2010s

 

 

  Corporate history and product development  
2010
  • New factory completed at Electron Tube Division to expand manufacturing of scintillator plates and light sources
  • Hamamatsu Photonics Europe GmbH established

Electron Tube Division’s New Building #2 at Toyooka.

Electron Tube Division’s New Building #2 at Toyooka.

2011
  • Shingai Factory completed renovation for opto-semiconductor assembly
  • Hamamatsu Photonics (China) Co., Ltd. established
  • Scientific CMOS camera ORCA-Flash4.0, for fluorescence microscopy and other applications, was put on the market

Shingai Factory

Shingai Factory

Building where Hamamatsu Photonics (China) Co., Ltd. located

Building where Hamamatsu Photonics (China) Co., Ltd. located

2012
  • Next-generation Micro PMT devices, for point-of-care testing and other applications, were put on the market

µPMT assembly

µPMT assembly

2013
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., with Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, and the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, signed the Photonics Declaration in Hamamatsu for establishing Hamamatsu as a preeminent photonics city.
  • Professors emeriti Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. HAMAMATSU's SSDs, APDs, and PMTs helped to detect the Higgs boson.
  • The Photon Fair 2013 held.
  • The world's first MEMS-based, MEMS-FTIR integrated with ultra-small FTIR engine was developped.

PHOTON FAIR 2013 - Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Exhibition -

Photon Fair 2013

MEMS-FTIR

MEMS-FTIR

2014
  • 20-inch photomultiplier tubes for neutrino observation were certified as an IEEE Milestone (Nov. 5).

Plaque dedication ceremony

IEEE Milestone dedication ceremony

2015
  • Takaaki Kajita, professor of University of Tokyo, was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, as a result of research conducted at the Super-Kamiokande facility using photomultiplier tubes from Hamamatsu Photonics.
  • Micro-spectrometer C12666MA wins the 2015 Prism Awards at SPIE Photonics West Exhibition.

Micro-spectrometer C12666MA

2016
  • MEMS-FPI spectrum sensor and MEMS mirror were put on the market.

MEMS mirror

MEMS mirror

 

 


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