Apple Acquires Camera Sensor Startup Behind QuantumFilm: Report

by admin October 31, 2017 at 12:16 am

Apple has quietly acquired Invisage, the camera sensor startup company behind QuantumFilm, according to a new report.

Image Sensors World reports that Apple closed a deal to acquire InVisage back in July 2017, and that some of the employees of InVisage have joined Apple while others were let go.

We first covered InVisage back in 2010, when the California-based startup announced QuantumFilm, a new image sensor technology that was touted as being 4 times more sensitive than traditional camera sensors.

The sensor uses a layer of semiconductor material on top of the traditional silicon sensor, using “quantum dots” to gather light with 90% efficiency compared to 50% of traditional silicon.