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Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: New 16 Megapixel KAI-16000 Interline CCD Sensor Offers Unsurpassed Image Quality and High Speed


ROCHESTER, NY, October 17, 2006 - Eastman Kodak Company continues its leadership position in image sensor technology with the release of the KODAK KAI-16000 Image Sensor, offering the highest resolution interline transfer CCD image sensor available for commercial and industrial markets. Building on Kodak’s robust CCD technology, which already includes the highest resolution sensors for the digital photography marketplace, the KAI-16000 is a 35mm optical format 16 megapixel CCD targeted at the industrial, scientific, aerial, and security markets. The sensor allows camera manufacturers to improve system throughput by utilizing a wider field of view while also enhancing image quality.

The KODAK KAI-16000 image sensor is designed for manufacturers of cameras serving the machine vision, aerial imaging, and security industries. KAI-16000 allows these companies to build advanced imaging systems that capture a wider field of view without sacrificing image quality. This wider field of view improves overall system throughput allowing automated optical inspection systems to increase the number of parts inspected per hour. For aerial or security applications, the sensor’s high resolution helps ensure that images achieve unsurpassed image quality. Other key features in the KAI-16000 include electronic shutter, progressive scan readout, two 30MHz high-speed outputs allowing for 3 frames per second and a combination of low noise and high sensitivity for excellent dynamic range.

“For industrial, scientific, aerial and security applications, there are two main requirements - image quality and speed - that can impact a company’s bottom line,” said Terry Guy, Market Segment Manager, Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company. “The new KODAK KAI-16000 meets both these requirements. It’s the highest resolution interline transfer CCD for these markets and offers performance advantages required by our customers. This demonstrates our ability to understand our customers’ needs and deliver products that provide them with a competitive edge.”

The KAI-16000 is the latest sensor in Kodak’s Interline Transfer family to leverage the same timing and control circuitry already used by other KODAK sensors. As a result, Kodak’s customers can integrate this sensor easily into new camera designs ensuring short product development cycles.

The KAI-16000 extends Kodak’s position as a leading supplier of high performance image sensors and includes the core technology that drives the most advanced developments in digital imaging applications. A pioneer in image sensors, Kodak develops, manufactures, and markets both CCD and CMOS sensor technology for applications ranging from satellite and medical imaging to digital cameras and machine vision products.

The KAI-16000 is currently sampling. For specific ordering information and lead times, please contact Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company at (585) 722-4385 or by email at imagers@kodak.com. For more information on Kodak’s entire image sensor product line, please visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.

About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise.

More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com

Kodak and Pixelux are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company


(First posted on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11:29 EDT)

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