Don Patrican

Industry veteran and longtime Maxell executive Don Patrican died Sunday, Feb. 3, after a long battle with cancer.

Industry veteran Don Patrican, who spent 11 years at Maxell Corp. before leaving last February, has accepted a position as executive vice president of business development at Wrapsol, the provider of screen protection for digital devices.

More Mainstream, More Pixels, More Buyers By Grant Clauser 2004 looks to be a year of expanding opportunities for the digital camera business—at least that was the feeling of a lot of vendors and dealers at CES last month. Consumer interest in digital cameras has been steadily growing. An estimated 12.5 million digital cameras were sold to consumers in 2003, two million more than the year before. This year the industry expects to sell about 15 million or more units. Consumers' rush to go digital can be attributed to a number of factors. First, the technology has been around long enough that most

How low can CD-R prices go? By Natalie Hope McDonald With a little patience, follow-through and comparative browsing, a savvy recordable media shopper won't have to pay top dollar for CD-Rs that often come with hearty rebates. For example, a 100-pack of Imation CD-Rs priced at $44.99 can be had for $9.99 after instant and mail-in rebates at Best Buy. Similarly, a 50-pack of $20 CD-Rs at Circuit City comes with $17 in rebates. Finding these deals usually means just opening up the Sunday edition of a newspaper, or reading the fine print on merchandise. In some cases, a merchant may even do the

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