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KEYENCE Receives the Evaluation and Measurement Award at the nano tech 2013 Conference

February, 2013

At the 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference (nano tech 2013), the world's largest exhibition for nanotechnology - the core technology for cutting-edge manufacturing - KEYENCE received the Evaluation and Measurement 2013 Award for their digital microscopes.

Held every year in Japan, nano tech is a global platform for nanotechnology, the enabling technology for leading edge manufacturing. Exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions participate in the event.

[Why We Won]

KEYENCE has been awarded this prize in recognition of their development of a new imaging principle - a digital microscope with super-high resolution - and a 3D surface-measuring microscope capable of both high-resolution imaging and nano-level surface metrology. Both of these unique systems contribute toward the evolution of technology for the measurement and analysis of nano-structures and nano-materials.

This honor was bestowed on us by Yoshinobu Baba, Professor of Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Engineering.

At KEYENCE, we continue to fuse progress in advanced optical and digital technologies and strive to develop products that are capable of contributing to the improvement, productivity and efficiency in research and development, manufacturing and quality control.

The nano tech Award

This prestigious award is given to one company out of the 587 companies (827 booths) exhibiting at The 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference from 1/30 - 2/1/2013 with the most innovative and pioneering technologies and products designed for Evaluation and Measurement. Each company is assessed based on the following four criteria:

  1. Advancement, originality
  2. Patents, publications, etc.
  3. Product viability, marketability, profitability
  4. Other: Innovations or considerations taken in regard to environmental protection and safety

Exhibition booth

The nano tech International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference

As the field of nanotechnology advances, the areas in which it can be applied continues to rapidly expand. This new field has been gaining attention as a key to resolving various complex and important issues in areas from telecommunications and electronics to medicine, health, biotechnology, and the environment.

Nanotechnology holds great potential to be instrumental in resolving environmental and energy-related issues, such as global warming and the maintenance of biodiversity, which have taken center stage in the 21st century. As our society continues to age, technological innovations in medicince, food, and cosmetics, will become increasingly important.

The 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference (nano tech 2013) is the world's largest in the field of nanotechnology. Held from January 30th to February 1st, 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight, this event boasted an attendance of 46,846 visitors.

More information on our award-winning products can be found here

VHX-2000 Series
Super Resolution Digital Microscope
VK-X100/X200 Series
3D Laser Scanning Microscope

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