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HISTORY

1971 HIDEMI NAKAMURA established "Nakamura Precision Shokai, Ltd" in Koto-ku, Tokyo with a capital of \1,000,000.
(The logo "NPS" stands for the acronym of "Nakamura Precision Shokai, Ltd")
Started distribution of 4 point probes as authorized distributor of ‚`•‚l ‚e‚d‚k‚k. (Great Britain). (‚`•‚l ‚e‚d‚k‚k is succeeded its operation by the Kulicke & Soffa now.)
1972 Started distribution of assembling tools from B‚l‚` (U.S.A.) and ISCAR (Israel) for Japanese market.
1975 Started to manufacture/sell resistivity processor, "‚m-551" and "N-552".
1977 Exhibit a booth in the firstly launched SEMICON JAPAN 1977.
1978 Started to manufacture/sell silicon lifetime tester, "‚g‚e|‚X‚O".
1980 Capital expansion completed up to \4,000,000.
1980 Started distribution of resistivity processor, "‚m[‚U‚O‚P" for BestTech.
1980 Started to manufacture/sell various types of test tables applicable for wafers and liquid crystal substrates.
1982 Expanded the engineering and manufacturing department with engineers from BestTech. Head office relocated to Kujiraoka-building, 1-16-18 Kameido. Developed testing tools for semiconductor industry in order to meet higher demands of professional engineers. Developed & selling" TPR-1" and" N-701". Started distribution of Bond Testers from UNITEK (U.S.A.).
1983 Started distribution of PICOPROBEs, as the authorized Japanese distributor of GGB Industries (U.S.A.) for Japanese market.
1983 Started to manufacture/sell "RT-8-8" series, an automatic resistivity tester for semiconductor materials.
1984 Engineering & Manufacturing Department established NAPSON CORPORATION. ("‚m‚`‚o‚r‚n‚m" stands for "SON OF NAKAMURA PRECISION". j
1988 Started distribution of UNISLIDE as the authorized distributor for VELMEX (U.S.A.)
1989 HAYATO NAKAMURA established "NPS KK", and started checking/repairing the products manufactured/imported from overseas.
1991 Started to manufacture/sell "SIGMA-1" and" SIGMA-10 "as resistively processors for research, technical development and testing semiconductor materials.
1992 Started distribution of GGB's 120 GHz Microwave Probe featured as the highest speed probe in the world.
1994 Started distribution of plastic screws of CRAFTECH (U.S.A.).
1995 Started distribution of TUBE FORMING MACHINE and its TOOLINGS (Reducing Jaw/Expanding Jaw, etc) from EAGLE (CANADA) for Japanese Automobile Industry.
1996 Started distribution of SPUTTERING SYSTEM from TORR INTERNATIONAL, INC.( U.S.A.) (the former name was PLASMA SCIENCE).
1996 Acquisition of Nakamura Precision Shokai, Ltd, NPS KK established "NPS, INC." on November 1 with a capital of \14,000,000 (President: HAYATO NAKAMURA).
1997 Started distribution of WAVEGUIDE INPUT TYPE probes (millimetric-wave) from GGB. (Range from 33 GHz`)
1998 Started to manufacture/sell "ƒ°|‚T", the resistivity processor for research/technical development/testing semiconductor materials.
1999 Started to manufacture/sell "MTF-100", the MICORWAVE TEST FIXTURE as compact & versatile testing device.
2000 Started distribution of CUSTOM-MADE MCW (Multi-Contact Wedge) Microwave probes from GGB.
2001 Started distribution of LCP 18 as cost-effective Microwave Probe,
2002 Started distribution of GGB's 220 GHz Microwave Probe featured as the highest speed probe in the world.
2003 Relocated the head office to 6-12-4, Kameido in order to expand the business.
2004 Started distribution of SPUTTERING SYSTEMS for Japanese market as the authorized distributor of TORR INETRNATIOANL, INC (U.S.A.).
2005 Introduced GGB's 325 GHz Microwave Probe at MICROWAVE EXIBITION 2004 featured as the highest speed probe in the world.
2008 Started to manufacture/sell "ƒ°|‚T+", New resistivity processor for research/technical development/testing semiconductor materials.
2011 Started distribution of  GGB's Model 12C High voltage spec,.
2012  Started distribution of JS Type High end 4point probe . 
2013  Started distribution of NPS Model Gt-1100 Microwave Test Table .
2014  Started distribution of GGB's 1100GHz  Microwave probe.
2016  Started distribution of EXCEL(US) Laser Interferometry tools
NPS 45th Anniversary !

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