YI Technology

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YI Technology
Xiaoyi Technology co., Ltd.
Native name
Industry Consumer electronics, Computer vision
Founded February 1, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-02-01)
Founder Sean Da
Headquarters Pudong District, Shanghai, China
Number of employees
Approximately 500[1]
Website yitechnology.com

YI Technology, also known as Xiaoyi (Chinese: 小蚁) in Mainland China markets, is a company that manufactures cameras and computer vision technologies.[2][3][4] Some of the company’s popular camera models include YI Action Camera,[5] and the YI Halo.[6]


YI Technology was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.[7][8]

The YI Action Camera.

In 2018, YI Technology partnered with Google to produce the YI Horizon VR180, Google's first VR180 marketplace camera.[9][10]


Notable products include:

  • YI Halo Camera
  • YI 360 VR Camera
  • YI 4K+ Action Camera
  • YI Lite Action Camera
  • YI M1 Mirrorless Camera
  • YI 1080p Home Camera
  • YI 2.7K Ultra Dash Camera


YI Technology has received a number of awards in mainland China and abroad. Some awards include the 2017 Red Dot Award for Product design,[11] and the 2018 DISTREE EMEA Smart Tech Diamond Award.[12]

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  1. ^ "YI Technology". Crunchbase. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ "YI Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m". Financial Times. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Best Action Cameras 2018: GoPro Hero6 Black, YI 4K+, Sony RX10". Tech Times. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  4. ^ "YI 360 Is A Xiaomi-Backed 360 Camera That Can Shoot In 5.7K Resolution". Forbes. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Watch out GoPro, Xiaomi's coming for you". CNBC. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Xiaomi backed YI Technology is officially entering the European market". CNBC. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  7. ^ "YI Technology". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Google Makes Some Virtual Friends in the Camera Business". Fortune. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Google unveils point-and-shoot VR cameras from Lenovo and YI". Endgadget. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Google opens VR video and photo format VR180, promises new publishing tools". VentureBeat. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Red Dot Award Product Design". Red Dot. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  12. ^ "YI Technology is the winner of the DISTREE Diamond Awards in Smart Tech Category". YI Technology. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 

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