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Light and Sony partner to develop multi-image sensor solutions

By Anton D. Nagy February 21, 2019, 8:00 am

For those of you not familiar with Light, it’s a U.S. company based in California specialized in advanced computational imaging, with Leica being one of their investors. Light and Sony have announced that the two companies are joining forces to jointly work on development and marketing of multi-image sensor solutions.

Light will not only use, but also recommend Sony sensors inside its computational imaging solutions and reference designs to its partners and customers. These designs basically bring together the strengths of both companies. They will employ Light’s multi-camera technology with Sony’s image sensors. This will facilitate new multi camera applications and solutions, starting with the introduction of smartphones containing four or more camera.

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Starting today, our jointly developed reference designs will help our smartphone OEMs to quickly and easily enhance the imaging capability of multi-camera enabled smartphones — Hank Ochi, President of Component Solutions Business Division, Sony Electronics Inc

As smartphones evolve, their imaging capabilities are following suit. After hitting the ceiling with single cameras, OEMs have started adding more. Dual-camera phones are a thing of yesterday, and, while many have adopted triple-camera systems, there are smartphones with four cameras, and soon five.

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[toggle title=”Press release”]Light Announces Joint Development with Sony Semiconductors Solutions Corporation of Multi-Image Sensor Solutions Reference Designs Focused on Multi Camera Applications for Smartphones with 4 or more Cameras

February 21, 2019, San Francisco – Light,  the leader in advanced computational imaging announces the agreement with Sony Semiconductor Solutions, the leader in the Image Sensor industry to jointly work on development and marketing of multi-image sensor solutions.

The agreement allows Light to use and recommend to its customers and partners, Sony’s image sensors built in Light’s computational imaging solutions and reference designs. These new reference designs combine Light’s multi-camera technology together with Sony’s image sensors to create new multi camera applications and solutions beginning with the introduction of smartphones containing 4 or more cameras.

“Sony is the recognized quality and market share leader in image sensors and we are thrilled to partner with them,” said Dave Grannan, CEO and co-founder, Light. “We are entering an entirely new era of intelligent imaging applications that will transform smartphones, autonomous vehicles, and security systems. With Sony’s world-class image sensors, we can introduce new innovations in the multi-camera imaging space.”

“We are excited to be working with Light and driving multi-sensor-based products and solutions into the market,” said Hank Ochi, President of Component Solutions Business Division, Sony Electronics Inc,  “Light and its technology are transforming how devices see the world. This new partnership will allow us to work together to evolve and speed up the design of today’s multi-image sensor enabled connected devices. Starting today, our jointly developed reference designs will help our smartphone OEMs to quickly and easily enhance the imaging capability of multi-camera enabled smartphones.”

For more information, please visit https://light.co/

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