Started to manufacture lenses for camera or binoculars.
Started to manufacture NIR lenses.
|1961||Started to manufacture microscopes.|
|1973||Started to develop laser optics technologies.|
|1981||Started to macufacture objective lenses for DUV lasers.|
Developed coating technologies for high power lasers.
|1985||Developed lenses for IR camera.|
|1989||Started to manufacture laser radar optical systems for air pollution observation.|
|1990||Released fluoride coating products for high power UV lasers.|
|1993||Started to manufacture satellite optical systems for Mars exploration.|
|1994||Changed the company name to Showa Optronics Co., Ltd.|
Developed ultra-low-loss mirrors through ion-beam sputtering.
|1996||Released diode pumped solid state laser products (JUNO series).
Released aspheric lenses for infrared.
|1997||Opened Setagaya head office and plant.
Released DUV objective lenses for semiconductor inspection.
Developed diode laser beam shaping technologies (International patent applied).
|1998||Unique dissertation prize commended by Laser Society of Japan (Title: Broad-bandwidth, low-loss mirrors for wavelength-tunable laser)|
|1999||Took over NEC Corporation gas laser operations.
Developed satellite camera optical systems for the asteroid explorer 'HAYABUSA'.
|2010||Industry prize commended by Laser Society of Japan (Compact blue/green lasers).|
|2020||Became KYOCERA Corporation affiliated company.
Changed the company name to KYOCERA SOC Corporation.