SENSIO Augments Its IP Portfolio and Qualified Personnel, Strengthening Its Offering in 3D Image-Processing Solutions.
SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) today announced the execution of an asset purchase agreement whereby SENSIO acquires Algolith’s video-processing IP portfolio, consisting mainly of four patents and nine patents pending, as well as Algolith’s image-processing technologies, source code, and know-how. The addition of Algolith’s 100 percent compatible and complementary technologies enables SENSIO to boost development of current and future projects, and to extend its range of solutions for 3D delivery.
The total cost of the transaction, including the assets and expenses, comes to under seven figures. The transaction will be closed during the course of the day and includes Algolith’s technologies and the adjunct of key personnel, bringing significant expertise in the field of image and video processing, as well as in-depth knowledge of the purchased IP. Immediate opportunities for SENSIO are evident with the newly purchased portfolio.
“Algolith’s noise-reduction and compression-artefact-reduction algorithms are among the best in the industry,” said Étienne Fortin, Chief Technology Officer at SENSIO. “With the advent of connected TVs, noisy low-bit-rate video will be widespread, and we foresee a high demand for this capability from our current customers in the consumer electronics market.”
“Combining Algolith’s video-format-conversion and noise-reduction technologies with SENSIO® 3D will uniquely position us to service the broadcast market as well,” added Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO President and CEO. “Other key technologies will come into play further down the line, enhancing our state-of-the-art offering to all markets.”
SENSIO intends to provide full support of the entire combined IP and software portfolio of the two companies and develop it over time. The accelerated innovation promised by the complete compatibility and complementarity between technologies and the increase in research and development staff should enable SENSIO customers around the world to remain at the cutting edge of the industry.