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SparkP2 with global shutter captures sharp images in the invisible 940 nm near-infrared spectrum with 3x higher light response and over 20x lower power consumption than competing solutions even in extreme lighting conditions

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(February 17, 2016)InVisage Technologies Inc., the pioneering developer of QuantumFilm™ camera sensors, today announced the SparkP2™ HD near-infrared (NIR) camera sensor for the IoT camera market. Based on the InVisage QuantumFilm camera platform, SparkP2 is a 1.1 um pixel, 2-megapixel sensor in an ultra-compact 1/7 inch format for a lightweight footprint (less than 3 mm. thin) that consumes over 20 times less power than conventional silicon near-infrared cameras. SparkP2 offers QuantumFilm global shutter for unprecedented image sharpness at 940 nm, the ideal invisible wavelength for IoT, whether in low light or strong sunlight. This performance empowers devices like iris scanners, augmented reality systems and drones to respond more accurately to their environments.

“Previous IoT NIR cameras have been difficult to use indoors and almost impossible to operate outside,” said Jess Lee, InVisage President and CEO. “Indoors, users had to remain within a short range for the device to work. At the same time, conventional camera systems burn a continuous 1000 mW of illumination power, which produces a distracting red glow and drains battery life. Outside, the power requirement is even higher in order to overcome the power of the sun, which makes it challenging for compact IoT devices to see and detect obstacles. SparkP2 is the first solution to address all of these issues.”

“Face and iris recognition, depth-mapping and eye and gesture tracking are key applications in next generation imaging, and are growth drivers to the $10.5 billion CMOS image sensor market. And all these applications benefit greatly from improved NIR sensitivity,” said Brian O’Rourke, Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors at IHS Technology. “InVisage should be well positioned to benefit from the growth of these markets, whether in mobile phones, security and surveillance cameras or other integrated devices.”

Rolling Shutter vs. Global Shutter for IoT

Today, the majority of near-infrared (NIR) cameras struggle to produce accurate images and video of moving objects as a result of rolling shutter, which can interfere with spatial analysis (essential for collision avoidance) and make an augmented or virtual experience less realistic. Newer designs are using global shutter, but with low resolution and high power consumption. InVisage QuantumFilm global shutter works in tune with a pulsed LED, which optimizes the LED battery usage to be just 10 mW (versus 750 mW for LEDs used with rolling shutter NIR cameras) and in turn enables more compact, lighter weight product designs due to smaller battery requirements.

Conventional infrared sensors that use silicon as their photosensitive layer also have difficulty performing outdoors because sunlight’s ambient NIR light overwhelms the light emitted by most NIR camera LED projectors, reducing the amount of information the NIR camera can effectively detect. These LEDs would require extremely high power usage in order to project a strong enough light to compete with the sun’s irradiance. SparkP2’s fast global shutter allows the NIR light source to be pulsed for extremely short intervals instead of remaining continuously illuminated, thus overcoming sunlight while at the same time capturing movement more accurately and using far less net power.

Pricing and Availability

SparkP2 is sampling in April 2016 with mass production scheduled by Summer 2016. Pricing information may be obtained directly from InVisage at www.invisage.com/contact.

About InVisage Technologies

InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. The company’s first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies.

For more information on this product launch, InVisage and its pioneering QuantumFilm technology, visit www.invisage.com.

All brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. InVisage reserves the right to alter product and service offerings, specifications and pricing at any time without notice. © 2016 InVisage. All rights reserved.

Using advanced quantum physics, the Quantum13 brings cinematography-grade dynamic range and smooth motion capture to smartphones, driving silicon CMOS image sensors into obsolescence

Beijing, China (November 11, 2015)InVisage Technologies Inc., the pioneering developer of QuantumFilm™ camera sensors, today introduced its inaugural product, the Quantum13 camera sensor. Leveraging the power of advanced nanotechnology found in the company’s QuantumFilm platform, the Quantum13 captures images with full tonal ranges in high and low light, and is the first smartphone camera sensor with an electronic global shutter. Today in Beijing, InVisage is showcasing Quantum13-enabled smartphones running on both Qualcomm and Mediatek platforms. Shipments to smartphone vendors will start this quarter.

