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Toshiba demos 'Lytro chip,' converts phones to light-field cameras

Jay Alabaster | Feb. 27, 2013
The modules, which could be in phones next year, can accurately calculate depth and change focus points after photos are shot

As it moves toward production of the new modules, Toshiba is working to improve its algorithms, to attain better speed and distance accuracy as well as lessen the load on a phone's central processor.

Toshiba, the world's second-largest NAND flash maker behind Samsung, is aggressively expanding into mobile image sensors. The company is aiming for a 30 percent market share in CMOS sensors for digital cameras in the fiscal year that ends in March 2016.


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