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Hillhouse Technology Ptd Ltd/ CelePixel Technology Co Ltd

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Company Overview

Hillhouse Technology (acquired by CelePixel Technology Co. Ltd. in Sep 2018) is a company that focuses on the design and development of advanced Integrated Circuit (IC) technology platforms of smart image sensors. A platform eventually will consist of an image sensor and a processing chipset, combined with value-added hardware, software, and services.

CelePixel sold these platforms primarily to research institutes in the past, and will target original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Their platforms are capable of meeting the needs of both high-speed tracking and real-time computing/communicating in various industries including drone, automotive, high-speed railway and subway, virtual reality, etc.

The company was incorporated in Singapore in July 2015 and moved to Shanghai, in Aug 2017, and received pre-A round investment led by Baidu Ventures in Dec 2017.

Features

The company developed a type of imager that allows pixel-parallel image processing at the focal plane and event-driven readout. Each pixel in our sensor can individually monitor the slope of change in light intensity and report an event if a threshold is reached. Row and column arbitration circuits process the pixel events and make sure only one is granted to access the output port at a time in a fairly ordered manner when they receive multiple requests simultaneously. The response time to the pixel event is at nanosecond scale. As such, the sensor can be tuned to capture motion objects with speed faster than a certain threshold. The speed of the sensor is not limited by any traditional concept such as exposure time, frame rate, etc. It can detect fast motion which is traditionally captured by expensive, high speed cameras running at tens of thousands frames per second and at the same time produces 1000x less of data.