Foveon, Inc., is the company that makes the Foveon X3 sensor, which captures images in digital single-lens reflex cameras such as the Sigma Corporation SD9, SD10, SD14 and SD15 as well as in the compacts DP1, DP2 and Polaroid X530.The company, founded in 1997 by Carver Mead, Richard Lyon, Richard B. Merrill, Richard Turner, Richard Nedwich, and others, was a spin-off of National Semiconductor and Synaptics. The founding directors were: Federico Faggin (president and CEO of Synaptics), Brian Halla (chairman, president/CEO of National Semiconductor), Dick Sanquini (VP of National Semiconductor). It is based in Santa Clara, California. Foveon was initially known for their high-end digital portrait camera systems built around a color-separation beam-splitter prism assembly. Both the prism system and the X3 technology derive their benefit from using all the light and sensing all colors at all locations.

Employee Rating

3.9
TypeSubsidiary
HQSan Jose, CA, US
Founded1997
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Foveon was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA, US

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Foveon Office Locations

Foveon has an office in San Jose
San Jose, CA, US (HQ)
2249 Zanker Rd
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1997

Foveon Cybersecurity Score

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SIGMA to participate in the Inter BEE 2021

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Inter BEE 2021, the professional broadcast show, which will take place in Makuhari Messe, Chiba-city, Japan and virtually, between November 17th and 19th. At the show, SIGMA will display its “/i Technology*” compatible “FF High Sp…

Firmware update for SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount and Canon EF-M mount. [Applicable product] SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount and Canon EF-M mount [Benefits of the update] ・It improves the o…

Firmware update for SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount. [Applicable product] SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount [Benefits of th…

Firmware update for SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary for Sony E-mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary for Sony E-mount. [Applicable product] ・SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary for Sony E-mount. [Benefits of the update] ・It has im…

Firmware update for the SIGMA fp / SIGMA fp L

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the full-frame mirrorless cameras, SIGMA fp / SIGMA fp L is now available.   [Applicable products] ・SIGMA fp ・SIGMA fp L [Benefit of the update] SIGMA fp:Ver.3.01 SIGMA fp L:Ver.1.11 ・It correct…

The SIGMA I series has won the “2021 GOOD DESIGN BEST 100” and “2021 GOOD FOCUS AWARD [Design of Technique & Tradition]”

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce that SIGMA’s new I series lenses for full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has won the “2021 GOOD DESIGN BEST 100” and the special award “2021 GOOD FOCUS AWARD [Design of Technique & Tradition] ”(Operated by Japan Institute of Design Prom…
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Foveon Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Foveon founded?

    Foveon was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Foveon competitors?

    Competitors of Foveon include Flusso, Melexis and NextInput.

  • Where is Foveon headquarters?

    Foveon headquarters is located at 2249 Zanker Rd, San Jose.

  • Where are Foveon offices?

    Foveon has an office in San Jose.

  • How many offices does Foveon have?

    Foveon has 1 office.