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FotoNation acquires UK based Smart Sensors Limited

FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) and the leading provider of computational imaging solutions for smartphones and digital still cameras, announced its acquisition of Smart Sensors Limited ("SSL"), an award winning developer of iris recognition biometric technology, a transaction that closed in the fourth quarter of 2014.


Yole Développement announces foundation of BLUMORPHO

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BLUMORPHO will create value from innovation. Today Yole Développement (Yole), the market research, technology and strategy consulting company announces the founding of daughter company, BLUMORPHO SAS. BLUMORPHO's mission is to create value from all forms of innovation.


CMOS Image Sensors surpassing Moore's law

3-D sensors quickly evolving from TSVs to Cu-Cu bonding

Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imaging chips are becoming the industry's leader in advanced process technology — instead of the traditional leaders (processors and memory) — thanks to strong demand for CMOS imaging chips in everything from smartphones to tablets to medical equipment and automobiles. Apparently, now the innovation surpasses Moore's Law, says analyst firm Yole Développement.


Canon to buy Axis for $2.8 billion in move to video surveillance

Canon Inc. made a 23.6 billion-krona ($2.8 billion) cash bid to acquire Sweden’s Axis Communications AB, expanding into video surveillance as smartphone competition erodes digital camera sales.


SK Hynix emerging as a leading company in the China CIS market

SK hynix announced that the company invited major local client companies and partners and hosted the 4th CIS Showcase 2014 in Shenzhen, China, in order to introduce its strategy on the China market and the roadmap for future technologies. Through this, SK Hynix is planning to rise as a CIS leading company by expanding strategic cooperation in China, which is the world’s largest CIS producing and consuming country.


TowerJazz and FLIR systems partner to deliver next generation commercial infrared technology

TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, and FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems, announced their partnership to deliver next generation infrared (IR) technology to smartphone, security, industrial and other markets.



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