The two companies aim to combine their respective strengths in the optical sensing and imaging space to offer 3D sensing solutions to device OEMs and system suppliers (in China and the rest of the world), supporting a faster time-to-market for high performance 3D camera systems.
The companies will work together to create camera solutions for 3D sensing applications that are set to incorporate the partners’ range of optical technologies and components, bundled with related software and algorithms.
The partnership is focused on mobile device and smartphone opportunities at global OEMs to drive new 3D consumer applications but it also extends to upcoming automotive opportunities for 3D sensing camera systems.
“We are very excited about this collaboration which brings together ams’ leadership in optical sensing with Sunny Optical’s leading position in optical components and module manufacturing. Teaming up with Sunny Opotech, we are accelerating the time-to-market and availability of high quality 3D sensing solutions for smartphones and mobile devices where efficient module integration is key to enable 3D sensing for smartphone OEMs. At the same time, this collaboration allows us to pursue emerging 3D sensing opportunities in the automotive world” said Alexander Everke, CEO of ams in a joint statement.
Ningbo Sunny Opotech's CEO David Wang added, “Sunny Opotech believes that ams is the industry’s leading 3D sensing technology provider with a complete portfolio of key components and technologies enhanced by a unique patent portfolio. Combining this with Sunny Opotech’s advanced semiconductor packaging technology, optical system design, mass production abilities as well as precise active alignment and optical calibration technologies will enable us to bring Chinese OEMs and global customers optimized and comprehensive 3D sensing solutions.”