Seiko Epson Corporation, a subsidiary of the Seiko Group, specializes in electronic equipment, products, and components. Established in 1942, the company currently employs over 13,000 people. The firm directs its operations from its Nagano, Japan-based headquarters and maintains 19 factories across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
Epson’s products primarily have applications in the home electronics, office appliance, robotics, lighting, precision timing, wearables, and signage sectors. The firm’s portfolio is headlined by its excellent home, office, commercial, and industrial printers. It also offers a range of wearable devices, watches, robots, projectors, semiconductors, and micro displays.
Like many contemporary companies with global footprints, Epson comes from very humble beginnings.
Its parent corporation’s first office was an uncomplicated clock shop situated on the shore of Lake Suwa. Within a few decades, the Seiko Group evolved into a thriving conglomerate. In the late 1960s, it launched its EP-101, the world’s first miniprinter. Its success prompted the firm to establish Epson as its dedicated printer unit in 1975.
However, the subsidiary’s passion for innovation drove it to create groundbreaking offerings in other fields. It gradually expanded its offerings to include handheld computers, miniaturized televisions, industrial robots, and integrated circuits (ICs). Even now, nearly 80 years after its founding, the company is still a pioneer within the electronics field, a reality made evident by its recently unveiled fourth-generation VM-40 optical engine.
The cutting-edge product offers a 1.5 wider field of vision, 1.5 times better density, and 5-times greater contrast than its previous version. The module also boasts Epson’s most advanced silicon organic light-emitting diode (Si-OLED) displays. The VM-40 will serve as the foundation for the firm’s next Moverio smart glasses product. But its customers can use it to build their next-generation consumer, business, and industrial connected eyewear projects.
Epson’s peerless drive for technological sophistication will ensure its position at the forefront of the electronics industry.