Intel gets the picture

2019-03-07 09:03:12

By Barry Fox Microchip maker Intel is getting serious about digital imaging—and it is now patenting its camera ideas in 125 countries (WO 99/12345). Patents WO 99/23817 and 99/28779 reveal that the company is working on a digital camera with a compact lens. Instead of using the usual six lens elements, Intel uses four—with a microscopic ripple etched on the surface to avoid moiré patterns,