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Established Kyodo Shoji Corporation. Main business is to import and develop fine ceramic materials for use in glass fiber, ceramic fiber and IC packages,etc.
Kyodo Shoji Corporation changed its name to Samcom Electronics Corporation.
The head office then moved to Komaki City in Aichi, Japan.
Samcom changed its name to Santec Corporation.
Business shifted from electronics to optical communication.
Developed optical fiber mode field parameter test system, the FTS-2000.
FTS-2000 was Santec’s first product in the optical communication business.
Started to export products.
To promote sales in North America, SANTEC USA CORPORATION was established in New Jersey, USA
Developed a fully automatic optical fiber test system. (FTX-2000)
Developed Narrow-spectrum LD light source(NSL-155) and Frequency-stabilized LD light source.(FSL-155)
Developed Broadband tunable wavelength LD light source.(TSL-80)
Completed construction of the Head Office in Kamisue, Komaki-City, Aichi.
Developed Polarization-independent tunable-wavelength optical filter. Entered into full-scale business in the field of optical communication.
Developed OWL-10. This product is one of the essential components for WDM.
Obtained ISO 9001 certification.
Opened SANTEC Europe Ltd. in Oxford U.K.
Completed construction of our Photonics Laboratory in Komaki, Aichi.
Launched ADM-10 (ADD/DROP Module) and IPD-10.(Integrated Photo Detector)
Launched OVA-650.(Optical Variable Attenuator)
Completed the construction of Tower D (Production facility)in Ohkusa, Komaki, Aichi.
Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange JASDAQ Market.
Completed the construction of Tower E (Head office) in Ohkusa, Komaki, Aichi.
Opened Santec Shanghai in Shanghai, China.
Started selling System Solution Business.
Obtained ISO 14001 certification.
MOVA -1/8 (Micro-electro Mechanical Optical Variable Attenuator) was given Incentive Award of Chunichi-Industrial Award.
Launched Next Generation OCT Light Source, HSL-2000, UWS-1000G.
Launched Swept Light Source TSL-510.
Established Sales office at Shinagawa, Tokyo
Started to supply HSL-200, the world first commercially available Swept Source OCT System.
Introduced the LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) production equipment.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) system received the Chunichi-Shinbunsha Award of Chunichi-Industrial Award.
Received subsidies from the NICT, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and NEDO, Independent Administrative Institution New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization for our LCOS related research respectively.
Concluded a research contract on the PREDICT project with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Established Santec Photonics Laboratory (R&D facility) Silicon Valley in California, USA.
Received subsidies from NEDO , Independent Administrative Institution New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization for our “Optical router switch” research for the next-generation optical communication network.
Launched SLM, Spatial Light Modulator.
Obtained ISO 13485 certification.
Launched 6th generation Tunable Laser TSL-550.
Launched Medical equipment brand “MOVU”.
Obtained FDA approval for optical intraocular dimension measurement device SS-OCT biometer ARGOS.
Obtained sales certification of optical intraocular dimension measurement device SS-OCT biometer ARGOS in Japan.
Launched All-New 7th generation Tunable Laser TSL-770.
Announced an Ultra-Compact Attenuator and Tap-Photodetector for 100G+ digital coherent transceivers.
HSL technology received the Inoue Harushige Award.
Launched High Speed Wavelength Scanning Tunable VCSEL HSL-1.
Made strategic alliance on Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography biometer with Alcon
Received FDA Approval for SS-OCT Bio Meter ARGOS®(Model Name：ARGOS ver1.5)