Shimadzu Corp.

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Shimadzu Corporation
Native name 株式会社 島津製作所
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 7701
OSE: 7701
Industry Precision Instruments
Founded Kyoto, Japan (1875 (1875))
Founder(s) Genzo Shimadzu
Headquarters 1, Nishinokyo-Kuwabara-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8511, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people Akira Nakamoto, (CEO and President)
Products Scientific, medical , aircraft and industrial instruments
Revenue

$ 2.8 billion (FY 2012)

(¥ 264.048 billion) (FY 2012)
Profit

$ 80.6 million (FY 2012)

(¥ 7.578 billion) (FY 2012)
Employees 10,395 (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
References: [1][2]

Shimadzu Corporation (株式会社 島津製作所 Kabushiki-gaisha Shimadzu Seisakusho?) is a Japanese company, manufacturing precision instruments, measuring instruments and medical equipment, based in Kyoto, Japan.

The company was established by Genzo Shimadzu (島津 源蔵 Shimazu Genzō?) in 1875.[3] X-ray devices, the spectrum camera, the electron microscope, and the gas chromatograph were developed and commercialized in advance of other Japanese companies. The American arm of the company, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, was founded in 1975.[4]

In 2002, Koichi Tanaka, a longstanding employee, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of mass spectrometric analysis of biological macromolecules.

The company also developed, in 2005, an ultra-high speed video camera, HyperVision HPV-1, which is capable of recording at 1,000,000 FPS,[5][6] while in 2014 it released the HyperVision HPV-X, a camera that achieves ultra-high-speed continuous recording at 10 million frames per second.[7][8] Other products developed by Shimadzu include head-mounted displays.[9]

Shimadzu is the world's only producer of a "Direct-Conversion" Flat Panel Detector for Cardiac, Angiography and General Radiography examinations.[10]

Business segments and products[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Tokyo office building 
Headquarters of Shimadzu Corporation in Kyoto, Japan 
Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goto, Kazuko (2012). "Craft and creativity: New economic spaces in Kyoto". New Economic Spaces in Asian Cities: From Industrial Restructuring to the Cultural Turn. Routledge. 
  4. ^ Swartz, Michael E. (2000-02-18). Analytical Techniques in Combinatorial Chemistry. CRC Press. pp. 278–279. ISBN 9780203909966. 
  5. ^ A page about HyperVision HPV-1 on official site
  6. ^ Gareth Edwards (March 29, 2005). "Shimadzu's million-frame-per-second video camera". Engadget. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "A World's First - Journey to Unknown Realms of High Resolution and Ultra-High Speeds". Shimadzu. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jesus Diaz (March 21, 2014). "Watch a ball breaking glass filmed at 10 million frames per second". Sploid. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ Shimadzu Data Glass 3/A
  10. ^ Safire FPD technology
  11. ^ "Analytical & Measuring instruments product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Angiography systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Fluoroscopy systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fluoroscopy systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Mobile X-ray systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Radiography systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Semiconductor & Flat Panel Display Equipment product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hydraulic Equipment for mobile product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Engine Combustion Monitoring System". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Landing Gear System product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Flight Control System product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 

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