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1970

The PPC-1, a semiconductor photographic etcher marks Canon’s first step into the field of semiconductor fabrication equipment

The Pocketronic is the first miniature-sized electronic calculator with a thermal print-out system.

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1971

Canon introduces the F-1 system and the FD Lenses.

Canon U.S.A. relocates its headquarters to 10 Nevada Drive, Lake Success, NY.

Canon Business Machines, Inc. is established in the U.S.

The FD 55mm f/1.2 AL SSC becomes the world's first large-aperture aspherical lens with an automatic diaphragm.

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1972

The NP-L7 introduces Canon’s revolutionary NP copying system which is the world’s first plain paper copier with liquid-dry.

Canon Optics & Business Machines Canada Ltd. is established.

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1974

Canon de Brasil is established.

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1976

The revolutionary AE-1, the world’s first SLR with computer-controlled automation is introduced. Nationwide advertising on television promotes the AE-1 camera and the Canon name.

The FPA-141 Fine Print Aligner improves Large Scale Integration (LSI) circuit production.

Canon U.S.A. opens Dallas branch.

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1978

The NP-8500, the world's first retention-type copier, is introduced.

The P10-D, became the world's first portable printing and display calculator.

Canon de Mexico is established.

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1979

Sure Shot is launched as Canon's first autofocus 35mm camera.

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1979

The LBP-10 is launched as the world's first semiconductor laser beam printer.