The Top 50 Lead-Generating Products
July 1, 1998

The Retailer's Choice at Mid-Season The Top 50 Lead-Generating Products appearing in Dealerscope Consumer Electronics Marketplace: Oct. 1997 - March 1998 1. FreeTalk Personal Radio (Advertisement) Kenwood Communications Corp. 2. ViaTV Videophones (Advertisement) 8X8, Inc. 3. Equator Ventless Washer-Dryer Combo (Advertisement) Equator Corp. 4. Trinitron Television (Advertisement) Sony Electronics, Inc. 5. Fedco Computer Battery Catalog (Advertisement) Fedco Electronics, Inc. 6. 61" Proscan HDTV Thomson Consumer Electronics 7. Sanyo Energy Single Source Batteries (Advertisement) Sanyo Energy Corp. 8. 1998 Sony Videoscope Television (Advertisement) Sony Electronics, Inc. 9. Dishguard 18" Satellite Protection System (Advertisement) Dishguard 10. GR-DVX Camcorder (Advertisement) (Replacement Model--GR-DVL 9000) JVC Corp. of America 11. Beepwear Watch Beepwear Paging Products (Formerly MTX Paging Products, LLC) 12. Panasonic Palm Theater DVD (Advertisement) Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. 13. GeoBook (Advertisement) Brother International Corp. TIE: 14-15. Neptune Super Stack Washer/Dryer Maytag Corp., Inc. TIE: 14-15. Thomson Digital Products Launch (Advertisement) Thomson/RCA

News Japan
July 1, 1998

By Mike Ueda ¥ Matsushita Backs DVD lab in Taiwan The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Matsushita have reached an agreement to cooperate in the development of both DVD industries and the DVD market in Taiwan. This agreement is expected to help popularize DVD and develop the market in Taiwan, which is the world's third largest producer of information equipment. ¥ Fujitsu Adds PC Card To Multi Fujitsu has developed a new series of multifunction PC peripherals, called Image Ace. The first model, the Image Ace IA-3000, has six different functions all rolled into one unit. The six functions include image scanning (automatic-feed and hand-held scanning), PCMCIA

July 1, 1998

The computer industry, which for many years found ways to avoid extreme price erosion, seems to have lost all self control--just at the time their brethren in the consumer electronics business appear to regained theirs for the first time in more than a decade. And as the CE industry finally figured out that format wars are bad for consumers, retailers and manufacturers, the PC industry is currently launching three separate high-density floppy disc formats, none of which is compatible with the other, and there are at least four versions of rewritable DVD drives floating around, again, uncompatible with the other. Not to mention the various

PC Expo Show Preview
June 1, 1998

233MHz Toshiba Satellite Notebooks at $1,999 An Intel 233MHz Pentium CPU with MMX powers Toshiba's new Satellite 325 notebook, retailing at $1,999. It's outfitted with a 12.1ý DSTN screen, 4.1GB hard drive, 32MB EDO RAM, lithium ion battery and 20x CD-ROM drive. A Xircom K56flex PC card modem, upgradeable to V.90, comes standard. The Microsoft-laden software bundle also features Symantec Norton AntiVirus Scanner and access to Disney's Daily Blast on-line games and entertainment services. Call (888) 598-7802. Fujitsu PC Adds Zip to LifeBook Notebooks Fujitsu PC will use PC Expo to show its new LifeBook 200 Series, targeting the consumer, SOHO and higher education markets. There are

People On The Move
January 1, 1904

Frank Raimondi, the former strategic channel alliance manager and channel program manager at Intel, has moved over to distributor Synnex as associated vice president marketing and strategic alliances. Raimondi was known at Intel for working closely with the company’s solution providers, custom system builders and strategic vendor partners. He will continue building and developing those partner relationships at Synnex and within its NEXCE consumer electronics division, which was established last September under the leadership of Gary Palenbaum, vice president of product management. In other news, Larry Hornbeck, Texas Instrument’s Fellow and the inventor and developer of the Digital Micromirror Device used