Saturday, March 04, 2017

MEMSDrive Demos its Image Sensor Stabilization Advantage

MEMS Drive posts a Youtube video showing its 3-axis image sensor stabilization vs Samsung Galaxy S7 OIS:

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  1. A nice demo, although they have of course carefully choosen the setup to to show their technology in the best possible light. MEMSDrive is a sensor shift technology so can remove the roll disturbance in the above demo. Most other mobile OIS shift the lens in some way so can remove x/y displacement but not roll.

    However, as we have seen time and again, having a nice demo is only a tiny step along the path to actually shipping in a handset. Compromises needed for high volume assembly, and handset reliability testing have killed most of the other promising technologies that have shown nice demos in the past decade.

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    1. Several of the principals and people of MEMSDrive were part of the team at Siimpel and well-schooled by experience in the issues you mention, and more. The bigger issues are COGS and ASP, although production ramp up with high yield is also a challenge.

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