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FotoNation, Socionext Form Image Processing Partnership

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 — FotoNation Ltd. is collaborating with Socionext Inc., a Japanese manufacturer of system-on-chip design technology, to bring next-generation computational imaging to the surveillance, robotics and drone markets.

The partnership will use FotoNation’s Advanced Hardware for Image Processing system, which achieves high video image stabilization, smart geometric correction for large-field-of-view lenses, face detection and tracking results. The system includes increased distance-to-subject performance and detection angle precision, with wide-angle lens support and native motion detection.

"Socionext's image processing capabilities make them the perfect partner to integrate these groundbreaking technologies for the growing surveillance, robotic and drone camera markets," said Petronel Bigioi, senior vice president and general manager of FotoNation.

FotoNation develops technologies that serve the computational imaging space for handsets and cameras, as well as the automotive, surveillance, security and augmented reality markets. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies Inc.

Socionext designs, develops and delivers system-on-chip products for imaging, networking and other technologies.

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Oct 2015

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