The Quantum13 is the world’s first electronic image sensor that does not use silicon but rather a quantum dot film, QuantumFilm, to capture light. QuantumFilm has a natural light response curve matching the human eye. As a result, the Quantum13 has a powerful single-shot high dynamic range mode called QuantumCinema. This mode provides up to 3 additional stops of dynamic range compared to conventional CMOS image sensors. This means both still and video modes will see this level of performance without any added HDR software processing, which can often cause a missed moment and a distorted image.

Quantum13 also offers the world’s first electronic global shutter for smartphones, a camera technology that enables full frame capture instead of the cumbersome rolling shutter method that CMOS sensors use to scan from the top of the image to the bottom. With this electronic global shutter, Quantum13-enabled smartphones can capture crisp still photos of fast-moving subjects at full frame shutter speeds normally reserved for digital SLRs, and delivers smooth 2K and 4K video without any rolling shutter distortion.

“The launch of Quantum13 marks a new era for the smartphone camera industry,” said Jess Lee, CEO of InVisage. “For the first time, smartphones will capture images on an entirely new medium. Not silicon. Not film. QuantumFilm. We are thrilled to showcase the capabilities of Quantum13 to the richest and most vibrant ecosystem for smartphones. And we are delighted to share that several smartphone vendors have already adopted Quantum13 for upcoming release.”

Quantum13 is a 13-megapixel, 1.1-micron pixel camera sensor that fits in an 8.5-millimeter by 8.5-millimeter module. With light absorption 8 times faster than silicon, QuantumFilm creates an ultra-thin light capture medium that accommodates much higher incident angles of light, resulting in an unprecedented 4-millimeter camera module height. This thinner camera module allows for even thinner smartphone camera designs.

“InVisage is targeting the mainstream 13-megapixel smartphone camera market,” added Tetsuo Omori, Senior Analyst at TSR. “According to our research, the worldwide volume of the 13-megapixel camera sensor market is projected to increase from 408 million units in 2015 to 995 million units in 2020.”

A short film shot with a Quantum13 camera was recently released and may be viewed here, along with a behind-the-scenes video that includes side-by-side comparison footage with a comparable silicon sensor here.

Pricing and Availability
Quantum13 is sampling now and initial shipments to leading smartphone vendors are expected this quarter. Pricing information may be obtained directly from InVisage at www.invisage.com/contact.

About InVisage Technologies
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. Its first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies.

For more information on this product launch, InVisage and its pioneering QuantumFilm technology, visit www.invisage.com.

Lubezki to provide expert artistic insight as InVisage brings cinema quality image capture to smartphones and mobile devices with its QuantumFilm technology

Menlo Park, Calif., (Nov. 9, 2015)InVisage Technologies Inc., the pioneering developer of QuantumFilm™ camera sensors, today announced the addition of famed cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC to the InVisage advisory board. Mr. Lubezki is the cinematographer of numerous award-winning films including Gravity (2013) and Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Mr. Lubezki is the Company’s first artistic advisor and will help shape and fine-tune the specifications of upcoming InVisage QuantumFilm camera image sensors for smartphones and mobile devices.

In addition to its greater light sensitivity, QuantumFilm’s non-linear response to light allows for the expanded dynamic range mode QuantumCinema, which allows smartphones to capture more detail in extremely bright areas without saturating. The QuantumFilm sensor also includes the first global electronic shutter for smartphones, a feature that reduces distortion with quick camera movements.

“We are honored to have Mr. Lubezki join our advisory board,” said Jess Lee, president and CEO of InVisage. “With Mr. Lubezki’s artistic direction, we intend to bridge the gap between Hollywood and advanced nanotechnology, bringing Hollywood quality to QuantumFilm-enabled smartphones and mobile devices.”

“InVisage understands that advancing film is equal parts artistry and technology,” said Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC. “I was drawn to InVisage and their technology because of the ground-breaking potential for greater dynamic range in cameras ranging from smartphones to professional video cameras, a crucial capability for cinematographers and everyday users alike.”

About Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC
Mr. Lubezki has shaped film for decades, working with directors Alfonso Cuarón, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Terrence Malick, as well as Ethan and Joel Coen. His latest project is The Revenant (2015) with renowned director Alejandro González Iñárritu. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Academy Awards for Cinematography for Gravity (2013) and Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), in addition to seven Academy Award nominations. Other films shot by Mr. Lubezki include Y tu Mamá También (2001), Children of Men (2006) and The Tree of Life (2011).

About InVisage Technologies
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, California that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. The Company’s first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies. For more information about InVisage, visit www.invisage.com.

Short Film Shot with Smartphone Camera Sensor Uses Groundbreaking QuantumFilm Technology For Unprecedented Light and Motion Capture

Menlo Park, CA (October 23, 2015) InVisage Technologies Inc., the pioneering camera sensor company , announced today the release of “Prix”, a short film shot entirely with InVisage’s QuantumFilm smartphone camera sensor. The film captures a stunning level of detail despite dynamic lighting environments and shooting fast-moving subjects outdoors. This quality is made possible thanks to InVisage’s QuantumFilm, a quantum dot camera sensor technology.

“Today, filmmakers of all types have access to HD-quality cameras through their smartphones,” said InVisage President and CEO Jess Lee. “However, achieving truly cinematic quality can be difficult without professional-grade cameras. Our expanded dynamic range capability is a major step forward in allowing smartphones to capture the tiniest of details across a wide range of lighting conditions. The results can be seen in ‘Prix,’ a charming short film about children who make their own technological innovations.”

During the production of “Prix,” cameras utilized InVisage’s QuantumCinema, a capability developed specifically for smartphone sensors equipped with QuantumFilm. Like photochemical film, QuantumFilm sensors have a non-linear response to light that allows them to preserve information in bright areas where a silicon CMOS sensor would typically saturate. This response, combined with higher photosensitivity and electron storage per pixel, enables QuantumFilm to show greater dynamic range in QuantumCinema mode.

“Prix” was also shot using InVisage’s exclusive electronic global shutter mode for smartphones, which eliminates a defect when shooting moving objects known as the “rolling shutter artifact.” All scenes were shot simultaneously with a comparable silicon smartphone using a rolling shutter–the only shutter mode currently available in smartphones–which captures parts of an image at different times. This delay causes obvious distortion when quickly moving subjects are shot with a moving camera. But with QuantumFilm’s global shutter, all parts of the image are captured simultaneously, resulting in unprecedented clear motion capture with a smartphone.

In an additional feature entitled “The Making of ‘Prix’,” actors from the short film visit the InVisage office to learn about the technology and what distinguishes “Prix” from videos shot with silicon smartphone camera sensors. “The Making of ‘Prix’” includes interviews with employees and side-by-side comparisons of footage shot simultaneously with standard smartphones versus those equipped with QuantumFilm. Both “Prix” and the accompanying “Making of” feature were screened as part of an event on the future of technology and film at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 18.

Watch “Prix” and “The Making of ‘Prix,’” and read more about QuantumCinema here.

For more information about QuantumFilm, visit www.invisage.com.

About InVisage Technologies

InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. Its first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies.

Panel to discuss the intersection of technology and film and provide an advance screening of InVisage’s short film “Prix,” shot with a QuantumFilm smartphone image sensor

MENLO PARK, CA (October 13, 2015) – InVisage Technologies Inc., the leading developer of QuantumFilm camera sensors, announced today it will present a panel entitled “The Future of Film and Technology” on October 18 at the annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) featuring InVisage President and CEO, Jess Lee, and renowned film industry veterans Tiffany Shlain, Shane Hurlbut, and Christopher Coppola. InVisage also announced that there will be an advance screening of its new short film, “Prix,” at the festival. “Prix” was produced on a smartphone image sensor with InVisage’s QuantumFilm technology, and demonstrates for the first time an expanded dynamic range mode called QuantumCinema.

