Research

The reliability of the Nikon brand is based on high-level technological power resulting from R&D activities that have been ongoing since the company's establishment in 1917.

Basic Technologies

With our core technologies — opto-electronics and precision — as a foundation, Nikon is conducting R&D in wideranging areas of technologies, such as optics, precision measurement and manufacturing, image processing, materials, and software and systems.

Figure of Basic Technologies

R&D Organizations

Nikon is conducting research and development in each business including the Research & Development Division for basic R&D, Optical Engineering Division for optical design technology development, Production Technology Division for production technological development, the Imaging Product Business, Precision Equipment Business and Healthcare Business. By associating research and development with each business/division, Nikon’s reliable technology is more effectively nurtured.

Figure of R&D Organizations

R&D by Group Companies

Nikon Research Corporation of America, a U.S.A.-based R&D subsidiary, is engaged in research and development related to lithography systems.

Fellow System

Nikon has introduced a system that grants fellowships to engineers who demonstrate world-class expertise and knowledge. We seek to promote cutting-edge R&D that leads the industry with specialists who are widely recognized both within Nikon and far beyond.

Industry-Academia R&D Alliance

Nikon has formed an R&D alliance with the University of Tokyo — Nikon Chair of Imaging Science, Institute of Industrial Science - aimed at nurturing next-generation engineers who will lead the optics industry. And at ten locations throughout the world — in Asia including Japan, the U.S.A., and Europe — we have opened Nikon Imaging Centers, which use advanced Nikon microscopes in the study and education of imaging technology.