Thursday, October 08, 2015

Sony Acquires Softkinetic

Sony has completed the acquisition of Softkinetic Systems S.A., after reaching an agreement with the company and its major shareholders. With this acquisition, Softkinetic - which possesses ToF image sensor technology, as well as related systems and software - has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

Sony will focus on combining Softkinetic's ToF range image sensor technology expertise with its own technologies with the aim of developing the next generation of range image sensors and solutions, not only in the field of imaging, but for broader sensing-related applications as well.

Overview of Softkinetic Systems S.A.

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
Employees: 77
Business offices: Brussels, Belgium; Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Primary areas of business:
  • Development and licensing of ToF range image sensors
  • Development and licensing of range imaging software, such as for range image signal processing and gesture recognition
  • Development of ToF range image sensor modules and reference designs


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