Membership exceeds forty companies in recognition of growth driver for electronics industry
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., August 12, 2014 — The Embedded Vision Alliance (www.Embedded-Vision.com) has announced that eight companies have joined its ranks in the past two months, bringing membership to an historic high. “The overwhelming success of the recent Embedded Vision Summit 2014 is undoubtedly a contributing factor in the growth of the organization,” observed Jeff Bier, founder of the Alliance, “which itself is recognition of the growing importance of vision as a major driver of growth in the electronics industry.”
“Thanks to improvements in sensors, processors, algorithms, and tools, visual intelligence is being incorporated into a rapidly growing range of products. Embedded vision allows machines to see and understand the world around them, enabling them to be more responsive, safer and more capable,” said Bier. “The mission of the Alliance is to spur the adoption of vision technology by the engineering community and to connect that community with our Members, which are providers of technology and services for systems and applications that use computer vision.”
In welcoming the eight companies profiled below, Bier said, “We welcome our newest Members and look forward to collaborating with them to empower product creators to use embedded vision technology.”
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR; http://www.altera.com) is a pioneer of programmable logic solutions providing FPGAs, SoCs, IP, and design tools for embedded vision applications in the industrial, surveillance, automotive, military, broadcast and consumer sectors for image sensor interfaces, image signal processing, compression, transmission, and video content analytics.
Almalence Incorporated (http://www.almalence.com) is a global developer of advanced solutions for mobile imaging and computational photography, aimed at improving imaging quality without modifying camera hardware. Almalence technologies, such as super resolution, are used in modern mobile devices, mobile apps, and professional photography software.
Basler AG (Xetra: BSL; http://www.baslerweb.com) is a global manufacturer of digital cameras for industrial applications, medical devices, traffic systems, and the video surveillance market. Basler products are used predominantly in industrial mass production, medical technology, the life sciences, intelligent traffic systems, as well as in surveillance applications.
Infineon Technologies AG (Xetra: IFX; http://www.infineon.com) offers semiconductors and system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics, and chip card and security applications. For embedded vision, Infineon provides a highly integrated and sophisticated Time-of-Flight image sensor, enabling robust 3D depth sensing for many applications in industrial, automotive, and consumer markets.
Inuitive Ltd. (http://www.inuitive-tech.com) is a fabless IC company that has developed the NU3000, a multi-core signal processor supporting 3D image processing, computer vision (CV) processing, and natural user interface (NUI) applications. Inuitive is first to offer a dedicated 3D image processing and CV co-processor to off-load the main CPU, reducing system response time, saving power, and increasing performance.
Kishonti Ltd. (http://www.kishonti.net) specializes in high-performance graphics, compute, automotive, and computer vision technologies, working with leaders in semiconductor and consumer electronics markets.
Morpho, Inc. (Tokyo: 3653; http://www.morpho.com) is a developer and licensor of image processing technology. Morpho’s software is used by carriers, processing platform providers, and mobile device manufacturers.
OMRON Corporation (Tokyo: 6645; http://www.omron.com) provides advanced automation products and technologies for applications ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. For intelligent vision applications, OMRON provides “OKAO” technology for object detection and recognition.
The Alliance was founded in May 2011 as an industry partnership that brings together providers of the technology used to create practical applications of computer vision. Membership is open to any company that supplies hardware, software, or design services for computer vision systems and applications. To join the Alliance, contact the Alliance at [email protected].
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