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Aptina Enters into Patent License Agreement with Sony
SAN JOSE, Calif.–Aptina today announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with Sony, which provides each company with access to the other’s patent portfolio.
Aptina and Sony have built industry leading patent portfolios that include seminal image sensor patents covering image capture and processing methods. These technologies are fundamental to the world’s growing image sensor industry, with sales of over two billion units annually, and found in almost every consumer electronics device including smart phones, automobiles, tablets, televisions, gaming platforms, medical equipment and digital cameras.
This cross-license agreement enables these two innovation leaders to...Show more →
A very interesting move for both sensor manufactures, I'd say this will give them both ownership of the market for some time.
Please let the first sensor to benefit be the FF sensor of the NEX-9.