Microtek is to enter the digital camera and projector markets, the company has revealed.

Microtek chief executive Benny Hsu said: “Microtek has been involved for over 20 years in designing and manufacturing scanners for the consumer, graphic arts, and pre-press market places. It our mission to now lend that experience to the new markets,”

It is expected that Microtek will begin shipping its first two digital-still cameras - the Take-It S1 and the Cameo T1 - in Europe by the summer.

Currently Microtek produces a range of digital cameras that are available only as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products.