Eizo

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Eizo Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6737
Industry Computer
Founded Hakui, Ishikawa, Japan (March 1968; 49 years ago (1968-03))
Headquarters 153 Shimokashiwano, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-8566, Japan
Key people
Yoshitaka Jitsumori
(President and CEO)
Products
Revenue

Increase US$ 718 million (FY 2013)

(¥ 73.64 billion) (FY 2013)
Profit

Increase US$ 53 million (FY 2013)

(¥ 5.43 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
1,675 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)
Subsidiaries Irem
Website www.eizo.com
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3][4]

Eizo Corporation (EIZO株式会社 EIZO Kabushiki-gaisha?) or EIZO, is a manufacturer of high-end computer displays. A Japanese corporation, it was founded in March 1968. It has its headquarters in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.[1]

Name[edit]

The name Eizo is a reference to the Japanese word meaning "image", 映像, eizō in romaji.

History[edit]

The company was founded as Hakui Electronic Corporation in Hakui, Ishikawa, Japan, in 1968; it initially manufactured televisions. In March 1973, it became Nanao Corporation. In 1976, it began manufacture of industrial monitors, and in 1981 started making PC monitors.

Hitec Associates Ltd was founded in 1984 as a sales subsidiary of Nanao specifically for the European market.[3]

In 1985, "Eizo" was launched as a brand of Hitec Associates in Europe. In the same period, parent company Nanao founded Nanao USA in the United States to launch products in that region under the "Nanao" brand as in Japan.

In January 1990, Hitec Associates Ltd was renamed Eizo Corporation.

In May 1990, the company moved its headquarters to Mattō, Ishikawa (now Hakusan).

In 1996, the "Eizo" brand replaced the "Nanao" brand in Japan and the United States, although Nanao remained the corporate name of the company in Japan. In the United States, Nanao USA was renamed Eizo Nanao Technologies [5]

In 1999, Nanao Corporation and Eizo Corporation merged to become Eizo Nanao Corporation, which in 2013 changed its name to simply Eizo Corporation.[3]

Products[edit]

EIZO ColorEdge CG277 display

Eizo's products include:

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corporate Profile". Eizo Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Financial Highlight". Eizo Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Company History". Eizo Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Financial Highlights". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapid=4320942

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