Nokia completes acquisition of Scalado, Lumia to get enhanced imaging technology

Telecom Lead Europe: Finnish handset make Nokia has
completed the acquisition of all technologies and intellectual property from

The acquisition was announced on June 14, 2012 and aimed
at enhancing imaging experiences for Nokia Lumia devices.


The company recently launched its Pureview808 smartphone
that boasts 41 megapixels camera. This acquisition will allow Nokia to bring
enhanced imaging technology and experiences on Nokia Lumia devices.


The company reckons that the acquisition will strengthen
Nokia’s position in mobile imaging and provide  a great opportunity to
create better imaging products and applications.


“We welcome the skilled and passionate professionals
from Scalado to Nokia and are excited to have them work with the rest of our
talented and dedicated imaging experts to bring world-class imaging solutions
to our Nokia Lumia smartphones. The Nokia team is already responsible for many
leading innovations in mobile imaging and, together with the experts from
Scalado, we aim at astonishing the world with new, outstanding imaging
experiences,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Smart Devices at


As part of the deal, approximately 50 world-class imaging
specialists transferred to Nokia. Additionally, Sami Niemi, co-founder of
Scalado has become head of Capture & Relive, Smart Devices at Nokia.


In addition to Nokia’s existing locations in Espoo and
Tampere, Finland, Lund has now become a key site for Nokia’s imaging software
for smartphones.


“The technologies and competences we’ve developed
should help move from taking photos to capturing memories and emotions,”
said Sami Niemi, head of Capture & Relive, Smart Devices at Nokia.


Nokia to buy imaging assets from Scalado


The Sweden-based Scalado has imaging technology on more
than 1 billion devices.


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