Nokia continues to invest in its imaging technologies and announces its intention "to acquire world-class imaging specialists as well as all technologies and intellectual property from Scalado AB".
"Nokia has been working with Scalado for more than ten years and they've contributed to many of our leading imaging applications," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Smart Devices at Nokia. "This transaction would enable us to combine our leadership in camera devices with their expertise in imaging, helping people move beyond taking pictures to capturing moments and emotions and then reliving them in many different ways." A Youtube video below demos Scalado Rewind, one of these many ways:
Recently announced Scalado Photobeamer allows instant viewing of photos by pointing the iPhone on any screen displaying www.photobeamer.com site, without any needs for pre-configurations or pre-registrations:
The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2012. The terms of the acquisition are confidential.
Founded in 2000 in Lund, Sweden, Scalado has more than 50 patent and patent pending technologies. Scalado technologies are in over 1 billion mobile devices, a figure growing with over 500 million each year. The company already licenses its solutions to the top five tier 1 mobile phone manufacturers, top 10 ISP/Sensor companies, and most leading platform providers. Customers/partners include Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, LGE, Samsung, NEC, Aptina, OmniVision, Fujitsu, Renesas, Qualcomm and MediaTek.
Via Imaging Resource.