Saturday, May 01, 2010

Kodak Officially Announced It has Divested from CMOS Sensors

Up until now I have not seen any official announcement that Kodak scrapped its CMOS image sensor business. Seeking Alpha's transcript of Q1 2010 Earnings Call is where Kodak officially says that for the first time:

Phil Faraci, Kodak's President and COO:

...we went through and made the transformation in our image sensor business focusing in on the CCD business and moving away from our focus on CMOS.

...I would also say that the ISS or sensor business ...
[is] performing incredibly well now.

10 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that Kodak will simply go out of business soon or late !

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  2. Interesting statement ! Not a single company can stay forever ...

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  3. So, what happened to the "10 year strategic supply relationship" with Motorola?

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  4. Look for Kodak to sell its CMOS image sensor IP to some troll with nothing to be countersued over to provide short term cash relief to its bottom line.

    Or maybe they will want to play troll games themselves. Again, not much to lose.

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  5. that explains their attepmts to sue some companies last summer on CMOS implementations...

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  6. It is easy for a company to perform "incredibly well" if it is satisfied not to have a growth strategy. What is hard in CMOS is investing the money to be a contender. Question for Kodak and for others is when does it make sense to be a niche player?

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  7. Glad to see Kodak could admit to it - 7 months later!

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  8. Kodak could have easily found a partner or carved out their Imaging business .... surprising to see nothing happened ... is this market headed for consolidation !!!!!!

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  9. I think that if you look at the proprietary implications at the decision you will find that Kodak was extremly correct in this decision but look at the details before jumping to conclusions.

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  10. This company is a SHAME
    150 people has been laid off due to management failure...

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