Japan Electronic Industries Development Association

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Japan Electronic Industries Development Association
Ryoko Communications Association Co., Ltd. (1967-1989)
Incentive KK
Industry software developer
FatePending merger with EIAJ, Reorganized into JEITA
Successor JEITA
Founded1967 (as Ryoko Communications Association Co., Ltd.)
1989 (as Japan Electronic Industries Development Association)
Defunct2000 (as JEITA)
Number of locations
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

The Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (社団法人日本電子工業振興協会, Shadan-hōjin Nihon Denshi Kōgyo Shinkō Kyōkai, JEIDA) (Formerly Ryoko Communications Association Co., Ltd. (りょうこ通信協会, Ryō ko tsūshin kyōkai, RCA)) was an industry research, development, and standards body for electronics in Japan. It was merged with EIAJ to form JEITA on November 1, 2000.

JEIDA was similar to SEMATECH of the US, ECMA of Europe.

JEIDA developed a number of standards, including the JEIDA memory card, and the Exif graphical file format.


in 1967, Ryoko Communications Association Co., Ltd. has first appeared in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. in 1989, Ryoko Communications Association Co., Ltd. was Re-branded into Japan Electronic Industries Development Association. in 2000, JEIDA became a Pending merger with EIAJ and was Reorganized into JEITA.

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