Los Angeles, CA -- November 20, 2008 -- Microtek, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, announced today a change in its sales strategy for digital imaging products in North America. For the North American market, Microtek is moving from an emphasis on selling a wide portfolio of consumer and professional scanners and digital imaging products to an exclusive emphasis on developing OEM relationships and vertical market opportunities. Microtek will continue to develop consumer and professional digital imaging products, including scanners, for sale in other areas of the world.

New Focus on OEM and Vertical Markets for North America
Microtek has partnered with several companies to design, manufacture, and deliver scanning solutions to the North American market. Through these partnerships, Microtek has developed products for OEM relationships and vertical markets which have specific technical requirements. Microtek’s innovative and flexible approach to the design and manufacturing of digital imaging solutions has enabled the company to effectively meet the needs of these OEM and vertical market business partners.

About Microtek International, Inc.
Microtek International is a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative, affordable desktop digital imaging products. Known for its first-to-market scanning technology, Microtek has provided a wide range of scanners to the home office, photography, prepress, graphic design, and document imaging markets. Founded in 1980, Microtek International, Inc. is headquartered in Science-based Industry Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company has a strong global presence with major operations and distribution channels in 53 countries around the world. More information about Microtek can be found on the Internet at www.microtek.com.

Microtek has been a pioneer in scanning solutions for nearly three decades, and the North American market has been an early adopter of many Microtek products. Innovations and milestones from Microtek include:

- First affordable black-and-white scanner equipped with complete set of desktop publishing tools
- First affordable grayscale flatbed scanner
- First affordable film scanner
- First affordable color flatbed scanner
- First 36-bit color flatbed scanner
- First stand-alone scanning appliance
- First to introduce emulsion-direct scanning technology for glassless film scanning with a flatbed scanner
- First flatbed scanner with integrated DIGITAL ICE Photo Print Technology

© 2008 Microtek
Microtek, ArtixScan, ScanMaker, and ScanWizard are trademarks of Microtek International, Inc. DIGITAL ICE Photo Print Technology is a trademark of Kodak.



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Parker.Plaisted@microtek.com
 


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