Canon Purchased a Supercomputer for ‘No-Prototype’ Product Development

According to Fujitsu, Canon Inc. has just placed an order for one of its ultra-powerful PRIMEHPC FX1000 supercomputers with the goal of turning their product development cycle into a "no-prototype" affair where things like impact, functionality, and airflow tests can be run on CAD designs instead of real products.

Innovate or Die: What Camera Companies Could Learn from a Vacuum Manufacturer

In a short appearance earlier today in Japan, inventor and Dyson founder Sir James Dyson dropped a line that is worthy of its own headline and should be forwarded to every head honcho at every camera company in the world. According to Engadget, he said, "A company that doesn't double its R&D team every two years, I think, is in trouble."