Monday 10 March 2014
Asia Optical pays over US$33 million to settle patent disputes with Kodak
Digital camera ODM Asia Optical has paid US$33.852 million in compensation to Eastman Kodak for infringing on Kodak patents with the production of digital cameras for Japan-based...
Monday 21 January 2013
Asia Optical to supply MILC to new Kodak in 2013
Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) maker Asia Optical will start supplying mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) to JK Imaging, the company that Kodak has authorized...
Thursday 17 May 2012
Asia Optical reorganizing joint venture
Asia Optical, a Taiwan-based maker of optical lens modules and digital cameras, is readjusting the organization of AOF Imaging Technology, its joint venture with Singapore-based Flextronics...
Friday 23 March 2012
Altek suffers operating loss in 4Q11 mainly due to Kodak bankruptcy
Altek on March 22 released its 2011 financial report, suffering a net operating loss of NT$741 million (US$25 million) mainly because of losses in accounts receivable and inventory...
Friday 10 February 2012
Kodak to phase out camera business
Eastman Kodak, which filed for bankruptcy in January 2012, has announced plans to phase out its dedicated capture devices business, which includes digital cameras, pocket video cameras...
Friday 20 January 2012
Eastman Kodak files for bankruptcy
Eastman Kodak has announced the company and its US subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for business reorganization under chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
Friday 20 January 2012
Asia Optical, Altek impacted by Kodak bankruptcy
Asia Optical and Altek, two Taiwan-based digital camera ODMs, have suffered overdue accounts receivable payments and losses in inventory from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Taiwan ODMs considering cash only transactions with Kodak
As Kodak is facing bankruptcy crisis, rumors about the company filing lawsuits against Apple, High Tech Computer (HTC) and Fujifilm as a last resort to help its financial situation,...
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Taiwan camera makers expect Kodak orders to decrease
Taiwan-based ODM makers of digital still cameras for Eastman Kodak, viewing that Kodak's global market share is decreasing due to increasing competition from Japan-based vendors such...
Tuesday 8 November 2011
Kodak sells image sensor business
Eastman Kodak Company has announced the sale of its image sensor solutions (ISS) business to Platinum Equity. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Friday 22 July 2011
Kodak 1H11 ODM orders to Taiwan digital camera makers down 8% on year
Taiwan-based ODMs Altek and Asia Optical received orders for 37.4 million digital cameras from Eastman Kodak during the first half of 2011, decreasing 8% on year, according to industry...
Monday 17 January 2011
Digital camera maker Asia Optical targets 35% growth in 2011 revenues
Asia Optical expects its digital camera shipments to reach 10 million in 2011, with consolidated revenues to increase 35% sequentially from last year's NT$24.61 billion (US$769 million),...
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Second-tier brands may step out of China digital camera market
The fierce competition in China's digital camera market may cause second-tier brands such as Casio, Kodak, Olympus and Pentax to gradually step out of the market as their market share...
Friday 29 October 2010
CCD to account for less than 10% of image sensor market in 2010, says iSuppli
The light may be fading for CCD image sensors as digital cameras, their principal application, switch to a less expensive and more efficient rival technology, according to iSuppli...
Tuesday 5 October 2010
Kodak withdraws charge against Taiwan-based Ability Enterprise
Taiwan-based digital camera ODM maker Ability Enterprise on October 4 announced US-based Eastman Kodak has withdrawn from the US Court for the Western District of New York a charge...
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