AND THE WORLD
For more than 80 years, we've continued to transform ourselves. Building from our origins as a photographic film company known for innovations like the world's first high-speed ISO 400 film, we evolved into a technology company working in areas such as healthcare, highly-functional materials, imaging solutions, document solutions and more. By leveraging our advanced and unique technologies, we will continue creating value from innovation and contribute to solving social challenges. Which means we'll never stop building on our experience and expertise to help transform ourselves, and the world.
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF PHARMACEUTICALS WITH REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
We're pioneering the field of regenerative medicine through revolutionary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) research and development. FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics is a leading developer and manufacturer of human iPSCs and iPSC derived differentiated cells.
HELPING DOCTORS QUICKLY DIAGNOSE CONDITIONS WITH 3D IMAGING
Our advanced medical imaging and information system (Picture Archiving Communication System) helps doctors make quicker diagnoses. Also, doctors are able to see patient diagnostics in vivid 3D images, which helps them better plan for invasive procedures. Looking ahead, we're taking our technology to the next level with AI technology brand "REiLI", which uses artificial intelligence to provide information that helps medical professionals make quicker diagnoses and improve workflow.
REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE TREATMENTS THROUGH NANOTECHNOLOGY
We're developing new drugs and continuing to leverage our drug delivery expertise. One focus of our research is using advanced technologies developed in the photographic film business, such as nano-dispersion technology, to deliver the right amount of drug to the right part of the body.
TRANSFORMING ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH ADVANCED DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES
We're building on our history of innovation to help transform how we see the world. To do so, we're using our photo film technologies to develop high-performance films essential in making LCD panels used in TVs, personal computers and smartphones. We'll continue innovating touch-panel sensor films and core components of organic Electroluminescent (EL) displays to meet the demands of evolving technologies.
CHANGING THE WORLD OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
With over 80 years of experience pioneering the ways in which we see the world around us, we've always been at the forefront of optical technology. Today, we're pushing the boundaries of cinematography with various types of cinema lenses.
- PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
- Through our wide range of technologies and steadfast vision, we are pushing the boundaries of our medical fields of medical prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This is what makes us both unique and a cutting-edge healthcare company.
- CUTTING-EDGE DRUG DELIVERY
- We're pioneering the world of pharmaceuticals with advanced drug delivery technologies that use nano-particles designed to target diseases.
MATERIALS & MORE
- BETTER SENSORS, BETTER SCREENS
- Our EXCLEAR touch-panel sensor film helps tablets and touch screen monitors react quickly regardless of screen size. These sensors are quite tough and flexible as well, which allows them to mold into 3D shapes. Which just makes your life that much more efficient.
- USING AI TO DETECT CRACKS
- By leveraging our image analysis grown in the field of medical IT, our "Infrastructure Photo Analysis Cloud Service" uses AI to help engineers quickly detect cracks, which allows a relatively small number of specialists to inspect a huge number of buildings.
Social Infrastructure Image Analysis Service
Our image analysis technology, which utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI), helps engineers detect cracks on bridges, tunnels and other vital infrastructure, saving them valuable time and energy.
Over time, Japan’s bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure have aged. To ensure safety, the national and municipal governments have mandated regular close visual inspections of all social infrastructure. However, there are just too many structures for the current number of engineers to inspect. To date, infrastructure inspections have required advanced technologies, experienced and skilled engineers to inspect each structure by eye, and indicate each crack by chalking a line by the side of it. They were then required to sketch each crack or fissure, trace the entire image, then make digital images and include them in reports.
As there is such a large number of sites to inspect, and given the amount of time required for inspections due to a lack of skilled engineers, making the process more efficient has become a pressing issue. To resolve this social issue, we developed an image analysis service that utilizes AI.
We have applied our existing medical image analysis technology, which automatically extracts parts of blood vessel from images, to the detection and visualization of cracks in structures. This development made it necessary to train a computer to learn from vast amounts of image data in order to accurately detect chalking and cracks in structures. So we traveled to sites across Japan, listened to the views of inspection companies and construction consulting companies, collected an enormous amount of images and data of cracks, and continued developing our technology.
This resulted in the creation of our Social Infrastructure Image Analysis Service, which can be used easily by anyone. This service has reduced the required amount of time for inspections by half, and is playing a vital role in supporting inspection engineers nationwide.
