Oct. 1, 2011
HOYA Corporation (“HOYA”) announced today that HOYA executed corporate split agreement and the transfer agreement, as released “Sales of the PENTAX Imaging Systems Business” on July 1, 2011 and “Notice of Partial Modification and Execution of the Corporation of the Corporate Split (Kyushu bunkatsu) Agreement (Progress report)” on August 10, 2011. As the result, HOYA succeeded the PENTAX Imaging Systems Business to Ricoh Company, Ltd.
HOYA will continue to develop other businesses taken over from PENTAX Corporation when it was merged into HOYA on March 31, 2008, including lens modules for digital cameras, DVD pickup lenses, medical endoscopes, artificial bones, and speech synthesis. Medical endoscopes, artificial bones, and speech synthesis will continue to be operated under the “PENTAX” brand.