Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pixim Acquires Advasense

PRWeb, VentureBeat: Pixim announced the acquisition of Advasense. Advasense was founded with the vision of dramatically improving the image quality of cameras used in mobile applications.

Currently, Pixim is experiencing exponential sales growth driven by the release of Seawolf, its latest chip product. The Advasense team ideally complements Pixim in the areas of image sensor-specific product design and will be immediately integrated into Pixim’s existing product development organization. This is expected to allow the company to further accelerate its strong sales growth.

The technology of the two companies is highly complementary. For instance, the current push for higher resolution cameras in the video security market demands higher-performance small pixels that do not compromise image quality. Advasense’s development of deep photodiodes significantly enhances pixel well capacity, improving image quality in all lighting conditions even as pixel sizes get smaller.

14 comments:

  1. Is Vladmir staying?

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  2. Of course he's staying. Until he isn't...

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  3. Does this mean the Advasense technology is no longer available for licensing?

    What about on-going tech transfer, if any?

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  4. Anyone interested in licensing Pixim/Advasense IP is welcome to contact John Monti at monti@pixim.com

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  5. What are the example products with Advasense IP pixel design inside ???

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  6. What is the condition of this acquisition?

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  7. Albert TheuwissenJune 16, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Another VERY important question : will Pixim allow Vladimir to keep managing this great blog ?

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  8. Of course, but all the bad words on Pixim will be removed :)

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  9. @ "What is the condition of this acquisition?"

    I can not comment on it, but on the link below you can find some speculations which might or might not be correct. Well, some of them are not correct for sure, I can tell:

    http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000654566&fid=1725

    @"Another VERY important question : will Pixim allow Vladimir to keep managing this great blog ?"

    So far I have not heard any objection for me continuing with this blog.

    @ "Of course, but all the bad words on Pixim will be removed :)"

    Normally I'm trying to avoid deleting any comments, unless it personally assault somebody. Also, spam gets deleted. Sometimes Blogger automatic spam filter erroneously recognize comment as a spam and removes it. In these cases the comment re-appears with few days delay as I look through the filtered comments.

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  10. @ "Of course, but all the bad words on Pixim will be removed :)"

    Vladimir, it's simply a joke...

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  11. As I recall, Pixim got some grief last year from a reader (readers?) here for being in a niche market segment. I had a reasonably good experience with Pixim though. Turnaround was fast and they didn't dump me off to legal or ignore me as a not-big-enough customer.

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  12. pixim is still in business?

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  13. Just keep raising money and you can stay in business for a long time. They didn't make this acquisition on their profits.

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