Back in July of last year, Lytro founder Ren Ng announced he would step down as CEO of the company, and get back to innovation, technology and strategic direction in the position of Executive Chairman. Until Lytro could find a new Chief Executive Officer, former EC Charles Chi kept the spot warm as an interim CEO.
In an interview, Chi said that Lytro wasn’t looking for a lead engineer or a head marketer, as it feels it is well-stocked in both regards.
“What we are looking for is somebody who has some experience in developing transformational businesses,” he told AllThingsD. “That’s what Lytro is in the midst of — getting a new idea adopted across a mature marketplace.”
Now, the company has a “new fearless leader”: Continue reading
In a recent blog post, Ren Ng announced his stepping aside as CEO of Lytro, the company he founded. Ng turned the LightField expertise he obtained during his PhD into a successful startup, the first goal of which was to raise money and create a new consumer market branch.
After 6 years of leading Lytro as CEO, raising approximately 50 Million Dollars, developing a company of over 80 employees and bringing the world’s first consumer LightField camera to the market, Ng decided to focus again on product vision, technology and strategic direction, taking the position of Executive Chairman. Continue reading
The first Lytro cameras have only just begun to ship, but the camera is already known to pack more than is publicly advertised: Documents from the FCC have recently revealed that the camera body doesn’t just contain a microlens system, image sensor, touchscreen display and battery, but also some exciting other hardware.
Most notably, the Lytro contains a Marvel Avastar 88W8787 system-on-a-chip, which is capable of wireless data transfer using the WiFi and Bluetooth standards. Continue reading
On October 19, 2011, Lytro Chairman Charles Chi and Director of Photography Eric Cheng first demonstrated the new Lytro Lightfield camera.
Tech-Guru Walt Mossberg was clearly impressed: