image sensors

  • Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies

    Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies

    As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices, like smartphones. An Apple… Read More

  • NEC's New Face Recognition System Is 100 Times Smaller Than Existing Ones

    Face recognition technology that can be used to identify a given person’s age and gender isn’t exactly new. But NEC has now developed a system [JP] that’s sized at just 7x12x1cm, which is about 100 times smaller than existing solutions (according to the company). NEC also claims that their mini system needs 50 times less power than its already commercialized counterparts. Read More

  • Sony Plans To Invest $1.2 Billion In Image Sensor Production

    Sony is making a big bet on smartphones and digital cameras: the company yesterday confirmed earlier reports that it plans to double image sensor production in the near future. Through March 2012, big S is ready to invest a whopping $1.2 billion to expand production facilities for CMOS sensors in Japan. Read More