1940

1949
  • Japan Electron Optics Laboratory Co. Ltd. established in Mitaka, Tokyo.
  • JEM-1 Electron Microscope completed.
JEM-1

JEM-1

Mitaka factory

Mitaka factory

1950

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

1960

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

JEM-1000

JEM-1000

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

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.

1980

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

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

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

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) LLC., 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.
2016
  • JEOL Group medium-term management plan, "Triangle Plan," announced.
  • JEOL USA NMR R&D LAB established.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT300HR InTouchScope™ completed.
  • Electron Probe Microanalyzer JXA-8530FPlus completed.
  • Multi Beam System JIB-4700F completed.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT500 Series InTouchScope™ completed.
  • Power-Efficient High-Throughput Spot Beam Lithography System, JBX-8100FS series completed.
2017
  • Jointly with IMS, JEOL announced introduction to market of world's first multielectron beam lithography system for mass production.
  • JEOL estabished CeSPIA Inc. with Dr. Yoshinori Fujiyoshi of Nagoya University.
  • The Keio University - JEOL High-Performance Analytical Equipment Sharing Model Validation & Evaluation Center opened.
  • University of Tokyo and JEOL: electron microscope achieved world-record spatial resolution of 40.5 pm.
  • JEOL-Nikon CLEM Solution Center established.
  • Developers of cryo-electron microscopy received Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Best-in-class spatial resolution achieved jointly with the University of Tokyo using JEOL electron microscope.
  • CROSS SECTION POLISHER IB-19530CP completed.
  • Field Emission Cryo-Electron Microscope JEM-Z200FSC completed.
  • Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, JSM-7900F completed.
  • Atomic Resolution Analytical Electron Microscope "NEOARM" (JEM-ARM200F) completed.
  • Electron Microscope JEM-1400Flash completed.
  • STEM Detector "4DCanvas" completed.
  • Field Emission Cryo-Electron Microscope JEM-Z300FSC completed.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT500HR completed.
  • Announcement of Establishment of JEOL-Nikon CLEM Solution Center.
  • Ultrahigh Resolution Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-7610FPlus completed.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT200 Series InTouchScope™ completed.
2018
  • Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) for the quantitative NMR (qNMR) analysis method is established.
  • JEOL and Digital Surf partner to launch SMILE VIEW™ Map software.
  • Gas chromatograph mass spectrometry with triple quadrupole mass spectrometer "JMS-TQ4000GC" completed.
  • High Throughput Analytical Electron Microscope JEM-ACE200F completed.
  • Focused Ion Beam Milling & Imaging System JIB-4000PLUS completed.
  • Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope JCM-7000 Series NeoScope™ completed.
2019
  • JEOL 70th Anniversary.
  • 70th Anniversary Forum held at Hotel New Otani.
  • Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-F100 completed.
  • Electron Probe Microanalyzers JXA-iHP200F / JXA-iSP100 completed.
  • Ultrahigh Atomic Resolution Analytical Electron Microscope JEM-ARM300F2 (GRAND ARM™2) completed.
JEM-ARM300F2

JEM-ARM300F2

2020

2020
  • California, USA-based venture company IDES acquired.
  • JEOL strengthens European business in the Medical Equipment Segment.
  • Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT800 completed.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT700HR completed.