QuantumCinema is a capability specific to InVisage’s QuantumFilm camera sensor that allows for more details to be captured simultaneously in both low and bright light. Conventional digital image sensors rely on silicon to sense light linearly and therefore saturate when too much light enters the sensor. In contrast, photochemical film has a non-linear response that can preserve details in more extreme light conditions. With the greater shift from film to digital cameras, digital camera users have had to compromise on dynamic range in exchange for convenience. QuantumFilm sensors, however, behave more like film in that they also have a non-linear response to light, which allows for the expanded dynamic range of QuantumCinema. The screening of “Prix” will mark the first time footage taken in QuantumCinema mode is shown to the public.

“InVisage is bringing amazing cinema-quality images to smartphones and mobile devices,” said InVisage President and CEO Jess Lee. “With this panel and the worldwide release of ‘Prix,’ we’re kicking off a broader conversation on the huge impact camera technologies have had on film and will continue to have in future.”

Taking place on Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, the panel will focus on the constantly intersecting journey of technology and film throughout history. The discussion will feature InVisage’s Lee, renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (Terminator: Salvation, Need for Speed), director/producer and Project Accessible Hollywood founder Christopher Coppola (Gunfighter, Deadfall), and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain (Connected, The Tribe), and will be moderated by WIRED associate editor/writer Angela Watercutter. Panelists will hold a lively discussion on issues such as the transition from photochemical film to digital, how technological innovations like QuantumFilm are making new filmmaking opportunities available, and where the filmmaking industry will go from here.

Post-panel, a special screening of “Prix,” which was shot with a QuantumFilm sensor for smartphones, will demonstrate and introduce the capabilities of QuantumFilm technology. Produced in Los Angeles by Automaton Creative, “Prix” features young stars Samuel Parker, Isabella Mulford, and Luke Darga as three young innovators working to excel at their sport of choice—RC car racing. Not only does “Prix” showcase the expanded dynamic range of QuantumCinema, but the racing scenes also demonstrate the world’s first truly electronic global shutter on a smartphone camera sensor.

To watch the trailer for “Prix,” click here. For more information about InVisage and QuantumCinema, visit www.invisage.com/QuantumCinema. For more information about the Mill Valley Film Festival, including ticket details, visit www.mvff.com.

About InVisage Technologies

InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. Its first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies.

 

World’s First Sub-5nm Fabrication Site to Manufacture QuantumFilm™ Cameras
InVisage QuantumFab3 Ribbon Cutting

MENLO PARK, CA (June 17, 2015) – InVisage Technologies Inc., the leading developer of quantum dot camera sensors, opened its first high-volume, fully automated QuantumFilm sensor manufacturing facility in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.

As part of the opening ceremony in Taiwan, InVisage executives joined representatives from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), Hsinchu Science Park, and additional supply chain partners to unveil the new facility with a formal ribbon cutting. A factory tour for guests followed. The new factory, named QFAB3, brings next-generation nanoscale manufacturing to Taiwan as InVisage prepares to introduce QuantumFilm technology later this year.

QuantumFilm is an extremely light-sensitive layer of quantum dots that replaces the conventional silicon photodiode in digital camera sensors and provides improved dynamic range, greater performance in low light, and global shutter capabilities. More details are preserved in both bright and dark areas, and fast motion can be captured with less distortion. The material is customizable to allow for dynamic adjustment of sensitivity and resolution, and can be optimized for better performance at wavelengths ranging from visible to infrared.

“We chose to establish our high-volume manufacturing in Taiwan because of the vitality of the semiconductor ecosystem here, and in particular because of our partnership with TSMC,” said InVisage’s CEO, Jess Lee. TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry, located in close proximity to QFAB3.

Lee added, “With our new facility and staff, we are able to source and install custom, state-of-the-art fabrication equipment and are now well positioned to ramp up QuantumFilm production.”

The manufacturing facility features unprecedented sub-5 nanometer process geometry within an ISO Class 10 cleanroom. It is designed to support a wide range of products, from mobile phones to high-end cameras as well as drones and other IoT devices that require high performance cameras.

InVisage’s use of quantum dots eliminates the need for finely patterned lithography to achieve high performance and sub 5-nm scale. This has a multiplier effect in terms of product performance, value, and output. As a result, InVisage’s new facility is compact and more efficient than facilities manufacturing competing technologies.

