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August  8, 2002
Olympus To Use CDM Optics Inc.'s Wavefront CodingTM
In Its Endoscopy Products
Olympus signs Wavefront CodingTM license agreement with CDM
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan: President Tsuyoshi Kikukawa) and CDM Optics Inc. (Boulder, Colo., USA: CEO R.C. Mercure Jr.) have announced an agreement between the two companies for the use of CDM Optic's proprietary Wavefront CodingTM technology in Olympus' endoscopy products.
The major value of Wavefront CodingTM technology lies in its ability to allow imaging with a far greater depth of field than is possible with traditional imaging systems. It also allows for less expensive optical designs to perform as well as highly corrected optical systems by using fewer elements and permitting the use of either plastic or glass optical elements.

"Olympus is an ideal partner for us," said R.C. "Merc" Mercure Jr., CEO of CDM Optics. "This agreement with a clear industry leader in endoscopy underscores our commitment to the optics industry and enhances the credibility of Wavefront CodingTM technology."

Olympus is the world's largest full-line supplier of products and services designed for medical endoscopy. Its development of the world's first gastrocamera more than 50 years ago led to the creation of the endoscopy field. Through the agreement with CDM Optics, Olympus will have the ability to expand and increase the quality of products currently offered to its customers.

"Wavefront CodingTM has the potential to greatly enhance a wide range of imaging systems in the medical field," said Mr. Haruhito Morishima, Executive Officer of Endoscopy Products Division at Olympus. "The added depth of field and depth of focus will allow for a greater range of quality diagnoses and, eventually, in the future, better results for patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders."
About CDM Optics Inc.
Founded in 1996 in Boulder, Colo., CDM Optics invented the next generation of hybrid optical/digital methodologies for high-performance digital imaging. From PC cameras and high-quality microscopes, to inexpensive miniature cameras, high-speed industrial inspection and bar-code scanners, CDM Optics' patented Wavefront CodingTM solutions consistently provide customers with a competitive advantage in today's digital imaging marketplace. Wavefront CodingTM technology allows imaging with far greater depth of field than is possible with traditional imaging systems. It also allows for less expensive optical designs to perform as well as highly corrected optical systems by using fewer elements and permitting plastic elements rather than glass. More information on CDM Optics is available on its Web site at www.cdm-optics.com.

About Olympus
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd, established in 1919, provides value in areas of Medical and Health-care, Imaging and Information, and Industrial Applications under its core competence, "Opto-Digital Technology" which represents a complete integration of traditional optical technology and advanced digital technology. As a leading endoscope manufacturer, Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. offers a wide variety of excellent products such as medical endoscopes for gastrointestinal and surgical applications. Olympus Optical products are highly regarded for their superb image quality. The licensing agreement for Wavefront CodingTM technology will help Olympus Optical to achieve enhanced customer satisfaction through continuing improvements in endoscope imaging technology.

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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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