Canon (company) facts for kids
|Public (TYO: 7751, NYSE: CAJ)|
|Founded||Tokyo, Japan (10 August 1937)|
|Fujio Mitarai, Chairman & CEO
Tsuneji Uchida, President & COO
|Products||Print and document solutions, photographic equipment including printers, scanners and digital and SLR cameras. Binoculars, calculators and medical, optical, broadcast and IT imaging equipment.|
|Revenue||4,481,346 million Yen (FY 2007)|
Number of employees
Canon Inc. (キヤノン株式会社 Kyanon Kabushiki Gaisha, TYO: 7751, NYSE: CAJ) is a Japanese company that makes imaging and optical products. These include cameras, film, image scanners and computer printers. The company was started in 1937.
Canon began as the Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory. In 1934, the first Japanese 35mm focal plane-shutter camera prototype was made. It was called the "Kwanon". In the next few years, Canon became very important in creating new camera products and making them better.
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