Xradia Selects Canon Marketing Japan to Distribute Its 3D X-ray Microscopy Systems
CONCORD, CA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) Xradia, Inc., the leader in commercial high resolution 3D X-ray microscopy systems for the laboratory and synchrotrons, announced today a partnership agreement with Canon Marketing Japan, Inc., an affiliate of Canon Inc.
Xradia solutions address the imaging needs of the materials science, life science, geo-materials and semiconductor markets. Under this agreement, Canon Marketing Japan will become the exclusive distributor of Xradia’s state-of-the-art microscopes for industrial applications, research laboratories and synchrotron facilities throughout Japan. Canon Marketing Japan is headquartered in Tokyo and has offices in all of the major cities in Japan. The company employs nearly 20,000 people and has annual sales in excess of JPY 800 billion (USD 9 billion).
“This is a strategically important decision for us. As we execute our goals for global growth, it is important to be aligned with the right partner for the rapid introduction and adoption of our imaging solutions,” says Vahan Tchakerian, Vice President of Global Sales and Field Operations of Xradia, Inc. “Known throughout the world for its high quality standards, Canon Marketing Japan is the right partner for the distribution of our ultra high resolution x-ray microscopes. Their large existing customer base and highly respected position in Japan will provide immediate exposure and benefits to us.”
“Xradia’s X-ray microscopy systems are facilitating the advancement of research and engineering worldwide. Its advanced imaging solutions with state of the art X-ray optics and innovative system architecture provide researchers with accelerated learning,” says Mr. Kunio Kurihara Director of Canon Marketing Japan. “We are very proud to represent Xradia, and believe we can confidently address market needs with these unique and highly differentiated products.”
About Canon Marketing Japan
Canon Marketing Japan Inc. is the independent marketing arm of Canon Inc. — wholesaling and retailing a broad range of products developed and manufactured by Canon as well as exceptional products of foreign companies. In addition to the parent company, the Canon Marketing Japan Group currently includes 23 consolidated subsidiaries. Its operations are concentrated in the following business areas: business solutions, consumer equipment and industrial equipment. The Group seeks to boost revenue and income through more efficient operations. It therefore makes concerted efforts to expand high-revenue businesses and reduce costs through superior inventory and logistical systems. Equally important, the Group is firmly committed to strict compliance and effective, customer-oriented management.
Read more at http://cweb.canon.jp/eng/corporate/index.html.
Xradia, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance X-ray microscopes for industrial and research applications, facilitating discovery and innovation through nondestructive 3D imaging with ultra-high resolution and superior contrast. The company’s multi-lengthscale solutions deliver full volume resolution from microns down to 50 nm, while Xradia synchrotron-based microscopes improve resolution down to 30 nm. The ultra-high resolution bridges the gap between traditional optical or CT measurement and electron microscopy.
By enabling quantitative, in situ analysis and characterization for a large range of sample sizes and materials, Xradia products allow for true nondestructive imaging beyond three dimensions, including time lapse imaging under variation of environmental conditions on the same sample and spatial distribution of elemental compositions. These capabilities enable a wide range of applications in the life sciences, geomaterials, materials science and semiconductor markets. For more information, visit www.xradia.com.
Xradia is a trademark of Xradia, Inc. Other trademarks that may be mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.
Japanese version: Canon Marketing Japan Inc. Introduces the UltraXRM to Japanese Market
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company’s approximately 24,000 employees generated revenue of nearly 4.2 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, ZEISS has contributed to technological progress for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe. The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production facilities, over 50 sales and service locations and service locations and approximately 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.
About Carl Zeiss Microscopy
The Microscopy business group at ZEISS is the world’s only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company’s extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software for system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The company has around 2,800 employees and generates revenue of 650 million euros. www.zeiss.de/press
Dr. Jochen Tham
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ZEISS, Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy
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