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|KODAK AND TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SIMPLIFY CAMERA PHONE DESIGN|
ROCHESTER, NY - Eastman Kodak Company is making it easier for camera phone manufacturers to build
next-generation devices that offer improved image quality and multimedia capabilities. New KODAK CMOS image sensors
for mobile phone and consumer digital still camera applications now seamlessly connect to OMAPTM 2 application
processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), a platform which delivers a foundation for mobile device
manufacturers to provide the latest in mobile entertainment, productivity, and imaging applications on "All-in-One"
mobile entertainment devices. This combination will allow manufacturers to leverage TI's high-performance,
power-efficient OMAP 2 platform with Kodak's leading pixel technology to bring new multimedia-rich mobile devices
Kodak and TI have worked with Ingenient Technologies, a premier developer of multimedia
product solutions, to develop a reference design that incorporates these advanced components. Availability of this
reference design - utilizing Kodak's new CMOS image sensors and TI's OMAP 2 processors - will simplify adoption of
these imaging components by designers of advanced mobile devices.
"Digital imaging has become a
requirement for mobile phone and hand-held device manufacturers," said Chris McNiffe, General Manager of Kodak's
Image Sensor Solutions group. "Together with TI's OMAP platform, we are making it easier for phone and consumer
electronics manufacturers to build next-generation products that meet consumer demand for real-time, voice, data and
multimedia tools. This is another example of Kodak's commitment to work with leading chip set manufacturers to
facilitate the design of multimedia consumer imaging devices."
The five-megapixel KODAK KAC-5000
and three-megapixel KODAK KAC-3100 Image Sensors are fully integrated, high performance, 2.7 um pixel devices
designed for mass-market consumer imaging applications. The new image sensors incorporate KODAK PIXELUX technology,
a proprietary architecture that provides higher performance, improved image quality, and more innovative features
than are available from current CIS devices (see release, "Kodak Advances CMOS Image Sensor Market with New Products
for Camera Phones and Digital Still Cameras").
TI's OMAP 2 platform supports leading mobile
entertainment applications, such as camera phones, video recording, and 3D gaming, allowing mobile device
manufacturers to meet consumer expectations for a high-quality entertainment experience on the mobile phone. The
OMAP 2 architecture is helping to re-define mobile entertainment by delivering a state-of-the-art multimedia and
"Kodak has a strong reputation for delivering high quality digital imaging
devices, and we are excited that a reference design is now available that combines Kodak's new CMOS image sensors
with TI's industry-leading OMAP processors," said Avner Goren, marketing director of TI's Cellular Systems
Business. "With this powerful combination, manufacturers will be able to bring new features and capabilities to cell
phones as we see the imaging, communications and the electronic markets converge."
combination of Kodak's imaging expertise with TI's application processor strengths is very compelling," said Sami
Levi, President and CEO, Ingenient Technologies, Inc. "With a reference design in place, manufacturers now have a
clear path to use these powerful components to bring advanced digital imaging and multimedia capabilities to new
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