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History

Nov. 1974 Establishment of Union Sokki Co., Ltd. Started the sales of Polarimeters and Light Scattering Spectrometers.
Capital 2,500,000 JPY.
Oct. 1981 Changed the trade name to UNISOKU Co., Ltd. Started the sales of Stopped-flow and Laser Photolysis System.
Oct. 1985 Increased capital to 5,000,000 JPY.
Apr. 1986 Completed and started the sales of Scanning Tunneling Microscopes for use in the atmosphere
Aug. 1989 Productized and started the sales of Ultra High Vacuum STM System.
Oct. 1990 Increased capital to 10,000,000 JPY.
Oct. 1991 Productized and started the sales of Ultra Low Temperature and Ultra High Vacuum STM System.
Oct. 1997 Increased capital to 25,000,000 JPY.
Jul. 1998 Relocation of the Head Office due to business expansion.
Aug. 1999 Productized and started the sales of 2 K High Magnetic Field Ultra Low Temperature Ultra High Vacuum STM System.
Oct. 2002 Productized and started the sales of 400 mK High Magnetic Field Ultra Low Temperature High Vacuum STM System.
Oct. 2002 Entered into Korean market.
Oct. 2003 Entered into U.S. market.
Oct. 2004 Entered into Chinese market.
Feb. 2006 Received Nanotech 2006 "Evaluation and Measurement Award" for Scanning Probe Microscopes with UNISOKU's own technologies.
Dec. 2006 Received the Excellence Award in "Manufacturing Business Award" for Scanning Probe Microscopes with UNISOKU's own techniques.
Mar. 2007 Productized and started the sales of 4 Probe SPM System by JST Development of Systems and Technology for Advanced Measurement and Analysis.
Apr. 2007 Awarded as "Person of merit for new technology development" from Osaka Prefecture for Ultra Low Temperature SPM.
Sep. 2010 UNISOKU Co., Ltd. became a group company of Tokyo Instruments Inc.
Sep. 2011 Establishment of UNISOKU-TII Instruments Co., LTD in Beijing, China, as an overseas affiliate.
Oct. 2011 Entered into global market (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc.)
Increased capital to 50,000,000 JPY.
Jun. 2012 Completion of the first factory to business expansion.
Dec. 2012 Productized and started the sales of Ultra Low Temperature High Magnetic Field STM System with Dilution Refrigerator.
Mar. 2014 Chosen as a "Global Niche Top 100" company from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
Jul. 2016 Completion of the second factory expanded 2.5times in productivity, improving working environment.
Sep. 2016 Received the Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for Technical Development.
Sep. 2017 Productized and launched the sales of Transient Absorption Spectrophotometer, picoTAS, by JST SENTAN.
Dec. 2017 Developed Supper Low Helium Loss Cryostat, Started the sales of USM1200LL New STM System, which has 300 h holding time.
Mar. 2019 Japan Innovation Prize Awarded for RIPT method, a patent developed by UNISOKU.