Product wafers are first manufactured by nearby TSMC and then transferred to InVisage’s facility for QuantumFilm deposition. The deposition itself is performed by a single, custom tool that combines spin-coating and CVD deposition technologies into one machine for the first time. This combination allows the deposition process to be both modular and fully automated. This is the first of many facilities to come as InVisage increases its capacity and QuantumFilm technology becomes the new standard for cameras.

For more information on the QFAB3 facility, InVisage, or its groundbreaking QuantumFilm technology, visit www.invisage.com.

About InVisage Technologies
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. Its first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies.

Beijing, China (December 16th, 2014) – InVisage Technologies Inc., a leader in camera technology, announced today the addition of China Oceanwide USA Holdings, the US subsidiary of China-based China Oceanwide Holdings Group to its roster of investors. With Oceanwide’s investment, InVisage’s total funding for its latest round has grown to $32.5M. The company will use the funds primarily for working capital and capex purposes. With this round of financing, InVisage sets a new record for capital raised by any imaging company.

“We’re delighted to continue to attract market-driving investors,” says Jess Lee, CEO at InVisage. “These partners bring solid validation on an increasingly global scale. We are pleased to welcome Oceanwide as part of our broad initiative to address the China market.”

With its QuantumFilm™ products to be released next year, InVisage is changing the landscape of photography, cinematography, and imaging in general. With its first series of products, QuantumFilm™ brings significantly higher sensitivity, dynamic range and true Global Electronic Shutter. These features ultimately allow end-users to capture higher fidelity, warmer and more natural photos and videos.

QuantumFilm™ is a disruptive new material based on nanotechnology. It absorbs light ten times faster than silicon and fundamentally changes the architecture of image sensors and cameras by allowing true top surface collection of photons.

Recognized internationally as one of China’s largest conglomerates, China Oceanwide Holdings Group is dominated by its financial business and reinforced by its operation and involvement in real estate, energy, and strategic investment. In addition to Oceanwide’s investment, InVisage’s latest funding round of $32.5M also includes investments from:

  • GGV Capital: For more than a decade, across five funds and $2.2 billion in committed capital, GGV Capital has been relentlessly focused on backing category leaders in the US and China.
  • Nokia Growth Partners: With $700M under management, NGP specializes in growth-stage investing seeking companies who are changing the face of mobility and connectivity.
  • InterWest Partners: With more than 200 years of operating and investing experience, InterWest has raised $2.8 billion, completed 80 IPOs, and participated in 81 upside acquisitions.
  • Intel Capital: Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than $11 billion in over 1,370 companies in 56 countries.
  • RockPort Capital: RockPort Capital is a multi-stage venture capital firm that has been investing in the areas of alternative and traditional energy, mobility, and sustainability for more than a decade.

For more information on InVisage and its groundbreaking QuantumFilm™ technology, visit www.invisage.com.

About InVisage Technologies
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. Its first product captures high-fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies. More information is available at www.invisage.com.

MENLO PARK, CA. (April 22, 2014) – As it readies its QuantumFilm™ Camera Sensor for launch, InVisage Technologies, Inc. today announced a new round of funding, two new leadership appointments and a first product sampling to select customers.

InVisage’s $18 million round of funding brings the total amount that it has raised since its creation to more than $100 million. Investors include GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and OnPoint Technologies.

The additional funding enables InVisage to scale manufacturing capacity from its initial pilot production line to support high volume customers and further its mission to mass produce fast, thin, high performance cameras in ultra-small form-factors.

InVisage’s QuantumFilm™ is the camera industry’s most significant development since the invention of CCDs. Initially targeted at smartphones, QuantumFilm™ cameras produce, high-quality photos, even in extreme lighting conditions. InVisage has transformed the camera sensor by adding a thin layer of quantum dot film on standard CMOS wafers to produce high performance cameras that can be mass-produced leveraging conventional CMOS processes.

InVisage also expanded its leadership team with two new additions: Ephraim Kwok as CFO and Emanuele Mandelli as VP of Engineering.

