LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 29, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that the Company has been ranked number two on the "15 Most Innovative Companies of All Time" list developed by Business Insider. Featuring a range of international technology firms, the Business Insider list recognizes Canon for its significant number of U.S. Patent filings (41,268 in total) as well as the launch of a vast array of innovative products by the Company including the IVSB camera -- the first Canon camera sold in the United States in 1955, the 10-key electronic calculator and the first automatic exposure SLR camera, a predecessor to Canon's current award-winning EOS SLR Digital cameras.
"For more than 70 years, Canon has committed itself to developing new technologies that enhance the lives of our customers and create new opportunities to grow our business," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "We are honored to be recognized by Business Insider as one of the most innovative companies of all time and will continue to invest in the key functions of research, development, service and support in the future."
The Business Insider list recognizes international technology companies that have played a critical role in developing and patenting new technologies and innovations over the past several decades. The research breakthroughs and technologies developed by the companies have changed the way businesses and consumers operate and communicate while also generating billions of dollars for the developers.
To see the full list of Innovative Companies visit: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-innovative-companies-of-all-time-2011-6#ixzz1Q1bMu84f