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Omnivision video phone SGA image sensor


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-11-12 23:46:00
Omnivision video phone SGA image sensor : OmniVision, unveiled a new high-performance Square Graphics Array (SGA) 400 x 400 resolution camera chip sensor. The new Omnivision OV6680 is intended principally for use in secondary cameras in the fast growing 3G video phone market. “Our new SGA camera chip has outstanding low light sensitivity and is designed to meet the small form factor requirements of our handset customers by utilizing a 3.6 micron pixel with OmniPixel2 technology,” said Jess Lee, Vice President Mainstream Products at OmniVision. “The Omnivision OV6680’s excellent performance and image quality should make it very attractive both for secondary cameras in 3G phones and for entry-level camera phones.”


OmniVision automotive camera chip sensor


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-11-12 20:56:00
OmniVision automotive Camera chip sensor : OmniVision, announced the availability of its new all digital OmniVision OV7710 CameraChip advanced CMOS image sensor developed specifically for automotive applications. The OmniVision OV7710 is a highly integrated CMOS video camera that combines a high level of functionality with all digital output. Digital output is a key requirement for automotive machine-vision applications such as airbag deployment, lane departure warning, collision avoidance/pedestrian detection, windshield wiper control, and drowsiness detection. The OV7710 features a dual dynamic overlay function allowing for both a dynamic and a static visual aid layer (text or graphics) within the image.


Kodak 16 megapixel Interline CCD sensor


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-10-24 21:09:26
Kodak 16 megapixel Interline CCD sensor : Eastman Kodak Company continues its leadership position in image sensor technology with the release of the Kodak KAI-16000 Image Sensor, offering the highest resolution interline transfer CCD image sensor available for commercial and industrial markets. Building on Kodaks robust CCD technology, the Kodak KAI-16000 is a 35mm optical format 16 megapixel CCD targeted at the, scientific, aerial, and security markets. The sensor allows camera manufacturers to improve system throughput by utilizing a wider field of view while also enhancing image quality. The Kodak KAI-16000 image sensor is designed for manufacturers of cameras serving the machine vision, aerial imaging, and security industries.


OmniVision 1.3 Megapixel camera chip sensor


Mark Peters : 2006-10-05 21:31:00
OmniVision 1.3 Megapixel camera chip sensor : OmniVision Technologies, a leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip image sensors for high-volume applications, today launched its sixth generation OmniVision 1.3 megapixel CameraChip sensor. Featuring a 2-micron pixel and 1/5-inch optical format, the OV9660 enables a 25 percent thinner camera module, meeting the requirements of ultra slim handset designs. Additionally, the smaller module size is especially attractive to handset makers because it allows a drop-in upgrade from VGA to 1.3 megapixels, thereby extending the life of existing VGA camera phone designs. The OV9660 camera chip sensor comes in CSP and COB packages and is currently available for sampling.


Micron 1.3-Megapixel image sensor


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-10-05 03:30:00
Micron MT9M019 1.3-Megapixel image sensor : Camera phones and webcams continue to get thinner, sleeker and more powerful with new imaging innovations being driven by Micron Technology, Inc. Today Micron introduced a new, smaller 1.3-megapixel image sensor designed to fit into a 1/5-inch optical format. “As a pioneer in imaging technology, we are committed to expanding our portfolio of products, encouraging new camera innovations from our customers,” said Hisayuki Suzuki, senior director of marketing for Micron’s imaging group. “Designed on our stunning 2.2 micron pixel technology, and despite the shrinked form factor, the image quality of the 1.3-megapixel sensor is one of the best in its class.”


Dongbu provides wafer processing for Foveon Sensors


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-09-27 12:09:16
Dongbu provides wafer processing for Foveon Sensors : Dongbu Electronics disclosed it has been working closely with Silicon Valley based Foveon since Q4 of 2004 to support the fabless manufacturer’s development of the world’s highest resolution CMOS Sensor (CIS) devices. Volume production of the latest Foveon X3 direct image sensors, featuring resolutions up to 14.1 Megapixels for professional digital photography, will ramp to more than 1,000 8-inch wafers per month utilizing Dongbu’s special CIS wafer processing technology at the 180nm node. Dongbu reports that it has manufactured more than 1,500 pre-production samples of Foveon’s new 14.1 Megapixel device since May to verify the new device’s exceptional performance in silicon.


