Corephotonics’ primary mission is to perfect the mobile camera photography experience and to provide superior image quality by combining our novel optics, mechanics and computational photography technologies
The company was established in 2012 by serial entrepreneurs specializing in computational optics and the mobile phone market. Corephotonics invented and was first to demonstrate compact dual camera zoom solutions which were widely adopted and became the standard of flagship smartphones.
In 2019 Corephotonics was acquired by Samsung Electronics. Following acquisition, Corephotonics is a Samsung innovation center, specializing in cameras and photographical user experience. While remaining an independent company it operates in close collaboration with Samsung System LSI Image Sensor Business. Corephotonics combines the robustness of a large company with the spirit of a start up company.
In 2014, Corephotonics presented the world’s first zoom dual-camera that fits a smartphone’s form factor.
The technology features a previously unseen compact tele lens achieving 2x optical zoom, real-time image processing supporting seamless integration of image data from two cameras as well as digital Bokeh (parallax-based background blurring).
In 2016, Corephotonics presented a compact folded (or periscope) tele camera – the first such technology sufficiently compact and robust to be widely adopted in smartphones.
In 2019, Corephotonics developed an autonomous folded tele camera for smartphones. This technology combines tightly integrated hardware and AI software enabling a new level of scene understanding and computer-assisted photography.
In 2021, Corephotonics developed a paradigmatically new camera opto-mechanics enabling dramatically larger image sensors to perform fully while fitting within smartphone industrial design constraints.