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soc-ltd.co.jp

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Founded Year

1954

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

About Showa Optronics

Showa Optronics researches, developed, manufactures, and sells precision optical parts, precision optical devices, Solid-state lasers, and gas lasers.On March 25th, 2020, Showa Optronics was acquired by Kyocera Corporation, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Showa Optronics Headquarter Location

5-3, 3-chome, Shinmachi, Setagaya-ku

Tokyo, 154-8506,

Japan

+81-3-5450-5131

Latest Showa Optronics News

Kyocera buying Showa Optronics to strengthen components offering

Apr 2, 2020

27 Mar 2020 Kyocera has entered into a share transfer agreement with NEC to acquire all of NEC’s shares in Showa Optronics (“SOC”), an optical components manufacturer. When the share transfer is completed, Kyocera will own 93% of SOC’s shares; SOC will begin operating as a subsidiary of Kyocera on June 1, 2020, under the name Kyocera Showa Optronics (KSO). With its advanced manufacturing technologies, Kyocera's optical components business has engaged in producing diversified lenses in small to large diameters from a wide variety of materials. The products are used in various fields, including automotive, office and factory automation equipment, and medical equipment, since Kyocera entered this business in 1983. In 2016, Kyocera expanded this business by acquiring Japan-based Melles Griot KK , a manufacturer of large-diameter and high-precision lenses for factory automation equipment. The company is expanding its production capabilities to meet rising demand. SOC, established in 1954, has targeted high-value-added markets including space-related products, semiconductor manufacturing equipment (such as exposure equipment), and medical equipment for DNA analysis, using its core technologies of ultra-high-precision lens polishing, high-proof and low-loss film formation, and lasers with outstanding stability.

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Showa Optronics Patents

Showa Optronics has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Laser science
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Spectroscopy
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