Corephotonics, the leading licensor of dual camera technologies, has partnered with China’s leading camera module integrator, Sunny Optical, to bring to market a variety of advanced imaging solutions based on the company’s dual camera technologies. The new offerings pack dual camera modules, image processing algorithms and computer vision software for superior image quality and user experience. Under this agreement, Sunny has already shipped millions of dual camera solutions powered by Corephotonics IP to various smartphone OEMs, including Xiaomi, OPPO and others.
The new partnership combines Sunny’s automatic manufacturing capacity, advanced quality control and optical development capabilities with Corephotonics’ unceasing innovation in optics, camera mechanics and computational imaging. Offering a variety of solutions, this partnership addresses a broad span of devices, from the most advanced, high quality dual cameras for flagship smartphones, down to mid-range photography solutions for moderately priced mobile devices. This strategic license agreement covers various dual camera products, including typical wide + tele cameras, as well as various folded dual camera offerings, allowing an increased zoom factor, optical stabilization and a reduced module height.
The partnership allows Sunny to act as a one-stop-shop dual camera vendor, providing customized dual camera designs in combination with well-optimized software features. The collaboration leverages Sunny’s manufacturing lead and strong presence in the Chinese dual-camera market, in combination with Corephotonics’ innovation in camera designs and computational photography algorithms, to create a powerhouse of cutting-edge mobile imaging products and services.
“Sunny Optical has the powerful optical development capability and automatic lean manufacturing capacity. We have experimented with virtually all dual camera innovations introduced in recent years, and have found Corephotonics dual camera technologies to have the greatest contribution in camera performance and user experience. Just as important is the compliance of their dual camera architecture with high volume production and harsh environmental requirements,” said Cerberus Wu, Senior Marketing Director of Sunny Optical.
“We are deeply impressed by Sunny’s dual camera manufacturing technologies, clearly setting a new benchmark in the thin camera industry,” added Eran Briman, VP of Marketing & Business Development at Corephotonics. “The dual camera modules produced under this collaboration present smartphone manufacturers with the means to distinguish their handsets from those of their rivals through greatly improved imaging capabilities, as well as maximum flexibility and customizability.”