Nikon Museum

Nikon Museum Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition
"Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR - a Genealogy of the World's Highest Resolution Lenses"

Dates:   April 3, 2018 (Tue) - June 30, 2018 (Sat)
Place:   Nikon Museum, Shinagawa Tokyo
About 40 lenses including Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR lenses, about 40 electronic devices

Nikon Museum holds a special exhibition entitled "Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR - a Genealogy of the World's Highest Resolution Lenses" from April 3 to June 30, 2018.

Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR lenses were developed in 1960s by Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) especially for use in the production of transistors and ICs. They evolved into projection lenses for semiconductor lithography systems, considered "the most precise equipment in history", and contribute greatly to the semiconductor industry.

About 40 lenses are on display in this exhibition, including Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR lenses, their forerunners the Printing NIKKOR lenses, and projection lenses for semiconductor lithography systems, illustrating the progress and evolution of such lenses.
Lens performance testing systems are also exhibited, including the system for testing the Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 29.5mm f/1.2, which had the world's highest resolution at the time of its launch in 1964.

Furthermore, under the corner title "The History of Electronic Devices and Semiconductors", radios, calculators, game machines, mobile phones, word processors and other devices that developed alongside such semiconductors as the transistors produced in the 1960s, ICs and LSIs in the 1970s and system LSIs in the 2000s are displayed. Viewing such nostalgic electronic devices lets you can experience the evolution of semiconductors.

Reprinted from Nikon's website

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