Nikon Corporation is engaged in the manufacture and sale of optics and imaging instruments.
It operates in three segments: precision equipment, imaging products, and instruments. The precision equipment segment offers IC/LCD steppers and scanners that are used for manufacturing integrated circuits, liquid crystal display panels, and organic
electroluminescence panels for smartphones and tablet computers.
The imaging products segment provides products and services such as digital SLR cameras, compact digital cameras, interchangeable camera lenses, film cameras, speed lights, binoculars, sport optics, photographic accessories, and software.
The instruments segment offers biological microscopes, industrial microscopes, stereoscopic microscopes, measuring instruments, surveying instruments, and semiconductor inspection equipment.
Nikon Corporation also engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of customized optical equipment, space-related equipment, astronomy-related equipment, encoders, ophthalmic lenses, optical components, and glass material technologies. In addition, it focuses on the field of health and medical-related areas. It operates in Japan, Europe, the United States, China, and internationally.
The company was formerly known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. and changed its name to Nikon Corporation in 1988. Nikon Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.