Regarding extension of state of emergency over COVID-19
State of emergency due to COVID-19 has been extended till May 31 by Japanese government.
Government continuously requests us to refrain from going out.
Upon state of emergency extension and request to stay home by Osaka prefecture,
UNISOKU will continuously encourage our employees to work from home as much as possible.
However, employees who are engaged in production or need to work at office still continue to commute so that our production function will not drop down.
Please note that this extension of state of emergency does not largely effect on our operation.
We have been pausing visit work including repair and installation.
Instead, we will support you through Email or any other ways remotely.
Although it may cause you inconvenience, we appreciate your kind understanding.
UNISOKU Newsletter 2020
Coronavirus (Covid -19) Customer information
Dear our valued customers,
First of all, our thought is with those who contracted COVID-19 and anyone who surrounds them.
UNISOKU would like to announce that possible effects due to COVID-19.
At present, UNISOKU has been working normally. However, many countries ban entry from Japan or they limit activities of travelers from Japan after entry.
Thus, we are unfortunately unable to provide you of visit work for repair or maintenance in oversea at this moment.
We will do our best to provide you of support through Emails or Internet connection.
Although this might cause you inconvenience, we appreciate your understanding.
Published on "Doraemon Science World @ Future Life"
Our STM product has been published on "Doraemon Science World @ Future Life"
of a Japanese publisher, Shogakukan.
Released on January 27, 2020
Published in Asahi newspaper—"latent power of Kinki district"
An article of UNISOKU appeared in Asahi newspaper for Kinki/Osaka area titled "latent power of Kinki district".
Ultra High Vacuum Low temperature Probe Microscope. Magnification is 1 million.
Looking into the world of atoms by tracing surfaces of samples using extremely fine tip of the needle.
Cooling down the sample surface almost absolute zero temperature under the vacuum to stop vibration, then the shape and the performance of molecules and atoms are observed.
50 milion to 100 million JPY per system. 80 % is for export. Market share number one with several hundreds of install base.
Management Philosophy are "Contributing to innovation of Science" and "Aiming No. 1 in nanotech measurement"
Tokyo Instruments Inc. received "Special Award" in "The 14th Courageous Management Award"
Tokyo Instruments Inc. was awarded a special prize hosted by "The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry" and "FujiSankei Business i." for "14th grand prize honored as courageous management".
Front page of FujiSankei Business i. daily issue 21319 September 21, 2016
Forth page of the NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN-Newspaper September 21, 2016
Second factory completed
Our second factory was completed on company property.
Ground-floor area 30m x 13m.
Two-storied, the first floor is open ceiling structure with pits, ecological structure.
Production capacity of more than two times (ratio to convention)
Improved work environment.
Wellhole in 1st floor
An article about UNISOKU's export expansion was published on NIKKEI newspaper dated June 6, 2016.
Boosted by R & D investment increase among emerging countries, UNISOKU expands the export of special microscopes used for R & D.
Expected annual sales of 2015 fiscal year will be 1.15 billion JPY that is twice compared with 2011.
Foreign students who used UNISOKU systems in Japan, continues to use them even after going back to their own countries, leading researcher outside Japan purchased UNISOKU systems and the results were published in leading science magazines every year.
Finely-resolved images were taken and UNISOKU receives orders from China and Europe continuously.
Published in OPTRONICS
An article about building UNISOKU's new workshop is published in OPTRONICS, May 2016 issue.
Article about UNISOKU's new workshop is on The Nikkei, March 21, 2016
UNISOKU is constructing a new workshop for precise specialized microscopes.
Completion is planned at the end of July, adjacent to the head office. Besides domestic needs, UNISOKU will answer the needs for emerging nations such as China and India, for researches of high functional materials and nanotechnology. The total floor area of new workshop will be about 500m², and annual productivity will be more than 40 systems. UNISOKU will produce the new microscope which is transferred from a German company in November 2015.
UNISOKU decided to build a new factory for probe microscopes
UNISOKU will build a new factory (second factory) next to the head quarter in order to improve the quality and the product capacity of UHV scanning probe microscopes.
It is planned to complete by the end of July, 2016.
The new factory has four pits facilities capable of assembling UHV-STM with mK-Vector magnet configuration.
It has a space for manufacturing 6 systems at a time, aiming improvement of work efficiency and high quality shipping inspection structure.
We will make further efforts to realize short delivery time and stable system start up.
UNISOKU Newsletter 2016
Published on OPTRONICS
An article about UNISOKU is published in OPTRONICS (2016) No.1.
SPECS has 146 employees and 4 billion yen sales. "UNISOKU of analysis instrument, obtained microscope business from a German company"
Transition of JT-STM released from Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun on November 17, 2015
Scientific Instruments maker, UNISOKU, acquired Microscope business from German company
Leading edge technologies in UNISOKU's hand
UNISOKU acquired the right to manufacture and sell JT-STM from SPECS, German company, and expects 200 million to 300 million JPY increase of sales.
SPECS will manufacture and sell JT-STM for the orders from universities and research institutes already confirmed at this point. For the orders received from Nov. 2015, UNISOKU will manufacture and sell regardless of domestic or abroad.
President Suruga from UNISOKU commented "The time to compete and waste energy is over. The key to survival is to concentrate on a strong field"
JT-STM transferred from SPECS
Unisoku now collaborates with SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH, a major supplier of surface analysis instrumentation from Germany. SPECS's Joule Thompson Scanning Probe Microscope (JT-SPM) will be completely transferred to Unisoku.
The transition of SPECS's main products, low temperature SPM, which includes SPM head with optical access in low temperature and high magnetic measurement, expands the choice of UNISOKU Product line for UHV, Ultra low Temp and High Magnetic field measurement. Both SPECS and UNISOKU will concentrate on their own strengths.
