LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Pelican Imaging and Jabil Circuit, Inc., announced today that the companies are collaborating to produce a high-resolution array camera module for inclusion in a reference design that allows very accurate near-field and far-field depth acquisition. The new Jabil camera module, based on Pelican’s array camera architecture, is expected to be broadly available in Q2 2015.
Irvin Stein, Business Unit Director of Jabil’s Embedded Camera Group, noted, "We believe that array cameras are a key segment of the embedded camera market and will experience significant growth…we’re looking forward to fulfilling the demand for this from Jabil’s customers worldwide."
For decades, Jabil has been providing advanced innovative product design and breakthrough materials technology manufacturing for some of the world’s most well-known and successful brands. Jabil’s control point technologies, such as high volume active alignment and precision placement, combined with a fine tolerance manufacturing process, result in high quality digital optics.
"We’re excited to be partnering with a company with such scale and global reach," said Pelican Imaging CEO and President Chris Pickett. "The team at Jabil deeply understands this technology, which allows us to quickly bring new products to market that leverage Pelican’s software solutions."
Pelican Imaging’s advances in computational imaging have enabled a high-resolution light field camera in a very thin mobile form factor. The Pelican array camera captures images and video in native 3D, delivering users with the ability to perform 3D scanning, and also to easily apply photo edits such as refocus, multiple focus, distance measurement, and background subtraction/replacement. At under 4mm thick, the Pelican camera is ideally suited for mobile applications, as well as other growing markets including automotive, machine vision, defense, aerospace, security, healthcare, gaming, and retail.
Jabil is an electronic products solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design and product management services to electronics and technology companies. Jabil helps bring electronics products to the market faster and more cost effectively by providing complete electronics product supply chain management around the world. Jabil provides comprehensive, customer-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "JBL". Further information is available on the company’s website: jabil.com.
About Pelican Imaging
Headquartered in Santa Clara, 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. Pelican’s array camera is about 50% thinner than existing mobile cameras. Investors include Qualcomm, Nokia Growth Partners, Panasonic, Globespan Capital Partners, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and IQT. For more information, visit www.pelicanimaging.com.