Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., USA, closed its acquisition of the Imaging business of National Semiconductor Corp., which developed and manufactured complimentary metal oxide semiconductor image sensor (CIS) devices. Under the agreement, Kodak has acquired certain assets, including intellectual property and equipment, and has hired approximately 50 employees who previously supported National's Imaging business. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Imaging business from National Semiconductor is now a part of Kodak's Image Sensor Solutions (ISS) organization, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of high-performance charged coupled device (CCD) image sensors and CIS technologies. Through this acquisition, Kodak has added additional resources and technologies (including advanced mixed-signal circuit design) that will further strengthen Kodak's ability to design next generation CIS devices that will deliver improved image quality with complex on-chip image processing circuitry.

This news item was found at photomarketing.com Newsline International

September 2004