Fujifilm named one of the top 100 global innovators in 2013

by Felix Esser

posted Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM EDT


For the second year in a row, Fujifilm has made it into the Thomson Reuters list of the top 100 global innovators. Each year, Thomson Reuters recognises the world's top 100 innovators with this list, which is based on patent output, patent grant success rate, global reach of the patent portfolio and patent influence. According to the company, Fujifilm had 10,533 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012.

Though not honored for its photographic products specifically, the photo industry has seen a lot of great inventions made by Fujifilm in the past years. The most notable recent invention undoubtedly was the X-Trans sensor with its unique color filter pattern, which we named Technology of the Year for 2012. Before that, we saw the Super CCD and Super CCD EXR sensors, as well as the first compact camera with phase detection pixels on the sensor.

As to what future innovations Fujifilm may have up their sleeves, we can only speculate. But if they keep up their innovating pace, chances are good they'll be featured on the Thomson Reuters list again next year.

(via Photography Blog)