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).
1961 - 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 playerfor home use.
1997 - Jun. Introduce the world's first DVD-based car navigation system.
1997 - Oct. Introduce the world's first DVD-R drive.
1997 - Nov. Introduce the world's first OLED-equipped car audio product.
1997 - 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.
1998 - 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.
2006 - 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.
2008 - 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.
2009 - 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.)
2009 - Nov. Move head office to Kawasaki.
2010 - Feb. Introduce the world's first speaker with HVT (Horizontal-Vertical Transforming) technology.
2010 - May. Pioneer has formulated a new corporate vision : "Spread the smiles. Feel the vibes. Share the passion. Pioneer engages you anytime, anywhere." Group Vision
2011 - Apr. NTT DOCOMO, Inc. starts "docomo Drive NetTM" navigation service for smart phone.
2011 - 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 Displayto project augmented reality information.
2012 - 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."
2013 - 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.
2014 - Sep. Pioneer forms business alliance with Treasure Data to develop big data‐driven services for the automotive industry.
2014 - Dec. Start shipping of medical laser blood flow meters to JMS Co., Ltd.
2015 - Jan. Launch Vehicle Assist, car solution system for fleet vehicles.
2015 - 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.
2015 - May. Pioneer formed a business alliance with RecoChoku Co., Ltd. on Flat-rate system music streaming service for cars.
2015 - Jun. Pioneer formed a business alliance with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. in Telematics Service Business.
2015 - Aug. Pioneer developed of a dimming and color tuning-type OLED lighting panel with a wet coating process for a light-emitting layer.
2015 - 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.
2015 - 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.
2016 - Mar. Move head office to Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
2016 - Nov Develop advanced driving assist system Intelligent Pilot for on-the-road vehicles.
2016 - 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.
2017 - Feb Introduce the world's first BD writer compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray.
2017 - 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.