Sony acquires Softkinetic

Softkinetic Softkinetic ( is the leading provider of 3D imaging technologies, including 3D sensors (based on the time-of-flight principles), 3D cameras, and 3D image processing software. Softkinetic licenses its technologies to semiconductor companies and OEMs, and targets the consumer electronics, automotive and professional markets. Softkinetic has been acquired by Sony Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) on October 8th, 2015. Sony will focus on combining Softkinetic’s ToF range image sensor technology expertise with its own technologies with the aim of developing the next generation of range image sensors and solutions, not only in the field of imaging, but for broader sensing-related applications as well. Frédéric Papeians I am the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of Softkinetic. On a more personal level, I was a Fulbright student at Harvard Business School (1992- 1993) where I completed a MBA. I am as well former President of the Fulbright Alumni Association in Belgium and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Club of Belgium. The Fulbright grant had a great influence on my business experience as it allowed me to study my MBA at Harvard following my Master in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels (ULB). The knowledge acquired helped me not only to move to general management position but also to become a better leader in a world where better understanding between people of different culture and nations is more and more important. – Frédéric Papeians]]>