We will never stop developing and further evolving the technologies we originally created for the photographic field to make the world a safer place!
- TRANSFORMING THE WORLD OF DISPLAY
- We're building on our history of innovation to help transform how we see the world. To do so, we're using our photo film technologies to develop high-performance films essential in making LCD panels used in TVs, personal computers and smartphones. We'll continue innovating touch-panel sensor films and core components of organic Electroluminescent (EL) displays to meet the demands of evolving technologies.
Display Materials, etc.
Drawing on our 80 years of innovative experience, we are continuing to contribute to the development of display materials.
Fujifilm is adapting the technologies it has perfected in the photographic field over the years to provide ‘highly-functional films’ which are used in a wide range of liquid crystal displays including LCD televisions and smart phones.
If the light from the backlight is unable to pass straight to a liquid crystal display, it is impossible to project clear and attractive pictures. This necessitates a polarizing plate. But the polarizing plate also requires a polarizing plate protection film (a cellulose triacetate, or TAC, film). Worldwide, Fujifilm is one of a handful of companies possessing the advanced technology required for manufacturing these films, and enables the company to produce the popular Fujitac film.
In the 1990s, Fujifilm developed its Wide View (WV) film, which is now widely used in liquid crystal displays. WV film enables viewers to almost double their viewing angle for liquid crystal displays, and see clear, beautiful pictures even when viewed diagonally.*1 Today, our WV film is also in widespread use in monitors for personal computers.
We have also developed a touch-panel sensor film called EXCLEAR that uses silver-halide photographic technology. Compared to the indium tin oxide (ITO) film that has been used to date, EXCLEAR possesses properties that enable quick response time even on large size panels, strong resistance to folding or bending, and three-dimensional processing.
Our display technologies are opening the way to a clearer, brighter future. We are determined to continue producing new display materials, and this is why we will never stop transforming the ways we see the world.
*1 When using TN mode liquid crystal displays
- TEXTILES, 3D PRINTING & MORE
- We're advancing inkjet technology to meet the needs of the growing inkjet printing, graphic, textile and packaging industries, as well as other new technology fields. We have the strength to develop printheads, inks and image processing systems. By integrating them as one system, we can deliver high-quality industrial printing.
In the world such as inkjet printheads, inks, print system, where manufacturers jostle with each other for position, we leverage the many decades of experience and innovation we have accrued, and continue to lead the world in the development of inkjet technologies for products and industrial such as textile and packaging.
Inkjet technologies are technologies that have the potential to revolutionize and pioneer the futures of a wide range of industries.
With the ability to either leverage our individual or integrated capabilities, we are one of the few total manufacturers in the world.
This is because, along with having the ability to steadily and reliably supply advanced inkjet technologies, another of our strong points is being able to develop all aspects of our technologies in-house, from Fujifilm Group inkjet printheads through to inks and image processing systems.
There are many more things we want to accomplish in this field. That is why we will never stop pursuing further advancements to inkjet technologies and bringing positive changes to the world around us.
THE TASTE OF
- 1 MICRON POROUS YEAST FILTERS
- We've adapted our film technology to build porous yeast filters with holes 1/1,000,000th of a meter thick. Meaning, we're helping brewers stabilize the quality of beer.
Micro Filters for Beer
We have adapted the technologies we have accumulated in the photographic field to build porous yeast filters with holes one-millionth of an inch in diameter. This technology is assisting brewers to filter more yeast and bacteria to deliver tastier, high-quality beer.
We are continuing to take on the challenge of providing consumers with better-tasting beer.
Photographic film technologies have always been at the core of our business, and over many years, we have applied these technologies to a wide range of uses. In the case of beer, we found that the technology we use to create microscopic holes in photographic film works very well to create filters for yeast. Previously, in order to prevent a reduction in the quality of beer, the yeast was usually heat-treated. However, using micro filters guarantees the complete removal of yeast and bacteria from the beer without the need for heat treatment, and enables the production of draft beer. This has not only helped ensure that delicious draft-quality beer is available in cans and bottles, but also helped home brewers enjoy tasty craft beers.
Of course, we didn’t stop there. This technology, which has the ability to filter the minutest of particles, is currently being used in various industrial production plants to filter out foreign bodies in the water used in cleansing processes for liquid crystal displays and HDD (hard disk drives), as well as in chemical filtration for plating solutions.
We will never stop evolving our core technologies to help make the world a better place.
