Audio and Digital Information Storage
Major ceramic products that have fueled the development of audio devices are explained below. Before 1960, open reel tape deck recorders were widely used and they allowed consumers to easily enjoy high-quality music. The cassette tape recorder was introduced within Japan in the 1960s. The 1960s was the era of cassette decks. Later on, the audio market moved rapidly toward an era of diversification, where videos and PCs have also become important mediums following the miniaturization of devices as well as digitalization and the enhancement in the capacity of the recording mediums. The devices continue to evolve into mobile phones and portable music players in today’s digitalized and ubiquitous computing society.