Name That Company
I trace my roots back to the 1933 founding of the Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory in Tokyo. I introduced the world’s first 10-key electronic calculator in 1964 and a copying machine in 1965. Today, I’m a leader in digital imaging, serving consumers and businesses alike; I ranked third among companies granted the most U.S. patents in 2018. I rake in about 3.7 trillion yen annually (recently equivalent to $33.9 billion), and I employ more than 180,000 people worldwide. My products include consumer cameras, security cameras, medical imaging equipment, office printers, printing presses, measuring devices, calculators and scanners. Who am I? Think you know the answer? We’ll announce it in next week’s edition.