Extended joint research and development

vivo and ZEISS are to reaffirm their long-term intentions and to open a new chapter in collaboration

Oberkochen, Germany | 08 May 2024 | ZEISS Consumer Products

Since 2020, vivo and ZEISS have partnered to bring professional imaging standards to the world of smartphones. The global strategic imaging partnership between the two companies has entered its fourth year and has reached several milestones in mobile imaging. More than 20 devices within vivo’s flagship X series as well as lately introduced the top-level V series have been jointly co-engineered and enabled the creativity of millions of users worldwide. Through the vivo ZEISS Imaging Lab the companies are setting new benchmarks for excellence in smartphone imaging by developing new vivo devices using advanced optical design, professional quality standards and bringing the best out of the world of system engineering, software, and hardware.

To reaffirm their long-term intentions and to underline the strength of the partnership, vivo and ZEISS have signed an extended joint research and development agreement. At the same time, the two companies are opening a new chapter in their cooperation. vivo and ZEISS will continue to explore the innovations and important technologies of mobile optics together, develop even more outstanding imaging solutions, and create a new paradigm of cooperation. In the future, the cooperation between vivo and ZEISS will continue to break through in the field of imaging, classical and computational optics, and also in exploring more possibilities in further fields such as health imaging, and other areas, jointly exploring the infinite possibilities of future imaging. As a result, future products, and the users, who are at the heart of the joint approach, will benefit from more co-engineered imaging technologies. Both companies emphasize their joint approach for a long-term, sustainable innovation ecosystem.

Extended joint R&D at vivo and ZEISS
Yu Meng, Vice President of Imaging at vivo (left), and Dr. Torsten Sievers, Head of Technology & Innovation at ZEISS Consumer Products (right), reaffirm long-term intention of the vivo ZEISS global imaging partnership.
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ZEISS Consumer Markets
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 10 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2023).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 15 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With around 43,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities (status: 30 September 2023). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

Further information at www.zeiss.com

ZEISS Consumer Products

ZEISS Consumer Products combines the company's business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The unit is allocated to the Consumer Markets segment and is based in Oberkochen and represented across the globe.

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Joachim Kuss
ZEISS Consumer Markets
Phone: +49 151 42112288
joachim .kuss @zeiss .com

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