101 Top Japanese Electronics Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Electronics companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Electronics industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Electronics Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Rakuten

Rakuten

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Rakuten is a provider of e-commerce, fintech, digital content, and communications products and services.

Sony

Sony

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Sony develops and manufactures audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

Sony

Olympus

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Olympus manufactures and sells precision machineries and instruments worldwide.

Sony

Nature

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Nature offers a product that enables its users to save money by controlling the use of their air conditioners.

Sony

Sharp

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Sharp is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electric telecommunication, electric, and electronic equipments.

Sony

Tier IV

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Tier IV develops open source software for autonomous driving.

Sony

Olive Union

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Olive Union is a smart-hearing aid that prevents further hearing loss through digital therapeutics for tinnitus and overall hearing health.

Sony

Pioneer Corporation

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A leading global manufacturer of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets.

Sony

Triple W Japan

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Triple W Japan makes the world’s first toilet timing predicting device.

Sony

Xenoma

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Xenoma is a spin-off from Someya Group Organic Transistor Lab in the University of Tokyo and JST/ERATO Project.

Sony

GROOVE X

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GROOVE X is designing and developing a next-generation household robot that truly touches people’s hearts and inspires real affection.

Sony

Elephantech

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Elephantech is a startup company that aims to drastically innovate the technology for manufacturing electronic circuits.

Sony

Aeronext

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Aeronext is a Japanese startup that provides a center of gravity control technology to enhance the basic performance of drone.

Sony

blueqat

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Quantum Computing and Machine Learning

Sony

obniz

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obniz is a cloud based IoT system provide realtime and bi-directional access to real hardware form the cloud.

Sony

Desamis

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Desamis is a major consumer electronics manufacturer who has been engaged in the agribusiness.

Sony

Novars

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Novars is an electronic company that specializes in the development and sales of MaBeee.

Sony

Trigence

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Trigence offers application virtualization solutions and develops Dnote, a digitally driven speaker system.

Sony

Purpose

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purpose is a developing Aizuchi, a C2C mobile counseling platform that anonymously matches users who wish to share and hear stories.

Sony

RobotStart

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RobotStart is a company specializing in robot related business with the main target of communication robot.

Sony

Veldt

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Veldt offer wearable products, IoT products and services under the VELDT brand with a clear concept and functional design.

Sony

Nayuta

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Nayuta is an IoT and blockchain company that focuses on Lightning Network, a micropayment technology.

Sony

CDC

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CDC provides cloud service that strongly supports electronic equipment and LSI design.

Sony

EST corporation

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EST Corporation offers medical treatment and healthcare services.

Sony

U-MaP

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U-MAP is a start-up from Nagoya University to develop industrial materials.

Sony

EASEL, Inc.

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EASEL is an IoT one-stop company for customized LoRa wireless modules, focused on product development & ODM to system development.

Sony

nanolux

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Nanolux is a company which manufacture and sales of electronic devices such as night vision cameras and electronic device systems.

Sony

Kyocera

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Kyocera is a Japanese multinational electronics and ceramics manufacturer.

Sony

Miraikikai

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IMiraikikai’s robot products, designed based on field research to provide the high quality and the best cost- effective solution.

Sony

Exvision

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Developing “Hi-Speed Vision” algorithm and products, which leverage images taken at higher frame rate than standard video rate (>100fps)

Sony

Toshiba Corporation

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Toshiba Corporation manufactures and markets advanced electronic and electrical products.

Sony

PSYGIG

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PSYGIG helps engineers make safer Mobility IoT by accelerating the development of autonomous devices.

Sony

Konica Minolta

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Konica Minolta is an Innovative Company and continues to create inspiring products and services in the field of imaging.

Sony

Ambient Intelligence Technology

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Ambient Intelligence Technology is a manufacturing company that produces underwater drones with advance information.

Sony

Future Ink

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Future Ink is a manufacturing, sales and service provision of printed electronics related products

Sony

Alpha Code

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Alpha Code is engaged in the development and provision of solutions utilizing VR, MR, and AR technology.

Sony

Ubiquitous Entertainment

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Ubiquitous Entertainment engages in project research and development of network contents and consultation services.

Sony

SSqian

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A DocuSign-like start-up that allows users to sign and management contracts electronically

Sony

Renesas Electronics Corporation

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Renesas Electronics provides semiconductor solutions, including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and analog and power devices.

Sony

TAKUMI Japan

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TAKUMI Japan offers the development, design and sales of electronic components and electronic equipment.

Sony

Panasonic

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Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies.

Sony

DuPont Teijin Films

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DuPont Teijin Films is a leading global producer of PET and PEN polyester films, specialising in film products and related services.

Sony

Casio

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Casio is a multinational consumer electronics company, offers calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments, watches, and more.

Sony

SK Fine

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SK Fine is a company that sells equipment for ceramic 3D printers.

Sony

Inspec

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INSPEC INC. finds technologies that supports people lives.

Sony

Dai Nippon Printing

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Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) is a Japanese printing company.

Sony

Kakaku.com

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Kakaku.com is an internet media company user generated web sites .

Sony

TDK Corporation

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TDK Corporation is your source for electronic solutions.

Sony

Omron Corporation

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Omron Corporation is an electronics company based in Kyoto, Japan.

Sony

EL-Seed

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EL-Seed Corp. is a spin-off company from the Meijo University of Nagoya with the mission to commercialize the Kamiyama LED.

Sony

Japan Display Inc.

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Japan Display Inc. is an LCD technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi.

