Map of i s for After Japan’s defeat in WORLD WAR II, NEC was a leader in the country’s economic and technological recovery. In 1950, NEC began development of transistor technology. With the outbreak of the KOREAN WAR, NEC signed an export contract for radio-broadcasting equipment with Korea. In 1954, NEC began its research on computers and introduced its first all-transistor computer in 1959. During Japan’s 1960s rapid economic growth, NEC cooperated closely with the Japanese government to develop the computer industry. The government provided low-interest loans and other SUBSIDIES. Japanese firms were also pressured to buy domestic computers whenever possible. Map of i s 2016.