The Microscope That Changed the World FE Electron Microscope —IEEE Milestone— The Microscope That Changed the World FE Electron Microscope —IEEE Milestone—JAPAN

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Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation are greatly honored to receive the long-established IEEE Milestone for the“ First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972.” The Hitachi Group sees this designation as a particularly key achievement, as it aspires to become a major global player. The IEEE Milestone Program recognizes historically significant achievements in the development of groundbreaking industrial technologies. This IEEE Milestone reflects the long-standing contribution of Hitachi's electron microscopy to communities and the advancement of industry. The Hitachi Group wishes to express its gratitude to the professors at universities and national research institutions for their advice, as well as many other stakeholders, including customers around the world who have helped to nurture Hitachi's products. To live up to the recognition we have received from the IEEE, the Hitachi Group's researchers and technicians will continue to work together on R&D and product development, with the view to helping to build a more reliable, safer, and more comfortable society while contributing to the advancement of industry worldwide.

President Hitachi, Ltd. Hiroaki Nakanishi

Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation are greatly honored to receive the prestigious IEEE Milestone for the“ First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972.” Hitachi High-Technologies was formed through the merger in 2001 of Nissei Sangyo Co., Ltd., a Hitachi Group trading company specializing in cutting-edge technology, and the Instruments Group and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Group of Hitachi, Ltd.

From the years of our forerunners, our history has been inseparable from the development of electron microscopy in Japan over the past 70 years. This honorable IEEE Milestone recognizes our tireless efforts to improve analytical technologies using electron microscopes.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to the university professors and other experts who have advised us as well as customers for using our products to this day

We will continue to harness the global business creation expertise of Hitachi High-Technologies, as well as the overall strength of the Hitachi Group, to contribute to the advancement of science, technology, and industry going forward.

President and Chief Executive Officer Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Masao Hisada