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2011-05-24 18:13:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint announcement was made today that Hisense Group has released its latest Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) security camera (NVC2500), which is based on the unique turnkey WDR CMOS imaging solution provided by AltaSens, Inc., and Apical Ltd. AltaSens and Apical started their strategic partnership more than a year ago. Building on their complementary technologies and business synergies, the partners have developed the first 1080p60 HD WDR...

2011-04-01 12:39:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the purchase of approximately 850 image sensor-related patents and patent applications from Eastman Kodak Company for $65.0 million in a cash transaction. The transaction was completed on March 31, 2011. "We are pleased with the opportunity to double the size of our intellectual property portfolio for CMOS image sensors...

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...

2011-02-15 06:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV3660, the company's first 3-megapixel complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor based on its advanced OmniBSI pixel architecture. The OV3660 extends the company's portfolio of backside illumination (BSI) sensors based on its 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel architecture. By incorporating this...

2011-02-14 07:59:00

YPRES, Belgium, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Melexis launches the MLX75411 "Avocet" High Dynamic Range image sensor. Originally designed for automotive driver assistance and night vision applications, this camera sensor chip will also be beneficial for security/surveillance cameras, fleet safety cameras, truck blind spot cameras, transportation/heavy vehicle cameras, and other outdoor and all weather cameras. Check out the webcast on our website:...

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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...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the initiation of mass production of the ultra-compact, high-performance OV6930. With a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm, the OV6930 is the ideal solution for applications favoring a small profile. It is excellently suited to serve a broad range of medical endoscopy applications, including bronchoscopy,...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced its most advanced automotive image sensor to date, the OV10630. The new system-on-a-chip sensor combines megapixel 1280 x 800 resolution (including 720p HD video) with the industry's best color high dynamic range (HDR) and low-light sensitivity. Ideally suited for wide field of view and multi-camera applications, the OV10630...

2010-09-01 20:35:02

Tokyo, Sept 1, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Corporation today announced that Sony would invest approximately 40 billion yen into Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation's Kumamoto Technology Center ("Kumamoto TEC"), to increase production capacity for "Exmor" and "Exmor R" CMOS image sensors. This investment comprises of an amount previously determined to be invested in the second half of fiscal year 2010, which was included in the forecast for the capital expenditures announced at the earnings...

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...