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Shicoh Engineering has designed the world's tiniest compact linear motor. What does a compact linear motor do? It regulates the autofocus function of cell phone cameras. A better focused nude celebrity spy photo is always a good thing, right?

It is less than half of an inch square and just over a tenth of an inch thick. Shicoh will begin shipping these motors later this month.


Worl'd tinies motor for camera phones [Textually]