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Endoscopy system with in-built laser light sources that enhance visibility of lesion

Application of laser control technology cultivated over the years by Fujifilm gives the user free control of two types of lasers depending on the purpose of the observation. When combined with our exclusive image processing technology, Fujifilm’s endoscope system enhances the visibility of lesions caused by diseases such as cancer.

Two lasers with different wavelengths
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Fujifilm’s endoscope system uses long life laser and phosphor as light sources for improved efficiency over conventional light sources such as halogen or xenon lamps, and consumes less electricity, one-thirtieth of xenon lamps, leading to significant energy savings.

Digital still cameras which can capture a variety of scenes, taking full advantage of high resolution offered by the Fujinon lenses

Lens resolution is optimized by the newly developed X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor combined with the image processing engine X Processor 4. The result is beautiful resolving power with a superb sharpness from the center of the image to the edges.

X-Trans CMOS Sensor
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With Fujifilm’s unique color filter array arrangement, the sensor reduces moire and false color even without the optical low-pass filter. Eliminating the low-pass filter maximizes the potential of the lens to produce superior resolution images.

X-ray diagnostic imaging system that effectively balances high-quality images and low X-ray doses with outstanding usability

A combination of CsI scintillator with ISS*1 method, where the sensor is placed in front of the scintillation layer, realizes a top world class DQE*2. In contrast to conventional FCR offerings, this system achieves higher resolution imaging at low X-ray doses.

  • *1 Irradiation Slide Sampling Registered patent: Japanese patent number 3333278, etc.
  • *2 Detective quantum efficiency
ISS Method
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The system controls the scattering of light and attenuation of energy, both of which were unachievable with prior reading systems. It achieved about 54% in DQE (@ 1Lp/mm, 1mR), the world’s highest level for a Csl scintillator.

Digital mammography system that produces high-quality images with low X-ray doses

Fujifilm’s digital mammography system incorporates an image recognition technology to depict breast structure patterns with greater accuracy. Our system produces high-resolution 2D/3D diagnostic images with lower dose, thereby making visual inspection easier for medical professionals and examinations friendlier for patients at a substantially reduced radiation dose.

Creating high-resolution images with a pixel size of 50 μm pixel image size
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Our system improves the depiction of microcalcifications by employing direct-conversion FPD with the minimum pixel size of 50 μm. Fujifilm has verified that images of equal quality (compared with conventional image processing) are obtainable with a 30% reduction in dose when using ISC*3 to optimize image contrast and FSC*4 to simultaneously enable both noise reduction for sharpening fine structure and low-dose exposure.

  • *3 Image-based Spectrum Conversion
  • *4 Fine Structure Control: Processing for separating signal elements and noise while simultaneously enhancing signals and reducing noise.

Portable ultrasound diagnostic system producing clear high-resolution images

The system is relatively lightweight. And it uses the DirectClear probe, which improves the acoustic properties of the ultrasound probe. Furthermore, it also depicts high-resolution images using SonoHD, an image processing technology that reduces speckle noise.

Dematching layer
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Fujifilm has developed a technology for inserting a dematching layer between the probe’s transducer (PZT) and backing material. By using it, Fujifilm has lowered the voltage without sacrificing image quality and has thus reduced the amount of electricity consumed.

Featuring 3D image processing technology that facilitates automatic extraction of high-precision images

With Fujifilm’s technologies of Image Intelligence for image processing and deep learning-based medical AI technology REiLI for image recognition, high-precision 3D image analysis is enabled in the departments of radiology, cardiology, gastroenterology and respiratory diseases.

Supporting diagnostic imaging workflows, leveraging Fujifilm’s medical AI technology

Combining the medical AI technology REiLI, which incorporates deep learning into image processing and image recognition technologies, and a diagnostic imaging solution, this AI platform supports diagnostic imaging workflows such as the automatic extraction of organs from CT images as well as viewer functions like 3D visualization.

Medical AI technology REiLI
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Fujifilm creates and provides applications for various diagnostic imaging workflows by developing and combining core groups of technologies in three areas.

