Apical’s microchip technology is used in mobile phone and tablet screens to make them respond to light conditions in a similar way to the human eye. Its technology also reduces the device’s energy usage because the screen dims when it senses that light levels are high. Apical counts Huawei, Qualcomm, Samsung and Bang & Olufson as customers. Booming sales of smartphones and tablets lifted turnover to £12.8m in 2014. The London firm is run by founder Michael Tusch, 45.
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