Olympus 100 Χρόνια Ορόσημα Καινοτομιών

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100 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING MILESTONES 1919 - 2019

 

 


 

 

2019

 

100 years Endeavor for Better

Celebration of Olympus 100th Anniversary.


 

 

2018

 

Introduction of new Corporate Philosophy.


 

 

2017

 

ORBEYE

Launch of ORBEYE surgical microscope, incorporating the latest advances in 4K 3D video technology.


 

 

2016

 

VANTA

Launch of VANTA series, a range of hand held XRF analyzers.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Launch of OM-D E-M1 Mark II.


 

 

2015

 

surgical endoscope system with 4K

Introduction of a surgical endoscope system with 4K resolution based on technology developed by Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.


 

 

2013

 

OM-D E-M1

Launch of OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera.


 

 

2012

 

EVIS LUCERA ELITE

Launch of EVIS LUCERA ELITE system and EVIS EXERA III system.

OM-D E-M5

Launch of OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera.

THUNDERBEAT

Launch of THUNDERBEAT, an integrated surgical energy device.

OSTA

Formation of OSTA, Olympus Surgical Technologies America.

Announcement of Olympus’ medium-term vision, designed to realize a "New Olympus" and take the Company "Back to Basics."


 

 

2011

 

OmniScan MX2

Launch of OmniScan MX2, a phased array flaw detector.

VISERA ELITE

Launch of VISERA ELITE integrated surgical video endoscope system.

Formation of a third-party committee by Olympus to investigate prior concealment of company losses.


 

 

2010

 

OSTE

Formation of OSTE, Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe.

BX3

Launch of BX3 system biological microscope.

Acquisition of Innov-X Systems, Inc. to expand Olympus’ presence in nondestructive testing.


 

 

2009

 

Olympus Pen E-P1

Launch of Olympus PEN E-P1 mirrorless camera.

EPOCH1000

Launch of EPOCH1000 series ultrasonic flaw detectors.


 

 

2008

 

Gyrus PLC

Merger with Gyrus PLC to deliver additional technology and sales/marketing knowhow to the Olympus surgical business.

Olympus Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Establishment of Olympus Vietnam Co., Ltd. manufacturing facility for cameras and medical equipment.


 

 

2006

 

Shanghai Medical Equipment Service Operation Center (SORC Shanghai) in China.

Opening of Shanghai Medical Equipment Service Operation Center (SORC Shanghai) in China.

EVIS EXERA II

Launch of EVIS EXERA II and EVIS LUCERA SPECTRUM endoscopic video systems, featuring Narrow Band Imaging (NBI).


 

 

2005

 

R/D Tech Inc.

Acquisition of R/D Tech Inc. to expand the nondestructive testing device business.

Shirakawa Medical Equipment Service Operation Center (SORC Shirakawa)

Opening of Shirakawa Medical Equipment Service Operation Center (SORC Shirakawa) in Japan.


 

 

2004

 

FLUOVIEW FV1000

Launch of FLUOVIEW FV1000, the world’s first laser scanning microscope with two independent scanners.

LEXT OLS3000

Launch of LEXT OLS3000 microscope, the first in the LEXT 3D confocal laser microscope series.


 

 

2003

 

Renaming of company to Olympus Corporation.

E-1

Launch of E-1 digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses.


 

 

2002

 

ITknife

Launch of electrosurgical ITknife.

EVIS LUCERA

Launch of EVIS LUCERA, the world’s first high-definition endoscopic video system.

VISERA

Launch of VISERA series, an integrated video system for surgery.


 

 

2001

 

IPLEX

Introduction of IPLEX industrial videoscope system.


 

 

2000

 

EVIS EXERA

Introduction of EVIS EXERA series endoscopic video system.


 

 

1996

 

FLUOVIEW

Launch of FLUOVIEW confocal laser scanning biological microscope.

MX50

Launch of MX50 semiconductor inspection microscope.

