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What is an image sensor?
Used mostly in digital cameras and image devices, an image sensor converts visual images to electric signals. Two common types of image sensors are charged couple devices (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS).
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2006-04-07 Wide range of image sensors unveiled by Micron at ISC
At this week's International Security Conference West, Micron Technology unveiled a portfolio of image sensors for the growing consumer and commercial security camera markets
1999-04-08 Why CMOS image sensors are poised to surpass CCDs
This paper discusses the advantages of CMOS image sensors over that of CCDs and how likely it will replace the latter in the next generation imaging systems
2009-07-24 Video sensor with MIPI suits notebooks
OmniVision Technologies has launched the ultrathin (3mm) high-performance OV7739 CMOS video sensor, developed specifically to address the low-light sensitivity demands of the fast-growing notebook PC market
2006-09-25 VGA SoC image sensor integrates advanced ISP algorithms
Fabless semiconductor company Pixelplus Co. Ltd unveiled its new customized VGA SoC image sensor designed for various mobile and non-mobile applications.
2012-12-07 VGA CMOS image sensor boasts 100dB at 60fps
Toshiba's TCM5114PL enables optimal images in low-light conditions geared for the automotive and security/surveillance markets.
2013-12-26 USB 3.0 cameras boast 2.8MP progressive scan sensor
Lumenera's Lt365R family runs at 53fps at full resolution or 66 at an HDTV resolution of 1920 x 1088 without lost frames while running the camera at the sensor's maximum output
2005-03-22 Unity Opto to double monthly capacity for image sensors
Electronics maker Unity Opto Technology Co. Ltd announced plans to double its monthly capacity of CMOS image sensors used in optical mouse in June
2003-11-21 TSMC, OmniVision to launch image sensor venture
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd and OmniVision Technologies Inc. have reached an agreement to establish a joint venture.
2005-07-12 TSMC, Kodak team on CMOS image sensors
Semiconductor foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd and imaging products supplier Eastman Kodak Co. have signed a technology licensing agreement that enables the manufacture of a new generation of high-quality CMOS image sensor (CIS) devices.
2006-08-11 TSMC increases investments in local design house, sensor foundry
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd has separately increased its investments in two Taiwanese companiesGlobal Unichip Corp. and VisEra Technologies Co. Ltd.
2012-10-25 Truesense latest Image sensor supports up to 28fps
The KAI-02170 is a one-inch optical format device in 1080p resolution supporting frame rates up to 60 fps, while the KAI-04070 provides 4 megapixel resolution in a 4/3 optical format at up to 28 fps.
2007-10-23 Tower fabs image sensors for Taiwan CCTV firm
Tower Semiconductor has begun volume production of CMOS image sensor products for Vision Integration Technology (ViTi), a maker of home security products such as CCTV.
2008-04-17 Tower fabs Canesta 3D image sensors for cars
Canesta's 3D image sensors, now in final qualification stages for the automotive industry, are being manufactured at Tower Semi's Fab2 facility, using its CMOS image sensor 0.18?m technology process.
2015-10-29 Toshiba, Sony confirm transfer of image sensor facilities
Sony and Toshiba aim to execute legally binding definitive agreements by the end of 2015. Afterward, the two Japanese companies will complete the transfer by March 31, 2016.
2015-03-12 Toshiba unveils smallest CMOS image sensor
Toshiba introduces the world's smallest CMOS image sensor with 13Mpx and HD video support. The device integrates the Bright Mode technology, which boosts image brightness four-fold.
2015-10-26 Toshiba to sell image sensor unit to Sony
Toshiba is set to sell its image sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan, and leave the sensor business altogether as part of its restructuring plan that was announced earlier this year.
2014-09-16 Toshiba rolls out 20Mpx CMOS image sensor for smartphones
The T4KA7 employs high-speed circuit technology that delivers a frame rate of 22fps at full-resolution image capture
2013-01-02 Toshiba introduces 20MP BSI CMOS sensor
Toshiba's TCM5115CL claims to offer the industry's highest resolution in the 1/2.3in optical format, using backside illumination technology to improve sensitivity and imaging performance.
2004-02-02 Toshiba camera module includes image sensor, DSP
Toshiba Corp. has announced that it would start mass production of its latest series of VGA camera modules, the TCM8230MD.
2002-02-13 Tianjin University to establish design center for CMOS image sensors
Tianjin University will establish an ASIC design center that will focus in the design and development of CMOS image sensors
2013-01-02 TI, SoftKinetic to unveil 3D time-of-flight image sensor
The collaboration includes hardware and software integration geared to accelerate adoption of gesture control in TVs and PCs.
2013-04-10 TI boasts full HD image sensor receiver
The SN65LVDS324 claims to lower bill of materials by 20 per cent, reduces system power consumption by more than 10 per cent and shrinks package size by 50 per cent.
2008-07-04 Tessera licenses image-enhancement tech to Samsung
Tessera Technologies Inc. has licensed its OptiML Focus image-enhancement solution to Samsung Electronics
2004-07-15 Teradyne system to test Foveon image sensor
Foveon Inc. has selected the IP750 test system from Teradyne Inc. to be used in CMOS image sensor device test.
2007-11-28 Taiwan VC fund bets on Israeli image sensor startup
Taiwan-based venture capital fund CIDC has invested $6 million in Advasense, a startup fabless semiconductor company focusing on image sensors for mobile devices located in Raanana, Israel
2007-10-23 SXGA CMOS sensor first with snapshot shutter, LVDS outputs
Cypress Semiconductor has started the commercial sampling of a high-sensitivity, high-speed SXGA resolution CMOS image sensor that's first to offer snapshot shutter and on-chip digital LVDS outputs.
2002-10-11 STMicro CMOS sensor suit USB-enabled digital cameras
The VV600 1.3 million pixel CMOS sensor from STMicroelectronics is capable of operating at 30fps in VGA (640x480) mode for preview on an LC or a PC via USB streaming
2009-05-19 ST, Soitec co-develop BSI tech for CMOS image sensors
STMicroelectronics and Soitec have entered an exclusive joint cooperation to develop of 300mm wafer-level backside-illumination (BSI) technology for next-generation image sensors in consumer products
2004-12-01 ST claims first USB video compliant tri-mode camera processor, image sensor
A new low-cost CMOS image sensor and digital camera processor chipset from ST is said to be the first to provide compatibility with the year-old USB Video Class Compliance standard.
2015-04-08 Sony tops CMOS image sensor market, Omnivision at No.2
Yole expects the CMOS image sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 per cent from 2014 to 2020 and reach an annual market value of $16.2 billion in 2020.
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