History：1989 - 2004
Promoting a slogan of “no growth without innovation”
|Dainippon Screen (France) S.A. and Dainippon Screen (Canada) Inc. are established.
|Akira Ishida is named the company's third president.
|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.
|Bancolini S.r.l. of Italy becomes a subsidiary.
|The company's European headquarters is established.
|Operations begin at the Yasu Plant, a large-scale facility for manufacturing semiconductor and LCD production equipment.
|The WS-820L wet station, with a transport system that eliminates chemical contamination, is developed.
|Sales of equipment for DTP commences with the introduction of the DTS1015.
|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.
|New Dallas Office strengthens electronic equipment operations in the U.S.A.
|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.
|The world fastest film recorders, Genasett 3100 and 3075, in its class were released.
|A fully digital color scanner, Super Genascan 8060, Developed.
|A new semiconductor wafer spinner, D-SPIN2000 revealed. Its unique wafer transfer units boosts productivity 50%. Overall equipment size reduced by 20 to 30%.
|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.
|DTP scanner, Genascan FT-S5000 developed.
FC-821L Single-Bath Wet Station Released.
Its compact design and new chemical-recycling features quickly attracted market interest.
|All plants had received International Standards ISO9000 series certification.
|FC-3000 semiconductor production equipment for 300 mm wafers is introduced.
|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.
|Screen revealed a brand new Computer-to-Plate (CTP) recorder, PlateRite 8000, which directly exposes prepress data onto thermal type of printing plates.
|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.
|A2-wide size, 2 color digital printing system "TruePress742" and the world fastest monochrome digital printing system "TruePressV-200" are developed.
|LCD panel manufacturing equipment "750 series" is developed for the Generation 4 line, processing a maximum substrate size 800 by 900.
|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.
|Screen releases new automatic optical inspection system "PI-7900".
|Screen brought in web-based material procurement system.
|Screen developed new single-wafer cleaning system for 300mm wafers "MP-3000".
|Screen released high-class thermal plate recorder "PlateRite 8600".
|Screen was transferred the print-circuit detection equipment business from Kobe Steel., Ltd.
|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.
|Introduced an internal company system.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|"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.
|"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.
|Developed the next-generation TruePress 344 digital printer.
|Developed the PlateRite Ultima 16000 thermal CTP recorder, suitable for output onto large-size plates.
|Released the SK-1800G, 7th generation TFT LCD display production equipment suitable for manufacturing the world’s largest glass substrates.
|Established MIXA Co., Ltd., a subsidiary that publishes and sells image elements and digital contents.
|Established ReVersion 65 Co., Ltd., a new company responsible for the rehiring of employees who have reached mandatory retirement age.
|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.
|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.
|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.