History：2005 - 2013
Renewing our commitment to Shi Kou Ten Kai and innovation
|Established DNS Feats (Taiwan) Co., Ltd., a group company that handles maintenance for electronics industry equipment in Taiwan.
|Released multi-purpose 'Mercurex' direct imaging system for printed circuit boards.
|Successfully developed world's first discriminatory coating technology for organic electroluminescent material. Unique new technology enabled larger-size substrates to be used in next generation displays.
|Established a new group company, Miyako LinkRing Co., Ltd., to handle dispatching of personnel. Employees are assigned as necessary to accommodate worker lifestyles.
|Acquired Inca Digital Printers Ltd. Acquisition linked innovative wide format digital inkjet specialist with world's leading manufacturer of equipment for the digital prepress, printing, semiconductor and flat panel display industries.
|Released next generation 300 mm automated wet station 'FC-3100', providing enhanced technology and significantly reduced manufacturing and installation times.
|Masahiro Hashimoto was appointed President and Representative director (COO).
|Established a new group company FASSE Co., Ltd. in the semiconductor production equipment field, to handle everything from production of cleaning equipment to delivery and installation.
|'Hiragino Font' won the Good Design Award 2005.
|Launched of new 150 WPH 'RF3i (R-F cube-eye)' immersion coat-develop track includes immersion process lithocluster in the Netherlands.
|Established a commemorative monument at headquarters, the former site of Zuikoin Temple, which once housed the hair of the 46 Ako Ronin.
|Established a new group company Gerant Co., Ltd. to handle facilities management. Independent facilities management increases efficiency and enhance facilities.
|Established Screen Group's largest R&D base, White Canvas Rakusai. Technology development functions concentrated in one place to increase synergy between different teams.
|Received Intel's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award.
|Applied Materials and Screen signed final agreement to form SOKUDO Co. Ltd., joint venture company.
|Published 'Innovation that makes it possible to expand on and exceed one's core business' (Nikkei BP Planning, Inc.), a volume on Chairman and CEO Akira Ishida's management attitudes.
|First SCREEN inkjet printing system, Truepress Jet520, released.
Construction of new factory 'CS-1' for flat panel display manufacturing equipment completed.
Facility supports production and quality testing of manufacturing equipment for 8th and future generation glass substrates.
|Construction of new production factory 'Fab.FC-2' for semiconductor manufacturing equipment completed. It was built to meet increased demand for wafer cleaning equipment.
|Released a new single-wafer cleaning system 'SU-3100'. Up to 8 built-in chambers and superior 300 wafer per hour productivity.
|Released an entry-level thermal CtP model 'PlateRite Niagara' for emerging markets. It is a high cost-performance printing plate recorder suitable for the demands of the BRICs markets.
|Established a new group company MEBACS Co., Ltd., which handles maintenance for printed circuit board production equipment. Company's mobility allows it to meet a wide variety of customer needs.
|Started to use ships to transport semiconductor and LCD production equipment.Total CO2 emissions created during distribution of goods reduced by 30%.
|Developed inkjet printing systems 'Truepress Jet650UV' and 'Truepress Jet2500UV' for specialized printing uses and enters inkjet printer market in earnest. By developing new applications of inkjet printing, Screen expands the reach of its business.
|Released next-generation single wafer cleaning system 'SS-3100'. It features eight chambers and takes up less space, while offering the industry's highest levels of productivity.
Established a software development company in Hokkaido, as a wholly owned group company.
New company 'S. Ten Nines Sapporo' handles the creation of test environments for semiconductor production equipment.
|Received the Logistic Environment Grand Prize for its maritime transportation system, which reduces CO2 emissions by 30%. First such award for industrial equipment transport in Kyoto.
|Won 'Supplier Excellence Award' for the 2nd consecutive year from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd(TSMC).
|Established the Welfare Center at Hikone Plant. Aiming to enhance technological development and increase production capacity through provision of comprehensive support for employees.
|Achieved level 3 of CMMI, an international standard for software development processes.
|Wafer annealing system 'LA-3000-F' received Japan Machinery Federation Chairman's Award for energy-efficient equipment. Instantaneous heating technology that consumes less than one-third the electricity of conventional systems received recognition.
