|Traded as||TYO: 7701
|Founded||Kyoto, Japan (1875 )|
|Headquarters||1, Nishinokyo-Kuwabara-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8511, Japan|
|Akira Nakamoto, (CEO and President)|
|Products||Scientific, medical , aircraft and industrial instruments|
|Revenue||¥ 264.048 billion) (FY 2012)|
$ 80.6 million (FY 2012)(¥ 7.578 billion) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
|10,395 (as of March 31, 2013)|
|Slogan||Excellence in Science|
|Footnotes / references
Shimadzu Corporation (株式会社 島津製作所 Kabushiki-gaisha Shimadzu Seisakusho?) is a Japanese public KK company, manufacturing precision instruments, measuring instruments and medical equipment, based in Kyoto, Japan. It was established in 1875. The American arm of the company, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, was founded in 1975.
Founding and early years
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. The American arm of the company, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, was founded in 1975.
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, while in 2014 it released the HyperVision HPV-X, a camera that achieves ultra-high-speed continuous recording at 10 million frames per second. Other products developed by Shimadzu include head-mounted displays.
Shimadzu is the world's only producer of a "Direct-Conversion" Flat Panel Detector for Cardiac, Angiography and General Radiography examinations.
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- Safire FPD technology Archived May 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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