Our optical technology plays an active role in non-destructive inspectionRecently, the application of non-destructive inspection technology(*1) is becoming widespread year by year to include not only defect inspection of electronic parts and baggage inspection at airports, but also production line inspections in food processing plants due to increasing consumer awareness of food safety. We supply a diverse array of X-ray generator and sensor devices for the wide-ranging non-destructive inspection market. For example, our microfocus X-ray sources are capable of acquiring high-denition images and so are widely used for inspection of smartphones and lithium-ion batteries that are incorporating ever more sophisticated functions. Also, for security measures against terrorism that is a growing global threat, more and more baggage screening systems are becoming installed at airports and railway stations. Applying our semiconductor technology amassed over many years, we are developing products that meet diverse customer needs. In food inspection applications, X-ray line sensor cameras we developed by using the most of our advanced semiconductor sensor technology are widely used and highly rated by customers for their high speed and high sensitivity, showing a steady increase in sales. We promote the expanding non-destructive inspection market with our unique photonics technology while exibly supporting customer needs and responding to changes in the environment around us, by merging our in-house technologies and applying existing technologies to new application elds.(*1)Non-destructive inspection or testing is an inspection method for detecting defects and aws in products by viewing their internal condition by way of the “light” transmitting through them, without physically affecting any item under inspection such as materials, components, or structural objects.Signature to the “UN Global Compact”Hamamatsu Photonics signed the UN Global Compact (UNGC) proposed by the United Nations and was registered as a member company on August 18, 2017.The companies and organizations who signed the UNGC will comply with the UNGC’s 10 principles in 4 elds including human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption and are making strong efforts to accomplish this.We encourage every employee to maintain high ethical standards and aim to contribute to both society and humanity and also to grow and develop as a trusted company by creating new industries through photonics technology. We will support the UNGC’s 10 principles as a global company to assist in developing a sustainable society. Example using a microfocus X-ray source and a X-ray line sensor cameraMicrofocusX-ray sourceX-ray line sensorcameraConveyor11Annual Report 2017


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