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藤井照穂, Akio Fujii

  As new technology is developed, it will bring rich experiences and values to the future of industry, society and people's lives. At that moment, we are very excited for the new world that expands ahead of us.
Exvision was founded in 2009 by Masatoshi Ishikawa, the leading expert in High-Speed Image Processing technology at University of Tokyo. With the mission of making use of High-Speed Vision, a new technology researched and developed at the University of Tokyo, we formed Exvision as a technology company from the University of Tokyo to provide future values that nobody has ever experienced before.
 
  “High-Speed Vision” is next-generation sensing and control technology that goes far beyond human vision. This is an unprecedented research developed in Japan. Through many years of research and development, we have realized the recognition and processing of objects that move extremely "fast" in "real time". The speed that humans can recognize per second is said to be about 20-30 frames per second, but “High-Speed Vision” can recognize 1000 frames per second, which is about 33 times faster.Recently, infrastructure technologies such as IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives have been paid attention, but High-Speed Image Processing technology acquires information accurately on various moving objects such as vehicles, drones and other flying objects, factory automation, and human interfaces in real time. We are sure it will play an important role in the edge computing area that feeds into the IoT system. For example, while the workforce decline and labor shortage are being advocated, our technology is even more likely to contribute to various areas such as industry, social infrastructure, and people's lives. About factory automation in the manufacturing industry, stable product inspection can be performed without reducing the speed. In addition, productivity of the production line, and efficiency, reliability and safety can be further pursued. In the development of old social infrastructure such as roads and railways, it is possible to observe fixed points of fine flaws in tunnels and railways without slowing down more than 100 kilometers per hour. In the sports area, we support sports science based on data, such as analyzing the movement of balls and players in real time and using them for training and matches. In the entertainment area, we can provide new ways to express content such as projection mapping using moving objects and drones, and VR games.

 

  By implementing “High-Speed, High-Precision Eyes”, it is expected to be used in new areas such as collaborative robots that will enable collaborative work with multiple independent robots in future.
 
  Exvision is promoting the commercialization of research results through continuous collaboration with the University of Tokyo Graduate School Ishikawa-Senoo Laboratory in both technology and human resources. Team members who are proud of their technical capabilities, such as arranging AI and machine learning in combination, help customers solve problems and create value. We will continue to develop solutions with customers in various fields to provide higher quality and productivity, higher safety and reliability to industries around the world, and support the realization of people's comfortable lives. Through next-generation sensing and control technology “High-Speed Vision”, we will create new experiences and value that will move the industry, society and people's lives.

 

Akio Fujii

CEO
Exvision Corporation

About Company

 

Company Name Exvision Corporation
Establishment January 30th, 2009
Headquarter

Yushimanatsume Bldg. 2F,

2-18-6 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo,

113-0034, Japan

TEL +81-3-3812-9360

Business Provide next-generation sensing and control technology “High-Speed Vision” platform and develop its solution
Capital 490 million yen As of March 31st, , 2019 (include capital reserve)
Board Members Akio Fujii

Chief Executive Officer
Former President of Microsoft Development Co., Ltd.
M.A, Stanford University
B.A. in Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

Masatoshi Ishikawa * Funder and Chief Technology Officer
Professor, Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Toshikazu Umatate *

Representative Director, President and CEO, Nikon Corporation

Akikazu  Takeuchi * Deputy Director, Artificial Intelligence and Software Technology Research Center,
Chiba Institute of Technology
Yoshihiro Maki * General Manager, Precision Components & Modules Business Unit
Nikon Corporation
Yuichi Shibazaki *

Senior Fellow, General Manager, Next Generation Project Division
Nikon Corporation

  *Outside director
       

History

 2007. 4 ~2009. 3
Started “High-Speed Vision Technology R&D” in the University of Tokyo as a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology JST Pre-Venture Project. Developed the PB-1 system that performs High-Speed Parallel Processing using a large-scale FPGA, and succeeded in image tracking at 1,000 fps
 2009. 1 Established Exvision Coporation. by Masatoshi Ishikawa, University of Tokyo Professor and Norio Tabuchi at 4-1, Ooka, Minami-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa. Norio Tabuchi was appointed as CEO
 2009. 11 Moved head office to 3-25-5 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
 2011. 6 Akio Fujii appointed as CEO
 2014. 9 Announced small EGS (Exvision Gesture System) with low latency at Tokyo Game Show 2014
 2015. 10 Established US subsidiary, Exvision Inc. in Sunnyvale, California
 2015. 12 Moved head office to 21-10 Hongo, 3-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
 2016. 9 Started development of Dynamic Projection Mapping system using High-Speed Image Processing technology
 2017. 2

Announced the development and release of an evaluation board (EVB) and High Speed Vision Software Development Kit (HSV SDK) * as a standard platform that enables short-term development of various solutions using High-Speed Image Processing technology at ISSCC 2017 in San Francisco, California.
* HSV SDK (High Speed Vision Software Development Kit) is for High-Speed tracking and real-time control platform

 2017. 3 Won the 2nd JEITA Venture Award. Received a reputation which develops advanced High-Speed Image Processing technology unprecedented in the world by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
 2017. 8 Received reputation of “extremely excellent” about “Development and application of large-scale High-Speed Sensing systems” research commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
 2017. 12 Moved head office to 2-18-6 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
 2018. 1 Released the HSV SDK (High Speed Vision Software Development Kit) for developers. Equipped with the High-Speed Vision Sensor “IMX382” that realizes detection and tracking of objects with High-Speed Sensing at 1,000 frames per second. It enables development of applications to control real-time easily
 2018. 10 Launched “HSV-MC1” as a successor to the developer's kit “HSV SDK (High Speed Vision Software Development Kit)”
 2018. 10 Transfers all shares to Nikon SBI Innovation Fund, Nikon's private fund

 

Business partners and joint development partners(Order of the Japanese syllabary)

Elematec Corporation
Kyoto University
Gunma University
Silicon Technology Co., Ltd.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
ZUKEN ELMIC,Inc.
Sony Music Solutions Inc.

Sony PCL Inc.
Takenaka Co., Ltd.
The University of Tokyo
TODAI TLO, Ltd.
The Japan Sport Council
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
VICTAS Inc.
Macnica Co., Ltd.
Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd. 

and others

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  Yushimanatsume Bldg. 2F, 2-18-6, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0034, Japan
    TEL +81-3-3812-9360