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New KODAK Image Sensors Target Digital Radiography


May 22, 2006

ROCHESTER, NY, -- Eastman Kodak Company continues to reinforce its position as a leading supplier of high performance image sensors with the announcement of two new CCD sensors for the digital radiography (DR) and scientific imaging markets. The new sensors offer improved sensitivity and high resolution, allowing manufacturers to develop cost effective systems with improved image quality for DR applications.

“Kodak’s innovative sensor designs continue to lead the way in a variety of applications,” said Chris McNiffe, General Manager of Kodak’s Image Sensor Solutions group. “As the needs of the digital radiography market have evolved, Kodak has met this challenge by developing a new generation of image sensors to meet the requirements of this important segment. Manufacturers can now develop systems that take advantage of the improved sensitivity of these new devices, offering higher performance and value to their customers.”

By leveraging improvements in pixel design first introduced in products such as the 39-megapixel KODAK image sensor, these new image sensors provide both a significant increase in efficiency and a reduction in noise compared to image sensors currently used in DR systems. This improved sensitivity allows system designers to improve the image quality of existing systems or trade this extra sensitivity for lower cost system components.

For users requiring the highest resolution, the new 16-megapixel KODAK image sensor provides higher sensitivity, higher dynamic range and lower noise and a significant increase in imaging performance. Kodak is also unveiling a 9-megapixel sensor with increased sensitivity, which enables the design of systems that incorporate lower cost components.

Kodak delivers the core technology that drives the most advanced developments in digital imaging applications. A pioneer in image sensing, Kodak develops, manufactures, and markets both CCD and CMOS image sensors for applications ranging from satellite and medical imaging applications to digital cameras and machine vision products.

The new Kodak image sensors are currently sampling.For specific ordering information and lead times, please contact Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company at 585-722-4385 or by email at For more information on Kodak’s entire image sensor product line, please visit
About Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise.
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