Sample Chips Now Available From Pantek Technologies Corp. With Mass Production Starting in May, 2008
HERZLIYA, Israel, February 7 / / - Dblur, the developer of Software Lens(TM) Technology, today announced the availability of a stand-alone chip that integrates Dblur's groundbreaking Software Lens(TM) Technology.
The PA-DB3615SA chip, produced by SMIC, enables Software Lens(TM) camera modules of up to 3.2Mp. Samples are currently available from Pantek Technologies Corp., a total solution distributor to the telecom and wireless industry in Taiwan. Mass production of the chip will begin in May, 2008.
The chip meets the demanding performance and cost requirements of camera phone vendors, by supporting multiple Software Lens(TM) applications including: wide apertures (low F#) for increased indoor use and improved low light camera performance (for both fixed and Auto-Focus cameras); Extended Depth-of-Field (EDoF) that enhances the camera's in-focus range from up-close business card and bar-code scanning to infinity; and low profile lens with up to 30% reduction in optical lens/zoom height.
"We decided to offer the first EDoF enabled chip in the market following requests we received for this technology from our handset vendor customer base in China and Taiwan," says Thomas Kuo of Pantek Technologies. "The market for EDoF solutions is obviously ripe, and the chip's availability is perfectly timed. Now module and handset vendors are able to use the Software Lens(TM) solution in their offering, ensuring they remain competitive in the mobile imaging market."
Guy N. Michrowsky, VP Marketing and Sales at Dblur Technologies, commented, "The PA-DB3615SA chip is an important milestone. It ensures that Dblur's technology is widely available to meet the immediate demand in the market. It also provides a flexible solution that can be used with different sensors and supports any sensor resolution up to 3.2Mp."
Dblur will be attending the Mobile World Congress being held 11th - 14th February, 2008 in Barcelona and can be contacted at Hospitality Suite 4.6HS01 and 4.6HS05.
Founded in 2000, Dblur's proprietary and patented Software Lens(TM) technology addresses current and future challenges facing the mobile imaging industry by enabling low cost, high performance, miniature camera modules.
The modules deliver superior optical performance and greater functionality including Extended Depth of Field (EDoF), slim lens profiles, and wide aperture lenses for greater sensitivity in low light applications.
Dblur-enabled lenses and chips are available as off-the-shelf products from tier-one sensor and optic lens vendors around the world.
The company is backed by leading international investors and has its head office located in Herzliya, Israel with offices in Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
For more information, please visit our website: dblur.com
About Pantek Technology Corp.
Established in 1997, Pantek Technology Corp. is an indispensable distributor with expertise and quality services, that positions itself as a total solution provider, rather than chip provider alone. Pantek devotes itself to work with leading solution providers in various communication fields, including wired ADSL/VDSL and wireless 802.11x and Bluetooth solutions. As a solution provider, Pantek has excellent skills and experience in embedded systems which utilize various kinds of 8/16/32 bit MCU, audio CODEC, Network Processor and Wireless Transmission, and markets these competitive solutions to end-product manufacturers.
Further information on Pantek Technology can be found at www.pantek.com.tw
Source: Dblur Software Lens Technologies
For more information please contact: Dblur, Mr. Guy Michrowsky, VP Marketing & Sales, Tel: +972-54-444-8314, E-mail: email@example.com. Pantek Technologies Corp., Mr. Thomas Kuo, VP Sales & Marketing, Tel: +886-2-2627-2211, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org