Business Wire: Canesta is using TowerJazz’s CIS process to manufacture its CanestaVision 3-D image sensors. CanestaVision chips are the single-chip 3-D image sensor SoCs for use in consumer desktop computing, TV and entertainment applications.
“Canesta’s solution is the most robust in the industry, offering the best performance compared to any other competing solution. The very tight R&D collaboration and roadmap alignment between our two companies provides near and long term innovative solutions that will further improve performance and power consumption in future generations and will allow wins in many more applications, such as the mobile computing area,” said Dr. Avi Strum, VP and GM of Specialty Business Unit, TowerJazz.
Globes sources estimate that the deal will add $200-300M in annual revenue to TowerJazz.
While we are at ToF news, Softkinetic, Optrima and Metrological Media Innovations announced a partnership to offer set-top-box and television manufacturers an integrated 3D gesture-based solution. Mediaconnect TV, a hybrid consumer TV entertainment platform based on Intel CE Media Processing technology and powered by Metrological’s Metroconnect OS adds 3D gesture-based interfaces to its rich set of functions. The commercial deployment of Mediaconnect TV begins in Europe in the coming weeks and is expected to begin in North America by fall of this year.