer DJ share purchase.
|May.||Pioneer formed a business alliance with RecoChoku Co., Ltd. on Flat-rate system music streaming service for cars.|
|Jun.||Pioneer formed a business alliance with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. in Telematics Service Business.|
|Aug.||Pioneer developed of a dimming and color tuning-type OLED lighting panel with a wet coating process for a light-emitting layer.|
|Sep.|| Pioneer came to a Basic agreement to discuss with HERE on the utilization of advanced maps, in support of automated driving and advanced driving support.
Pioneer formed a business alliance with Baidu in the field of telematics in China.
|Nov.||Pioneer collaborated on ADAS-related technologies with a venture company, an affiliate of Tsinghua University Suzhou Automotive Research Institute in China.|
|2016||Feb.||Pioneer established new production facility in Mexico.|
|Mar.||Move head office to Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.|
|Nov||Develop advanced driving assist system Intelligent Pilot for on-the-road vehicles.|
|Dec||Develop a Driver Monitoring System that detects and awakens driver's drowsiness at an early stage.
Start shipping medical electronic stethoscope.
|2017||Jan||Pioneer and KonicaMinolta, Inc. entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture for Organic Light Emitting Diode(OLED) lighting business.|
|Feb||Introduce the world's first BD writer compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray.|
|Sep||Release in-vehicle 3D-LiDAR sensor sample using MEMS mirror.
Business/capital alliance between Pioneer and HERE Technologies.
|2018||Jan||Company's 80th anniversary.|