Aptina Completes Purchase of CFA Processing and Imager Probe Assets from Micron Technology

  Aptina Completes Purchase of CFA Processing and Imager Probe Assets from   Micron Technology     Multi-million dollar investment brings world-class CFA and imager probe      technology and teams to Aptina to help create the next generation of                         intelligent imaging solutions  Business Wire  SAN JOSE, Calif. -- August 4, 2014  Aptina has completed the purchase of CFA (Color Filter Array) processing and imager probe assets from Micron Technology, Inc. Following the purchase, Aptina will operate a fabrication facility in Nampa, Idaho that employs nearly 100 experienced manufacturing employees who will work closely with Aptina’s existing pixel optics research and development team.  This asset purchase, coupled with this world-class R&D and manufacturing team, enables Aptina to accelerate its entire R&D innovation cycle. With in-house CFA processing and development, Aptina will more rapidly customize products to adapt to specific customer needs across mobile, automotive, consumer, surveillance and industrial markets. Additionally, the integrated imager probe capabilities will enable Aptina to scale and speed product time-to-market.  “The collective experience of the new teams and the innovation capability now in-house at Aptina allows us to accelerate what we do best; provide intelligent imaging solutions for challenging customer issues,” said Jeff Mendiola, Vice President of Operations for Aptina.  Key Highlights:    *In addition to adding nearly 100 experienced manufacturing roles; Aptina     will hire management, development and support roles to bring its Idaho     presence to approximately 250 total employees   *Products processed at the Nampa facility are used in a wide array of     industries including automobile imaging systems, smartphone cameras,     gaming consoles, surveillance and medical solutions  Aptina is a global provider of intelligent imaging solutions. Aptina has created unique innovations with image sensor technologies such as Aptina Clarity+™ to deliver high-quality, rich images in challenging environments. Aptina patented imaging solutions are in leading consumer electronics devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming, wearables and digital cameras, as well as embedded and industrial solutions for automotive, surveillance, video conferencing, scanning and medical. Learn more at www.aptina.com.  ©2014 Aptina Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Aptina, the Aptina logo, and Clarity+ are trademarks of Aptina Imaging Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Contact:  Press Contact Aptina Mark Wilson, +1-408-660-2298 Marketing Communications Manager markwilson@aptina.com  
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