Casio was founded in 1946 by Tadao Kashio in a small subcontractor factory in Japan that made parts and gears for microscopes. In 1957, the company introduced the world’s first electric calculator, which began the company’s transformation into the consumer-electronics powerhouse it is today. The company is best known for its calculators, digital cameras and watches. In the 1980s, entered the musical instrument business and became popular with its budgets electronic instrument and its line of affordable home electronics musical keyboard instruments. Today, Casio is a leading innovator and a well-known brand in the world of electronic musical instruments technology.