Eizo

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EIZO Corporation
Public KK
Traded asTYO: 6737
IndustryComputer
FoundedHakui, Ishikawa, Japan (March 1968; 51 years ago (1968-03))
Headquarters153 Shimokashiwano, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-8566, Japan
Key people
Yoshitaka Jitsumori
(President and CEO)
Products
RevenueIncrease US$ 718 million (FY 2013) (¥ 73.64 billion) (FY 2013)
Increase US$ 53 million (FY 2013) (¥ 5.43 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
1,675 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)
SubsidiariesIrem
Websitewww.eizo.com
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3][4][5]

Eizo Corporation (EIZO株式会社, EIZO Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese visual technology company who manufacturers high-end computer displays, founded in March 1968. It has its headquarters in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.[1]

EIZO, pronounced AY-ZO, means "image" or "vision" in Japanese. [6] EIZO develops and manufactures high-end display products and other solutions for markets such as business, healthcare, graphics, air traffic control, and maritime.[7]

Name[edit]

The name "Eizo" comes from the Japanese word meaning "image" (映像 eizō).

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.

In 1980, the company acquired video game developer and publisher Irem Corporation.[8]

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 [9]

In 1997, Irem Software Engineering Inc. (a subsidiary company that replaces Irem Corporation) was founded.[8]

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. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Financial Highlights". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Nanao USA Corporation changes name to EIZO Nanao Technologies Inc". Business Wire. March 29, 1996. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Contributing to the Betterment of Society as a Visual Technology Company". EIZO Corporation. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  8. ^ a b https://www.eizo.co.jp/company/information/history/
  9. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapid=4320942

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