The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Intel and Almalence have also entered into a strategic collaboration, which will allow Intel to bring the benefits of Almalence’s imaging technology to its architecture.
The company intends to use the funds to develop its mobile imaging technology enabling mobile cameras to achieve the image quality level of DSLR cameras.
Founded in 2005 by Russian engineers Dmitry Shmunk and Eugene Panich, Almalence develops computational photography technologies that improve the image quality of photos and videos in mobile devices. The algorithm software can be implemented on either the device’s processor, or ported directly to the image processor for best performance.
It is licensed directly to OEM customers.
The company’s R&D activity is concentrated in Novosibirsk, Russia.