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Fujitsu Claims Nearly One-Half of Enterprise-Level Document Imaging Market

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Sept. 26, 2001-- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a market leader in document imaging scanners, today disclosed previously-unreleased market share figures that indicate it owns nearly one-half of the enterprise-level document imaging scanner market worldwide. According to data gathered by InfoTrends Research Group, Inc., a Boston-based market research and consulting firm focused on PC imaging, image capture technologies and markets, Fujitsu's Imaging Product Group (IPG) in calendar year 2000 held a 49 percent share (in units shipped) of the enterprise-level document imaging scanner market. That market share figure reflects nearly 7 percent market share growth from calendar year 1999, when Fujitsu enjoyed 46 percent market share. The disclosure comes just days before FCPA unveils its Fall 2001 line of enterprise-level document imaging products on October 1, 2001 at the ARMA show in Montreal, Canada. "Fujitsu has always been a front-runner in terms of technology, reliability, and its relationship with its channel partners,'' said InfoTrends analyst Susan Moyse. "In light of that, it is no surprise that it should enjoy such a substantial share of the document imaging market. Fujitsu is extremely well-positioned not only to extend its market share in 2001, but more strategically, to capitalize on industry trends such as the adoption of color and distributed imaging.'' In its report on calendar year 2000 vendor unit shipments, InfoTrends compared document imaging vendors, including Fujitsu, across five distinct product categories, which include: * Workgroup Category (at a price point under $2,000, with throughput generally up to 20 pages-per-minute (ppm)) * Departmental Category (price points ranging from $2,000 - 6,000, at 20-36 ppm); * Low volume production (price points ranging from $6,000 - 12,000, at 36-50 ppm); * Mid volume production (price points ranging from $12,000 - 29,000 K, at 42-85 ppm); * High volume production (price points ranging from $30,000 plus, at 60 ppm+). Fujitsu currently offers document imaging products in the first four of these five categories. "We are excited at the gains we've witnessed in the document imaging business and about our future opportunities,'' said Shinichi Mori, vice president of imaging products group, FCPA. "As customers increasingly look toward color document imaging and distributed document imaging solutions, we are confident they will continue to adopt Fujitsu imaging technologies.''




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