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2012-01-13 14:56:15

Conventional CMOS image sensors are not suitable for low-light applications such as fluorescence, since large pixels arranged in a matrix do not support high readout speeds. A new optoelectronic component speeds up this process. It has already been patented. CMOS image sensors have long since been the solution of choice for digital photography. They are much cheaper to produce than existing sensors, and they are also superior in terms of power consumption and handling. Consequently,...

2011-08-03 17:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the 8-megapixel OV8850, the first CameraChip(TM) sensor built on a 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture. The 1/4-inch OV8850 leads the CMOS sensor pixel design race in the smartphone market by enabling autofocus modules that are 20 percent slimmer than any 8-megapixel module in commercial use today. Besides a small...

2011-07-07 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of a new CMOS image sensor that offers the industry's smallest pixel size (1.12 micrometers)(1) with enhanced sensitivity and improved imaging performance though the use of back-side illumination technology (BSI). Thanks to their ability to conform to tight form factors...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

Acquisition of Advasense Technologies, Ltd. Complements Strong Pixim Sales Growth Driven by Seawolf Chip Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Pixim Inc., a leading provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced today the acquisition of Advasense Technologies, Ltd., a developer of next generation CMOS image sensor technology located in Ra'anana, Israel. Advasense was founded with the vision of dramatically improving the image quality of cameras used in mobile...

2011-05-18 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV5690, the first 5-megapixel image sensor to use OmniVision's proprietary OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture. The new 1.4-micron backside illumination pixel allows for a full five megapixels in a 1/4-inch optical format, and combines best-in-class image quality with a 20 percent reduction in camera module height, making...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today launched a 12.6-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor for advanced mobile applications. The new OV12825 offers high-resolution still photography and 1080p high-definition (HD) video at 60 frames per second (FPS) with electronic image stabilization (EIS). These features make it an attractive solution for high-end feature and smart...

2011-02-23 13:58:38

They have been used as standard in multimedia electronics for a long time, and now they are making rapid inroads in high performance applications: CMOS image sensors are no longer only used in cell phones and digital cameras. The automotive industry, for instance, has discovered the potential of optical semiconductor chips and is increasingly using them in driver assistance systems "“ from parking aids and road lane detection to blind-spot warning devices. In special applications,...

2011-02-15 09:07:00

MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT ; TASE: CAMT) announced today that it received an order for multiple wafer inspection systems from one of the world's largest manufacturers of CMOS Image Sensor (CIS). Camtek's back-end inspection equipment will be used throughout the manufacturing process and will significantly contribute to improving the customer's yield. The order includes multiple Falcon systems for 2D inspection. The...


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