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Canon U.S.A. ranks high on a 'most innovative' list

Canon USA Inc., currently based in Lake Success,

Canon USA Inc., currently based in Lake Success, plans to move into a Melville facility currently under construction by the end of 2012, and has said that its workforce will grow to more than 2,000 employees in the new building. (May 25, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Canon is on a list of the top 15 companies that merit a "most innovative" accolade.

The listing, compiled by the website, puts the camera and imaging company in the No. 2 spot, according to Canon U.S.A. Based in Lake Success, the company is building a new headquarters in Melville.

The list is titled “15 Most Innovative Companies of All Time.”

The BusinessInsider list "recognizes Canon for its significant number of U.S. patent filings (41,268...) 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..."

Other Canon U.S.A. innovations are the 10-key electronic calculator and the first automatic exposure SLR camera, the company said.

The BusinessInsider list recognizes international technology companies that have played a critical role in developing and patenting new technologies and innovations over the past several decades.



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