Inkjet printing at a quality level comparable to offset printing; a sheet-fed digital printer capable

This inkjet printing is capable of 1,200 dpi high resolution and single-pass high-speed output reaching 3,600 sheets per hour (equivalent to 240 A4 sheets per minute). Capable of variable printing and small-lot production of diverse types of materials, this next generation printer can handle changing needs in a way that offset printing can’t.

Rapid pigment coagulation (Rapic)
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A unique technology is developed to have the Rapid Coagulation Primer (RCP) solution react instantaneously with the ink on the paper surface in the machine. It leads to rapid coagulation of the pigment, preventing running of ink without changing the texture of the paper.

Providing customized inkjet components for commercial and package printing

Fujifilm contributes to the rapid development of inkjet printing devices with premium image quality and reliability by developing and providing customized core parts and software required for inkjet printing devices for diverse user needs and purposes.

High output stability
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Fujifilm’s technology for keeping printheads clean drives the early development of printing devices with highly accurate ink jetting.

Instant photographic system with unique features which generates a print right on the spot when a photo is taken

When the impulse strikes, you can take the picture and immediately print it with this instant photographic system. Right after a photo is taken with instax, the developer spreads on the film and the color dyes are released in response to light exposure and become fixed on the image receiving layer, creating an image. This is Fujifilm’s exclusive original technology for on-the-spot photo printing.

Totally integrated photographic system
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The 10 μm thick film contains 18 photosensitive and dye releasing layers. The film also has an image receiving layer, developer pod and development control layer, which are necessary for exposure to light, development and formation of image, making instax the ultimate photographic system.

Magnetic tape storage media with high capacity and long-term archivability

Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic particles used in the storage media maintain required magnetic properties even when micronized, while offering superior low-noise and frequency characteristics compared to metal magnetic particles, as well as longer archival life. Recording capacity of 220TB was verified by using original Fujifilm technology to micronize the BaFe magnetic particles and create a magnetic layer covered by an uniformly dispersed coating of particles with several tens of nanometers thick.

NANOCUBIC technology
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BaFe magnetic materials are micronized to 1,600 nm3. The resulting surface recording density of 123 Gbpsi contributes to the expansion of data cartridge recording capacities.

Achieves excellent environmental performance without using a developer, while demonstrating high quality performance

True processless CTP requiring no need of alkali development and gum cleaning has been realized. It contributes to environmental load reduction by eliminating the cost for chemicals and waste disposal. Plates can be set on the press immediately after a high-speed exposure with the thermal CTP setter.

HDN and MGZ Technologies
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SUPERIA’s reaction efficiency is about three times higher than those of conventional products, owing to advances in Fujifilm’s proprietary high-speed radical polymerization method based on conventional FPD and RSS technologies. To achieve that, we developed hyper dimension networking (HDN) technology, which strengthens the image area, and MGZ (multi grain Z) technology by optimizing MGV (multi grain V) technology performance and improving run length and stain resistance with a multistage structure to enlarge the diameter of only micropores on the surface layer.

Superior scratch resistance and excellent UV ink adhesion

Scratch resistance is enhanced by covering the PET film with a layer of UV curable hard coating. Strong adhesion between the UV curable resin and PET film is achieved by further hardening through UV irradiation during the UV ink lamination process.

Scratch resistance and UV ink adhesion
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Fujifilm’s original film formation and high-precision coating technologies have created a product with superior scratch resistance and UV ink adhesion compared with conventional products.

smart cards, RFID tags and readers/writers

Wireless communication solutions that incorporate all the key technologies in smart cards, RFID tags and readers/writers

System for managing people and products by assigning unique IDs that can be incorporated into security gates and inventory management. Cargo or parcel content can be identified without unpacking based on wireless communication, and smart cards/tags can be read over a distance of 3–5 meters using the UHF spectrum. Fujifilm supports customers from the design and installation stages of smart cards/tags and readers/writers.

