Silicon Film Technologies Demonstrates EFS-1(TM) at PMA; Electronic Film System Turns Conventional 35mm SLR Into a Digital Camera
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PMA - Silicon Film Technologies,
Inc. today conducted the first public demonstration of its Electronic Film
System (EFS) technology to attendees at PMA 2001, the largest exhibition of
imaging products and services in North America.
The company's first product,
EFS-1, is designed to fit into the film compartment of select 35mm SLR cameras
and allow the user to capture digital images with no modification to the
The systems' three components, (e)film(TM) Cartridge, (e)port(TM)
Carrier and (e)box(TM) Storage module, are designed for the image capture,
image transfer to a PC or Mac®, and remote image storage respectively.
EFS-1 was demonstrated at Silicon Film's PMA booth #3411.
``The genesis of EFS-1 carries us to a new and exciting plateau,'' said Ken
Fay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Film.
is a goal we have been seeking for some time, and we are very happy to be
conducting it at this prestigious show.
Silicon Film's EFS-1 is a limited
edition product targeted at prosumer photographers, which includes the serious
hobbyist up to semi-pro and professional levels,'' Fay continued.
conduct the required certification and 'beta' testing, we will announce a
confirmed shipping date.''
Silicon Film's patented technology is based on a high-resolution CMOS
image sensor and the extreme miniaturization of the required electronics to
achieve (e)film's unique adaptability.
The value of the EFS-1 design is that
prosumer photographers can extend the use of their sizeable investments in
35mm SLR cameras, lenses and other accessories to ``bridge'' the conventional
film and digital worlds, all with a single photography system that is both
completely familiar and comfortable.
Further, the user can easily switch
between conventional film and digital, depending on the shooting requirements.
``With the explosive growth of digital photography, we have certainly been
challenged to keep up with a rapidly advancing market,'' said J. Bruce Totty,
senior vice president, sales and marketing, Silicon Film Technologies.
migrated from our original 800k pixel CMOS sensor to a 1.3 million pixel
sensor which we are demonstrating here at PMA.
Our next generation EFS
products will match our product features with other competitive market
offerings and have the unique advantage of the (e)film concept.''
``EFS-1 proves a concept that just made sense from the beginning,'' said
Doug Howe, Chief Marketing Officer, Silicon Film Technologies.
combination of our advanced image science, use of leading-edge CMOS imager
technology and the functionality of an SLR camera provides us a strong market
Plans are in place to expand the compatibility of our product
with additional camera models in the future.''
About Silicon Film
Founded in 1998, Silicon Film Technologies, Inc. is the developer of the
Electronic Film System, a revolutionary system of hardware and software
components designed to permit a conventional 35mm film to camera capture,
store and transmit digital photos without camera modifications.
has pioneered advanced research and development in CMOS sensor implementation
and micro-miniaturization of imager packaging, and holds patents on many
aspects of the technology.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Silicon Film
Technologies, Inc. is a majority-owned, independently operated subsidiary of
Irvine Sensors Corporation (Nasdaq: IRSN - news).
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