|Opened a digital printing showroom 'Media Square Kyoto' featuring inkjet technology, at our Kumiyama Plant.
|Received 'Supplier Outstanding Award' from UMC (Taiwan).
|Opened Screen Station on the Ohmi Railway within the grounds of Hikone Plant. Greater frequency of direct trains between Hikone and Taga Taisha-mae Stations improves convenience for regular passengers.
|Established an R&D base for semiconductor manufacturing processes 'Process Technology Center', at Hikone Plant. It was a beginning of full-scale efforts to further enhance world-leading wafer cleaning technology.
|Received 'Preferred Quality Supplier Award' from Intel Corporation (USA).
|Received 'Gold Supplier Award' from Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Singapore).
|Developed next-generation sheet-fed inkjet printing technology. Released the world's first A2-wide sheet-fed inkjet printer 'Truepress Jet SX'.
|Acquired Silicon Light Machines (USA). Merger of world-leading optical technologies.
|Completed full scale entry into the photovoltaic industry. Committed to the creation of new business through the application and development of existing proprietary technologies.
|Opened a general training facility 'Global Training Center' for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, at Yasu Plant, aiming to fortify training programs to produce skilled, practical engineers as part of efforts to further enhance customer satisfaction.
|Developed world's first 300-mm semiconductor wafer cleaning equipment with zero VOC emissions. This incorporates dry-air drying technology to dramatically reduce running costs and environmental impact.
|Screen achieved over 60% global share in single-wafer cleaning systems.
|Direct patterning system received the fifth JPCA award from the Japan Electronics Packaging and Circuits Association.
|Screen earned 2008 top global share in LCD manufacturing equipment market for coater/developers, wet etchers, and resist strippers.
|Released high-quality Hiragino Chinese fonts certified by the Chinese government.
|Screen won “Best Delivery Support Award” from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC)
|“Truepress Jet2500UV UV” inkjet printing system was used to create the facade of the Osaka Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Screen collaborated in create a replica of the “Folding screen illustrating Osaka during the Toyotomi period”.
|Development of the “CW-1500” wafer cleaning system for manufacturing green devices. Full-scale entry into environmental technology fields including LEDs and power devices.
|Screen became the world’s first recipient of the ISO 50001 energy management system.
|Development of the SU-3200 single wafer cleaning system, which is able to spray chemical to achieve individual wafer cleaning.
|“ZI-2000” wafer pattern inspection system developed.
|“Levicoater”, a new coating system for large glass substrates in LCD manufacturing, developed.
|Hiragino font employed for Japanese type on expressway signs (in Japan).
|Screen launched new corporate vision: “Fit your needs, Fit your future”.
|“PlateRite HD 8900” series launched as a flagship series of 8-page thermal CtP models.
|Opening of WHITE CANVAS MON-NAKA, a new solution demonstration base for the printing equipment business.
|Completion of construction of a new plant at the Dainippon Screen MT (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. printing equipment manufacturing subsidiary in Hangzhou, China for serving growing demand from emerging markets.
|Screen andOsakaUniversitycollaborated to achieve world-first success in visualization of terahertz waves in solar cell power generation.
|Release of “Ledia 5”, the industry’s fastest direct imaging system for printed circuits.
|Launch of the “SS-3200” single wafer cleaning system with the world’s top productivity.
|Screen won “Environmental Excellence Award” from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.(TSMC)
|Screen accredited with an “Eco-ship mark” and received the “Chief Award” from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Maritime Bureau.
|"Truepress Jet520” full-color variable printing system received Fiscal 2012 Science and Technology Award from the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology.
|Screen received the “2011 TI Supplier Excellence Award” from Texas Instruments Incorporated.
|Launch of “Truepress Jet W1632UV” inkjet printing system for the sign and display industry.
|Screen developed “Truepress Jet L350UV” inkjet label printing system offering both high throughput and high imaging quality.
|Release of “SU-2000” single-wafer cleaning system for ultra-thin substrate wafers.
|Screen received the "Preferred Quality Supplier Award" from Intel Corporation (USA).
|"FP-9000" received the 9th JPCA Award from Japan Electronics Packaging and Circuits Association.
|Launch of Cell3iMager, high-speed three-dimensional cell culture scanner. Entry into the life sciences field.