Pelican Imaging Receives Investment From Panasonic
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pelican Imaging, the
inventor of groundbreaking array camera technology for mobile devices, has
extended its recent Series C round with funding from new investor Panasonic
Corporation. Pelican announced in May 2013 the first closing of its Series C
funding with investors Qualcomm Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Globespan
Capital Partners, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and IQT.
"Pelican's array camera technology is extremely innovative; they're pioneering
the next generation of video and image capture," said Patrick Suel, Venture
Partner at Panasonic. "We think there are broad applications for depth-enabled
imaging in many industries."
Pelican Imaging CEO and President Chris Pickett noted, "We're extremely
pleased to add Panasonic to our investor group, which includes other industry
leaders like Qualcomm and Nokia. Our relationship with Panasonic will provide
further market leverage to bring Pelican's solutions to multiple market
Going beyond simple megapixel count, the Pelican array camera provides
complete depth information of the captured scene, allowing users to refocus
after the fact, create 3D models, and perform an unprecedented range of edits.
At under 3mm thickness, Pelican's array camera is about 50% of the thickness
of the best-in-class camera modules shipping in mobile phones today.
About Pelican Imaging
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, and founded in 2008, Pelican
Imaging has developed computational camera technology to provide depth mapping
at every pixel, enabling "the perfect picture" every time and allowing users
to perform an unprecedented range of selective focus and edits, both pre- and
post-capture. Pelican's array camera is about 50% thinner than existing mobile
cameras. Investors include Qualcomm, Nokia Growth Partners, Globespan Capital
Partners, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and IQT. For more information,
SOURCE Pelican Imaging
Contact: Lisa Garvey, Senior Director, Marketing, Pelican Imaging,
408.439.1377, Lisa@pelicanimaging.com; or Dan Unger, 201.392.4571, Panasonic
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