Nikon Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of optical instruments. It operates through the following segments: Precision Equipment, Imaging Products, Instruments, and Others. The Precision Equipment segment covers products and services related to integrated circuit and liquid crystal display steppers. The Imaging Products segment manufactures and sells imaging products and peripherals such as digital single-lens reflex cameras, compact digital cameras, and interchangeable camera lenses. The Instruments segment offers microscopes, measuring, and inspection equipment. The Others segment includes glass, sport optics, and customized products. The company was founded by Koyata Iwasaki on July 25, 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.