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OmniVision acquires Kodak patent portfolio

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:image sensor patents? CMOS? Kodak patent?

CMOS image sensor maker OmniVision Technologies Inc. has paid Eastman Kodak Co. an estimated $65 million in cash to acquire about 850 of its image sensor-related patents and patent applications. The sale was finalized on March 31, according to OmniVision.

''The purchased patent portfolio comprises approximately 850 U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications. The intellectual property includes numerous granted patents of key CMOS technologies covering early and fundamental CMOS image sensor work; improvements on foundational architectures, including new features and functions; and next-generation performance improvements, miniaturization and cost reduction technologies,'' OmniVision explained.

- Mark LaPedus
??EE Times

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