Viavi, trinamiX to Arm Smart Phones with NIR Spectroscopy, Daily Skin Care Advice

*Not the actual application; depiction only
*Not the actual application; depiction only

trinamiX GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE with expertise in infrared sensing, and Viavi Solutions Inc., a pioneer in light management solutions, announced a joint development agreement (JDA) to build a near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer module for integration into consumer devices such as smart phones.

This collaboration follows trinamiX's December 2020 announcement at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit that it plans to bring NIR spectroscopy into consumer devices. As part of this new functionality, future smart phones will enable consumers to quickly and easily scan their skin on a molecular level to receive near-instantaneous suggestions on optimal skin care products for use on that day.

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Wilfried Hermes, Ph.D., director of IR Sensing for trinamiX GmbH, noted: "We are very excited about Viavi joining us as a strong partner, whose state-of-the-art optical solutions have been constantly pushing the envelope on what is technically possible within mobile handsets and other consumer electronics. This is an important milestone toward creating a first-class ecosystem around an exciting technology that will enhance our smart phone experience in the near future."

Markus Bilger, senior director of product line management for Viavi, said: "trinamiX has broken new ground by introducing plans to bring spectroscopy to everyone. We are incredibly proud to be working with trinamiX on the next game-changing innovation that will redefine our understanding of a smart phone."

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