Canon Inc was incorporated under the laws of Japan on August 10, 1937. The Company is a manufacturer of office multifunction devices (MFD), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and lithography equipment. It operates in three business segments: Office Business, Imaging System Business, and Industry and Other Business. The Office Business Unit segment manufactures, markets and services MFDs, office copying machines and personal-use copying machines. It also delivers value added to customers through software, service and solutions. The Imaging System Business Unit segment manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and related accessories. The Company sells its products mainly through subsidiaries organized under regional marketing subsidiaries. In Japan and overseas, product service is provided in part by independent retail outlets and designated service centers that receive technical training assistance from the Company. The Company also services its products directly. It competes with some of the major multinational corporations to smaller, highly specialized companies.