Sales Trend Since Company Founding(consolidated)
We develop and sell various products using optical technology. In September 2021, consolidated sales reached $1,571 million. (Converted at an exchange rate of 107.54 yen to the U.S. dollar.)
Other: Transportation, communications, optics, consumer appliances
* As of September 2021
We provide various products ranging from high-performance devices such as photomultiplier tubes, opto-semiconductors, and light sources, to image processing and measurement equipment. These products are used in a wide range of fields including medical, manufacturing, analysis, measurement, and academic research.
Sales Distribution by Region
* As of September 2021, consolidated
Our headquarters are located in Japan, and we have offices all over the world including Europe, Asia, and the U.S..
Today, our products are used in over 100 countries.
R&D Expenditure Data by Industry
*Regarding 1 to 12, investigation carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications statistics department in 2017
Our research focuses not only on product development but also on exploring the nature of light and applying our findings to improving current applications and creating new ones. 6.7% of our sales turnover is re-invested into R&D expenses.
High-sensitivity photomultiplier tubes are a top-selling product manufactured since our company was founded. The evolution of this product line over the years has enabled us to capture 90% of the global market.
Furthermore, various products such as opto-semiconductor devices, cameras, and measurement instruments are active in the market.
We have been exploring the possibilities of light for over 68 years. Our history began in 1953 under the name of Hamamatsu TV Co., which manufactured phototubes that converted light into electrical signals.
In 1983, we adopted the name Hamamatsu Photonics and broadened our aim to further develop opto-electronic technology.
* As of September 2021, consolidated
Since the first overseas subsidiary was established in the U.S. in 1969, Hamamatsu Photonics has established branches in major cities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia with a total of over 5,000 active employees worldwide.
The majority of our three research centers and seven manufacturing facilities are located in the suburbs of Hamamatsu City, where the company was founded.
Their proximity to each other enables close collaboration.
It looks like you're in the . If this is not your location, please select the correct region or country below.
You're headed to Hamamatsu Photonics website for US (English). If you want to view an other country's site, the optimized information will be provided by selecting options below.
For modern websites to work according to visitor’s expectations, they need to collect certain basic information about visitors. To do this, a site will create small text files which are placed on visitor’s devices (computer or mobile) - these files are known as cookies when you access a website. Cookies are used in order to make websites function and work efficiently. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each visitor and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to the visitor. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a visitor’s device.
Cookies do various jobs which make the visitor’s experience of the internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, cookies are used to remember the visitor’s preferences on sites they visit often, to remember language preference and to help navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data collected is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the visitor experience.
Certain type of cookies may require the data subject’s consent before storing them on the computer.
This website uses two types of cookies:
There are two ways to manage cookie preferences.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Occasionally, we may use internet tags (also known as action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) at this site and may deploy these tags/cookies through a third-party advertising partner or a web analytical service partner which may be located and store the respective information (including your IP-address) in a foreign country. These tags/cookies are placed on both online advertisements that bring users to this site and on different pages of this site. We use this technology to measure the visitors' responses to our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns (including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted) as well as to evaluate your use of this website. The third-party partner or the web analytical service partner may be able to collect data about visitors to our and other sites because of these internet tags/cookies, may compose reports regarding the website’s activity for us and may provide further services which are related to the use of the website and the internet. They may provide such information to other parties if there is a legal requirement that they do so, or if they hire the other parties to process information on their behalf.
If you would like more information about web tags and cookies associated with on-line advertising or to opt-out of third-party collection of this information, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative website http://www.networkadvertising.org.
We use third-party cookies (such as Google Analytics) to track visitors on our website, to get reports about how visitors use the website and to inform, optimize and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website.
You may opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by the websites provided by Google:
We inform you that in such case you will not be able to wholly use all functions of our website.