Antenna tuning
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Fujifilm’s original analog circuit technology supports the design of optimal antennas that can adapt to the dynamic electrical impedance of smart cards/tags and readers/writers, which are proximity coupling devices.

Wireless vibration data collection system for improving the efficiency of daily inspections at manufacturing sites

Pickup and transmitter mounted on the equipment automatically measure vibrations at set intervals. Vibration data are wirelessly transmitted to a portable data collection device during a site inspection patrol and can be reviewed using a computer.

Draws upon inspection expertise gained from Fujifilm’s experience in film manufacturing equipment
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Film manufacturing equipment contains many bearings and other rotating components, and the efficient collection and management of vibration data are essential for maintaining stable operations. ROUNDCHECK has been developed by internal Fujifilm maintenance expertise to detect machine abnormality in darkroom and clean room condition which refuses easy access to equipment by operator.

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An abrasive that can polish with micro fineness semiconductor substrate surfaces containing metal, dielectrics, etc.

Based on electrochemical reactions and the technology for many functional materials, this slurry contributes to high-speed and uniform copper polishing while controlling dishing and erosion. In addition, by optimizing the chemistry to match the specific substrate in barrier polishing, it is possible to achieve the polishing selection ratio desirable for individual substrates.

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A cleaning solution used for cleaning, and removing impurities from, semiconductor substrates

From resist removal to removal of process residue, this cleaning solution is applicable to a wide range of semiconductor substrate production processes. In the manufacture of semiconductors, it provides strong support for overcoming the unending challenges faced in semiconductor substrate cleaning and impurity removal each time the production process changes.

Automatic analysis and evaluation of large volumes of images using AI technology for optimum image selection and lively page layouts

This software technology features three functions. The Smart Select function automatically evaluates images and selects the ones people are most likely to consider good. The Smart Layout function automatically edits the images into a lively page layout by deciding how many images should be displayed on each page and by increasing the display size of images rated highly in the image analysis. The Smart Casting function sorts the image of key character that determined by consumer.

Year Album
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With this groundbreaking service, you can easily and happily order a photobook created by Image Organizer using the many photographs you took over the year.

High density two-dimensional surface-emitting laser array with highly uniform optical characteristics

With a two-dimensional array of 32 channels, this surface-emitting semiconductor laser is used as a light source in the scanning-type exposure devices of copy machines. Our in situ monitoring system maintains a uniform active area diameter and holds variations caused by optical output characteristics to 1% or less.

In situ monitoring system
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This system employs a Fujifilm-developed system that utilizes changes in the light reflectivity on the wafer’s surface to make observable the active area diameter, which is invisible to the naked eye.

Distribution Measurement Film

Makes pressure distribution visible by generating colors of varying density where pressure is applied

With this film, red color is generated where pressure is applied, and it is possible to measure the pressure level by its color density. There is a total of eight kinds, including two-sheet types handling low to moderate pressure (4LW to MW) and mono-sheet types handling moderate to extremely high pressure (MS to HS to HHS).

Pressure color-generation mechanism
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When pressure is applied, microcapsules in the color-forming layer break and the colorless dye comes out to react with the color-developing material, causing red color to appear.

Makes heat distribution visible by generating a different color where heat is applied

This film measures heat distribution using color changes. The color generated differs depending on the heat-source temperature and contact time. There are two kinds, one for lower temperatures (80-105℃) and one for higher temperatures (150-210℃).

Heat color-generation mechanism
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When heat applied, the color-developing material melts and microcapsule walls become permeable. The color-developing material enters the microcapsules, reacting with the color-forming agent to generate color.

Reacts to UV light, making the UV light level distribution visible

This film measures the exposed surface as a whole by changing color density in response to the amount of UV light. There are three kinds for use depending on cumulative light amount, one monosheet type for low light amounts and two-sheet types for moderate to high light amounts.

UV light color-generation mechanism
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Color is generated when the developer and dye in micro capsules react to UV light exposure. Through the establishment of a photosensitive layer and white layer in the support medium, color density variations are generated depending on light amount.