Pixel Optics has introduced Empower eyeglasses, which use liquid crystal lenses to actively adjust power.
13 February 2011
11 January 2011
Gorgon Stare is a 9 camera wide area persistent surveillance system mounted on the Reaper UAV.
12 October 2010
Siimpel was another MEMS autofocus company, recently acquired by Tessera.
Optical touch technologies represent a growing market for image sensors.
4 October 2010
The Altek Leo is a 14 meg optical zoom android cell phone. Progress, but we can do better.
23 September 2010
Hasselblad has announced a multishot 200 megapixel camera based on micropositioning (and presumably digital super resolution?) of a 50 megapixel sensor. The announcement is here.
5 September 2010
Small scale electrically adapted lenses are useful in multiscale design. Several companies are pursuing such lenses, including
A nice review of the technologies by Andrew Wilson is available on OpticIQ
Canon has produced a prototype 13280 by 9184 cmos sensor, e.g. >120 megapixels. The chip area is 29 by 20 millimeters. Here is the story at Wired.