Pixim acquires Advasense Technologies

Surveillance camera imaging chip maker Pixim announced this week that it has acquired Advasense Technologies, an Israel-based developer of CMOS image sensors.

According to a statement, the Advasense engineering team compliments Pixim’s image sensor specific product design efforts and will be immediately integrated into the company’s product development organization.

This integration is expected to help boost the company’s strong sales growth.

"The technology of the two companies is highly complementary," Pixim said in the statement. "For instance, the current push for higher resolution cameras in the video security market demands higher-performance small pixels that do not compromise image quality. Advasense’s development of deep photodiodes significantly enhances pixel well capacity, improving image quality in all lighting conditions even as pixel sizes get smaller."