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|Formerly||Eizo Nanao Corporation|
|Founded||March 1968Hakui, Ishikawa, Japan (as Hakui Electronic Corporation)in|
|Headquarters||153 Shimokashiwano, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-8566, Japan|
(President and CEO)
|Brands||ColorEdge, CuratOR, DuraVision, FlexScan, FORIS, RadiForce, Raptor|
|Revenue||US$ 696.1 million (FY 2021) (¥ 76.57 billion) (FY 2021)|
|US$ 56.0 million (FY 2021 (¥ 6.15 billion) (FY 2021)|
Number of employees
|2,422 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2020)|
|Subsidiaries||Carina System Co., Ltd.
EIZO Support Network Corporation EIZO MS Corporation EIZO Engineering Corporation EIZO Agency Corporation EIZO GmbH EIZO Technologies GmbH EIZO Display Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. EIZO Inc. EIZO Nordic AB EIZO AG EIZO Limited EIZO Europe GmbH EIZO Austria GmbH Irem Software Engineering Inc.Nanao Factory
|Footnotes / references|
Eizo Corporation (EIZO株式会社, EIZO Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese visual technology company, founded in March 1968, which manufactures display products and other solutions for markets such as business, healthcare, graphics, air traffic control, and maritime. The company is headquartered in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.
The name EIZO, pronounced AY-ZO, comes from the Japanese kanji meaning "image" (映像 eizō).
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 1978 it entered the gaming market by manufacturing and selling tabletop video arcade machines. In 1981 it started making PC monitors.
- 1967 – Nanao Electric Co., Ltd. was founded in Fukui, Ishikawa prefecture
- 1978 – Production of CRTs arcade game cabinets of Space Invaders
- 1980 – Acquisition of video game developer and publisher Irem Corporation
- 1981 – New factory opened in Hakusan, Ishikawa prefecture
- 1981 – Production of computer monitors, video cassette recorders and radio cassette TVs
- 1984 – Start of distribution in Europe under the brand EIZO
- 1984 – Foundation of Hitec Associates Ltd as a sales subsidiary of Nanao specifically for the European market.
- 1984 – Foundation of Nanao USA in California, United States to launch products in that region under the same "Nanao" brand as in Japan
- 1985 – "EIZO" was launched as a brand of Hitec Associates in Europe.
- 1985 – 7030 12-inch CRT monitor
- 1990 – Headquarters moved to Mattō, Ishikawa (now Hakusan)
- 1990 – January, Hitec Associates Ltd was renamed Eizo Corporation.
- 1991 – Production and sales of computer monitors in Japan under the brand NANAO
- 1993 – Production of the NANAO FA-1020 LCD monitor
- 1996 – Brand unified under the name EIZO
- 1996 – New logo design unveiled
- 1997 – Foundation of Irem Software Engineering Inc. (a subsidiary company that replaces Irem Corporation)
- 1997 – Production of the FlexScan L23 13.8 LCD monitor
- 1998 – Production of the FlexScan L66, the world first 1280 x 1024 resolution monitor
- 1999 – Nanao Corporation and Eizo Corporation merged to become Eizo Nanao Corporation.
- 2001 – Production of the FlexScan L675, the then monitor world smallest bezels of 19mm
- 2002 – Production of monitors for medical imaging under the brand RadiForce
- 2004 – Production of the ColorEdge CG220, the world's first monitor capable of reproducing the Adobe RGB colorspace
- 2005 – Receives ISO 13485 certification as the first stand-alone monitor manufacturer
- 2007 – Awarded with the Long Life Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion
- 2013 – Eizo Nanao Corporation changed its name to Eizo Corporation.
- 2013 – Production of the FORIS FG2421, the world's first 240 Hz monitor
- 2015 – Production of the monitors with 1mm thin bezels
- 2016 – Acquisition of Panasonic Healthcare Co. Ltd's endoscopy monitor business.
- 2018 – Acquisition of Carina System Co.Ltd., a company that develops camera hardware and software for the healthcare and broadcasting markets.
Eizo's product portfolio includes:
- Business LCD Monitors (FlexScan Series)
- Graphics monitors (ColorEdge Series)
- Arcade machine monitors
- Touch panel, IP Decoders and Industrial monitors (DuraVision Series)
- Medical display systems (RadiForce Series)
- OR Area camera and display systems (CuratOR Series)
- Home entertainment monitors (FORIS Series)
- Air traffic control monitors (Raptor Series)
References and footnotes
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- ^ "Financial Highlights". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
- ^ "Contributing to the Betterment of Society as a Visual Technology Company". EIZO Corporation. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- ^ "EIZO Brand Message Video". EIZO Corporation. Nov 10, 2021. Retrieved Nov 10, 2021.
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- ^ a b "沿革 | EIZO株式会社". www.eizo.co.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
- ^ "EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG220 LCD Monitor to Photo Market | CreativePro Network". 2005-02-17. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
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- Official website (in English)(Global)
- Official website (in English)(USA)
- Official website (in English)(Europe)
- Official website (in Japanese)(Japan)