A New Slogan for TII Group "Mutual Satisfaction"
TII Group has "Mutual Satisfaction, Coexistence, win-win, partnership" relationship with customers, suppliers and employees. We wish to grow and step forward in harmony with you.
UNISOKU Logo is renewed as well.
Renewal of message from CEO and recruitment
"Message from CEO" under Company Profile is renewed.
"Recruitment" page is now opened.
Published in Nature Chemistry
Peking University Prof. Kai Wu
A research paper is published in Nature Chemistry, about assembling molecular Sierpinski triangle fractals.
This work is achieved by UNISOKU UHV Low Temperature STM system USM-1200S.
Jian SHang, Yangfeng Wang, Min Chen, Jingxin Dai, Xiong Zhou, Julian Kutter, Gerhard Hilt, Xiang Shao, J. Michael Gottfried and Kai Wu
SKLSCUSS, BNLMS, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, Marburg 35032, Germany.
Department of Chemical Physics, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China.
SPURc, 1 CREATE Way, #15-01, CREATE Tower, Singapore 138602, Singapore
NATURE CHEMISTRY VOL 7 | MAY 2015, Pages: 389-393
Date published: March 30, 2015
UNISOKU-TII Instruments Co., LTD (our subsidiary) is accepted as a group member from Beijing Import and Export Enterprise Association
Our subsidiary, UNISOKU-TII Instruments Co., Ltd., is accepted as a group member from Beijing Import and Export Enterprise association. By this, we will receive support about import/exportation, and custom clearance will be faster. We will strive to improve customer satisfaction.
Chosen for JST leading measurement
Research development subject
"Development of RIPT method, a novel transient absorption measurement method"
is chosen for "instrument development type" for JST's 2014 research result development business (program for leading measurement, analysis technology and instrument development)
UNISOKU did a poster presentation at the 64th conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (September 18-20, 2014 at Chuo University)
Development and comparison of novel transient absorption measurement method covering sub nanosecond to millisecond
Published on Biophysical, October 2014
The article "Development of time analysis total reflection ultra-red spectroscopy method by theory/experimentation of rapid exchange method of buffer solution" is published on Biophysical Vol. 54 No.5 (October 2014). This article is written with Associate Professor Yuji Furutani from Institute for Molecular Science, and Professor Kimura from RIKEN.
An article about Global Niche Top 100 companies is on May 2014 issue of OPTRONICS.
optical companies are selected among this…UNISOKU of TII group is chosen, for their UHV SPM systems, in electronics section
(excerpt from the article)
Chosen as a "GLOBAL NICHE TOP 100" company
Unisoku Co., Ltd. is chosen as a "GLOBAL NICHE TOP 100" company from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, in recognition of the considerable efforts to promote global marketing and excellent business operation. These companies will be supported by means of "Japan Revitalization Strategy". We appreciate your continuous support.
UNISOKU-TII Instruments Co., LTD received "China Core Suppliers" Award
Our subsidiary company, UNISOKU-TII Instruments Co., Ltd. received "China Core Suppliers Award" from Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, for stable growth and superior business performance.
UHV FIB/SEM Column
UNISOKU form a technical alliance with a French company - ORSAY PHYSICS and start providing high space resolution FIB/SEM column for UHV.
Published in Nature
A research paper is published in Nature, about chemical mapping of a single molecule by Plasmon-enhance Raman scattering with spatial resolution below 1 nm. This work is achieved by UNISOKU UHV Ultra Low Temperature SPM system USM1400 Series (Custom-made model).
"Chemical mapping of a single molecule by plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering"
R. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Z. C. Dong, S. Jiang, C. Zhang, L. G. Chen, L. Zhang, Y. Liao, J. Aizpurua, Y. Luo, J. L. Yang & J. G. Hou
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China
Nature 498, Pages: 82-86
Date published: June 6, 2013
30mk Ultra-Low Temperature High Magnetic Field STM System
An article about UNSOKU 30mk Ultra low temperature High magnetic field STM system is published on 7th page of the Nikkei, August 22, 2012.
UNISOKU developed a STM useful for analyzing magnetic structure of magnetic materials. This new STM is ultra-low temperature (30mk) and able to make high magnetic field (16T). Atoms stop moving when cooled down to 100mk, and align to same direction. By adding magnetic field, you can observe atoms spinning the other way. The evaluation under ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field is useful for development of elements under room temperature. The price will be around one hundred million yen. The sales will start within this year. (this is a summary based on the article written by UNISOKU)
Completion of New Office Building
A new office is built adjacent to the head office, in our premises, at the end of June 2012.
1st floor: Working space for large STM system assembly (4 m high ceiling, two 2.5 m deep pits)
2nd Floor: Space for manufacturing SPM probes and spectroscopic systems
Head-office factory: Renewed as analysis room and laser spectroscopic room
Overall, areas for manufacturing, development, and research has doubled.
Published in Science
A research paper, with data taken from UNISOKU's UHV Ultra Low Temperature and High Magnetic Field SPM System USM1300 Series, is published in Science.
"The Coexistence of Superconductivity and Topological Order in the Bi2Se3 Thin Film"
Mei-Xiao Wang et al.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Science 336, 52 (2012);
Published in Nature Materials
A research paper is published in Nature Materials, which data is taken from UNISOKU's Low Temperature 4-probe System USM1400-4P (UNISOKU UHV-LT 4-probe, Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope).
Atomic-scale transport in epitaxial grapheme
Shuai-Hua Ji*, J. B. Hannon, R. M. Tromp, V. Perebeinos,