LOS ANGELES—Believing the purchase of 10 thermal imaging cameras went beyond commercial printing applications, FBI agents stopped a pair of Beijing residents at Los Angeles International Airport from boarding a plane to China with the devices and charged them with knowingly attempting to export restricted items without a license. Zhi Yong Guo, 49, and Tah Wei Chao, 52, were arrested April 7 and held without bail, pending an arraignment later in the month, according to The Associated Press. The men each face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted. The thermal imaging cameras, which produce heat-based images invisible to the naked eye,

WILSONVILLE, OR—The commercial printing industry's suppliers and manufacturers seem to have caught the merger and alliance fever sweeping the printer side of the business, with a number of major names announcing acquisitions and alliances in recent weeks. Notable among the announcements was Tektronix, which has reached an agreement to sell its Color Printing and Imaging Division to Xerox for $950 million. Xerox will set up a new business unit that adds Tektronix's color-printing technologies to Xerox's existing black-and-white workgroup printer offerings. Tektronix's color printer operations, with approximately 2,400 employees, will remain in this Portland suburb, and employees of the color printer division will become employees

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