Cell Phone Lens: The Fundamentals Behind the Optical System Design

Cell Phone Lens: The Fundamentals Behind the Optical System Design
by Admin on 07-28-2022 at 12:00 am

The methods and tools for optical lens design have been evolving for over a hundred years, and today we have modern computing software to assist our lens design process. In particular, the degrees of freedom that plastic lenses provide, coupled with the computational power of today’s computers with software have made the
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A brief History of Mobile: Generations 1 and 2

A brief History of Mobile: Generations 1 and 2
by Paul McLellan on 10-14-2012 at 9:00 pm

Mobile is one of the biggest markets for semiconductor, especially if you count not just mobile handsets but also the base-station infrastructure. No technology has ever been adopted so fast and so completely. There are approximately the same number of mobile phone accounts as there are people in the world. A few people have more… Read More


Apple 4S nearly catches up to Android, perhaps

Apple 4S nearly catches up to Android, perhaps
by Paul McLellan on 01-19-2012 at 4:00 am

Apple’s iPhone did well in Q4 according to Neilsen who polled recent buyers of smartphones. Of people who had purchased a smartphone in the previous 3 months (roughly Q4) 44.5% chose an iPhone (up from 25.1% in October, roughly Q3). But Android retained the lead with a 46.9% share, down from 61.6% in October. How many phones… Read More


Smartphones in the BRICs

Smartphones in the BRICs
by Paul McLellan on 06-24-2011 at 2:45 pm

The latest edition of GSA Forum has an article by Aveek Sarkar of Apache on system design for emerging market needs. The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) type countries are characterized by a small rich segment, a large and growing middle class and a large poor segment. One big trend is that smart phone use is expanding very fast.… Read More