|Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500 Recognizes IDC|
IDC RANKED NUMBER 360 FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN NORTH AMERICA ON DELOITTE’S 2008 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500
Attributes its 382.76 Percent Revenue Growth to the Growing Adoption of Digital Radiography (DR) Technology in Healthcare Facilities Worldwide
Calgary, Alberta – November 17, 2008 – IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) (TSX: IDL), the global leader in the rapidly growing market for digital radiography (DR), today announced it is ranked among the Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003 - 2007. IDC grew 382.76 percent during this period.
IDC President and CEO, Tom Boon credits the company’s expansion into Asia, Latin America and EMEAI (Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India) with the company’s 382.76 % revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "IDC’s continued focus on innovation with the launch of the X-Series DR technology in 2007 and growth in these rapidly developing foreign markets has earned IDC this prestigious distinction."
“It’s great to see so many of our Canadian Technology Fast 50 winners included in the North American Fast 500,” stated John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. “While helping fuel the growth of the Canadian technology industry and as an outstanding example of Canadian technology leadership, IDC is more than just a Canadian success story — it is also a North American technology leader.”
In addition to ranking on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, IDC ranked 36 on the Canadian Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Canada.
Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria:
The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.
Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.
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IDC is a medical devices technology company and innovative force in the high growth field of digital radiography (DR) technology. The IDC direct capture DR technology replaces conventional film-based diagnostic imaging and provides a cost-effective solution for producing high quality diagnostic images, enhancing patient care and improving workflow.
Each IDC DR solution provides high resolution radiographic images in the digital format required for today’s (PACS) Picture Archiving & Communication Systems and the growing requirements for the electronic health record, all without the use of film, environmentally unfriendly chemicals, cassettes or expensive imaging plates.
Throughout its history, IDC has been recognized by multiple industry organizations and research analysts such as: Frost & Sullivan, Deloitte Technology and PROFIT; for its consistent dedication to innovation, global growth, and customer focused value proposition.
IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.