Olympus Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of precision machineries and instruments. It operates through the following segments: Medical, Scientific Solutions, Imaging, and Others. The Medical segment covers digestive, surgical, and ultrasonic endoscopy as well as endoscopic treatment tools. The Scientific Solutions segment manufactures and sells biological and industrial microscopes, industrial endoscopes, and non-destructive testing equipment. The Imaging segment deals with digital cameras and recording devices. The Others segment includes biomaterial manufacturing and sales business. The company was founded by Takeshi Yamashita on October 12, 1919 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.