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Company Overview of Primary PDC, Inc.

Company Overview

Primary PDC, Inc. manufactures and distributes instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets, and flat-screen TVs. Primary PDC, Inc. was formerly known as Polaroid Corporation and changed its name to Primary PDC, Inc. in July 2002. The company was founded in 1937 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts. As of December 22, 2014, Primary PDC, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Pohlad Companies, Inc.

1265 Main Street

Waltham, MA 02451

United States

Founded in 1937

8,865 Employees



Key Executives for Primary PDC, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Age: 72
Senior Vice President, World Wide Manufacturing and Logistics
Age: 70
Senior Engineer and Director
Age: 65
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Primary PDC, Inc. Key Developments

Polaroid Enters US and Canadian 3D Printer and 3D Pen Market with Easy-to-Use Models at an Accessible Price Point

Polaroid announced a new line of 3D printer and 3D pen products for the US and Canadian markets, making the iconic global brand one of the first household names to bring 3D printing products to everyday consumers in the US and Canada. The full line of Polaroid 3D printers, 3D pens and filament will be on display at the Polaroid booth (Central Hall #16614) at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 5-8 in Las Vegas. The three models in the Polaroid 3D range boast a compact, sleek design and are ideal for anyone looking to easily print models, parts and artwork in their own home or office. Users can control their Polaroid 3D printer via a simple-to-use iOS or Android app and track the printer’s progress with color-coded lights. The printers have a printing layer resolution of 100 microns, and use popular and user-friendly 1.75mm filament that can be changed during printing for bold and colorful designs. Additionally, all models in the line feature a child safety lock for extra security during the printing process. The smallest of the three models, the Polaroid PLN1 3D printer has a footprint of 10.6” x 10.6” x 10.6” and print size of 4.7” x 4.7” x 4.7”, making it perfect at home, a small office and for 3D printer beginners. This easy-to-use model is available in four fun colors (pink, black, blue and white) and at an affordable price point. Designed for the more advanced user, the Polaroid PLG1 3D printer measures in at 16.5” x 16.5” x 16.5” with a print size of 8.6” x 8.6” x 8.6” and comes in matte black. The printer includes a built-in camera to allow users to view progress and send images to a smartphone to share on social media. The Polaroid PLG1Pro includes all the features of the Polaroid PLG1 and is also specially configured with a dual printing head for dual color printed models.

Polaroid Reportedly Invests In Polaroid Swing

Primary PDC, Inc. has invested an undisclosed amount in app Polaroid Swing, Fast Company reports.

Polaroid Announces New Smartphones Launching in Mexico

Polaroid announced new smartphones launching in Mexico. Working together with Telcel and in joint development with MediaTek, the Polaroid brand-- presents its new Polaroid Cosmo 550 smartphone and Polaroid Turbo C4 smartphone, seeking to complement product solutions in different market segments. The new smartphones have been developed with the Mediatek chipset solution. The partnership between Polaroid and Mediatek creates a new user experience and improved performance including differential features. Manufactured by One Diamond Electronics, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid Cosmo 550 smartphone is built on a MediaTek solution that includes a quad-core processor at 1.0 GHz (MT6735), and is supported by 4G LTE data platform. The phone features a high resolution display at 5.5" including Miravision technology, which enables users to enjoy the best multimedia experience due to the contrast adjustment and color and tone enhancement over different lighting conditions. Allowing users to capture their best moments, the Polaroid Cosmo 550 includes a 13MP main camera with dual LED to improve nighttime photos, and a 5MP front camera for better selfies. The camera also includes features such as photo burst, face detection and smile detection. The smartphone features 8GB internal memory and expandability up to 64GB from external MicroSD memory. For a smooth performance, the Polaroid Cosmo 550 also includes 1 GHz RAM memory and 2500 mAh battery. One of the innovating features for the Polaroid Cosmo 550 is the presentation of a virtual reality lens, available as a unique feature in its category.

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