More than 50 years of resistor manufacture experience
Firstohm is one of the few companies who is able to design thin-film MELF resistors according to customer's requirements with high quality and reliability. We’re specialized in MELF resistors since 1969, ISO9001/14001 certificated manufacturer.
Firstohm has pioneered the development in various types of resistors in response to the changing environment of global technologies. Our products are being widely used in industry applications such as Instrial Automation, telecom, meter, medical, automotive and lighting.
|2020||Successfully developed the SSWAT series for ECG cable applications.|
|2018||FIRSTOHM is granted a patent of SWAT/SWMT in TAIWAN and U.S.|
|2017||Successfully Developed AEC-Q200 products.|
|2016||Surge Resistant MELF Resistor (SRM series) passed VDE0860 (EN60065).|
|2014||Successfully developed 0102 metal film MELF resistor.|
|2012||SGS patent granted in Japan, China, and Korea.|
|2011||*ISO 9001:2008 certified.|
*SGS patent granted by European Patent Office.
|2008||SYNEOHM™ platform launched two patented product series – Spark-Gap Surge Absorber (SGS) and Current Sense MELF Resistor (CSM). SGS is also the first non-resistor product developed by Firstohm.|
|2004||High-Voltage Resistor (HVR series) passed VDE0860 (EN60065).|
|2001||ISO 14001 Green Dove Award received.|
ISO 9001 certified.
|2000||ISO 14001 certified.|
|1999||*Developed high-voltage resistors with overload voltage up to 50KV. Orders awarded by a renowned French car maker.|
*First passive component manufacturer in Taiwan to obtain IECQ certification awarded by United States National Supervising Inspectorate for the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components.
*Established ISO 14000 management system.
|1998||Awarded DIN EN ISO-9002 by TUV CERT Certification Body of TUV Anlagentechnik GmbH, Germany.|
|1991||*Developed surge/pulse resistant resistors. Approval and orders awarded by an American multinational conglomerate with products and services ranging from home appliances to power generation.|
|1990||Pioneered laser trimming in resistor manufacturing in Taiwan.|
|1989||Acquired chip resistor technology from Uno Denshi of Japan.|
|1987||Became the first to develop MELF resistor in Asia excluding Japan. Approval and orders obtained from a reputable French consumer products giant.|
|1986||Acquired precision resistor technology from Yokohama Denshi Seiko of Japan.|
|1983||Partnership with TRW (USA) and Xi Hua Electronics (Canada).|
|1974||Acquired resistor manufacturing equipment from Noble Electronic, a Taiwanese joint venture by Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo of Japan.|
|1970||Selected as original equipment manufacturer by a Japanese wireless company.|
|September 1969||Established in Taipei, Taiwan.|
Philosophy and Mission
Given the fast developing technology landscape, the ability of component manufacturers to evolve and provide quality parts in time has become increasingly crucial to introduction of new electronic products. Our goal at Firstohm is to constantly pursue innovation and to provide customers with quality products and reliable services in a cost efficient and timely manner.
Extensive range of specialty resistors – These products include MELF resistors, surge resistors, high voltage resistors, precision resistors, high power and current sense resistors, etc.
Customer oriented – Firstohm is able to customize products and services according to customer’s special requirement.
In-house research and development capability – This enables Firstohm’s swift responses to the market trend.
Solution provider – To ensure optimal outcome, Firstohm closely collaborates with the customers from the initial technical consulting to the final resistor product selection.