Samsung goes active in acquiring stakes in promising overseas startups

May 19, 2016

Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s tech giant, has gone on a shopping spree overseas,acquiring stakes in startups with promising technologies in a move to seek new growth engines.

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Israeli camera sensor company Unispectral raises $7.5m

April 5, 2016

Israeli startup Unispectral today announced the closing of a $7.5 million Series A funding round led by (JVP), Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), Samsung Catalyst Fund and The Tel Aviv University Technology Innovation Momentum Fund. This brings to $8 million, the money raised by the company to date.

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Tel Aviv ‘tricorder’ identifies chemical signatures from distance

April 7, 2015

Prof Mendlovic and Raz, together with a team of researchers at Unispectral Technologies, patented an optical component based on existing microelectromechanical (MEMS) technology, suitable for mass production and compatible with standard smartphone camera designs. The combination of this optical component and newly designed software are claimed to go further than current smartphone cameras by offering superior imaging performance and hyperspectral imaging capabilities.

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Where no smartphone has gone before

April 1, 2015

Star Trek’s `Tricorder` was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe — and it’s no longer completely science fiction. A new invention may be able to turn smartphones into powerful hyperspectral sensors, capable of identifying the chemical components of objects from a distance.

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Israeli Startup Can Turn Your Smartphone Camera Into a Star Trek Tricorder

March 5, 2015

The team from Unispectral Technologies says it is developing a new concept for imaging that improves a camera’s resolution and noise handling performance. The solution includes a patented optical filter compatible with lens designs found in most smartphones.

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