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Canon Placed In The Leaders Quadrant Of 2012 Magic Quadrant For MFPs And Printers


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 29, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide report1.

"We believe Canon Inc.'s position in the Leaders quadrant demonstrates the Canon commitment to providing customers with a strong and diverse portfolio of hardware and software solutions that are continuously being improved through investments in research and development," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "Our recent introduction of the next-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series of multifunction office systems is a perfect example of how Canon continues to deliver innovative solutions to the market."

Providing a solution that converges existing office systems and services rather than simply connecting them, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE series multifunction devices are designed to help streamline business workflows by incorporating innovative cloud and mobile solutions, extensive security features and powerful new software offerings.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their performance across two major categories: the Ability to Execute, in which Gartner evaluates MFP and print providers on "their ability to successfully capitalize or execute on their vision," and Completeness of Vision, where Gartner evaluates print providers on their "understanding of how market forces can be exploited to create opportunity for the provider and for its clients."

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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1Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide," S. McNee, F. DeSilva, Z. Shan, 24 October 2012.