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Canon Named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Smart Multifunction Peripheral Assessment Report

Report recognizes Canon's strategy for growth and commitment to research and design in managed print and document services

MELVILLE, N.Y. - April 20, 2015 - Canon, U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for another year ,has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Smart Multifunction Peripheral 2014-2015 Vendor Assessment, doc #254761, March 20151 report, for being innovative and excelling in the pace and productivity of its research and development efforts with respect to managed print and document services. The report cites Canon's achievement in demonstrating strengths in all of IDC's key requirements to help ensure MFP market success, including a broad product portfolio, leading MFP market share, support for a wide range of customer targets, pricing models that fit customer requirements and a solutions/services model to help drive value-added differentiation.

"The evolution of today's market requires MFPs to no longer be simply copy/print-focused devices, but high-performance business information systems," said Keith Kmetz, vice president, Hardcopy Peripherals Solutions and Services, IDC. "As in the past, Canon's strategy for growth, including investments in software platforms, software applications and services delivery, has helped ensure that its MFPs provide for the market's requirements."

"Canon takes great pride in our deep understanding of customer requirements and long-standing reputation for technology leadership," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "We are honored to be recognized as a leader and look forward to continuing the Company's commitment to research, design and innovation."

For more information about Canon technology, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.


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

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1 IDC MarketScape: U.S. Smart Multifunction Peripheral 2014-2015 Vendor Assessment, doc #254761, March 2015