PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging and Foxconn Technology Group to Deliver a Range of Innovative ZINK-Enabled Products
Partnership Will Enable Foxconn to Deliver New Digital Imaging Products with the ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) Technology
WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ZINK Imaging, Inc. and Foxconn Technology Group today publicly announced their strategic partnership to design, commercialize, and market a range of ZINK(TM)-enabled digital printing products.
In this partnership, ZINK Imaging, inventor of the ZINK Technology and manufacturer of the ZINK Paper(TM), is collaborating with Foxconn on the development of ZINK-enabled devices for partner companies looking to enhance their digital imaging product lines with new innovative printing solutions. These companies will bring ZINK-enabled devices and ZINK Paper to the marketplace under their respective brands.
ZINK Imaging and Foxconn are actively collaborating with numerous global companies and expect the first in an extensive roadmap of ZINK-enabled products to ship in 2008. One of these first products will be a digital camera with an integrated ZINK-enabled printer.
ZINK Imaging and Foxconn together are creating a new "ZINK" category of printers where key features are small, simple, mobile, earth friendly, and no ink. At the heart of this new category of printing is the ZINK Paper. The patented ZINK Paper is an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals. A ZINK-enabled printer uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals. The printing process is now radically simple. Just add paper(TM) and print.
Foxconn is a multi-billion dollar company with extensive capabilities and its recent acquisition of Premier Image Technology Corporation makes it a leader in digital imaging and capture devices. Foxconn's competitive advantages stem from the award-winning eCMMS business model and a unique Foxconnian culture. Foxconn defines company products as Speed, Quality, Engineering Services, Flexibility, and Monetary Cost Saving. Foxconnians are devoted to customer's long-term success and take pride in the hardworking culture. Foxconn has over 15,000 patents granted worldwide and is a recognized leader of innovation and technical know-how in rankings such as MIT's patent scorecard.
"Foxconn has amazing capabilities in developing digital imaging products," said Wendy Caswell, President and CEO, ZINK Imaging. "Foxconn's expertise coupled with the ZINK disruptive technology will generate a robust product line of digital capture and print devices."
About ZINK Imaging
ZINK Imaging Inc., a privately held company, was founded to enable millions of customers to enjoy the magic of ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) products. Invented by ZINK Imaging, ZINK Technology and the award-winning ZINK Paper(TM) provide a revolutionary technology platform for ink-free digital printing products. ZINK Imaging's headquarters and research and development labs are in Massachusetts, with a state of the art manufacturing facility in Whitsett, North Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.ZINK.com .
The ZINK Technology and ZINK trademarks are owned by ZINK Imaging, Inc.
Foxconn Technology Group is the foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics ("3C") leaders. Aided by its legendary execution, uncompromising customer devotion and its award-winning proprietary business model, eCMMS, Foxconn Group is not only the largest, but also the fastest growing multinationals manufacturing services provider (including CEM, EMS, ODM and CMMS) in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.foxconn.com .
(First posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 15:58 EST)