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Old November 16th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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Sigma acquires Foveon

There's gotta be some relevance to the video market:

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Foveon - Sigma Corp. Acquires Foveon

Nov. 11th, 2008: "Sigma Corporation (Location: Tokyo,
Japan) has acquired 100% of the stock of the company
that developed the original three-layer image sensor,
Foveon Inc. Foveon will continue its sensor development
operations in San Jose, CA, USA."
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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I WISH the Foveon chip would appear in a video camera- would be AWESOME!!!!!
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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Just make sure it doesn't have rolling shutter artifacts, and I'm in.
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