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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...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV10810, a 10-megapixel CMOS image sensor built on OmniVision's highly optimized 1.4-micron OmniBSI(TM) pixel architecture. The 1/2.5-inch OV10810 is designed to offer complete convergence between high-resolution still photography and full high-definition (HD) video by combining 10-megapixel burst photography at 30...

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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...


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