A Study on Positioning Transition of R&D Areas of Digital Camera Manufacturers

  • Jun HOSOYA Waseda University
Keywords: Digital camera, quantitative analysis, patent data, correspondence analysis


In this analysis, we conducted a quantitative analysis of digital camera research and development trends, which account for 90% of global shipments by Japanese companies. Japanese companies have a mix of existing camera manufacturers and new entry electronics manufacturers. The purpose of this study was to analyze and clarify the digital camera-related patent data from the viewpoint of positioning in the R & D field to see how the research and development of each company's specialty technologies and technologies that need to be caught up has progressed. The research and development areas of existing camera manufacturers and new entry electronics manufacturers have been approaching since 2000 compared to the 1990s.


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