Apple acquires imaging tech startup Linx for $20M

April 14, 2015: As The Wall Street Journal reports, the Israel based camera technology startup Linx Imaging for approximately $20 million. The company utilizes state of the art multi aperture imaging technology that combines innovative image processing, advanced sensors and optics technology to enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture.
Apple in it's statement confirmed indirectly the news about their acquisition: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we ge generally do not discuss our purpose or plans"

Linx will use technology that uses the software to extract depth information for each pixel to create a depth map for that can also be used for 3D image reconstruction. 

This technology Apple could use in the future iPhones and tablets but how they utilize it is still unknown but this acquistion hints how serious the tech giant is about iDevice cameras.


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