Apple will invest 390 million dollars in the company that manufactures the VCSEL sensor of the iPhone X - NewCydiaTweaks

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Apple will invest 390 million dollars in the company that manufactures the VCSEL sensor of the iPhone X


Apple has announced today that it plans to invest 390 million dollars in Finisar Corp, the company that has been in charge of supplying the components for the vertical emission laser with vertical cavity (VCSEL) carried by the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X.
The investment will be used to build a plant in Sherman, Texas, to make more chips, and will be financed with the fund created by the company to promote jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector in the United States.
"The VCSELs operate some of the most sophisticated technologies we have developed and we look forward to partnering with Finisar over the next few years to go further in VCSEL technology and the applications they allow," said Jeff Williams , Chief Operating Officer of Manzana. "Technology depends on the people behind it, and Finisar is a company with a long history when it comes to putting its employees first and supporting the community of which it is a part. We are extremely proud that our involvement will help transform another American community into a manufacturing powerhouse. "
Apple's investment will allow Finisar to increase its spending on research and development, and its production at high volumes of VCSELs, the components that allow some of the main new features of the iPhone X , such as Face ID , Animoji and selfies in Portrait Mode , as well as the proximity sensors of the AirPods .
"We are delighted to continue our innovation with Apple of a technology that has tremendous potential , " said Jerry S. Rawls , CEO of Finisar. "When you combine our proven ability to consistently produce exceptional products with our new and cutting-edge installation at Sherman, we are confident that we can achieve our shared goal of providing consumers with incredibly interesting things. At Finisar we have always been very clear that great people are needed to carry out our work, and that is why we are very excited to add Sherman to our family. "
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In the months before the launch of the iPhone X there were many rumors that came to us about the technical difficulties that the company was finding to produce the components of the TrueDepth camera in the quantities necessary to meet the demand. One of the reasons for these difficulties was the sensitivity of producing the VCSEL lasers, so that Apple's investment in Finisar ensures these components can be produced as quickly as required .
And it is that everything indicates that more and more Apple devices are going to adopt the TrueDepth camera. According to rumors, the company is working on a new iPad Pro that will launch in 2018 and that will have support for Face ID, since it will reduce its frames considerably and will not have a Home button. Similarly, rumors indicate that next year Apple will launch three iPhones , and that all of them will have a TrueDepth camera.
On the other hand, last month there was a rumor, coming from the Apple supply chain, which suggested that future generations of HomePod could come equipped with cameras with 3D sensors, with support for Face ID, similar to the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the prestigious analyst at KGI Securities, Apple's Face ID technology is years ahead of the face recognition systems of its Android rivals.

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