The History of Artistic Refinement  The QMEMS Story

The first company in the world to make quartz watches commercially viable was Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now known as Seiko Epson Corporation). The unrelenting efforts of the company’s engineers resulted successfully in a drastic reduction in the size of quartz devices, a truly amazing technological accomplishment.
Although many people may be aware of the facts mentioned thus far, virtually no one knows about the engineers’ struggle that ensued thereafter. Development efforts continued steadily even after the quartz watch breakthrough, resulting in the successful creation of ‘QMEMS,’ the unique technology at the heart of Epson Toyocom Corporation.
This multi-part series is a written tribute to the engineers’ efforts, from their creation of the quartz watch through to the present day.

  • About QMEMS

    Nobember.2011

  • Part1. The breakthrough in development of the high impact quartz watch  This was simply the beginning of the long struggle ahead
  • February.2012

    Part II The origin of the QMEMS Story Photolithography opens up the future
  • April.2012

    Part III The unknown story behind the birth of a ground-breaking high performance machine ~ a casual conversation in an unexpected place gives rise to an explosive hit product
  • June.2012

    Part III The unknown story behind the birth of a ground-breaking high performance machine ~ a casual conversation in an unexpected place gives rise to an explosive hit product
  • February.2013

    Part V The engineers whose patience and quiet determination supported the development of wireless communication technology Curiosity and fervent study lead to great inventions
  • March.2013

    Persistent pursuit of high precision and high stability enables Epson Toyocom to build the ‘future’ of quartz devices
  • May.2013

    Persistent pursuit of high precision and high stability enables Epson Toyocom to build the ‘future’ of quartz devices
QMEMS is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.