Seiko Instruments, the principle company in the Seiko Holdings Group, was founded in 1937 to manufacture watches, an extension of a family watch assembly and repair operation started in 1881. During the past seventy five years the company has evolved into an engineering and manufacturing giant that has brought precision time-keeping into the electronic age. The company has applied it expertise to the development of products in four core areas: electronic components, consumer/business products, color graphic computer peripherals and factory automation systems.