Nokia to acquire developers, technologies and intellectual property for imaging from ScaladoMarketwire
ESPOO, FINLAND and LUND, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- Acquisition aimed atenhancing imaging experiences for Nokia Lumia devices
Nokia is announcing plans to acquireworld-class imaging specialists as well as all technologies andintellectual propertyfrom Scalado AB.
"Nokia has been working with Scalado for more than ten years and they'vecontributed to many of our leading imaging applications," said Jo Harlow,executive vice president, Smart Devices at Nokia. "This transaction wouldenableus to combine our leadership in camera devices with their expertise inimaging,helping people move beyond taking pictures to capturing moments andemotions andthen reliving them in many different ways."
The Lund site is planned to become a key site for Nokia's imaging softwareforsmartphones, in addition to Nokia's existing locations in Espoo andTampere,Finland.
"This is a great opportunity for many of our people to show theirleadership inimaging and to continue to build its future," said Hkan Persson,chiefexecutive officer of Scalado AB. "Doing this as part of Nokia, already aleaderin mobile imaging, will reinforce the strength of the technologies andcompetences developed at Scalado. We are very excited about thisopportunity,which is a natural next step in our longstanding relationship with Nokia."
The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, isexpectedto close during the third quarter of 2012. The terms of the transaction areconfidential.
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