Sony

Nidec Corporation

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Nidec Corporation is an electrical and electronic manufacturing company.

Sony

Murata Manufacturing

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Murata designs and manufactures consumer electronics, automobile-related applications, energy management systems, and healthcare equipment.

Sony

CDN

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CDN engages in circuit design, board design and product manufacturing.

Sony

ABBALab – Atom to Bit, Bit to Atom

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ABBALab is a seed accelerator that supports startups that develop IoT hardware and ancillary services.

Sony

Hatena

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An internet services, the most popular social bookmarking and blogging service in Japan. also, IT-infra Monitoring ‘Mackerel’ SaaS provider.

Sony

Shimano

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International manufacturer and distributor of cycling and fishing equipment and accessories.

Sony

Suzuki

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Suzuki is an electric appliances manufacturer.

Sony

Zuken, Inc.

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Zuken, Inc. is a provider of software and consulting services.

Sony

Canon Inc

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Canon inc is an optical products company specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products including cameras, camcorders, etc.

Sony

Sumitomo Electric

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Sumitomo Electric Industries is a manufacturer of electric wire and optical fiber cables.

Sony

Topcon Corp.

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Topcon Corp. develops and produces eye care, and smart infrastructure products.

Sony

Seiko Epson

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Seiko Epson is a Japanese electronics company that manufactures inkjet printer (IJP).

Sony

Alps Alpine

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Alps Alpine is a global manufacturer of electronic devices, supplying some 40,000 different components to around 2,000 companies.

Sony

Garapon

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Garapon produces the internet electronics products with open platform.

Sony

HORIBA

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HORIBA Group is a global supplier of measurement technology and systems.

Sony

Ricoh

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Ricoh provides innovative products and services, and it is expanding its business in three customer segments: office, printing, and others.

Sony

Onkyo

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Onkyo is a leading brand of hi-fi and home cinema products as well as automotive speaker systems.

Sony

Koki Holdings

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Koki Holdings is a Japan-based company that is mainly involved in the manufacture and sale of electric tools.

Sony

Macnica

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Macnica is a global leader in supplying semiconductor, electronic components, network equipment, software products, and various services.

Sony

Nagase & Co

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Nagase & Co engages in the manufacture, sale of chemicals, plastics, electronics, materials, and cosmetics.

Sony

ROHM Semiconductor

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ROHM is the industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products, utilizing the latest in semiconductor technology.

Sony

Xperia

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Xperia Android smartphones from Sony.

Sony

FutuRocket

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IoT hardware micro startup selected for Infinity Ventures Summit 2017 Fall Launchpad

Sony

Fuji Electric

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Fuji Electric is a company in energy and the environment that started manufacturing electrical machinery.

Sony

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries manufactures and sells heavy machinery worldwide.

Sony

SANYO Semiconductor

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SANYO Semiconductor manufactures and provides semiconductor products.

Sony

Jeol

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Jeol is a comprehensive manufacturer of scientific instruments.

Sony

JVCKenwood

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JVCKenwood is a global manufacturer specializing in electronics and entertainment products.

Sony

Hitachi Kokusai Electric

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric helps and supplies built a safe and rewarding social infrastructure in seven categories of products.

Sony

Calsonic Kansei Corporation

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Calsonic Kansei Corporation is a Japan-based manufacturer specializing in the manufacture and sale of automobile components.

Sony

Sony Semiconductor

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Sony Semiconductor is a company that specializes in providing various electronic devices to their consumers.

Sony

VRIZE

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Vrize is a develop end-to-end virtual reality enterprise solutions.

Sony

BALMUDA

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BALMUDA is a creative and technology company that manufactures and distributes household appliances.

Sony

Fujikura

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Fujikura manufactures electronics equipment, power line, telecommunications, automotive products and more.

Sony

Azbil Corp

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Azbil Corp is a leader in measurement and control technologies that contribute to the safety.

Sony

MinebeaMitsumi

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MinebeaMitsumi manufactures and supplies machined components, and electronic devices and components.

Sony

Alps System Integration

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Alps System Integration specializes in information technology strategies for electronic components.

Sony

ARMIS

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ARMIS is a power electronics and robotics manufacturing company.

Sony

IDEC Corp

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IDEC Corp is a manufacturer of Automation and Control products.

Sony

ANRITSU CORPORATION

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ANRITSU CORPORATION is a telecommunications electronics equipment company.

Sony

15th Rock Ventures

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15th Rock focuses on seed and pre-IPO investments.

Sony

HI

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HI is a research and development company that focuses on middleware development for embedded devices.

Sony

Sun Corporation

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Sun Corporation provide communication modules such as mobile routers and devices that transfer & back up mobile phone data.

Sony

NISSHO ELECTRONICS

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NISSHO ELECTRONICS provides countermeasures to global environmental issues by proposing Green by IT and Green of IT solutions and services.

Sony

Yamada Denki

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Yamada Denki engages in the reuse and recycling of used home appliances in Japan.

Sony

Ibiden

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Ibiden is a Japanese electronics company.

Sony

Kobe Steel

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Kobe Steel, Ltd. is a diversified corporation with businesses in the three core areas of materials, machinery and electric power.

Sony

Contec

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CONTEC is a company of designers and engineers dedicated to delivering best-value products and solutions based on innovative applications.

Sony

Japan Radio Company

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Japan Radio Co., Ltd is a Japanese company specialising in the field of wireless electronics for the communications industry.

Sony

Dexerials

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Dexerials Corporation is a company manufactures and sells electronic components.

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