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Kodak and Scalado join forces to enhance next-generation imaging solutions

(PresseBox) (Rochester, New York / Lund, Sweden, ) Scalado, a leader in mobile imaging software solutions for fast and memory efficient image processing and Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) the world's imaging innovator, today announced that Scalado's SpeedTags(TM) technology will be implemented in Kodak's upcoming KSP-720060 TRUESENSE enabled image signal processor (ISP).

Scalado's leading edge technology will be integrated in the KSP-720060 and follow-on stand-alone ISP companion chips, enabling quick and easy management of large files and a significant improvement in overall JPEG image handling performance in mobile devices, such as camera phones and PDAs, and digital still cameras .

"Kodak is committed to bringing industry-leading DSC and video performance to next-generation imaging devices," said Chris McNiffe, General Manager of Kodak's Image Sensor Solutions business. "The combination of Scalado's SpeedTags(TM) and Kodak's advanced image processing will enable us to offer a best in class end user experience for capturing, storing, retrieving and manipulating images directly on mobile phones and other portable devices."

"In this fast-moving market, it makes sense for technology leaders to work together," said Fadi Abbas, Co-Founder and VP Business Development and Partnerships at Scalado. "For this reason, Scalado is going to great lengths to ensure that our unique technologies are accessible for everyone in the imaging value chain, whether that means hardware companies, software developers, Multimedia chipset manufacturers, component suppliers, ISPs, or others. We will continue to encourage and invite all of these companies to partner with us, so that together we can deliver the very best imaging solutions and applications for any and all markets."

About Scalado
Scalado is a Swedish imaging software development company that focuses on the mobile industry. It provides mobile imaging software solutions that are powerful, scalable and modular for any camera phone. Its mission is to enable the best imaging experience on mobile phones - bringing higher usability for end-users and cutting hardware costs for device manufacturers. With unique and patented software technologies, it is solving critical performance issues using less memory and CPU requirements. Scalado CAPS is the leading imaging solution for camera phones, embedded in 300 million devices.

Founded in 2000, Scalado has its head office in IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden. The company's principal shareholders are venture capitalists Northcap Partners, Industrifonden, and Teknoseed as well as company's founders. For more information, please visit www.scalado.com.

About Eastman Kodak Company

As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.
To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/....

Kodak and TrueSense are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company 2008
Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company 2008

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