trinamiX GmbH and VIAVI Solutions join forces to bring near-infrared spectroscopy into smartphones


trinamiX GmbH, a global leader in infrared sensing technologies, and Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV), a pioneer in light management solutions, today announced a joint development agreement (JDA) to build a Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrometer module for integration into consumer devices.

trinamiX has been pioneering the miniaturization of near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer modules for smartphones, while VIAVI is a leading innovator in the field of optical filters with a strong track record in the consumer electronics market. The companies will combine their expertise to lift today’s smartphone capabilities to the next level.

The collaboration follows trinamiX’s December 2020 announcement at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ Tech Summit, that it plans to bring NIR spectroscopy into consumer devices. As part of this new functionality, future smartphones will enable consumers to quickly and easily scan their skin on a molecular level to receive near-instantaneous suggestions on optimal skincare products for use on that day.

Dr. Wilfried Hermes, Director IR Sensing, trinamiX GmbH, noted: “We are very excited about VIAVI joining us as a strong partner, whose state-of-the-art optical solutions have been constantly pushing the envelope on what is technically possible within mobile handsets and other consumer electronics. This is an important milestone towards creating a first-class ecosystem around an exciting technology that will enhance our smartphone experience in the near future.”

Markus Bilger, Senior Director Product Line Management, VIAVI, said: “trinamiX has broken new ground by introducing plans to bring spectroscopy to everyone. We are incredibly proud to be working with trinamiX on the next game-changing innovation that will redefine our understanding of a smartphone.”

In December, our vision to bring Near-Infrared Spectroscopy into smartphones was presented at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020.

  • Watch the video that was screened at the event

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