Company: InVisage Technologies
MENLO PARK, CA–(Marketwire – Jun 4, 2012) – InVisage Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup revolutionizing the image sensor market, today announced it has been named a Red Herring Top 100 North America award winner. The award is given in recognition of the leading private companies from the Americas, celebrating the startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. In previous years, Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
InVisage captured the judges’ attention with its QuantumFilm™ image sensor, which enables stunningly high-quality pictures to be taken with devices that fit in your pocket, such as cameraphones. Each QuantumFilm image sensor is coated with a unique, quantum-dot substance to sensitize it to light, enabling the world’s most sensitive camera. The judges were also impressed by the game-changing capabilities of QuantumFilm image sensors, which include a dynamic range that is three times greater than conventional image sensors, and QuantumShutter, which allows users to capture images instantly and without distortion.
“We set out to create a technology that would help people capture their important moments with a device they carry around all the time, which meant abandoning the constraints of legacy design,” says Jess Lee, CEO, InVisage. “The result is QuantumFilm, a huge leap forward in the digital imaging world. We’re very proud to be honored by Red Herring.”