Core Competitiveness / More than 50 years of resistor manufacture experience

When Firstohm was first established in 1969, we had oriented ourselves in the specialization of thick film and thin film resistors. Firstohm acquired substantial resistor manufacturing techniques from Japan in 1974, and further acquired a major resistor factory from SONY in 1982. In 1986, Firstohm acquired an NEC subsidiary Yokohama Electronics for its technology of precision metal film resistors. Afterwards, Firstohm successfully developed chip resistor, surge resistor. In 1991, Firstohm developed high-end MELF SMD resistor, which drew large quantity of orders from Thomson, a worldwide leader in electronic products. In 1999, Firstohm successfully developed 50KV-degree high voltage resistors, which obtained orders from the French car maker Renault. We pioneered many types of resistors in Taiwan, as well as in the world. Firstohm has succeeded in long-term achievement of R&D, and managed our competitive niche in the market. FIRSTOHM is one of the few companies who is able to design thin-film resistors according to customer's requirements with high quality and reliability. We’re specialized in MELF resistors since 1969, ISO9001/14001 certificated manufacturer.

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Core Competitiveness

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Core Competitiveness

Strong R&D concentrates on new-generation markets

When Firstohm was first established in 1969, we had oriented ourselves in the specialization of thick film and thin film resistors. Firstohm acquired substantial resistor manufacturing techniques from Japan in 1974, and further acquired a major resistor factory from SONY in 1982. In 1986, Firstohm acquired an NEC subsidiary Yokohama Electronics for its technology of precision metal film resistors. Afterwards, Firstohm successfully developed chip resistor, surge resistor. In 1991, Firstohm developed high-end MELF SMD resistor, which drew large quantity of orders from Thomson, a worldwide leader in electronic products. In 1999, Firstohm successfully developed 50KV-degree high voltage resistors, which obtained orders from the French car maker Renault. We pioneered many types of resistors in Taiwan, as well as in the world. Firstohm has succeeded in long-term achievement of R&D, and managed our competitive niche in the market.


High Degree of Flexibility and Automation of Production Lines

FIRSTOHM's consistent investment in the best manufacturing equipment has gained a competitive corporate image of quality, reliability and price by our own knowhow in maintenance, modification, and flexible utilization of the equipment.

High Quality

Because of our effort in improving product quality and reliability, Firstohm Co. had been awarded the best performance by Phillips and AT&T. Firstohm Co., also has been award Best Enterprise Award by TEEMA. These honors also very helpful when we develop a new market.

Besides, we obtained ISO 9002 certification in 1998. Next year, we obtained IECQ certification. This year, we pass the evaluation of ISO 14000. This certificate improves our effort in production control and reducing the harm to environment.

Professional R&D service team

In order to keep up on the fast change of market, FIRSTOHM adopts a flat managerial structure to facilitate pace of decision making. The management team here at FIRSTOHM also has full understanding of customers’ applications and material science. Thus, resistor technology is manipulated as a state-of-the-art skill at FIRSTOHM and new products can be developed in a speedy manner. We have successfully developed some specialty resistors such as Short Circuit Protection Resistor, Dual Power Resistor, High Humidity Resistor, etc.

Expert in Resistor production and Owner of hundreds Patents

R&D is the core of our growth strategy and we are committed to developing new resistor technology.
Our research engineers have years of experience in resistor production on a daily basis before they join the exploration of new resistor technology. They have outstanding achievement in improving the efficiency and precision. Meanwhile, CEO Mr. Lee has a strong background in passive components. He works in this field about thirty years. He obtains about ninety patents licenses issued by R.O.C. government.

Full Range of Products

Firstohm Co., offers one-stop shopping service. That means we can manufacture all kinds of different products to meet our client's demands. On the other hand, we also build JIT (just-in-time) delivery system. That shortens the time span of goods delivery. In this field, Firstohm is in the leading status among our competitors.

Over 50 Years High-End MELF SMD Resistors Manufacturer - FIRSTOHM

Located in Taiwan since 1969, First resistor and condenser Co. Ltd. is a MELF type resistor manufacturer. ISO9001/14001 certificated, award winning and patented design thin-film resistors, including anti-surge resistor, precision resistor, stability resistor, high voltage resistor, current sense resistor, automotive grade resistor, high power resistor, circuit protection resistor, fusible resistor and so forth.

FIRSTOHM's resistors are being widely used in industry applications, such as power supply, telecom, meter, medical, automotive and lighting. The strong R&D has allowed FIRSTOHM to develop new technology and obtain hundreds of patents, as well as develop specialty resistors, such as high voltage resistor, short circuit protection resistor, dual power resistor, high humidity resistor, etc.

FIRSTOHM has been offering customers high-quality MELF resistors since 1969, both with advanced technology and 40 years of experience, FIRSTOHM ensures each customer's demands are met.