Tuesday, April 24, 2007

HP, Memjet -- words heating up

Business Week covered Memjet in its April 23rd edition (subscription only though, sorry), with a short piece in the "Talk Show" section. Writer Louise Lee seems to have hit a nerve with HP (NYSE HPQ) VP Glen Hopkins, who declares "There's nothing breakthrough here", a more direct assessment that certainly lacks the grace of Vyomesh Joshi's recent appraisal to security analysts reported here ("HP Print Leader comments on the competition"). And Memjet's Bill McGlynn also seems to be closer to getting to the point. Lee reports that:
McGlynn says three companies have ordered the technology from his Eagle (Idaho) startup to use in home printers expected to retail under their brand names for about $300 in early 2008.
Interesting that the March piece in The Economist speculated on a potential partner list that included three names -- Dell, Panasonic, and Samsung.

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