Intel funds, adopts Almalence imaging

Intel funds, adopts Almalence imaging

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Alongside the funding deal Almalence and Intel have agreed to collaborate so that Almalence imaging technology can be brought into the Intel’s processor architecture.

Almalence, produces algorithmic software that can run on CPUs and GPUs and as hardware IP for special imaging processors, said it would use the money to develop its next generation of technology to provide the image quality of DSLR cameras on mobile phone cameras.

Almalence’s partners and customers include Cadence, Huawei and Sharp and its technology has been licensed by smartphone OEMs and is shipping on 30 million high-end smartphones annually, the company said.

"Intel’s world-class imaging architecture provides the flexibility and throughput required by leading-edge computational imaging applications. We look forward to working with Almalence to deliver such capabilities to the Intel mobile ecosystem," said Arjun Kapur general manager of the imaging and camera technologies group at Intel, in a statement issued by Almalence.

Almalence was founded in 2005 by Russian engineers Dmitry Shmunk and Eugene Panich, and has offices in the United States, Russia, Israel, China and South Korea. Almalence’s R&D activity is concentrated in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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