Heptagon expands Singapore production and California leadership team

Nov. 8, 2013
Singapore--Heptagon has increased its operations, process, and production engineering capacity in Singapore and also announced two important changes to its leadership team.

Singapore--Manufacturer of intelligent micro imaging, micro optics, sensing, and light systems for smart devices, Heptagon has increased its operations, process, and production engineering capacity in Singapore, which is also the company's headquarters. Heptagon also announced two important changes to its leadership team. Ohad Meitav has joined the company as CTO and Markus Rossi has been appointed as chief innovation officer, with a greater concentration on future technologies and related intellectual property expansion.

Heptagon's products are used in imaging, sensing, and light applications that require miniaturization, precision, and high performance. Its computational imaging cameras and sensing modules are used in smart phones, notebooks, tablets, and many other applications. Its light modules are used for LED flash in smart phones and smart devices, and as miniaturized solutions for infrared beam shaping and gesture control in natural user interfaces, including time-of-flight systems and other motion sensing applications. Heptagon has recently released products that help to radically reduce the height and total footprint of smart devices, including dual LED flash modules and some of the world's tiniest IR emitters. This fall, Heptagon will release new products that enhance image quality by incorporating greater depth sensing with video-stream information, and that enhance gesture recognition and low-light imaging through use of infrared microsystems in smart device cameras.

Meitav is based in Heptagon's Silicon Valley office (Mountain View, CA), where currently he is adding dedicated specialists to its system, software, and imaging teams. He joined Heptagon from Zoran, where he collaborated with leading imaging, camera, mobile, and consumer electronics companies.

Rossi has been with Heptagon since its acquisition of CSEM in 2000. A thought leader in the micro-optics scientific community, Rossi is the author of numerous patents and will now lead Heptagon’s innovation efforts with an increased focus on augmenting its IP assets.

"I love building great products and collaborating with really smart people," said Ohad Meitav. "Joining Heptagon enables me to combine these passions in a company full of very smart people with a unified focus on creating category-leading products that are having a profound impact on one of the most exciting and rapidly innovating consumer electronics categories in the world."

"In the last ten years, we have established a strong track record for rapidly developing and delivering innovative micro-optics solutions for customers," said Markus Rossi. "Today, Heptagon leads one of the fastest-changing areas in technology, where our innovations are literally transforming the way people interact with their smart devices. I am excited to deepen our commitment to identifying and delivering even more astonishing innovations to customers."

SOURCE: Heptagon; http://www.hptg.com/images/content/press_releases/press%20release%20hptg_expansion%20v6.pdf

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