Business Wire: Tessera's DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC) announces today that Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. has placed the first mems|cam volume production purchase order. "We are proud to announce that OPPO and DOC are exclusive launch partners. OPPO will be the first smartphone OEM to incorporate mems|cam products in volume," stated John Thode, president of DigitalOptics Corporation. "OPPO has an excellent premium brand in China as demonstrated by the September 23 launch of the innovative N1 Smartphone platform. Integrating mems|cam modules into OPPO’s best-in-class smartphones will bring an exciting computational imaging user experience that further delivers on OPPO’s brand promise."
There has been speculation on who would be the first to bring the significant benefits of mems|cam to the mobile imaging market. Last week, several technology news blogs reported that mems|cam was first being brought to market in another smartphone platform (Google Nexus 5). Those reports were inaccurate.
Forbes quotes China Morning Post publishing that Oppo's total production is expected to be about 15M phones this year.