Eastman Kodak
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“Kodak” redirects here. For other uses, see Kodak (disambiguation).n imaging solutions and services for businesses.[5] The company is headquartered in Rochester, New York, United States and incorporated in New Jersey.[6] It was founded by George Eastman in 1888.

Kodak provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services for businesses around the world. Its main business segments are Digital Printing & Enterprise and Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Films.[5][7]

Kodak is best known for photographic film products. During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976, had a 90% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. The company’s ubiquity was such that its tagline “Kodak moment” entered the common lexicon to describe a personal event that demanded to be recorded for posterity.[8]

Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography, despite having invented the core technology used in current digital cameras. 2007 was the most recent year in which the company made a profit.[9] As part of a turnaround strategy, Kodak focused on digital photography and digital printing and attempted to generate revenues through aggressive patent litigation.[10][11]

In January 2012, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.[12][13][14] In February 2012, Kodak announced that it would cease making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames and focus on the corporate digital imaging market.[15] In August 2012, Kodak announced the intention to sell its photographic film (excluding motion picture film), commercial scanners and kiosk operations as a measure to emerge from bankruptcy.[16] In January 2013, the Court approved financing for the company to emerge from bankruptcy by mid-2013.[17] Kodak sold many of its patents for approximately $525,000,000 to a group of companies (including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe Systems and HTC) under the name Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation.[18]

On September 3, 2013, Kodak emerged from bankruptcy having shed its large legacy liabilities and exited several businesses.[19] Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging are now part of Kodak Alaris, a separate company owned by the U.K.-based Kodak Pension Plan.[20][21]

On March 12, 2014, Kodak announced that the Board of Directors had elected Jeffrey J. Clarke as Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. [22] [23]

Eastman Kodak Company

إيستمان كوداك

من ويكيبيديا
إيستمان كوداك
Eastman Kodak
Eastman Kodak Company logoShare Moments. Share Life
النوع شركة عامة (الرمز في بورصة نيويوركEK)
تاريخ التأسيس 1892[1]
أهم الشخصيات Antonio M. Perez
(Chairman) & (CEO)
المقر الرئيسي روتشستر ، نيويورك ، الولايات المتحدة
عدد الموظفين 24,400 (2008)
الصناعة Imaging، التصوير وتصنيع وتموين معدات البصريات
المنتجات الكاميرات الرقمية
Imaging Systems and Sensors
الأفلام الفوتوغرافيه
الأوراق الفوتوغرافيه
العائدات Red Arrow Down.svg US$ 7.606 Billion (2009)
الموقع الإلكتروني http://www.kodak.com

إيستمان كوداك (بالإنجليزية: Eastman Kodak) واختصارها كوداك (بالإنجليزية: Kodak) هي شركة متعددة الجنسيات أمريكية، تنتج مواد وأدوات التصوير. وباشتهارها بإنتاج الأفلام الفوتوغرافيه، فإن تركيزها ينحصر الآن في[2] سوقين رئيسيين هما: التصوير الرقمي والطباعة الرقمية.

افلاس الشركة[عدل]

اعلنت الشركة افلاسها في يناير 2012 وقالت كوداك الرائدة في التصوير الفوتوغرافي منذ 130 عاما إنها حصلت أيضا على تسهيل ائتماني بقيمة 950مليون دولار لأجل 18 شهرا من سيتي غروب لتتمكن من الاستمرار وقالت الشركة أن فروعها غير الأميركية ليست جزءا من طلب الحماية منالإفلاس.[3]

انظر أيضا


  1. ^ “KODAK CAMERA HISTORY”. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 2008-01-07.
  2. ^ “Kodak embraces digital revolution”. BBC News. January 13, 2004. اطلع عليه بتاريخ March 29, 2010.
  3. ^ http://aljazeera.net/ebusiness/pages/0d53080f-9767-4e41-b90a-ced514687064


من فريد ظفور

مصور محترف حائز على العديد من الجوائز العالمية و المحلية في مجال التصوير الفوتوغرافي.