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Panasonic’s sale of their image sensor business did not impact TowerJazz

Two weeks ago, Panasonic announced that they will sell their image sensor business to Taiwan’s Nuvoton Technology for $250 million. Initially, there was some confusion about whether the sale will also include TowerJazz, which was part of the TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. joint venture. TowerJazz issued a press release clarifying that the company is planning to keep […]

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What? Leica, Sigma and Panasonic to release a new full frame mirrorless camera with SL mount?

Three weeks ago, I published the post “Leica will not share their mirrorless L-mount with Panasonic and/or Olympus“. Since then we have seen several “reports” online about Panasonic coming up with a new full frame mirrorless camera with Leica SL mount.

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Leica digest

→ A new thumb rest for Leica Q was introduced in Japan by Yuen Co. (model UNX-8555). The suggested retail price is 14,000 yen (around $120). → Macphun released a custom preset collection for the Luminar photo editor – there are 8 completely free sets, plus 3 premium collections. → TowerJazz, the rumored Leica Q sensor […]

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Panasonic to dismantle their digital camera business, unload shares of TowerJazz

Panasonic is reportedly going to dismantle their digital camera business and place it under the umbrella of other operations (originally reported by Nikkei,). The interesting part that involves also Leica is that the company is also considering to unload their shares from the joint venture with the Israeli company TowerJazz – the likely manufacturer of the sensor inside the […]

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The sensor inside the Leica Q Typ 116 is most likely produced by TowerJazz – an Israeli semiconductor manufacturer with tight relations to Panasonic

In a recent interview Leica confirmed that the sensor inside the Q Typ 116 camera is not made by Sony or CMOSIS. So, who is the manufacturer of this sensor? One very plausible option is TowerJazz – an Israeli semiconductor manufacturer with tight relations to Panasonic who has produced sensors for CMOSIS in the past. Here are […]

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