A leading innovator and provider of CMOS imaging technology, Aptina delivers excellent pixel performance, sensor functionality and camera system capability to a world going visual.  

Aptina enables Imaging Everywhere™ and has created a market-leading portfolio of image sensor products found in leading consumer electronics like smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital and video cameras, as well as applications in surveillance, automotive, medical, video conferencing, and gaming.

Investment Overview

In early 2008, Riverwood began working with Micron to carve-out their CMOS imaging division.  Riverwood partner Nicholas Brathwaite joined as the interim-CEO of the business, now known as Aptina, and led the carve-out.  In mid 2009, Riverwood, together with an investor group, completed the carve-out of Aptina from Micron.  Micron retained a minority interest in the business and remains a valued partner.

Investment Team