Promoting a slogan of “no growth without innovation”

1989 Dainippon Screen (France) S.A. and Dainippon Screen (Canada) Inc. are established.
Akira Ishida is named the company's third president.
1990 Dainippon Screen (Taiwan) Co., Ltd., is established.
The Open-ended Modular Electronic Graphics Arts (OMEGA) Network is unveiled at DRUPA'90.
The company encourages development of LCD production technology.
1991 Bancolini S.r.l. of Italy becomes a subsidiary.
The company's European headquarters is established.
1992 Operations begin at the Yasu Plant, a large-scale facility for manufacturing semiconductor and LCD production equipment.
1992_01.gif The WS-820L wet station, with a transport system that eliminates chemical contamination, is developed.
1992_02.gif Sales of equipment for DTP commences with the introduction of the DTS1015.
1993 1993_01.gif The TaigaSPACE prepress system is launched. It features open architecture compatible with standard prepress equipment.
The Valcus photogravure engraving system, which integrates a process from design to engraving of gravure printing, is launched.
1994 New Dallas Office strengthens electronic equipment operations in the U.S.A.
1995 1995_01.gif Screen developed a computer-to-plate(CTP) recorder, PlateRite 1080, that can laser plot printing data directly to plates. This eco-friendly product requires no prepress film and produces no waste chemicals thus also protecting rivers and seas.
1995_02.jpg The world fastest film recorders, Genasett 3100 and 3075, in its class were released.
1996 1996_01.gif A fully digital color scanner, Super Genascan 8060, Developed.
1996_02.gif A new semiconductor wafer spinner, D-SPIN2000 revealed. Its unique wafer transfer units boosts productivity 50%. Overall equipment size reduced by 20 to 30%.
1997 Screen, Kyoto Head Office, received the first certification of International Standards ISO14001.
Screen, Hikone Plant, received the first certificate of International Standards ISO9001. All other plants have been working to also acquire this certification.
1997_01.gif DTP scanner, Genascan FT-S5000 developed.
1997_02.gif FC-821L Single-Bath Wet Station Released.
Its compact design and new chemical-recycling features quickly attracted market interest.
1998 All plants had received International Standards ISO9000 series certification.
1998_01.gif FC-3000 semiconductor production equipment for 300 mm wafers is introduced.
1998_03.gif Debut of Japan's First Digital Printing System "TruePress544".
A new manufacturing site "Taga Plant" opened. This facility dramatically increases semicoductor equipment "Spinner" production capacity and anticipates the demands of the gigabit generation.
1998_05.gif Screen revealed a brand new Computer-to-Plate (CTP) recorder, PlateRite 8000, which directly exposes prepress data onto thermal type of printing plates.
1999 Scientific and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Recycling Co., LTD. is established by Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd., Towa Corporation and Horiba, Ltd. The company carries out refurbishment of used electronic equipments.
Support sites for semiconductor equipment are established in Singapore and south Taiwan.
Screen, Fuji Film and NTT communication has announced start of experimental service of communication application of high speed network for printing, publishing and advertising industries.
1999_01.jpg A2-wide size, 2 color digital printing system "TruePress742" and the world fastest monochrome digital printing system "TruePressV-200" are developed.
1999_03.gif LCD panel manufacturing equipment "750 series" is developed for the Generation 4 line, processing a maximum substrate size 800 by 900.
2000 Screen mapped out "Eco value 21", the 5 year scheme for environment management, to reinforce the environment protect, product safety and occupational safety and health.
Heidelberg, the world leader in printing solution, and Screen agree on exchange of CTP technologies.
2000_01.gif Screen releases new automatic optical inspection system "PI-7900".
Screen brought in web-based material procurement system.
2000_02.gif Screen developed new single-wafer cleaning system for 300mm wafers "MP-3000".
2001 2001_01.gif Screen released high-class thermal plate recorder "PlateRite 8600".
Screen was transferred the print-circuit detection equipment business from Kobe Steel., Ltd.
2001_02.gif Screen released new fabrication equipment for fifth-generation thin film transistor liquid crystal.
Screen received "OHSAS18001" certification as occupational safety and health system.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. and Screen will develop next-generation semiconductor fabrication equipment using supercritical fluid technology.
Screen joined IMEC's Ultra Clean Processing (UCP) program. Screen joined international alliance to develop advanced packaging and interconnect solutions.
2002 Introduced an internal company system.
2002_01.gif Released the "1100" series, the TFT LCD manufacturing equipment processing glass substrates as large as 1,100 by 1,250 mm.
Spun off the domestic sales department of Media Technology Company into a separate operation to establish Media Technology Japan Co., Ltd.
Released the "PI-8000", the all-in-one type of optical inspection system for PCB that includes CAM download, inspection, and verification capabilities.
Established a joint venture company with Tokyo Electron limited and Ebara Corporation to develop low energy electron beam direct writing system.
2002_02.gif Azero Originator, a large size copying system, got attention as "Human copying machine".
Established the company performing a sale and a maintenance service of semiconductor production equipment and FPD production equipment in Shanghai, China.
2003 100th "working invention competition" takes place.
PlateRite 8800 thermal CTP unit released.
Collaborative project designed to advance next-generation DTP for Mac OS X launched with Apple, Adobe, and Morisawa.
PlateRite Ultima thermal CTP unit released.
Joint research and development of next-generation photolithography process with Nikon.
2003_03.gif "RF3  (next-generation applicator developer )" released.
Reorganization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and FPD device manufacturing equipment service operations; SEBACS Co., Ltd. and FEBACS Co., Ltd. established.
2003_04.gif "SK-1500G ( TFT liquid crystal applicator developer )" for 6th generation glass substrates released.
Number of maintenance and service locations for flat panel display manufacturing equipment increased in Korea and Taiwan.
2004 2004_01.jpg Developed the next-generation TruePress 344 digital printer.
2004_02.jpg Developed the PlateRite Ultima 16000 thermal CTP recorder, suitable for output onto large-size plates.
2004_03.jpg Released the SK-1800G, 7th generation TFT LCD display production equipment suitable for manufacturing the world’s largest glass substrates.
2004_04.jpg Established MIXA Co., Ltd., a subsidiary that publishes and sells image elements and digital contents.
2004_05.gif Established ReVersion 65 Co., Ltd., a new company responsible for the rehiring of employees who have reached mandatory retirement age.
2004_06.jpg Signed an inclusive cooperative research agreement with Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto) and China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Launched the Micro Chemical Initiative, which includes six different manufacturers.
Cooperated in efforts to preserve cultural treasures electronically. Provided a large format vertical scanner to support the digital archiving project run by the Kyoto Prefecture office of the Association of Shinto Shrines.
2004_07.jpg Entrusted with rooftop tile printing work by the Otani sect of Shinshu Buddhism (Higashi Honganji, Kyoto). Developed a new system to support restoration work for cultural assets.
Achieved world record, high-speed processing of 150 wafers per hour using a SCREEN RF3 coater/developer linked inline to an ASML exposure system.
2004_08.jpg Began factory operations at SCREEN's print-related equipment manufacturing subsidiary in Hangzhou, China.
Successfully created a micro-reactor unit that enables a direct connection between fine chemical development and industrial production.