|FOE; 7th Fiber Optics EXPO, Asia's largest exhibition specialized in optical fiber communication, was held at Tokyo Big Sight from January 24 to 26. Mitsubishi Electric joined as an exhibitor.|
|June 20: To serve growing Korean industry of recordable DVD drives, Mitsubishi Electric will boost production capability of High-Power Red Semiconductor Laser Diodes for recordable DVD drives to 10 million units per month.|
|Mitsubishi Electric was awarded the 51st Okochi Memorial Foundation Prize (Grand Production Prize) for "The development and production of high-power red lasers for recordable DVDs". |
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