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Lattice and Helion to Showcase FPGA-Based Machine Vision Solutions at Vision Show

Several Innovative Camera Designs on Display

HILLSBORO, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Helion GmbH today announced they will demonstrate several new FPGA-based camera designs at the Vision Show in Stuttgart, Germany from November 6 through November 8. Several of the camera solutions that will be featured were developed with partner organizations. The Helion booth showcasing the demos will be at Hall 1, Booth# E-81. More information about the Vision Show is available at

In the Helion booth, visitors will be able to discuss their own design requirements with Helion and Lattice technical experts and see hands-on demonstrations of new camera solutions targeting the machine vision market that leverage the LatticeECP3™ FPGA based HDR-60 camera development kit and Helion's IONOS Imaging pipeline. Among the demonstrations available will be Sony IMX136 & IMX104 sensor solutions in conjunction with Helion's IONOS imaging pipeline on the HDR-60 camera development kit; a liquid lens solution from Varioptics; and GigE Vision from AimValley that enables the development of custom machine vision cameras.

About Helion

Located in Duisburg, Germany, Helion offers a wide variety of engineering and consulting services in the field of CMOS image sensor technology and TFT display systems. Based on many years of practical experience in research and camera development, Helion offers camera manufacturers a wide variety of services to make development easy, fast and flexible. Helion offers advanced image preprocessing IP like the IONOS video pipelines and the unique High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) BLENDFEST technology to develop fast and powerful camera systems. Helion is a member of the Lattice LEADER Design Services Partners and LatticeCORE Connection Partner IP programs. For more information, visit

About Varioptic

Founded in 2002 by Bruno Berge, a PhD in physics, Varioptic became in January 2012 a Business Unit of Parrot SA. Varioptic develops, designs and markets electrically controlled miniature optics based on its proprietary and patented programmable liquid lens technology. The ranges of technological solutions developed by Varioptic are aimed at a number of markets in the miniature digital camera sector (biometrics, machine vision, general consumer and medical cameras). For more information, visit

About Parrot

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs and markets an exclusive 'Parrot by' range, consisting of a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the world's most well-renowned artists; and the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi and using augmented reality.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 650 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 - PARRO). For more information: / /

About AimValley

AimValley is a global supplier of telecom and data networking solutions that enable network operators to provide services with optimized quality of experience. With its innovative solutions for Ethernet demarcation, Circuit Emulation and Carrier Class switching, AimValley addresses the demands of next generation packet-based networks, supporting applications ranging from legacy-based services to bandwidth- demanding data and video. In addition, AimValley offers a full range of system level services, including product definition and architecture, software design, systems testing, hardware design, and factory introduction, from stand-alone consultancy to comprehensive turnkey solutions. AimValley builds on its experience gained at leading telecom suppliers and technology research labs. For more information about AimValley, please visit

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice is a service-driven developer of innovative low cost, low power programmable design solutions. For more information about how our FPGA, CPLD and programmable power management devices help our customers unlock their innovation, visit You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

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