Nokia completes Scalado acquisition

24 Jul 2012

Nokia's head office in Espoo, Finland

Smartphone maker Nokia has wrapped up its acquisition of all technologies and intellectual property from Scalado AB for an undisclosed sum in an effort to enhance imaging on Nokia Lumia smartphones. Under the deal, about 50 imaging specialists have transferred to Nokia.

“We believe that this acquisition will strengthen Nokia’s leading position in mobile imaging and provide us with a great opportunity to create even better imaging products and applications,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice-president, Smart Devices at Nokia.

“We welcome the skilled and passionate professionals from Scalado to Nokia and are excited to have them work with the rest of our talented and dedicated imaging experts to bring world-class imaging solutions to our Nokia Lumia smartphones. The Nokia team is already responsible for many leading innovations in mobile imaging and, together with the experts from Scalado, we aim at astonishing the world with new, outstanding imaging experiences.”

Lund, Sweden, has now become a key site for Nokia’s imaging software for smartphones, in addition to Nokia’s existing locations in Espoo, Finland, and Tampere, Finland.

“We’re excited to join Nokia at such an important time in its smartphone story,” said Sami Niemi, co-founder of Scalado and now head of Capture & Relive, Smart Devices at Nokia. “The technologies and competences we’ve developed should help move from taking photos to capturing memories and emotions.”

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic