Corephotonics is the pioneer and worldwide market leader of multi-aperture technologies for mobile devices.

Picture Perfect Experience

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

Solid background

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.

Multi disciplinary approach

Corephotonics designs and prototypes innovative lens, actuators and cameras; develops cutting edge image processing software; integrates its cameras and software on a variety of mobile computing platforms and maintains full capability of testing and image quality tuning inhouse.

Elevating compact cameras performance

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.

With its 3x optical zoom, and 5x in later generations, this technology achieved uniquely compact folded optics with greatly increased aperture size and VCM based optical image stabilization, sufficiently robust to withstand smartphone reliability requirements. Folded zoom cameras turned into a standard for today’s flagship devices.

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.

This technology has not yet been publicly announced. Stand-by towards a launch of such camera in smartphone near you.

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.

This technology has not yet been publicly announced. Stand-by towards a launch of such camera in smartphone near you.

Leading the industry

  • Corephotonics’ winning team has pioneered computational photography in commercial devices and has been active in the camera phone market from its very early stages.
  • Corephotonics’ robust patent portfolio, continuous innovation, and strong supply partnerships support and validate its leadership position.
  • Corephotonics operates under an IP licensing business model, monitors usage of its IP, and enforces its patents worldwide
  • Corephotonics is working closely with Samsung Image Sensor Business to push forward mobile cameras’ performance envelope

Zoom into the future…

Stand by to see Corephotonics’ next-generation cameras take compact camera capabilities even further.

Image quality

Image quality testing
UI/UX testing
Testing benchmark design and integration

Camera hardware

Compact Lens design
Micro electro-mechanical systems for zoom, auto-focus, optical image stabilization
Diverse actuator technologies and control systems
Environmental and reliability testing in preparation for ultra high volume Manufacturing

Computer Vision

Deep Computer Vision models for: scene understanding, object detection and recognition and tracking; classification; depth analysis
Stereo vision and depth mapping
Image fusion
Dynamic multi aperture calibration
Heterogeneous computing (MT CPU, GPU, DSP, unified-memory architecture)
Mobile camera software architecture
UI/UX design for camera applications