Sigma acquires Foveon

Sigma Corporation has employed Foveon’s technology in its entire digital camera line, including the latest DLSR, the SD14, and the compact DP1 camera – which packs the full spec of a DSLR into a compact camera. Two additional Sigma camera products based on Foveon’s X3 image sensor technology have been announced for 2009.

According to a press release, the acquisition of Foveon will not only enhance the development of new types of image sensors for high quality digital cameras, but will also create synergistic effects with Sigma’s camera and lens business by improving the integration between the camera and sensor.

Foveon and Sigma will continuously evolve and improve the X3 sensor technology, thus expanding the company’s photography-related business.