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Apple acquires company that makes QuantumFilm camera sensors

It was rumored last month, but now it’s apparently happened: Apple has acquired InVisage Technologies, a developer of QuantumFilm camera sensors, eports TechCrunch.

QuantumFilm is an imaging and sensing technology. InVisage’s products capture high fidelity, high-resolution images for a variety of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smartphones, laptops, and drones.

QuantumFilm Technology involves, among other things, the creation of a film to coat the image sensors used in a cellphone camera, allowing it to capture more light, improving the quality of the images taken. It places a layer of semiconducting crystals – called quantum dots – on top of a smartphone’s chip, which allows the chip to absorb more light, place more pixels in a smaller space, and create sharper images.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.