Spectral Edge appoints new CTO

Spectral Edge, experts in computational photography using image fusion, has announced that Dr Ilya Romanenko has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He will lead an expanded Research and Development (R&D) team in its Cambridge office, which will combine Spectral Edge’s Phusion image processing technology with a new approach based on Deep Learning. This will result in an exciting new range of imaging products designed for integration into smartphones, building on the company’s success in providing colour filter technology to the broadcast market.

Previously, Ilya played a key role in R&D leadership for 12 years at Apical, which specialised in developing next generation camera and display subsystems. Apical’s products have shipped in over 1.5 billion smartphones and other devices.

“Spectral Edge is built on impressive fundamental technology, which sits at the intersection of the image processing and computer vision fields, meaning I can use my knowledge and expertise in both to move the company forward,” said Romanenko, CTO, Spectral Edge. “It is already delivering significant benefits to companies in the broadcast market, and I am confident that working with the team we can bring this technology to life, particularly within products in the mobile sector, improving the user experience and bringing a new quality to existing products.”

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