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Encyclopedia > Canon (company)
Canon Inc.
Type Public company
TYO: 7751 , NYSECAJ
Founded Tokyo, Japan (August 10, 1937)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Fujio Mitarai, Chairman & CEO Tsuneji Uchida, President & COO
Industry Imaging
Products Business machines, Cameras, Optical and other products
Revenue 4,156,759 million Yen (Fiscal year ended December 31, 2006)
Employees 118,499 Worldwide (as of December 31, 2006)
Slogan make it possible with canon (Japan)
Delighting You Always (Asia)
you can Canon (Europe)
imageANYWARE (USA)
Advanced Simplicity (Oceania)
Website Canon Inc.


Canon Inc. (キヤノン株式会社 Kyanon Kabushiki Gaisha?) (TYO: 7751 , NYSECAJ) is a Japanese company that specializes in imaging and optical products, including cameras, photocopiers and computer printers. The headquarters are in 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ota-ku, Tokyo. Their North American headquarters is located in Lake Success, New York, USA. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Canon logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A public company usually refers to a company which is permitted to offer its securities (stock, bonds, etc. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Imaging refers to the science of obtaining pictures or more complicated spatial representations, such as animations or 3-D computer graphics models, from physical things. ... Large format camera lens. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... This is a list of companies from Japan. ... Large format camera lens. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

The predecessor company was established in 1933 by Goro Yoshida and his brother-in-law Saburo Uchida. Named Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory (Seiki Kōgaku Kenkyūjo?), it was funded by Takeshi Mitarai, a close friend of Uchida. Its original purpose was to develop a 35mm rangefinder camera. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...

1934 logo depicting the goddess Kwanon.

In June 1934 they released their first camera, the Kwanon (see "Origins of company name" below). Three variations of this product were marketed, however, none were actual products. Of the ten Kwanon cameras that were rumored to be produced, none were ever known to reach the market. Image File history File links 1934kwanon. ... Image File history File links 1934kwanon. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The new company was off to a good start, however, there was a problem, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory had not developed a lens. Several considerations were made, but the decision was made to seek help from a cooperation know as Nippon Kogaku Kogyo (Japan Optical Industries, Inc., coincidently, the predecessor of Nikon Corporation) to use their Nikkor lens. So in February 1936, the Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory was able to release the "Hansa Canon (Standard Model with the Nikkor 50mm f/3.5 lens)," which became Canon's first commercially available camera. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The following year the company name was changed to Canon to reflect a more modern image, and on 10 August 1937, the current corporation was founded.[1] August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Despite the company's high profile in the consumer market for cameras and computer printers, most of the company revenue comes from the office products division, especially for analog and digital copiers, and its line of imageRUNNER digital multifunctional devices. Additionally, Canon is the supplier of print engines found in the hugely popular Hewlett-Packard LaserJet series of laser printers.[citation needed] A multifunctional printer An MFP (Multi Function Printer/Product), multifunctional, all-in-one, or mopier, is an office machine that includes the following functionality in one physical body, so as to have a smaller footprint in a home or small-business setting (the SoHo market segment), or to provide better... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ...


Canon has also entered the digital displays market by teaming up with Toshiba to develop and manufacture flat panel televisions based on SED, a new type of display technology. The joint venture company SED Inc. was established in October 2004. In January 2007, Canon announced that it would buy Toshiba's share of the joint venture.[2] This move was triggered by litigation from Nano-Proprietary, Inc., which claimed Canon breached a license agreement by sharing technology licensed to Canon with the joint venture company.[3] Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Flat panel displays encompass a growing number of technologies enabling video displays that are lighter and much thinner than traditional television and video displays using cathode ray tubes, usually less than 10 cm (4 inches) thick. ... A surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) is a flat panel display technology that uses surface conduction electron emitters for every individual display pixel. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ...


Canon has also announced it is developing OLED and rear-projection displays.[4] An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) made of semiconducting organic polymers. ... TV redirects here. ...


Origins of company name

The company's original product, the "Kwanon" camera was named after the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Mercy. Kuan Yin (觀音; Pinyin: Guān Yīn) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. ...


The company name "Canon" was chosen because it sounds similar to the name of their original product, and because the usual meaning of "canon" implies precision, a characteristic they wanted associated with their company. [5]


Canon products

Canon USA's Silicon Valley offices
Canon USA's Silicon Valley offices

Canon Inc. no longer produces analogue photocopiers. Canon also produces a range of products for use in the medical field, for example mobile scanners for use in remote areas. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1441x1133, 346 KB) The offices of Canon Inc. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1441x1133, 346 KB) The offices of Canon Inc. ... The following provides a partial list of products manufactured under the Canon brand. ...


Notes

  1. ^ "About Canon: Canon Inc. Corporate Profile" (company overview), Canon Inc., May 23, 2006, Canon.
  2. ^ Canon Inc. (Jan 12, 2007). "SED Inc. to become wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Inc.". Press release. Retrieved on Jan 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (Jan 12, 2007). "Nano-Proprietary, Inc. comments on Canon's press release regarding SED, Inc. ownership". Press release. Retrieved on Jan 23, 2007.
  4. ^ Canon, Inc.. Next-Generation Displays. Retrieved on Jan 23, 2007.
  5. ^ The name "Canon" was finally chosen. The word had a number of meanings, including "scriptures," and suited the image of precision processing, where accuracy was paramount..Applying for the "Canon" Trademark, canon.com corporate website. Article retrieved 2007-04-29.

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Canon Inc. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (302 words)
Canon Inc. (TYO: 7751), NYSE: CAJ (in Japanese: キヤノン株式会社), headquartered in Tokyo, is a Japanese company that specialises in imaging and optical products, including cameras, photocopiers and computer printers.
The company was founded in 1933 with the name 精機光学研究所 (Seiki-kougaku-kenkyuujo or Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory) by the co-founder Yoshida Goro and his brother-in-law Uchida Saburo, funded by Takeshi Mitarai, a close friend of Uchida.
Canon at first did not have its own optical factory, so they used lenses made by Nikon.
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