Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This Week in Canon "TWIC Notes"

Canon has pledged 300 million yen (approximately US $3.7 million) to the Japanese Red Cross and other organizations, as well as offering to provide supplies as needed.

Canon Inc. has advised that 15 employees were injured at its Utsunomiya facility, which is said to have sustained significant damage. Operations at this facility have been suspended.

In addition, the facility of a subsidiary company -- Fukushima Canon Inc. -- has also suffered significant damage.

Canon Inc said it may not be able to resume production at three plants in Japan this week.

Canon announced it has transferred Mason Olds back to the U.S. from Canada, to become Vice President and General Manager, in charge of the Canon dealer channel. For last 8 years, he was running Canon Canada.

Canon announced that it has temporarily halted production at some of its plants in Japan due to recent earthquake.

Canon announced it will be using new Intel Thunderbolt technology on its future digital cameras to speed up offloading of photos and videos.

Canon is collaborating with Apple on future video editing software technology.

Canon announced a new option for its imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs, called Cloud Portal, which will allow users to access Google Docs and MS SharePoint Online cloud-based services directly from MFP LCD control panel.

-=We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers for the people of Japan=-

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