Belgian image sensor company Softkinetic is now part of the Sony family

08 October, 2015
News recently got out about Sony's latest purchase – a Belgian image sensor technology company by the name of Softkinetic. Its business is be centered around 3D technology, from the development of CMOS 3D sensors and camera modules, through connecting middleware hardware and software, all the way to analyzing and mapping algorithms.

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  • green

Alot of company should pay for this patent, to bring a whole new level of experience.

Microsoft Hololens should make use of this.

  • AnonD-377835

Sony you always rocks!

  • Xperiafan324

Honestly depth-sensing is such a heavily used tech now that Sony would really benefit from it in Playstation, its sensor business and also for making dedicated hardware for the professional market. Surprised that Sony's doing well enough to make acquisitions. The last big buy for Sony was Gaikai and that was some 3 years ago.

  • Anonymous

Exceptional work Sony !

My guess is that if ever sony closes down or sells its mobile division, it will still continue its development of camera modules for phones and then cater to other OEMs. If I'm not mistaken, the sensor sales for sony modules are quite high.

  • AnonD-85136

I love you sony