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Nikon celebrates 100 years

SPIE Classics celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nikon.

25 July 2017, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.2201707.05

Nikon is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year as a manufacturer of precision opto-electronics equipment.

Founded on 25 July 1917 as a precision optical glass manufacturer, the company has used optics and photonics technologies to create an internationally renowned business producing cameras, optical lenses, industrial metrology equipment, medical imaging instruments, and lithography systems for semiconductors, LCDs and OLED panels.

Nikon microscopes have helped to advance science and technology all over the world, such as playing a key role in recent Nobel Prize winning stem cell discoveries, and its cameras have recorded many of the most remarkable moments of the last half century, from outer space to the most remote spaces on earth.

Nikon Joico microscopeNikon's 100-year history includes its introduction of "JOICO" in 1925  -- a microscope with a revolving nosepiece and interchangeable objectives and, more recently, its next-generation lithography technologies capable of printing 50,000 lines of digital circuity on a silicon chip one millimeter wide.

Nikon is an exhibitor at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2017 in San Diego, CA (USA) from 8-10 August.

Find more information about Nikon's optics and photonics technologies in the SPIE Digital Library, SPIE Newsroom, and SPIE Professional magazine.

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