Canon Placed in the Leaders Quadrant of 2012 Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers

  Canon Placed in the Leaders Quadrant of 2012 Magic Quadrant for MFPs and

Business Wire

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 report^1.

“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 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
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

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in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select
only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications
consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be
construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed
or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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


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