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Nikon accelerates to develop optical processing machines through capital and business alliance with start-up company from university

February 26, 2020

Nikon announced on February 21, 2020, that it signed a capital and business alliance agreement with XTIA, a start-up company from Tokyo Institute of Technology which manufactures optical comb source. Based on the agreement, Nikon will undertake 800 million yen which is third-party allocation of shares by XTIA.

Nikon aims to establish a material processing business, and has been expanding sales of optical processing machines since 2019 as one of its measures. Nikon aims to develop an equipment that has a shape measurement function by combining XTIA’s original light source technology with Nikon’s technical capabilities and know-how.

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