ME NewsWire / BusinessWire
SINGAPORE - Wednesday, August 21st 2013
Heptagon (www.hptg.com), a leading provider of intelligent micro imaging, sensing and light systems for smart devices, today announced it has shipped more than one billion units to OEM customers. The company, which is headquartered in Singapore, includes among its customers some of the largest makers of smart phones and tablets in the world.
"Our rapid growth results from a powerful combination of innovation and execution," said Christian Tang-Jespersen, Heptagon’s chief executive officer & president. "World-class R&D, along with a relentless focus on quality and a proven agility to move rapidly from white board to mass production have driven rapid market acceptance of our products. We’re even more excited about our future and shipping the next billion units."
Heptagon’s products are used in a wide variety of imaging, sensing and light applications that require miniaturization, precision and high performance. The company’s computational imaging cameras and sensing modules are used in smart phones, notebooks and tablets, as well as a broad range of other applications. Its light modules are used for LED flash in smart phones and smart devices, and as miniaturized solutions for infrared beam shaping and supporting gesture control in natural user interfaces, including time of flight systems and other motion sensing applications.
Continuous innovation is part of the company’s DNA. In the next twelve months, it will introduce many new products including: dual LED flash systems to enhance image quality; new forms of sensing for industrial imaging; high field of view camera modules; and computational imaging arrays that enable both HD video and megapixel still images. Heptagon’s new products will help to radically reduce the height and total footprint of smart devices, enhance image quality by incorporating greater depth sensing with video-stream information, and enable entirely new use cases for smart phones, tablets and other consumer electronics.
Heptagon has unique competencies in wafer-level integration to produce high-performing micro optics, micro modules and micro imaging systems. Over 20 years of innovations in technology, manufacturing and operations, as well as rigorous supply chain management, form the foundation for Heptagon’s differentiation.
Heptagon provides intelligent micro imaging, sensing and light systems for smart devices. Our industry leadership results from a unique combination of wafer-level integration, pragmatic innovation, total supply chain control, a culture of integrity, and a 20+ year track record of delivering breakthrough technologies to leading OEMs. Backed by world-class investors, Heptagon’s research and development teams are located in Zurich, Switzerland; development and manufacturing are in Singapore; customer support services are in Shenzen, China; and business development, sales and the office of the CTO are in Mountain View, CA. To learn more, visit www.hptg.com.
Judith McGarry, (011)-415-971-2900