Nikon was established on July 25, 1917. It is engaged in the manufacture and sale of image and video equipment. The Company operates in four business segment: Precision Equipment, Imaging Products, Instruments, and Others. It offers products utilizing advanced technologies, from consumer optics such as digital cameras, camera related products and binoculars, to industrial precision equipment including IC and LCD steppers and scanners, microscopes and measuring instruments. The Precision Equipment Business provides products and services of IC steppers and LCD steppers. The Imaging Products Business provides products and services of imaging products and its peripheral domain, like digital SLR cameras, compact digital cameras and interchangeable camera lenses. The Instruments Business provides products and services of microscopes, measuring instruments and inspection equipment.