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With more than 30 years of experience, Leti is well-equipped to offer innovative technological solutions for imaging (sensors, cameras, systems) in a vast range of areas, from leisure to the space industry.
GRENOBLE, France & LOS ANGELES – May 3, 2018 – Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, and Cellmic LLC, a company dedicated to improving patient healthcare with smartphones and biophotonics, today announced that they joined forces to accelerate the market adoption of lens-free imaging and sensing techniques by growing Leti’s patent portfolio with a core patent from Cellmic.
A curved sensor that limits the number of lenses required in optical equipment was recently developed. The new sensor reduces the volume of camera modules by half, creating opportunities for the manufacturers of cameras, smartphones, and other optical systems.
When the history-making Cassini spacecraft descended into Saturn's atmosphere for a fiery finale in September, two decades and two mission extensions after its launch, scientists at Leti could proudly say "mission accomplished".
Leti and the Astrophysics Laboratory at CEA Saclay had designed, tested and fabricated infrared detectors for Cassini's Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS). Spectrometers split light into different colors, like a glass prism, and CIRS was special because it was sensitive to invisible heat rays, or infrared light emitted by the planet, its rings and its moons.
Iprasense has just released its third product, one that leverages a lensless imaging technology protected by around a dozen patents. The company’s latest offering is particularly well-suited for high-throughput cellular screening in drug discovery.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.