poLight Hires from Nokia/Microsoft

Published: 08.09.2016

Investinor’s portfolio company poLight establishes competence centre in Tampere, Finland, and hires senior engineers and managers from Nokia and Microsoft.

poLight continues to expand and has established a competence centre in Tampere, Finland. The new unit will be based on senior resources from the former Nokia/Microsoft imaging team. The competence centre will allow poLight to better support customers in implementing the poLight technology, and to further strengthen the company´s ability to build system solution around its proprietary TLens® technology.

poLight are currently in the process of ramping-up production of its first product TLens® Silver. This will represent a new and unique way of realising autofocus for smartphone cameras having several benefits for end-users, camera module manufactures and smartphone vendors.

poLight is in dialogue with several potential customers, and numerous projects to qualify the company’s technology are ongoing.

“The new competence centre is a strategic important move for poLight. We bring onboard unique competence which will increase our relevance and ease our market entrance. Furthermore, it will secure that we take important steps in bringing new innovative solutions to the market”, says Pierre Craen, CTO of poLight.

poLight offers the fastest autofocus lens for mobile phone cameras. The company’s patented technology has several advantages over the currently used technology, Voice Coil Motor (VCM). Combined with advanced image processing, poLight’s autofocus lens enables new applications, such as “Instant FocusTM” – which provides instant focus of the image, “All in FocusTM” – which enables focus on all objects in the image, including objects both close to and far from the camera, as well as the opportunity to refocus the image post-capture.

Further TLens will be an important component in the realization of high performance future dual camera systems. All this and more is enabled by poLight´s unique technology having key characteristics such as fast response time, constant field of view, low power consumption, no magnetic interference, stable optical axis and low “real estate”.

“We are very excited to join the poLight team, and look forward to bring our software and hardware smartphone camera system knowledge to the company. We are impressed by the technology developed by poLight and look forward to help accelerating market introduction and expand the offering”, said Manu Hakola, head of the poLight system team in Finland.

For further information, please contact:

CEO: Øyvind Isaksen, mobile: +47 908 76 398

For further information about poLight®, go to www.polight.com

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