- FROM 4K TO 8K
- In 2015, we created the world's first 4K broadcast zoom lenses, setting a new industry standard. Today we're developing 8K lenses, which may just raise the bar all over again.
4K and 8K Lenses
The broadcasting industry demands the very highest levels of functionality and quality.
As camera crews need to be able to change focus in each scene, they require cameras and lenses that are easy to use with high levels of operability. The digital revolution has brought about great advances in image quality, and this has resulted in an increasing demand for even higher definition lenses. Since we began developing broadcast lenses in the 1960s, we have always striven to develop, produce and supply lenses that respond to user demands.
In 2015, we released our UA series, which became the first ever 4K zoom lenses used for broadcasting. When developing this lens, we joined camera crews on set and listened closely to their requirements. We received much support from the crews themselves when developing the lenses, and the lenses have been adopted by broadcasting companies around the world, firms that specialize in live transmissions and film production companies. Not only did this new, revolutionary lens set new standards for lenses, but also engendered a revolution in the world of imaging, contributing to the success and proliferation of 4K contents.
Now, we have also succeeded in developing 8K broadcasting lenses in response to demands for even higher quality images.
This lens has been the focus of much attention in the broadcasting world, and there are high hopes that it will play a significant role in the expansion of 8K broadcasting.
We will never stop providing the world with even higher resolution and higher definition images.
- ENJOY ON THE SPOT PHOTO PRINTING
- Our instax instant camera gives photographers the perfect tool to capture and share instant memories, in unique and personal ways.
The instax instant camera was released in 1998, and since that time, it has proven extremely popular, particularly with young women in their teens and twenties. This is because instax enables users to enjoy on the spot card-sized prints of people and places, as well as serving as a tool to bring people together and deepen communications.
In the current digital age, digital technologies are diversifying ways to enjoy photography, but there is a new appreciation for the ability to hold a ‘real’ print of an image just taken. And instax prints are also gaining wide acclaim for being both stylish and cute.
Ever since the launch of instax cameras in Japan, they have become affectionately known as ‘cheki’, but the cameras have also achieved excellent sales in over 100 countries worldwide, and are much loved by people around the world.
In response to those voices calling for a little more photographic expression, we have developed the square format film model, and a hybrid instant camera equipped with a digital imaging sensor and digital image processing technology that allows users to edit their images. These are just two examples of how we are continuing to expand and further enhance both our lineup and ways to enjoy using instax cameras.
We will never stop pushing the boundaries of photographic possibility.
- MADE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS
- Our X Series and GFX cameras deliver stunning photos with vivid colors that bring the world to life. Amateurs and pros will fall in love with the classic aesthetic and cutting-edge technology.
X-series and GFX-series Digital Cameras
In 2012, we developed the mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X-Pro 1 equipped with a proprietary image sensor, image processing engine, and Hybrid Viewfinder.*1
In February 2017, we released our medium-format mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM GFX 50S, which features an approx. 1.7x medium-format (43.8x32.9mm) FUJIFILM G format image sensor equivalent to a 35mm full-size image sensor.*2
Going forward, we will continue to introduce X-series and GFX-series cameras that provide even higher definition and mobility, and pioneer the market for high-end mirrorless digital cameras.
Camera lovers have praised our cameras for their unique reproduction technologies that provide the highest image quality and the classical design which enables optimal mobility.
Why do camera lovers around the world have such a high regard for our cameras?
The reason is simple: it’s because we place premium importance on making sure our users enjoy their photographic experience and carrying our cameras around with them.
We want to encourage users to enjoy photography, and put a little creativity and fun back into their daily lives. That’s why we develop, produce and sell top quality cameras.
With the relentless advance of digital technologies, we are striving to further enhance photographic functions and the functional beauty of our X-series and GFX-series of digital cameras.
Our cameras are already widely-acclaimed, but we will never stop in our quest to increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of photography lovers around the world.
*1 The Hybrid Viewfinder is a unique function of X-series cameras. It enables users to select either optical or electronic viewfinder.
*2 A 36x24mm image sensor, as used on many digital single-lens reflex cameras.
- TRANSFORMING THE WORKPLACE
- Based on the Smart Work Innovation strategy, we enhance the competitive power of businesses by providing solutions and services leveraging our proprietary AI, IoT (Internet of Things) and IoH (Internet of Humans) technologies. We transform workplaces so people can create values in their businesses.
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