SAN FRANCISCO—Broadcom Corp. last week acquired Israeli image processing vendor Sightic Vista Ltd. for between $10 million and $20 million, according to the online, English-language version of Israeli business daily Globes.
According to the report, Broadcom confirmed the acquisition, but declined to provide additional details. Sightic declined to comment, according to the report.
Broadcom (Irvine, Calif.) did not immediately respond to an EE Times request for confirmation of the transaction.
Sightic, founded in 2001, specializes in software and hardware image processing and enhancement solutions, and their integration into high quality, miniature digital cameras and video applications, according to the firm's website. The company is based in Netanya, Israel.
Now that Kinect has made a statement in the image processing world imagine what will come when such number crunshing apps are enabled in the mobile platforms.
I bet Broadcom has a vision of this kind for the not so far future. Perhaps the next mobile app will be controlled through the movements of your body and not the pushing of buttons.
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