LensVector and Sunny Opotech Announce the Availability of The World’s Smallest 5 Megapixel Autofocus Camera

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The P5S10A Miniature Autofocus Camera delivers better performance, smaller size and lower cost to rapidly expanding smartphone market

LensVector and Sunny Opotech announced the availability of the world’s smallest 5 Megapixel autofocus camera, P5S10A, for next-generation low cost smartphones. The revolutionary P5S10A combines LensVector’s solid-state LV4519 autofocus device, Sunny’s 3531 base lens and a new small 5 Megapixel sensor. The result delivers high-performance autofocus capability in a compact size measuring only 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm x 4.6mm. This is an ideal smartphone solution for both main cameras and the emerging market for high-end front facing cameras.

“Our LV4519 autofocus device contains no moving parts, which is a huge step up from electro mechanical alternatives. We're also smaller, easier to integrate and require less power than other options,” said Howard Earhart, CEO at LensVector. “Through our relationship with a world-leading camera module supplier like Sunny, we’re creating a new generation of miniature autofocus cameras for the rapidly growing budget smartphone market”

“Sunny Opotech is pleased to offer the world’s smallest autofocus camera, powered by LensVector’s LV4519 solid-state autofocus device,” said David Wang, General Manager at Sunny Opotech. “P5S10A was created to deliver high performance at lower costs for the rapidly growing smartphone market where size and affordability are critically important”

The camera is currently sampling and is expected to enter volume production in early 2015.
About LensVector, Inc.

LensVector has developed solid-state autofocus devices, known as LensVector AutoFocus elements (LVAF), using a unique, patented technology to transform a liquid crystal (LC) cell into a variable focus lens. Rather than physically moving a lens stack, as is the case with traditional mechanical solutions, LensVector applies a small control voltage to dynamically change the refractive index of the material to focus the light. LensVector’s technology controls the rotation of the molecules in the LC cell to achieve this change in the refractive index. Because the resulting solid-state autofocus camera has no motor or moving parts, it is more rugged and reliable than mechanical alternatives. LensVector’s manufacturing process is based on a combination of LCD and semiconductor processes that are inherently more controllable and cost effective than the assembly of multiple mechanical components. More information can be found at the company’s Web site at http://www.lensvector.com.

About Sunny Optical
Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Company Limited is a leading integrated optical components and products manufacturer in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC” or “China”). The Group is principally engaged in the design, research and development (“R&D”), manufacture and sales of optical and optical-related products. Such products include optical components (such as glass spherical and aspherical lenses, plane products, handset lens sets, vehicle lens sets and other various lens sets) (“Optical Components”), optoelectronic products (such as handset camera modules, smart television video modules, three-dimensional (“3D”) optoelectronic products, security cameras and other optoelectronic modules) (“Optoelectronic Products”) and optical instruments (such as microscopes, optical measuring instruments and various optical analytical instruments) (“Optical Instruments”). The Group focuses on the market of optoelectronic related products, such as handsets, digital cameras, vehicle imaging systems, smart television video systems, security surveillance systems, optical measuring instruments and optical analytical instruments, which are combined with optical, electronic and mechanical technologies.

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