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Sony to raise nearly $4 billion, ramp up sensors business to anchor turnaround

Japan's Sony Corp plans to raise nearly $4 billion via new shares and bonds to plough into image sensors as it reinvents itself as a niche component maker, pulling back from consumer goods like TVs that dragged it into losses.

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IR cameras soon a commodity, warns Yole

Julien Happich from EETimes - Over the next several years, uncooled thermal camera shipments will accelerate rapidly, with volumes growing at 22% CAGR between 2015 and 2020, according to Yole Développement's latest report, Uncooled Infrared Imaging: technology & Market Trends.

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Squadrone System secures $5M to revolutionize aerial filming with HEXO+, the autonomous flying camera

Squadrone System, the company behind first autonomous flying camera, HEXO+, today announced it has secured an investment of $3 million from Living Water Investment Corp., bringing its total investment amount to date to $5 million.

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Uncooled infrared cameras: smartphones are widening commercial markets

Over the next several years, uncooled thermal camera shipments will accelerate rapidly, with volumes growing at 22% CAGR between 2015 and 2020. Annual shipments will reach more than 1.5M units in 2020, compared to more than 450 K units in 2014, reveals Yole Développement (Yole) in its latest report, Uncooled Infrared Imaging: technology & Market Trends (June 2015 edition).

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FLIR systems announces availability of second generation FLIR ONE thermal imaging accessory for smartphones and tablets

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that the next generation FLIR ONE™ thermal imager is now available for purchase worldwide. With versions for both iOS and Android device platforms, the versatile and pocket-sized FLIR ONE transforms a mobile device into a powerful thermal imager that sees heat and accurately measures temperature.

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Apple buys German augmented-reality software maker Metaio

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has acquired Metaio, a German company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations, according to a corporate filing.

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