Monday, March 29, 2010

Kodak Announces W-RGB CCDs (Again?)

Kodak Plugged-In blog has a post about advantages of CCDs with W-RGB filters. The post also mentions that two such CCDs were announced today: 1080p KAI-02150 and 720p KAI-01150 (no formal PR, as of now). At least one of them was already demoed about half a year ago.

11 comments:

  1. They have demonstrated this during Vision 2009 at Stuttgart too. It's not bad for surveillance applications where the night sensivitity is a must !

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  2. Kodak should either boy ov or aptina with their old moniesh if hey want to play in the CMOS game

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  3. Or maybe they can buy InVisage .... same marketing strategy.

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  4. I agree... that's the surest way for Kodak to get an entry into CMOS sensor market. It is another matter whether CMOS sensor market is an attractive market from a business point of view...

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  5. Kodak doesn't want to play the CMOS game anymore. They realize that there is little money to be made when an image sensor for mobile phones costs as much as a pair of shoelaces.

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  6. But if they don't want to get into CMOS then they will fade away in history as a small printer company which makes some cheap ink that invented bayer pattern and 4T cell. Film is dying fast. Sad.

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  7. Kodak is still a 9-10 billion in revenues. Film is now less than 20% of their business. Image sensor division is a tiny little part of Kodak, around 50 millions, according to some sources, and it will probably go away in a couple of years.

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  8. what if they were to downsize, and become an intellectual property company, licensing their patented technologies in use by others and not building products?

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  9. Kodak Earning

    2009 $7.6B
    2008 $9.4B
    2007 $10.3B
    2006 $10.5B

    Looks scary

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  10. well if they fired everyone but the lawyers and began aggressively enforcing their IP I suspect they could have very high revenue per employee. Additionally they would have no need for any cross licenses to patents of others since they no longer would be manufacturing. so any infringement just turns into $$$$ going to the bottom line.

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  11. This company has no future, and will dissapear soon because of lack of real new products/sensors.
    They are spending time laying off people.
    Competitors are really going ahead !

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