Nikon Receives the Prime Minister’s Prize of the Fourth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award

Five engineers from Nikon engaged in the development of a product for Nikon’s LCD Equipment Division of Precision Equipment Company won the Japanese Prime Minister’s Prize as part of the Fourth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award. The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award is an awards program recognized by the Japanese Prime Minister, which was established in August 2005 and is held once every two years. With a view toward sustaining the growth of Japan’s industries and culture as well as the steady succession and further nurturing of monodzukukr (monodzukukri is the art of making goods) that has been significantly contributing to the enrichment of the lives of the Japanese, the program recognizes those who are particularly commendable, and the Prime Minister’s Award is given to those who are recognized as excelling the most in each category.

This award is a tremendous validation of Nikon’s unsurpassed optics technology and ultra-precise control technology. The efficient high volume production of LCD panels by the exposure equipment equipped with this method has promoted the rapid spread of large size TVs, laptop PCs and LCD monitors and has contributed to the enhancement of our lives and advancement of the information society.

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