Eizo

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Eizo Corporation
Native name
EIZO株式会社
FormerlyEizo Nanao Corporation
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6737
IndustryComputer
FoundedMarch 1968; 53 years ago (1968-03) in Hakui, Ishikawa, Japan (as Hakui Electronic Corporation)
Headquarters153 Shimokashiwano, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-8566, Japan
Key people
Yoshitaka Jitsumori
(President and CEO)
Products
BrandsColorEdge, CuratOR, DuraVision, FlexScan, FORIS, RadiForce, Raptor
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
2,422 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2020)
SubsidiariesCarina 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
Websitewww.eizoglobal.com
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3][4][5]

Eizo Corporation (EIZO株式会社, EIZO Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese visual technology company, founded in March 1968, who manufactures high-end display products and other solutions for markets such as business, healthcare, graphics, air traffic control, and maritime.[6] The company is headquartered in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.[1]

Name

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

History

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.[7] In 1981 it started making PC monitors.

Company milestones

  • 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[8]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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)[8]
  • 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[3].
  • 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[9][10]
  • 2005 – Receives ISO 13485 certification as the first stand-alone monitor manufacturer[11][12]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[citation needed]

Products

EIZO FlexScan L461 (16.0inch)
EIZO ColorEdge CG277 display

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)
  • Accessories

References and footnotes

  1. ^ a b "Corporate Profile". Eizo Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Financial Highlight". Eizo Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "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. ^ "Contributing to the Betterment of Society as a Visual Technology Company". EIZO Corporation. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Company History | EIZO".
  8. ^ a b "沿革 | EIZO株式会社". www.eizo.co.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  9. ^ "EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG220 LCD Monitor to Photo Market | CreativePro Network". 2005-02-17. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  10. ^ "Company History | EIZO". www.eizoglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  11. ^ "ID No. 0091003295: EIZO Corporation – Certipedia". www.certipedia.com. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  12. ^ "Company History | EIZO". www.eizoglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-04-20.

External links

  • Official website (in English)(Global)
  • Official website (in English)(USA)
  • Official website (in English)(Europe)
  • Official website (in Japanese)(Japan)