Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Siimpel Scores Design Win
Arcadia-based Siimpel Corporation, a provider of MEMs-based, optical microsystems, has scored a design win in a Motorola handset. According to Siimpel, Motorola is uses its MEMs-based, continuous autofocus camera within a cellular handset, the MING A1600. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed, however Siimpel said the handset is the first to integrate its autofocus camera technology. Among features on the handset enabled by the camera are panoramic image stitching, translation and scanning of both English and Chinese characters, and automated geotagging of photos. Siimpel's MEMs-based camera reduces the size of phone cameras. The firm is venture backed by Motorola, QUALCOMM, Micron Technologies,Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Global Catalyst, Scale Venture Partners, Zone Ventures, Portage Ventures, and SunAmerica.