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Kodak OLED Technology agreement

Posted by: Mark Peters Friday 25th, August 2006

Eastman Kodak Company, a pioneer in the area of organic light emitting diode technology (OLED), today announced a licensing agreement with Tohoku Device Co., Ltd. Tohoku Device plans to incorporate Kodak's organic display technology into white OLED modules for use as backlights in displays. Tohoku Device joins more than 15 companies that have licensed organic display technology from Kodak. "This is a great agreement for Kodak. The agreement between Kodak and Tohoku Device validates the superiority of Kodak display technology for a variety of applications," said Andrew Sculley, general manager, OLED Systems and vice president, Kodak Display Business. "We are delighted that Tohoku Device has chosen Kodak as a major provider of this innovative technology."

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Canon leads digital camera market

Posted by: Mark Peters Friday 25th, August 2006

Canon is strengthening its leadership position as America's choice for digital cameras. In a recent IDC study, the Canon brand captured number one position for total digital camera shipments in the first half of 2006, with a market share of 21.0 percent (which is up from 20.2 percent in 1H05). "As the digital camera market matures, it is more important than ever for camera vendors to meet dealer requirements for timely product introductions, and properly address consumer desires with compelling designs and feature sets," said Christopher Chute, research manager for the worldwide digital imaging practice at IDC. "Canon continues to properly execute on these critical principles."

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Winner of Lexmark Photo Contest

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 25th, August 2006

Lexmark International, Inc. and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) today announced the winners of the annual AAPT/Lexmark High School Photo Contest. Through this partnership, Lexmark and the AAPT are enhancing the educational experience of students by encouraging them to see the wonders of math and sciences in their daily lives. As a developer of industry-leading laser and inkjet printing technology, Lexmark employs some of the world's finest engineers. Many of those engineers were influenced early on by a love of math and science, so Lexmark has a special interest in promoting education, especially in those areas. This contest allows Lexmark to encourage the study of math and science while also supporting students and teachers across the world.

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Epson imaging products at Photokina

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 22nd, August 2006

Epson, the digital imaging pioneer, will display and demonstrate the latest in photo printing, photo display and projection at Photokina 2006. The Epson booth is designed to ensure that there is something to interest you, whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, a scrapbooker, starting out in home photo printing or even a home cinema enthusiast.
Epson will also host a press conference at Photokina on the 25th September at 16.00 in the Europasaal. It will discuss Epson's business strategy and latest technology innovations for the photo industry and launch its latest products for the professional and consumer photo markets.

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Photokina 2006 live report

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 19th, August 2006

Photokina 2006 live report : Although we are in the middle of August and it's not until the end of September before Photokina 2006 takes place, we are already starting our special coverage of the Photokina show. This World of Imaging show will be the biggest Photokina show ever! We will certainly not miss this one so you can expect the most extensive show report ever live from the show floor. Prior to the opening of the world's biggest digital imaging show several manufacturers like Nikon with their new Nikon D80 DSLR and several other industry leading members already unveiled their new series of digital cameras, printers, camcorders, flash memory cards and mobile devices to the media. At Photokina the visitor will be able to touch and try the new products in person.

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Photokina 2006 imaging trends

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 18th, August 2006

Digital reflex cameras attracting the greatest interest, camera phones taking over the role of an “optical notebook”, DVDs and hard disks as new storage media for camcorders, the next generation of memory cards is ready for launch and Internet enables the photography industry to utilize new forms of communication. At Photokina in 2006, the merging of the photography and video worlds with the consumer electronics, telecommunications, and information technology sectors will lead to a new level of quality, with the Photokina presenting imaging innovations in a more extensive and focused manner than that found at any other comparable trade fair. The Photokina 2006 promises to be the biggest show ever!

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Photokina model contest 2006

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 21st, July 2006

This year, the Fashion, Advertising and Industrial Photography Working Group (AWI) will once again provide young men and women aged between 16 and 22 with the opportunity to begin a fascinating career as a photographic model. With its YOUNG FACES Model Contest 2006, AWI will build on the huge success of the model contest held during Photokina 2004. In a first for Germany, the competition is being organized as a nationwide event by three professional advertising-related companies: AWI, the magazine Designers Digest, and the Munich-based agency Most Wanted Models. The final round of the competition will be held at Photokina 2006, the world’s leading trade fair for imaging in Cologne.

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Photokina 2006 Imaging World

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 17th, June 2006

Imaging is more - Photokina is more: Starting on September 26, 2006, Photokina Imaging World will once again be setting the standard as the global information and communication platform of the imaging sector, with the latest techniques, products, applications and services. It is the wide range of products on show, which cover the entire scope of the complex imaging market that makes Photokina 2006 unique. At the same time, the leading trade fair is presenting itself in a new light: The modified concept of the “new Photokina” and the premiere in the new Cologne exhibition center ensure that even regular visitors to the show are eagerly awaiting this year’s event.

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The Photokina Messe 2010 will be the event where manufacturers will be able to share its latest status within the market of imaging. Are they moving on, will they merge, or did they survived the worldwide financial crisis and already aim to expand their market share with new and innovative electronic devices and professional services? The market is competitive and will remain so in the following years. But it has become clear that manufacturers need to adept to the change of the consumer, or loose contact with the consumer market at all. Consumers connect via modern communication channels are better informed than before. Social media is for many consumers part of their daily lives where as companies still need to find out how and when to communicate at all. The Photokina 2010 show will give the companies a change to present themselves in full glory, stay tuned for our live Photokina report!

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