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Tower develops IR sensor for Intel's 3D camera

Posted: 06 Mar 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tower Semiconductor? 3D camera? Intel? RealSense? micro-mirror?

Tower Semiconductor Ltd, which trades as TowerJazz, has started mass production of a near infrared light sensor used for depth sensing by Intel within its RealSense 3D camera. According to the foundry, the sensor has a 3.5?m pixel size and a global shutter and is described as a "very fast pixel that allows high quantum efficiency at near infrared light."

It is a complementary component to the scanning micro-mirror announced by STMicroelectronics.

"This collaboration between Intel and TowerJazz was a natural fit. Intel's leadership in this market, combined with our leading technology that provides outstanding pixel performance for near IR 3D imaging, along with the proximity of our Israel fab with Intel Israel, the group developing this technology, was an ideal alignment," said Russell Ellwanger, CEO of Tower.

- Peter Clarke
??EE Times Europe

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