CAMEDIA C-800L / C-400L

Launch of C-800L/D-300L and C-400L/D-200L, Olympus’ first consumer digital cameras.


 

 

1995

 

Olympus Endo-Repair Europa GmbH

Establishment of Olympus Endo-Repair Europa GmbH, the endoscope repair service center for the European market, in Hamburg, Germany.


 

 

1993

 

BX

Launch of BX series of biological microscopes and UIS series of object lenses, which improved product appeal in the AX, BX, CX, and IX series of microscopes.


 

 

1991

 

micro [mju:] / Infinity Stylus

Launch of first µ [mju:] / Infinity Stylus camera, which became one of the world’s best-selling Olympus cameras.


 

 

1990

 

EVIS100(1989) / 200(1990)

Launch of EVIS100 (1989) and 200 (1990) endoscopic video information systems.


 

 

1987

 

Beijing office

Establishment of the Beijing office to market microscopes and endoscopes in China.

KeyMed Ltd.

Acquisition of the British company KeyMed Ltd. as an Olympus subsidiary.


 

 

1985

 

endoscopic video information system

Introduction of Olympus’ endoscopic video information system.


 

 

1983

 

AH2

Launch of AH2 microscope series, the world’s first microscope with autofocus functionality.

Merger of two U.S. sales units to form the North American subsidiary, Olympus Corporation.

OES (Olympus Endoscopy System)

Development of OES (Olympus Endoscopy System), featuring new waterproofing and optical fiber technologies along with ergonomic handling.


 

 

1980

 

BH2

Launch of BH2 microscope series.

Development of an Olympus ultrasound endoscope system.


 

 

1979

 

Winter & Ibe GmbH

Acquired Winter & Ibe GmbH to establish Olympus Winter & Ibe for the production and supply of surgical endoscopes and instruments.

the National Service Center in San Jose

Opening of the National Service Center in San Jose, California, for U.S.-based Olympus equipment repairs.


 

 

1977

 

Establishment of Olympus Camera Corporation as a sales base in the United States.


 

 

1975

 

surgical rigid medical endoscope

Collaboration with Hamburg-based Winter & Ibe GmbH to produce surgical rigid medical endoscope, with Olympus supplying the optical systems.


 

 

1972

 

OM-1

Launch of OM-1, a compact, lightweight, SLR camera, which was initially named M-1.


 

 

1969

 

ZUIKO PEARLCORDER

Introduction of ZUIKO PEARLCORDER, the world’s first microcassette tape recorder.


 

 

1968

 

Olympus Corporation of America

Establishment of Olympus Corporation of America as a sales subsidiary for microscopes and medical equipment in the United States.


 

 

1966

 

GFS

Launch of GFS gastrofiberscope, which didn’t have a camera mechanism on the tip.


 

 

1964

 

オリンパス・オプティカル・カンパニー

Start up of Olympus Optical Co. in Hamburg, Germany, as Olympus’ European headquarters (1963) with registration completed in 1964.

GTF

Launch of GTF gastrocamera with fiberscope.


 

 

1959

 

オリンパスペン

Launch of Olympus PEN, an innovative half-frame film camera.


 

 

1952

 

GT-I gastrocamera

Launch of GT-I gastrocamera.


 

 

1950

 

world’s first practical gastrocamera

Development of world’s first practical gastrocamera.


 

 

1949

 

Renaming of company to Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.


 

 

1936

 

Semi-Olympus I

Launch of first Olympus camera, the Semi-Olympus I, after development of Zuiko photographic lenses.


 

 

1927

 

Showa GK

Launch of Showa GK immersion microscope.


 

 

1921

 

Registration of Olympus name as a trademark.

Registration of Olympus name as a trademark.


 

 

1920

 

Asahi microscope

Sales launch of Asahi microscope.


 

 

1919

 

Takeshi Yamashita

Founding of Olympus by Takeshi Yamashita under the company name Takachiho Seisakusho; established in Tokyo, Japan, for domestic production of microscopes.

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