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Eizo Corporation
Native name
EIZO株式会社
FormerlyEizo Nanao Corporation
Company typePublic KK
TYO: 6737
IndustryComputer
FoundedMarch 1968; 56 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$ 696.1 million (FY 2021) (¥ 76.57 billion) (FY 2021)
Increase US$ 56.0 million (FY 2021 (¥ 6.15 billion) (FY 2021)
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
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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.[6] The company is headquartered in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.[1]

Name

The name EIZO, pronounced AY-ZO,[7] comes from the Japanese kanji meaning "image" (映像 eizō).

History

Nanao Electric Co., Ltd. was founded in Fukui, Ishikawa prefecture in 1967. The following year, Hakui Electronic Corporation was founded in Hakui, Ishikawa; it initially manufactured televisions. In March 1973, it became Nanao Corporation.[8]

In 1976, the company began to manufacture industrial monitors, and in 1978 it entered the gaming market by manufacturing CRTs arcade game cabinets of Space Invaders and selling tabletop video arcade machines.[3]

In 1980, the company acquired video game developer and publisher Irem Corporation.[9] In 1981, production of computer monitors, video cassette recorders and radio cassette TVs, with a new factory opening in Hakusan.

In 1984 the company began expanding overseas, distributing in Europe under the brand EIZO, with Hitec Associates Ltd established as a sales subsidiary specifically for the European market,[3] and Nanao USA in California, United States, to launch products in that region under the same "Nanao" brand as in Japan. "EIZO" was launched as a brand of Hitec Associates in Europe in 1985, with the European arm was renamed as the Eizo Corporation in January 1990.

In 1990, the company's headquarters moved to Mattō, Ishikawa, with production and sales of computer monitors under the brand NANAO beginning the following year. In 1996, the brand was unified under the name EIZO.

In 1997, Irem Software Engineering Inc. was established, as a subsidiary company replacing Irem Corporation.[9] The following couple of years saw the introduction of the FlexScan L23 13.8 LCD monitor and the FlexScan L66, the world first 1280 x 1024 resolution monitor. In 1999, Nanao Corporation and Eizo Corporation merged to become Eizo Nanao Corporation.[3]

Production of monitors for medical imaging began in 2002, under the brand name RadiForce. In 2004 the company began production of the ColorEdge CG220, the world's first monitor capable of reproducing the Adobe RGB colorspace.[10][3] In 2005 Eizo Nanao received ISO 13485 certification as the first manufacturer of stand-alone monitors.[11][3]

In 2013, Eizo Nanao Corporation changed its name to Eizo Corporation.[3] Further acquisitions included Panasonic Healthcare Co. Ltd's endoscopy monitor business (2016) and Carina System Co.Ltd. (2018), a company that develops camera hardware and software for the healthcare and broadcasting markets.[12]

In April 2023, EIZO Corporation announced the launch of its new subsidiary, EIZO Private Limited, in India.[13]

Products

EIZO FlexScan L461 (16.0inch)
EIZO ColorEdge CG277 display

References

  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 e f g "Company History". Eizo Corporation. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Financial Highlights". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Contributing to the Betterment of Society as a Visual Technology Company". EIZO Corporation. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "EIZO Brand Message Video". EIZO Corporation. Nov 10, 2021. Retrieved Nov 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "High quality begins with highly sophisticated inspection technology". The Worldfolio. Retrieved 2023-08-03.
  9. ^ a b "沿革 | EIZO株式会社". www.eizo.co.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  10. ^ "EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG220 LCD Monitor to Photo Market". CreativePro Network. 2005-02-17. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  11. ^ "ID No. 0091003295: EIZO Corporation". Certipedia. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  12. ^ "EIZO Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carina System Co., Ltd". MarketScreener. 2018-03-30. Retrieved 2023-08-05.
  13. ^ Raju, Narasimha (2023-04-10). "EIZO Corporation Expands its Global Footprint with the Launch of EIZO Private Limited in India". CXOToday.com. Retrieved 2023-08-03.