CML Signs License Agreement with Leading Chinese Actuator Manufacturer

Thursday, August 31st 2017

Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd (CML) and Shanghai Billu Electronics Co Ltd (Billu) are pleased to announce a new patent licensing agreement covering the use of shape memory alloy (SMA) actuated autofocus (AF) and optical image stabilization (OIS) technologies. This represents the fourth major licensing agreement that CML has agreed for the use of this technology in miniature cameras aimed at the mobile device market.

Andy Osmant, Managing Director of CML said “This license agreement is further confirmation of the growth of SMA actuators in the miniature camera market, and is fitting testament to the quality of our designs and customer support. We are delighted to partner with Billu, who are a respected supplier of high quality products to a number of leading Chinese handset vendors.”

Jianhua Wang, President of Billu said “This is an outstanding partnership that allows us to create further innovative devices for our customers by adding SMA actuators to our product range. Billu endeavours to improve customer experience by delivering best quality products and first-class services to its clients.”

About Billu: Billu designs and manufactures actuators, which are widely used in cameras for mobile phones, medical devices, industrial equipment and wearable smart devices. Billu's customer base includes Huawei, Meizu and TCL. Production capacity at its primary facility in Shanghai is currently twenty million units per month, placing Billu in the top three domestic smartphone actuator vendors.

About CML: Cambridge Mechatronics is a high technology design and engineering company based in Cambridge, specializing in developing cutting edge shape memory alloy technology. Products are taken from concept to mass production through technology licensing or partnerships with global manufacturing corporations.