Taiwan takes aim at digital camera market

Will reach 10 per cent market penetration this year

The Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) said that the island's manufacturers will increase their market share of the digital camera market to 10 per cent by year end. According to ITRI, the island currently has six per cent share but increased Net usage and better image processing will mean worldwide production will rise to 7.5 million units in 2000, worth an estimated $2.720 billion. Companies including Pretec, Mustek, and Sampo are making high quality, premium priced SXGA cameras which they will debut at the Computex trade fair in Taipei in June. The Register will be attending the show again this year. ®

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