6/6/2005 - TAK Imaging, a leading innovator in dedicated imaging processors and solutions, said it has entered into an agreement with Lumax International Corp. Ltd as its distribution and sales partner in Taiwan and China for a family of new hardware and software solutions aimed at the rapidly growing photo-enabled printer market.
"TAK Imaging's solutions will bring a new level of competitiveness and energy to the photo printer market in this region," said Mr. C.K. Lin, CEO of Lumax International Corp. Ltd. "In terms of performance and a design optimized for rapid time to market we don't anticipate seeing any comparable solution available to region manufacturers for some time to come. We are very excited about our relationship."
TAK Imaging plans to make its solutions for the inkjet and dye sublimation categories of the photo-enabled printer market available next month. The new solutions, which include hardware, software and a rapid prototyping platform, have been specifically designed to accelerate the growth of at-home photo printing by improving both speed and usability.
"Lumax has the track record and all the capabilities we were seeking in a partner to help us drive the growth and expansion of photo printing in this region," said Doug Goodyear, CEO of TAK Imaging. "Together, we will enable region manufacturers to address the increasing need for fast and affordable photo printing solutions."
During last year TAK Imaging began applying its widely recognized R&D experience and expertise in laser printer controllers to the growing photo-enabled printer category. The company's solutions have helped pioneer a new generation of fast, affordable color laser printers, including the new Konica Minolta magicolor 2430 DL, which this year has captured a number of industry awards, including the CNET Next Big Thing Award at CES in Las Vegas.
About TAK Imaging
TAK Imaging is a leader in providing the consumer photo printer market with system solutions including imaging technologies, semiconductors and software. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., TAK Imaging has offices in France and Japan. (The company name, formerly TAK'ASIC, Inc., was changed to TAK Imaging effective Jan. 1, 2005.) Additional company information can be found at www.takimaging.com.
About Lumax International Corp. Ltd.
Established in August 16th, 1975, Lumax International Corp. Ltd. is the first cross process control and electronic industry SEC company in Taiwan, which comprises of experienced elites in the belief of "serving the industries with professional techniques" to provide product consultancy, aftermarket products service, and technical support and receives critical acclaims from professions. In addition to the process control business, Lumax International is also an electronics components distributor and a publicly traded company on Taiwan Stock Exchange that has operations in more than 16 cities across Greater China Area, covering China and Taiwan. Additional company information can be found at www.elumax.com.
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