Foveon X3 sensor


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-09-26 19:00:35
Foveon X3 DSLR image sensor Foveon released the 14.1 megapixel X3 DSLR image sensor, the highest resolution X3 sensor available and the latest product from Foveon. In addition to providing image quality suitable for professional photographers, the new X3 sensor incorporates design and process enhancements which improve performance at long exposures and high ISO speeds, and also provides a 40% increase in pixel count compared to the previous X3 DSLR sensor. Foveon’s proprietary X3 technology is the only image sensor technology that stacks red, green and blue pixels vertically, increasing the information density of the recorded image while simultaneously eliminating the color sampling artifacts found with other image sensors.


Kodak KAF-10500 image sensor for Leica M8


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-09-18 16:20:56
Kodak image sensor for Leica M8 : Eastman Kodak Company has extended its partnership with Leica Camera AG to provide image sensors for the newly announced Leica M8. The new Kodak KAF-10500 image sensor was developed specifically for use with the M8, and marks Kodak’s second collaboration with Leica, building on the success of Kodak’s interaction with Leica on the Leica Digital-Module-R. The first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system, the Leica M8 extends the Leica M series into the digital world. By working closely with Leica, Kodak designed and optimized the new image sensor to meet the demanding needs of Leica photographers.


Light sensor chip increases battery life


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-09-07 01:01:00
Light sensor chip increases battery life : Capella Microsystems, Inc. today announced the Filtron family of chips that detect the amount of ambient light surrounding notebooks and cellular phones, and adjusts the brightness of the liquid crystal displays (LCD) to provide an almost perfect match to the needs of the human eye. By providing such a close match, the device eliminates excessive backlighting and greatly increases battery life in portable products. Backlighting usually consumes more battery power than any other function. The new devices can increase the battery life of notebook computers by up to 41 percent, and increase the battery life of cell phones by up to 100 percent.


Biomorphic CMOS sensors feature APD technology


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-09-06 23:06:00
Biomorphic CMOS sensors feature APD technology : Tower Semiconductor today announced that Tower's Advanced Photo Diode process powers a new series of CMOS Image Sensors for Biomorphic Microsystems Corporation, a supplier of innovative imaging solutions for the cell phone and PDA markets. Tower's APD process enables improved optical and electrical performance of ultra-small pixels utilizing deep sub-micron process technologies, thus enabling the manufacture of small, cost-effective camera module solutions. Manufactured at Tower's Fab2 in 0.18-micron technology, the products utilize Tower's pixel IP and the company's optically optimized multilayer metallization, which achieves dramatically better optical sensitivity.


Intel Core processors


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-08-03 22:01:00
Intel Core processors : Intel today unveiled 10 Intel Core 2 Duo and IntelCore 2 Extreme processors for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, reshaping how computers perform, look and consume power - and most importantly - transform how people use them. "The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Not since Intel introduced the Pentium processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this. The Core 2 Duo desktop processor is an energy-efficient marvel, packing 291 million transistors yet consuming 40 percent lower power, while delivering the performance needed for the applications of today and tomorrow."


Photo printer imaging solution SigmaTel STDC8080


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-07-27 17:34:00
Photo printer imaging solution SigmaTel STDC8080 : SigmaTel, a leader in mixed-signal, multimedia semiconductors, today announced its new system on chip (SoC) solution for the personal photo printer market. The SigmaTel STDC8080 SOC solution offers inkjet and dye-sublimation photo printer manufacturers a complete controller solution with a low bill of materials cost. The SigmaTel STDC8080 and its associated firmware controls all of the major photo printer product functions while at the same time producing photographic quality prints. SigmaTel's digital imaging solutions (SoC, Firmware, & Software) provide complete solutions enabling consumer electronics and printer companies to develop innovative products.


HDMI CMOS Camera Chip from Fujitsu


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-07-27 10:00:00
HDMI CMOS Camera Chip from Fujitsu : Fujitsu Limited today announced that from August 1 it will begin sales of two new models, MB91683 and MB91686, in its Milbeaut line of advanced image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) chips for digital cameras. MB91683 and MB91686 are part of the new fourth-generation line (M-4) of Fujitsu's Milbeaut chips, which feature highest specifications for low power consumption and high-resolution imaging technology. The MB91683 provides features in a single chip numerous functions that are ideal for compact digital cameras, while the MB91686 in addition features video functionality. The Milbeaut line of image-processing chips integrate various functions necessary for image processing.


