On May 1st, Gizcoupon reported that the Xiaomi and AAC Technology Camera Joint Laboratory was officially unveiled at Xiaomi Technology Park on April 28th, Beijing time. The ceremony was attended by Zeng Xuezhong, the Senior Vice President and Mobile Phone Department President of Xiaomi Group, as well as Pan Zhengmin, CEO of AAC Technologies, and Pan Kaitai, EVP of AAC Technologies.
Additionally, according to the official statement, Xiaomi and AAC Technology Camera Joint Laboratory is mainly divided into three modules. It contains image evaluation, camera motor analysis, and optical evaluation.
The image evaluation module tests image quality under different settings and temperatures. It evaluates AE, AWB, Shading, OB, Noise, and SNR. It also evaluates optical images under different temperatures and distances, including AF, SFR, Distortion, and LCA. The camera motor analysis module tests the structural dimensions, electromagnetic performance, frequency characteristics, and anti-shake performance of the motor. The optical evaluation module evaluates the imaging quality of the lens and stray light performance.
Gizcoupon also provided a brief introduction to AAC Technologies: formerly known as Jiangsu Yuyue Electronics Group Co., Ltd., AAC Technologies was established in 1993 and began researching and producing miniature acoustic devices. It was listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code 02018 in 2005. After that, it acquired the Japanese lens design and development companies ISQR and ATJR in 2009, entering the optical field. Currently, AAC Technologies has established 18 research and development centers globally and has over 6,300 research and development engineers.