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Los Angeles, CA —Mar 8, 2007
Real D Acquires Colorlink
World’s Leading 3-D Company Accelerates Pace of Innovation
and Leading-Edge Enhancements to the REAL D 3-D Experience
REAL D, the leader in digital 3-D technology, today announced its acquisition of Boulder, Colorado-based ColorLink, one of the world’s leading inventors and suppliers of photonics-based solutions. The acquisition will significantly enhance REAL D’s product offerings and production capability. Under the agreement, ColorLink will become a subsidiary of REAL D and Leo Bannon, president and CEO of ColorLink, will become chief operating officer of REAL D. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.
The acquisition includes ColorLink’s R&D campus in Boulder as well as its manufacturing facilities in Tokyo and Shanghai. REAL D also gains a broad range of published patents covering a significant trove of optical, liquid crystal and light-based technologies In addition, ColorLink offers a significant line of 3-D imaging components for entertainment, gaming, industrial, and scientific applications.
“Adding ColorLink truly helps us deliver on our commitment to being the premier visual brand,” stated REAL D Chairman and CEO Michael Lewis. “Their world-class scientists and patented technology will allow us to continue to lead the way with the most cutting-edge 3-D experience and technologies.”
“This is a natural fit for ColorLink,” offered Bannon. “The premise of all our work has been to provide key technologies to achieve the highest quality images possible. We look forward to working with REAL D on this collective goal.”
“We have been working closely with ColorLink’s team for several years, and their approach to light management and design is truly revolutionary,” said REAL D President Joshua Greer. “We look forward to pushing new visual frontiers together in the years ahead.”
RealD (NYSE: RLD) is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover. RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan.
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About ColorLink, Inc.:
ColorLink, Inc. is a privately held photonics company based in Boulder, Colorado. ColorLink is engaged in the design, manufacture and licensing of color management components, polarization optics and optical systems. Key markets include digital projection systems, data storage and retrieval systems and digital image capture. ColorLink also provides research and development support to system integrators. High volume manufacturing is supported by our subsidiary ColorLink Japan, Ltd., based in Joetsu City, Japan. Visit the website at www.ColorLink.com.
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