Palo Alto, CA – Feb. 28, 2011 – InVisage Technologies, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based start-up that is revolutionizing the image sensor market, has announced that it has completed its Series C Funding round, led by Intel Capital. InVisage will use the funding to support the company’s QuantumFilm™ technology and products, bringing them to mass production scale. Intel Capital joins InVisage’s existing investors RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, OnPoint Technologies and Charles River Ventures.
After years of research at both InVisage and the University of Toronto, InVisage developed QuantumFilm, a technology based on quantum dots (semiconductors with unique light-capture properties). The technology works by capturing an imprint of a light image, and then using the silicon beneath it to turn the image into digital signals. Producing highly-sensitive image sensors that can integrate with standard CMOS manufacturing processes took InVisage three years of engineering and development. Initially targeting cameraphone applications, QuantumFilm will enable high performance in tiny form factors, breaking silicon’s inherent performance-resolution tradeoff. It will begin sampling by summer and could be in devices in early 2012.
“The image sensor industry as a whole has focused entirely on increasing the number of pixels and has failed to see the big picture. As a result, there has been a lack of new ideas in the market for some time. InVisage’s QuantumFilm technology will bring stunning image quality and advanced new features to an industry that is desperate for true innovation.” – Jess Lee, CEO, InVisage Technologies
“Image sensors for smart phones and handheld devices are a huge market opportunity and InVisage is well positioned to capture significant market share. InVisage is the first company in a while to think differently about image sensors and we are confident that its products will lead the imaging market on a new vector of innovation.” – Dave Flanagan, Managing Director, Intel Capital
Woodside Capital Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to InVisage Corporation in this transaction.
About InVisage Technologies
InVisage, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wireless connectivity for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. InVisage solutions let customers easily create connected products for the Connected Home, Smart Energy, healthcare/fitness, control/monitoring in industrial, commercial, and residential markets and high-speed audio, video and security applications. www.InVisage.com.
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