CMOS Image Sensor products from Silecs


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-07-17 10:31:00
CMOS Image Sensor products from Silecs : Silecs, Inc. today introduced the SC series of products for use as advanced optical coatings in CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) production. Digital image sensors manufactured with low cost CMOS semiconductor processes have recently become a key component of many fast growing consumer applications. With their first broad adoption in the mobile phone camera market, already exceeding 0.5 billion camera phones annually, CMOS image sensors are rapidly finding their way into many other mass market products. Using its unique molecular engineering approach, Silecs has designed the new SC product series specifically to improve the reliability and optical efficiency of CMOS image sensors.


Worlds smallest Camera Chip from OmniVision


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-06-21 01:04:00
Worlds smallest Camera Chip from OmniVision : OmniVision Technologies, a supplier of CMOS Camera Chip image sensor solutions for high-volume imaging applications, today introduced its smallest CameraChip product to date. The new, cost-efficient OV6920 is the only 1/18-inch sensor available, offering low power operation for use in disposable cameras for medical applications such as intubation and diagnostic systems. The 2.1 mm by 2.3 mm CSP packaged chip will enable a 3.2 mm diameter microscopic camera module, making many medical procedures even less invasive for the patient. It also allows certain medical devices such as intubation systems and endoscopes to be made even smaller to allow for use on infants and small children.


111 Million Pixel CCD Image Sensor Chip


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-06-19 23:00:00
111 Million Pixel CCD Image Sensor Chip : DALSA Semiconductor, a division of DALSA Corporation, an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, announced today that it has successfully fabricated and delivered the world’s highest resolution image sensor chip to its customer, Semiconductor Technology Associates of San Juan Capistrano, California. The CCD device, which measures approximately four inches by four inches, has a total resolution of over 111 million pixels. It is the world’s first imager to break the 100 million pixel barrier. STA developed the record-breaking chip for the Astrometry Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory, funded by the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program.


CMOS sensor for high resolution Webcam


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-06-08 01:02:00
CMOS sensor for high resolution Webcam : With the advent of free Web-calling, instant messaging and high-quality imaging technology, video chat is fast gaining popularity among friends, family and co-workers. Micron Technology, Inc. is helping spur the adoption of video chat, targeting its line of high-performance image sensors for the burgeoning Webcam market. Micron has quietly supplied image sensors into the Webcam segment for several years, and today commands more than 60-percent market share. "Recognized as the premier CMOS image sensor expert, Micron takes pride in being on the cutting-edge of the latest camera trends," said Hisayuki Suzuki, senior director of marketing for Micron's imaging group.


Samsung L85 Digimax powered by Zoran image processor


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-05-29 20:00:00
Samsung L85 Digimax powered by Zoran image processor : Zoran Corporation announced that its COACH digital camera processor is powering Samsung's new Digimax L85, the world's first digital camera supporting the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and the Digimax i6 digital camera with portable media player features. Zoran's COACH processor enables eight megapixel high resolution, which is equipped with the 5x Schneider optical zoom lens. Tthe L85 supports MPEG-4 30 frames per second VGA resolution recording for an enhanced video experience. The High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), provided by the COACH processor, allows viewers to watch still and video photography on high definition television displays.


Kodak Image Sensors


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-05-22 17:00:00
Kodak Image Sensors : Eastman Kodak Company continues to reinforce its position as a leading supplier of high performance image sensors with the announcement of two new CCD sensors for the digital radiography (DR). The new sensors offer improved sensitivity and high resolution, allowing manufacturers to develop cost effective systems with improved image quality for DR applications. Kodak's innovative sensor designs continue to lead the way in a variety of applications," said Chris McNiffe, General Manager of Kodak's Image Sensor Solutions group. "As the needs of the digital radiography market have evolved, Kodak has met this challenge by developing a new generation of image sensors to meet the requirements of this important segment.


8 Megapixel Image Sensor from Micron Technology


Mark Peters : 2006-05-18 12:26:31
8 Megapixel Image Sensor from Micron Technology : Micron Builds the World's First 8-Megapixel Image Sensor in the Popular 1/2.5 Optical Format; Company Continues Imaging Innovation, Unveils Pictures Taken With a 1.4-micron Pixel Test Chip. The world of digital cameras just got bigger and smaller at the same time. Using a tiny 1.75-micron pixel design, Micron has built the world's first 8-megapixel image sensor in a 1/2.5-inch optical format, the standard size for mainstream digital cameras. This new sensor comes loaded with functionality that will catapult Micron-equipped cameras into the next generation of digital cameras featuring high-resolution still images, ultra-fast image capture and vibrant high-definition video.






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