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Kodak and LSI Logic Agree to Joint Photo-Sharing Initiative for DVD Players

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-July 10, 2001-- Eastman Kodak Company and LSI Logic Corporation, today announced an agreement to promote new capabilities that will enable photo-sharing through television sets using DVD players. The agreement, originally signed by LSI Logic's recently acquired C-Cube Microsystems, a leader in integrated processors for the DVD market, will allow consumers to view their digital pictures from a Kodak Picture CD directly on their TV - without ever touching a computer. Together, Kodak and LSI Logic will offer consumers yet another way to further enhance the way they use and share their pictures, bringing the benefits of digital photography to the mass marketplace. Through this agreement, the companies will offer the Kodak Picture CD service to consumers via DVD players and devices that carry the "Kodak Picture CD Compatibility Mark.'' Consumers will be able to simply place a Kodak Picture CD in their DVD player and instantly view their pictures on a television set in their living room. "This technology is a key step toward bringing digital photography services to the family room, where most people want to view their pictures,'' said Dan Palumbo, president Consumer Imaging and senior vice president, Kodak. "The combination of Kodak's comprehensive digital imaging products and services, and LSI Logic's integrated digital video solutions promises to expand the benefits of digital photography and services and broaden Kodak's reach to the consumer electronic market.'' Kodak and LSI Logic's initiative will be the latest move in the infoimaging industry, which is driven by the convergence of images and information technology. Infoimaging unites three closely-related imaging markets -- devices, such as DVD players, as well as infrastructure and services / media, such as Kodak Picture CDs - that enable people to more easily use images as a fast and effective way to communicate. By combining LSI Logic's DVD system processor technology with Kodak's service infrastructure and brand, consumers will have even more ways to enjoy the benefits of digital photography. Consumers will be able to view their digitized pictures using the following features available on LSI Logic-based DVD players

 

 

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