Kwok brings more than 35 years of financial management experience, including over 20 years as a CFO. Between 2005 and 2012, he was the CFO of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor where he successfully completed a private round of financing, an IPO and two strategic acquisitions. During his tenure at Elantec Semiconductor, he successfully completed a follow-on public offering.

Mandelli has more than 20 years of image sensor, x-ray detectors and particle physics detectors experience. He began his career at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he designed integrated circuits for high energy physics, space and medical instrumentation. He delivered the pixel readout modules for the Atlas CERN inner detector that eventually confirmed the Higgs boson theory. He then joined AltaSens, an early stage venture spun off from Rockwell Scientific later acquired by JVC Kenwood where he designed high end CMOS image sensors for cinematographers, television broadcasters and filmmakers.

“I am delighted to welcome Ephraim and Emanuele to the InVisage family,” said InVisage President and CEO Jess Lee. “With the breadth of knowledge and experience they bring, Ephraim and Emanuele further strengthens our base in order to bring QuantumFilm™ products to market and ushering in a new era in cameras.”

“QuantumFilm™ is one of the most exciting camera innovations we have seen in the last decade, as conventional CMOS sensors have hit an innovation wall,” said Bo Ilsoe, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners and InVisage board member. “Jess has built a great team at InVisage and they are now bringing their highly differentiated products to the market.”

InVisage also revealed that the first InVisage QuantumFilm™ image sensor has begun sampling to selected customers. For more up-to-date information, please visit www.invisage.com/blog.

About InVisage Technologies, Inc.
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed, fabless semiconductor company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough camera technology. Its first product captures high-fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, and OnPoint Technologies. More information is available at www.invisage.com.

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 9, 2013 – InVisage Inc., the Silicon Valley-based startup revolutionizing imaging, today announced it has added Remi Lacombe—a business development executive known for his expertise in mobile devices and imaging—to its growing executive team. Lacombe will serve as vice president of business development and sales for the company, building relationships with device manufacturers and helping to bring InVisage’s QuantumFilm-based products to market.

“Remi has worked with all the major mobile device manufacturers and will be instrumental in extending our key relationships to produce camera phones that allow consumers to shoot pro-quality photos,” said Jess Lee, president and CEO of InVisage. “We are thrilled to have Remi on the InVisage executive team.”

For the past nine years, Lacombe was vice president of business development at DxO Labs. One of the company’s earliest employees, he created and built DxO Labs’ mobile imaging business, winning design wins at all major device manufacturers. Lacombe helped to grow the 125-person company’s business to sustainability and multi-year profitability.

Prior to DxO, Lacombe led several entrepreneurial ventures including serving as CEO of Zandan and co-founder of PAS International. He previously held positions at C-Cube Microsystems, Chorus Systems and Sun Microsystems. Lacombe received his MS degree in engineering management from Stanford University and holds applied science and engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, both in Paris, France.

“I’ve spent years helping device manufacturers build smaller, better and more cost-effective digital cameras. InVisage is way ahead of the game with QuantumFilm, which enables capturing amazing quality photos from ultra-thin smartphones. This company is moving the industry many steps forward. I am excited to be working with the talented and driven InVisage team,” Lacombe said.

InVisage QuantumFilm is the world’s most light-sensitive image sensor for smartphones, capable of producing gorgeous, high-quality photos in virtually any lighting condition. InVisage has transformed the image sensor by adding a thin layer of quantum dot film to produce highly sensitive image sensors that can be mass-produced using standard CMOS processes. Compared to current camera technologies, the InVisage QuantumFilm sensor provides incredible performance in the smallest package, making picture-taking foolproof, even in dimly lit rooms.
More information on QuantumFilm and InVisage Technologies is available at www.invisage.com.

About InVisage Technologies, Inc.
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed, fabless semiconductor company based in Menlo Park, Calif. that has developed QuantumFilm, a breakthrough imaging-sensing technology that will replace silicon. Its first product enables high-fidelity, high-resolution images from handheld devices like camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, OnPoint Technologies and Charles River Ventures. More information is available at www.invisage.com.

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