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Thursday, February 4th 2010 - 23:40 CET
Varioptic, the liquid lens company, announced that it has developed its first liquid lens. The Varioptic A316S offering Optical Image Stabilization functionality to camera phones. Varioptic’s Autofocus liquid lenses are used in consumer, medical and industrial devices ranging from full HD DV camcorders, bar code readers, security cameras, dental cameras to machine vision cameras. Liquid lenses have been in production since January 2007 and more recently, ramping mass production, with Japanese partner Seiko Instruments Inc. Varioptic has now finalized the next generation of Optical Image Stabilization liquid lenses, correcting handshake.
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Thursday, February 21st 2008 - 00:32 CET
Sunny Optics and Varioptic announce the launch of a second liquid lens auto focus camera module - CCM-8312B. Sunny’s CCM-8312B uses Omnivision OV3640 3 megapixel sensor coupled with Sunny’s optics and Varioptic’s Arctic liquid lens. At 8.5 x 8.5 x 6.7 mm, the camera module is one of the smallest 3MP AF camera modules in the market. The new CCM-8312B camera module offers superior image quality and is ideally suited for slim camera phones. Varioptic’s Arctic liquid lens is ideal for the latest camera phone applications such as video with continuous auto-focus. The increasing trend of video capture and video sharing through the internet means that auto focus is fast becoming a must-have for capturing good quality video.
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Wednesday, February 20th 2008 - 11:00 CET
Seiko Instruments Inc. (Japan) and Varioptic Lyon (France) - Varioptic and SII announced the signature of a cooperation agreement to develop, manufacture and market Varioptic’s Liquid Lens products. The aim of this agreement is to achieve a significant penetration with Liquid Lens products in the fast growing camera module market and other large volume end equipment markets such as barcodes and webcams. Seiko will use its manufacturing expertise as the number one supplier of Backup button battery and Capacitor to Cellular phone companies to produce Liquid Lens units in very high volume with aggressive cost reduction to ensure liquid lens products maintain their cost advantage for auto-focus.
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