Lyra Webcast Exclusive: Lenovo Sets Sights on Global Printer Market (Rescheduled)

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RESCHEDULED: Lyra Research will present a free, live Webcast, "Made (and Invented) in China: Lenovo's Plan for a Chinese Printer Manufacturing Giant," on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at 2 p.m. eastern daylight time (6 p.m. or 18:00 UTC). Watch this live Webcast to get Lyra's exclusive insight and coverage on Lenovo's vision for a Chinese consortium of printer and supplies makers--and find out which major printer maker is rumored to be partnering with Lenovo. Register now for this must-attend Webcast at http://www.lyra.com.

(RESCHEDULED WEBCAST DATE ANNOUNCED BELOW) Lyra Research, the digital imaging authority, will present a free, live Webcast, "Made (and Invented) in China: Lenovo's Plan for a Chinese Printer Manufacturing Giant," on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at 2 p.m. eastern daylight time (6 p.m. or 18:00 UTC). Watch this live Webcast (http://www.lyra.com) to get Lyra's exclusive insight and coverage on Lenovo's vision for a Chinese consortium of printer and supplies makers. Explore the challenges and prospects that Lenovo faces in trying to establish a legitimate global contender, and find out which major printer maker is rumored to be partnering with Lenovo. Such a Chinese consortium, operating under the protection of the Chinese government, could have a seismic impact on foreign printer makers' sales in the domestic Chinese market. If Lenovo succeeds in creating a global competitor, the vast printer markets in India and other emerging nations may be up for grabs. Register now for this must-attend Webcast at http://www.lyra.com to get the exclusive scoop on Lenovo's plans and their possible effect on the global printer industry. (An archive of the Webcast will be available at http://www.lyra.com by October 26, 2006.)

Commenting on the significance of this announcement, Larry Jamieson, director of Lyra's Hard Copy Industry Advisory Service, says, "Companies such as Canon, Epson, Founder, and HP stand to lose significant market share rapidly if Lenovo's strategy is realized. By realigning and leveraging existing infrastructure from numerous domestic printer makers, Lenovo's consortium could realize major gains in the Chinese market and will be poised, essentially, to take on the world's markets. In the Webcast, we will also reveal which major manufacturer currently supplies printers to Lenovo and what the impact on that relationship will be." (see chart of Lyra Research's Overview of China's Printer Industry Today: http://prweb.com/prfiles/2006/10/12/0000450350/ChinaPrinterIndustry800x600.jpg)

About the China Market Advisory Service

Jiqiang Rong, director of Lyra's China Market Advisory Service, explains how this innovative, country-specific market research service helps clients. "Digital imaging companies in North America, Europe, and Asia, specifically Japan, are scrambling to launch campaigns in China that are strategic and scalable. Some firms already have a manufacturing base in China, but the question of how best to leverage such a resource for the domestic market remains unclear. Lyra's China Market Advisory Service provides digital imaging companies with the competitive intelligence and comprehensive primary research they need to identify sales opportunities and anticipate trends in the Chinese market. This, combined with the strategic insight our analysts provide, gives our clients an edge over their competitors." For more information on the China Market Advisory Service, please call Brian Jones at 617-454-2641, or send an e-mail to first initial last name at lyra dot com.

How to Register

To attend the free, live Webcast, visit http://www.lyra.com and click on the Webcast banner to preregister. Strong early registrations have confirmed the industry interest in this event. Lyra encourages companies to organize group meetings to view the Webcast. If you are unable to attend the live event, a Web archive will be available after the event at http://www.lyra.com.

Sponsor the Webcast

Communicate your company's message to executives and analysts interested in this topic. An exclusive sponsorship is available for this Webcast. Please contact Sandy Tobin at 617-454-2612 for more information on sponsoring this event or future Webcasts.

About Lyra Research's Webcasts

Lyra Research's Webcasts allow you to attend industry veterans' engaging presentations on the digital imaging industry's hot-button topics without leaving your office. Lyra's Webcasts offer imaging industry executives, marketers, and analysts an accessible and informal resource for insight and useful data points on timely issues in the hard copy hardware and supplies industries. Attendees need only an Internet connection and browser and audio capability. No special software is required.

Lyra Research: The Digital Imaging Authority

Lyra Research collaborates with imaging industry decision-makers worldwide, enabling clients to strengthen their market position and achieve profitable growth. Lyra's expert analysts and editors help clients devise and implement creative solutions to business challenges, arming them with competitive intelligence, strategic and tactical advice, news and analysis, and market forecasts.

Since 1991, Lyra's custom research and consulting, advisory services, award-winning journals, and innovative events have set the standard for analysis of imaging hardware, consumables, and digital photography markets.

Visit http://www.lyra.com to learn more about how Lyra can be your strategic business partner.

Related Companies

Companies mentioned in this press release include Canon, Epson, Founder, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and Lenovo.

CONTACT:

Andre Rebelo

Marketing Manager

Lyra Research, Inc.

617-454-2658

first initial last name at lyra dot com

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