Aptina is a leading innovative manufacturer of CMOS imaging technology. In 1990, Photobit commercialized CMOS image sensor products. Following the success of its early products, Photobit was acquired by Micron in 2001, and Micron continues to grow its image sensor business to more than $ 500 million in annual sales.
Micron ’s image sensor division was renamed Aptina in 2008, and Aptina was spun off from Micron in 2009 to become an independent company. Now the shareholders are mainly Micron and two private equity funds. The company has more than 700 employees around the world and is headquartered in San Jose, California. There are offices. The company was acquired by ON Semiconductor on August 19, 2014.
Aptina's unique innovations in image sensor technology, such as Aptina Clarity + ?, provide rich, high-quality images in demanding environments. Aptina's patented imaging solutions are used in leading consumer electronics devices such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, wearables and digital cameras, as well as embedded and industrial applications in automotive, security monitoring, video conferencing, scanning and medical Program.
In May 2014, Aptina announced a strong strategic partnership with LFoundry. LFoundry will continue to produce CMOS image sensors in Avezano, Italy after acquiring Micron's semiconductor manufacturing plant. LFoundry brings a wealth of special equipment foundry experience and a firm customer first philosophy to consolidate the long-term technical cooperation relationship between the Avezano plant and Aptina.
In August 2014, Aptina, a global provider of smart imaging solutions, is mass producing ASX344AT SoCs for reversing camera solutions. ASX344AT has a built-in image processing function, provides a 180-degree viewing angle, and has powerful image restoration functions. ASX344AT is a comprehensive and powerful automotive reversing camera imaging solution. By incorporating image processing functions and image sensor technology into a single solution, customers will be able to shorten their time to market and reduce overall system costs.
In August 2014, Aptina has completed the acquisition of CFA (Color Filter Array) processing and imaging sensor assets from Micron Technology, Inc. Following the completion of the acquisition, Aptina will operate a production facility in Nampa, Idaho. The asset acquisition enables Aptina to shorten its entire R & D innovation cycle. With in-house CFA processing and development, Aptina will accelerate customization to meet the needs of specific customers in the mobile, automotive, consumer, monitoring, and industrial markets. In addition, the integrated imaging sensor function will allow Aptina to expand its product scale and accelerate time to market.
June 9, 2014 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, today signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aptina Imaging, a leading provider of high-performance CMOS image sensors for automotive and industrial markets, which are the key areas of strategic focus for ON Semiconductor. Other markets addressed by Aptina’s products include cameras, mobile devices, and computing and gaming platforms.
The acquisition of Aptina vastly expands ON Semiconductor’s image-sensor business and establishes the company as a leader in the fast-growing segment of image sensors in the automotive and industrial semiconductor market. According to TSR, an independent market research firm, the worldwide demand for image sensors for automotive and industrial applications is expected to grow at an annual compound rate of 16 percent between 2013 and 2016.
Under the terms of the agreement, ON Semiconductor will pay approximately $400 million in cash to acquire Aptina Imaging, subject to customary adjustments at closing. The acquisition will be funded by available cash on ON Semiconductor’s balance sheet and its existing revolver credit facility.
Aptina is product portfolio consists of CMOS imaging Chips.