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2010-12-23 06:11:02

Sony Corporation is set to reacquire a Nagasaki semiconductor plant from Toshiba Corporation for an estimated $597 million dollars (50 billion yen) to double output capacity of its image sensors used in smartphones and other gadgets, according to a report from Nikkei business daily. The facility, which Sony sold to Toshiba in 2008, is being bought back so Sony can strengthen its complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor business, the daily said. The Nikkei daily said acquiring...

2010-11-09 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV8820, a 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor based on OmniVision's proven 1.4-micron OmniBSI(TM) pixel architecture. The sensor delivers high frame rate 1080p/30 and 720p/60 high-definition (HD) video with electronic image stabilization (EIS) and full horizontal field of view (FOV) designed specifically to...

2010-10-30 00:00:39

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Image Sensors market. Although tempered by the recent worldwide economic recession, the world market for image sensors is expected recover poise in the short to medium term period and sail along at an impressive CAGR of more than 9.0% to reach US$14.16 billion by the year 2015. Resurgence in demand for camera enabled mobile phones, digital cameras and machine-vision systems, will largely help uphold growth in the market over the...

2010-10-08 04:35:00

Tokyo, Oct 7, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Corporation today announced the commercialization of two new "Exmor R(TM)" back-illuminated CMOS image sensors with dramatically improved photographic performance including significantly high sensitivity and low noise. In addition, Sony will launch two new lens modules equipped with these image sensors, which also include the smallest and thinnest(1) model for mobile phones. This is also the first time that "Exmor R" is commercialized for the use in...

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2010-09-20 21:46:06

Image sensors which are used as electronic parking aids in cars or for quality control in production systems have to be able to withstand the often very high temperatures that prevail in these environments. Research scientists have produced a CMOS chip which functions even at a temperature of 115 degrees Celsius.More and more car manufacturers are equipping their vehicles with image sensors "“ e.g. to register the presence of pedestrians or vehicles in the blind spot or to detect...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced two new system-on-a-chip (SOC) CMOS image sensors, the OV2643 and OV2659. Both sensors are designed to address the increased demand for 2-megapixel resolution cameras in the mid- to low-end feature phone segment, bringing high-definition (HD) video and excellent low-light sensitivity to this high-volume market. With the...

2010-06-22 11:55:00

BEVERLY, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SiOnyx Inc., in collaboration with the Army Research Office (ARO), has successfully demonstrated pixel-scale detectors with room temperature Detectivity (D*) exceeding 1x10(14) Jones. This represents a full 10x improvement over traditional silicon detectors, setting a record for performance that paves the way for SiOnyx to lead in new sponsored research programs with the Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) and Defense...

2010-06-08 07:21:00

LONDON, June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Apical Ltd and Hynix Semiconductor Inc have entered into a licensing agreement for the use of Apical's iridix and sinter image processing IP cores in future Hynix image sensor products. iridix provides sophisticated dynamic range correction, based on original research into the way the human eye adapts to different lighting environments. An image sensor SoC ("System-on-Chip") integrating iridix gives natural-looking still images and video without...

2010-05-17 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV2720, the world's first 1/6-inch, native 1080p/30 high-definition (HD) CMOS image sensor designed for notebook, netbook, webcam and video conferencing applications. Based on OmniVision's 1.4 micron OmniBSI((TM)) backside illumination technology, the new 1080p sensor delivers video conference quality HD video...

2010-03-23 14:10:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AltaSens, Inc., a premier supplier of HD CMOS image sensors, and Apical Limited, a leading provider of advanced hardware IP cores and software libraries for wide dynamic range (WDR) imaging, announce the development of the industry's first 1/3-inch 1080p60 HD WDR sensor technology with uncompromised low-light performance. AltaSens' A3372E3-4T WDR sensor uses patent-pending dual exposures in a single frame to create more than 100dB of wide...