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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.
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
2001-08-21 Using CMOS digital image sensors with Ax36 video DSP chips to build Smart cameras
This application note describes the use of the Ax36 family of video DSPs to build smart cameras.
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
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.
2015-10-26 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
2016-01-04 Top 15 deals that influenced analogue, sensors in 2015
Here are some of the biggest and most important business deals and synergies in 2015 that had a huge impact on analogue, MEMS, sensors and the semiconductor industry as a whole
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.
2013-04-10 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.
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.
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
2011-10-13 Sony, Ziptronix team up on image sensors
Sony has been licensed to use Ziptronix's oxide bonding technology for backside illumination imaging sensors
2014-02-13 Sony to double image sensors supply for new iPhone
Nikkei reports that Apple is in talks with Sony regarding an additional supply of image sensors for an iPhone debuting next year.
2010-09-15 Sony ramps up capacity for digicam image sensors
Sony Corp. announced that it would invest about 40 billion yen into Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corp.'s Kumamoto Technology Center to step up production capacity for Exmor and Exmor R CMOS image sensors.
2012-06-27 Sony pours $1B in image sensing mfg
Sony will invest $1 billion (?80 billion) to increase stacked CMOS image sensor production in its Nagasaki Technology Center
2014-07-29 Sony invests $340M in stacked image sensor mfg
The Japanese company revealed it plans to increase its production of stacked CMOS image sensors brought about by the needs of devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2015-10-07 Sony forms image sensor subsidiary
All semiconductor R&D, business operations, sales and other operations related to semiconductors will be transferred from business groups and R&D units within Sony Corp. to the new company.
2015-10-13 Sony acquires image sensor company
Softkinetic develops sensor-to-software 3D gesture recognition systems using time-of-flight technology and has previously licensed its platform to Texas Instruments Inc. and Melexis SA.
2006-07-13 Solution improves efficiency of CMOS image sensors
Silecs said its series of advanced optical coatings were designed specifically to improve the reliability and optical efficiency of CMOS image sensors.
2015-03-03 SMIC, start-up group manufacture CMOS image sensors
Shanghai-based start-up company Cista System teams up with Semiconductor Manufacturing International for mass production of two CMOS image sensors, which both sport back-side illumination.
2012-12-28 SMIC boasts BSI image sensor tech
The complete backside-illuminated CIS technology targets the market for high-end mobile phone cameras, and is targeted to enter risk production with partnering customers in 2013.
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