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An Interview with Kim Beswick of Memjet
Date: March 19, 2010
New York, NY -- After finding out about Memjet through a WSJ blog entry in January, we decided to get some firsthand information from the company itself. Ms. Kim Beswick, VP of Marketing for Memjet Home and Office graciously agreed to give us a few minutes of her time for an interview. Below are the questions I asked and the responses from Ms. Beswick. The quotes provided are from an interview given to the website Databazaar in 2007.
Q. What is it like to go from such a large company like HP to a much smaller company like Memjet?
Q. In April 2007 you stated that “We believe within five years we will have the capability to do color office documents at 120-150 ppm and full-page photos at 60-75ppm." Is that still the current goal? And when Mr. Lauer says that he believes the print head will do 60ppm, is he simply being cautious?
Q.You also stated that Memjet planned to have “Small-format devices for phones, cameras, PDAs and the like will likely follow our current introductions by about two years (or 2010)". And what about printers in cell phones? Are you still on track with that? Do the advances made with Wi-Fi technology and iPhone applications for printing give you any pause?
Q.Where do you see printing going in 5 years?
Q.Charles LeCompte of Lyra Research was quoted in the same blog entry as saying “They’ve missed a bunch of deadlines”. Is this true, and if so, has it made you reconsider the timelines that were previously assigned to things?
Q.Based on the patents you have acquired thus far, are you still having to be as aggressive as a few years ago to protect the future of your company?
BY ADAM HAIGH, Editor