Nov 26

Apple patents Light Field Hybrid Camera that can switch between Traditional and Plenoptic Imaging

Apple patents Light Field Hybrid Camera that can switch between Traditional and Plenoptic Imaging Smartphone makers around the world are racing release the world’s first light field enabled smartphone. According to some reports, manufacturers such as Apple, HTC, Nokia, and also the MIT are working on further miniaturizing the technology to fit into mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies like Pelican and Toshiba are finalizing their camera designs for third-party licensing.

Now, The US Patent and Trademark has granted Apple a new patent describing a “digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor”, and it comes with an interesting addition to the existing light field solutions by Lytro or Raytrix. Continue reading

Apr 15

Jason Rosenthal is Lytro’s new CEO

Jason Rosenthal is Lytro's new CEO (photo: josha, Lytro) 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

Aug 23

Entrepreneur of the Year: Ren Ng discusses his innovative Work [Feature Video]

Entrepreneur of the Year: Ren Ng discusses his innovative Work [Feature Video] Technology Review, published by MIT, has named Lytro founder and Executive Chairman Ren Ng “Entrepreneur of the Year 2012″. Ng was selected from 250 nominee innovators under the age of 35. Congratulations!

Ren will be profiled in Technology Review in the magazine’s September/October issue, and will be presenting his innovation at the Emerging Technologies MIT 2012 conference (October 24-26).

Meanwhile, check out Ren’s Technology Review Profile and the Feature Video embedded below: Continue reading

Jul 04

Back to Innovation: Ren Ng becomes Executive Chairman, Lytro looking for new CEO

Back to Innovation: Ren Ng becomes Executive Chairman, Lytro looking for new CEO 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