Corporate Name Catana Corporation Limited
Foundation March, 1999
Headquarter Myria Center 3F 1-2-11 Shinmiyakoda, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-2103 Japan
Phone +81-53-428-8611
Fax +81-53-428-8612
Capital Stock JP¥ 10,000,000
Management Nobuo Fujita, CEO & CTO
Tomoyoshi Nakamura, COO & CFO
Harushige Seda, Director
Main Banks Hamamatsu Iwata Shinkin Bank, Miyakoda Branch
Shizuoka Bank, Hamamatsu Branch

Corporate Philosophy

CATANA Corporation: A company that turns your and our own dreams into reality.

CATANA Corporation is an entrepreneurial venture where experienced engineers get together to act as a new catalyst to stimulate the Japan's economy in the 21st century. In the era of protracted economic stagnation and today's fast-paced industrial structure, we believe that our mission is to develop new technologies and products of dreams. In pursuit of becoming a beloved company, we will exert the utmost effort to advance toward the goal of making the 21st century an era of affluence and hope.

Our Businesses

Data Compression Solution Develops and markets CVC Series High-speed Lossless Compression Library
FA System Design & Software Development
  • Machine tools
  • Semiconductor manufacturing equipments
  • Semiconductor inspection equipments
  • Automotive Measurement Control Equipments
  • Transferring machines, etc.
Device Driver Development
  • Device drivers for Windows
  • Device drivers for Unix/Linux
  • Device drivers for RTOS
  • High-speed USB drivers
  • High-speed iEEE1394 drivers
  • Various PCI board drivers, etc.
Firmware Development Supports various CPUs
Image Processing System Design Software Development
  • Image alignment
  • Pass/fail judgment
  • Image recognition, etc.


Data Compression Solutions (CVC Series) Developed CVC Image/CVC Wave/CVC Codec high-speed lossless data compression system optimized for real-time information such as image or video data from line sensors/area sensors analog instrument data.
Machine Learning Solutions Built Systems for automatic recognition of acquired waveforms/images and defect/fault prediction.
Control Technologies for Semiconductor/Panel Manufacturing and Inspection Equipments Designed control software for semiconductor manufacturing and inspection equipments (alignment and pass/fail judgment using image processing, head table axis control, user interfaces).
Control Technologies for Transferring Machines Designed carriage/conveyer control software (inverter control, position feedback control, vibration control, high-precision positioning).
Control Technologies for Measuring & Processing Equipments Developed measuring systems (1D measurement (stroke gauges, pressure sensors, FFT analysis), image processing (scratch/contamination detection, alignment, individual recognition)).
Developed multiaxis control NC systems (servo/inverter/pulse motor control, with linear interpolation & circular interpolation).
Design Technologies for Device Drivers Designed various drivers for all the Microsoft OS families from MS-DOS to Windows 10.
Designed various device drivers for UNIX (Aix, Linux) uITRON, T-Kernel, etc.
Various Interface Application Technologies Designed firmwares, device drivers, DLL and applications based on such as USB, iEEE1394, Ultra SCSI, ATAPI, Ethernet, Arcnet and PLC-Link.
Hardware/Firmware Design Technologies Designed various firmwares that combine and support images, measurements, axis control and high-speed transmission.
Supported every kind of CPUs including Core processors, one-chip and DSP from 8- to 64-bit.
Supported various FPGA families.
Real-time OS Design Technologies Deveoped operating systems (non-ITRON) for high-speed real-time control with kernels optimized for target CPUs.


1999 Founded at Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
2009 Moved to Shinmiyakoda, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
2010 Won development grants from Hamamatsu Optronics Cluster (commercialization of high-efficient lossless image compression software).
2011 Released CvcApi SDK gray scale image data compression library.
2012 Approved the business innovation plan (and decided to develop and market high-efficient lossless image compression software for color images).
2013 Released CvcApi SDK color image data compression library.
2016 Released CvcWave SDK waveform data compression library.
Released CvcCODEC/Encoder&Decoder lossless data CODEC for FPGA.
2018 Rebranded compression softwares as CVC Image, CVC Wave and CVC Codec.