Shikino High-Tech Co. Ltd, a Japanese camera systems and image processing modules maker, yesterday announced that it has signed its first R&D collaboration in Singapore with A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME).
The collaboration will see the two companies developing a low power and high performance Gyro-sensor ASIC IP block for commercial handheld applications.
Gyro-sensor, or gyroscope, is a sensor incorporated in consumer electronics which makes use of motion-sensing capability to perform certain functions. These functions include motion control in gaming devices, picture stabilisation in camcorders and various navigation-related applications such as global positioning system (GPS) for smartphones and tablets.
This collaboration further solidifies the fact that Japanese companies are attracted to Singapore to tap on local expertise to develop their business. Apart from this collaboration, A*STAR IME has worked with Japanese companies including Fujikura Ltd and Nikon.
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