Apple acquires company that makes QuantumFilm camera sensors

It was rumored last month, but now it’s apparently happened: Apple has acquired InVisage Technologies, a developer of QuantumFilm camera sensors, eports TechCrunch.

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QuantumFilm is an imaging and sensing technology. InVisage’s products capture high fidelity, high-resolution images for a variety of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smartphones, laptops, and drones.

QuantumFilm Technology involves, among other things, the creation of a film to coat the image sensors used in a cellphone camera, allowing it to capture more light, improving the quality of the images taken. It places a layer of semiconducting crystals - called quantum dots - on top of a smartphone’s chip, which allows the chip to absorb more light, place more pixels in a smaller space, and create sharper images.