DigitalOptics Corporation (DOCTM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that its mems|cam™ mobile imaging product was a winner in the third annual MEMS Technology Showcase® at the 2013 MEMS Executive Congress®. MEMS Technology Showcase is sponsored by MEMS Industry Group (MIG) and awarded each year after live presentation to recognize innovative uses of MEMS technology that enhance user experience in electronic devices.
The mems|cam system is a fully integrated smartphone camera module. At its heart is a silicon MEMS autofocus actuator which delivers speed, power, and precision advantages over the incumbent technology VCM (voice coil motor). These benefits, combined with DOC’s world-class image processing capabilities, enable a suite of highly differentiated computational imaging features that enhance user experiences. For example, DOC’s Fast Face Focus feature is more than three times faster than Apple and other leading smartphones, ensuring the user’s subject is always in focus.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the MEMS industry for commercializing an innovative application of MEMS technology,” said Eric Sigler, vice president, Product Marketing at DigitalOptics. “After many years of development and investment, and supported by DOC’s portfolio of more than 1000 patent assets, we are thrilled to deliver the advantages of MEMS technology to the mobile imaging industry.”
On October 8, DOC announced it had received the first of two production orders for mems|cam modules from its lead customer, Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (OPPO), one of the top Chinese premium smartphone vendors.