|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 Technologies GmbH
EIZO Display Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
EIZO Nordic AB
EIZO Europe GmbH
EIZO Austria GmbH
Irem Software Engineering Inc.
|Footnotes / references|
Eizo Corporation (EIZO株式会社, EIZO Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese visual technology company, founded in March 1968, which manufactures high-end 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 word 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 FlexScan L461 (16.0inch)
EIZO ColorEdge CG277 display
Eizo's product portfolio includes: