A very interesting interview. Some interesting stuff noted:
1) Phase is doing well and so seems medium format in general is doing well.
2) All actors coming out with new stuff in a couple of years.
3) Phase has around 70 employees in RD, that is a lot for a small company.
4) Phase One's philosophy is to give a lot of value for a lot of money, that includes a competent dealer chain but percludes low pricing.( My observation, Hasselblad seems to go another route).
5) Phase One has mirrorless bodies (well I knew about that, they are on the price list here in Scandinavia).
6) CMOS is in the works. CMOS and CCD systems will be sold in parallell. (My guess: CMOS introduced at high end and CCD gradually phased out. Does CCD have any benefits over CMOS? I don't think so, interesting to see).
7) Phase one will offer an upgrade path
8) Phase One is probably depending on upgrades, that is owners reinvesting in new models.
Off course a lot of sales speak, he is a CEO :-)
Regarding CMOS it is interesting that it seems firmly on the roadmap. That means that Phase One has a sensor partner who can codevelop and manufacture CMOS sensors in appropriate size at appropriate cost. Could it possible be about a sensor fully developed by Phase and independently fabbed, or would Phase do like Leica and work with an existing chip design firm, like CMOSIS.
The discussion on shutters is interesting. Just some observations:
1) It seems that it is possible to dampen the Mamiya focal plane shutter. Alpa FPS and Hartblei both use that shutter and according to Stefan Steib, vibration is not a problem.
2) I read earlier that the main manufacturer of leaf shutters is leaving the LS business. Right or wrong?
3) Global shutter is coming for sure but on large CMOS sensors,not yet there.