Milestones

1949

  • Japan Electron Optics Laboratory Co. Ltd. established in Mitaka, Tokyo.
  • JEM-1 Electron Microscope completed.

DA-1
DA-1

Mitaka factory
Mitaka factory

1955

  • Purchase order for JEM-5G Electron Microscope received from French Atomic Energy Commission (first PO from abroad).
JEM-5G
JEM-5G

1956

  • JNM-1, Japan’s first Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) system, completed.
JNM-1
JNM-1

1961

  • Company name changed to JEOL Ltd.

1962

  • JEOL listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • JXA-3 X-ray Microanalyzer completed.
  • JEOL CO (USA) INC. established as the first overseas subsidiary.

1963

  • JMS-01 double-focusing Mass Spectrometer completed.
  • JLC-01 automatic-recording Liquid Chromatograph completed.

1964

  • JEOL CO (France) S.A., established in France.
  • R & D Building completed.
JEOL CO (France) S.A.
JEOL CO (France) S,A.

1966

  • JSM-1 Scanning Electron Microscope completed.
  • JEM-1000 Ultrahigh Voltage (1000 kV) Electron Microscope completed.
  • JEOL listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

JSM-1
JSM-1

1967

  • JEBX-2A Electron Beam Lithography System completed.

1968

  • JEOL CO (UK) Ltd., established in U.K.
  • JEOL CO (AUSTRALASIA) PTY. LTD., established in Australia.
  • JLC-5AH, world’s first Amino Acid Analyzer, completed.

1970

  • Medical-use JTG-MA “Thermoviewer” completed.
  • “Superscope” JEM-50A reaches shipment of 1000 units.

1972

  • JCA-1KM Automated Biochemical Analyzer “Clinalyzer” completed.

JCA-1KM
JCA-1KM

1973

  • JEOL (Europe) B.V., established in Netherlands.
  • JEOL (Skandinaviska) A.B., established in Sweden.

1974

  • JAMP-3 Auger Microprobe completed. JEOL Anstalt, East Europe corporation, established.
  • JIR-03F Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer completed.
  • JESCA-2 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer completed.

1976

  • World's first micrograph of atomic arrangements taken with JEOL Electron Microscope.

1982

  • JEPAS-1000 Electron Beam Metrology Instrument completed.

1983

  • JIBL-100 Focused Ion Beam Instrument completed.

1984

  • JEOL (ITALIA) S.p.A., established in Italy.

1989

  • JSTM-4000XV Ultrahigh Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope completed.

1990

  • JWS-7500 Wafer Process Inspection System completed.

1991

  • JEOL DE MEXICO S.A. established in Mexico.

1993

  • JEIP-900F High Density Reactive Ion Plating System completed.
  • JEOL CANADA, INC. established in Canada.

1994

  • JEOL KOREA LTD. established in Korea.

1995

  • JEOL ASIA PTE. LTD. established in Singapore.
  • JEOL (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD established in Malaysia.

1996

  • High-speed next generation Clinical Biochemistry Analyzer “BioMajesty” completed.
  • JEOL website opened.

1997

  • JEOL (GERMANY) GmbH, established in Germany.

1998

  • JBX-9000MV electron beam lithography system completed.

1999

  • JSM-6700F field emission scanning electron microscope completed.
  • JEOL celebrates its 50th anniversary (May 30, 1999).
  • JEOL Group Management Vision "JEOL SPIRIT-1" announced.

2000

  • JSM-6500F field emission scanning electron microscope completed.
  • JEOL Group Medium-term Management Plan, "Bright Plan 1000," announced.

2002

  • YAMAGATA CREATIVE CO., LTD. (YMCC) established.

2004

  • JEOL Group Medium-term Management Plan, "Focus Plan 2006" announced.
  • YMCC Tendo Factory completed in Tohoku region.

2005

  • Industry-academia-collaboration office with the University of Tokyo established.

2006

  • JEOL Shanghai Semiconductors established.

2007

  • JEOL Group Medium-term Management Plan, "ACTION 60" announced.

2008

  • The third phase of construction work to enlarge YMCC completed.
  • DATUM INSTRUMENTS INC. (DII) established.

2009

  • The 60th anniversary of the Company’s foundation.
  • JEOL DATUM LTD. and JEOL ACTIVE CO., LTD merged.
  • JEM-ARM200F atomic resolution analytical electron microscope completed.

2010

  • JEOL BRASIL Instrumentos Cientificos Ltda., established in Brazil.
  • JEOL (BEIJING) CO.,LTD., established in China.
  • JEOL FINETECH CO., LTD. and JEOL ENGINEERING CO., LTD., merged.
  • JEOL Group Medium-term Management Plan, “CHALLENGE 5” announced.
  • JMS-S3000 SpiralTOF, Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer completed.
  • JEOL SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD., merged.
  • InTouchScope JSM-6010LA completed.

2011

  • JEOL (RUS) LCC., established in Russia.
  • JEOL RESONANCE Inc., merged.
  • JEOL INDIA PVT. LTD., established in India.

2012

  • JCM-6000 "NeoScope" completed.
  • 0.75mm solid-state NMR probe completed.

2013

  • Zero boil-off magnet for NMR system completed.
  • JEOL Group Mid-term Management Plan, “Dynamic Vision,” announced.

2014

  • JEOL 65th Anniversary.
  • Capital reinforcement implemented.
  • Ultimate atomic resolution transmission electron microscope JEM-ARM300F completed.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance system JNM-ECZ series completed.
  • RIKEN CLST-JEOL Collaboration Center established.
  • JEOL (GULF) FZE established.

2015

  • High-end GC-TOFMS JMS-T200GC completed.
  • MultiBeam (FIB) System JIB-4601F completed.
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer JPS-9030 completed.
  • Benchtop SEM JCM-6000Plus NeoScope completed.
  • Scanning electron microscope JSM-IT100 InTouchScope completed.
  • JEOL- NIMS Center of Excellence for Analytical Technology established.
  • Multi-purpose Transmission Electron Microscope JEM-F200 completed.
  • Next generation clinical chemistry analyzer JCA-ZS050 completed.