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. X-ray devices, the spectrum camera, the electron microscope, and the gas chromatograph were developed and commercialized in advance of other Japanese companies.

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,[3][4] while in 2014 it released the HyperVision HPV-X, a camera that achieves ultra-high-speed continuous recording at 10 million frames per second.[5][6] Other products developed by Shimadzu include head-mounted displays.[7]

Shimadzu is the world's only producer of a "Direct-Conversion" Flat Panel Detector for Cardiac, Angiography and General Radiography examinations.[8]

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. ^ A page about HyperVision HPV-1 on official site
  4. ^ Gareth Edwards (March 29, 2005). "Shimadzu's million-frame-per-second video camera". Engadget. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "A World's First - Journey to Unknown Realms of High Resolution and Ultra-High Speeds". Shimadzu. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jesus Diaz (March 21, 2014). "Watch a ball breaking glass filmed at 10 million frames per second". Sploid. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Shimadzu Data Glass 3/A
  8. ^ Safire FPD technology
  9. ^ "Analytical & Measuring instruments product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Angiography systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Fluoroscopy systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fluoroscopy systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mobile X-ray systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Radiography systems". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Semiconductor & Flat Panel Display Equipment product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Hydraulic Equipment for mobile product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Engine Combustion Monitoring System". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Landing Gear System product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Flight Control System product lineup". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 

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