Early announcement: Single Photon Workshop 2024
Single Photon Workshop 2024EICC Edinburgh 18-22 Nov 2024www.spw2024.org The 11th Single Photon Workshop (SPW) 2024 will be held 18-24 November 2024, hosted at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Prof. Edoardo Charbon's Talk on IR SPADs for LiDAR & Quantum Imaging
 SWIR/NIR SPAD Image Sensors for LIDAR and Quantum Imaging Applications, by Prof. CharbonIn this talk, prof. Charbon will review the evolution of solid-state photon counting sensors from avalanche photodiodes (APDs) to silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) to single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs).
Nikon Z 600mm f6.3 VR S review so far
The Z 600mm f6.3 VR S is Nikon's third long telephoto prime lens specifically designed for compact build and light weight. Ahead of my full review I compare size, weight, features, and MTF-performance in detail with Nikon's other long telephoto lenses.
IISW2023 special issue paper on well capacity of pinned photodiodes
Miyauchi et al from Brillnics and  Tohoku University published a paper titled "Analysis of Light Intensity and Charge Holding Time Dependence of Pinned Photodiode Full Well Capacity" in the IISW 2023 special issue of the journal Sensors.
2024 International SPAD Sensor Workshop Submission Deadline Approaching!
The deadline for the 2024 ISSW on December 8, 2023 is fast approaching! Paper submission portal is now open!The 2024 International SPAD Sensor Workshop will be held from 4-6 June 2024 in Trento, Italy.Paper submissionWorkshop papers must be submitted online on Microsoft CMT.
Voigtlander 50mm f1 Nokton review
The Voigtlander 50mm f1 Nokton may have a standard focal length, but the f1 aperture is a whole stop brighter than 1.4 and allows dramatic, buttery bokeh.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 review
The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is a compact camera aimed at vloggers and content creators. It continues the concept of previous models, but improves on them in every regard.
SWIR Vision Systems announces 6 MP SWIR sensor to be released in 2024
The sensor is based on quantum dot crystals deposited on silicon. Link: https://www.swirvisionsystems.com/acuros-6-mp-swir-sensor/Acuros® CQD® sensors are fabricated via the deposition of quantum dot semiconductor crystals upon the surface of silicon wafers.
Conference List - April 2024
SPIE Photonics Europe - 7-11 Apr 2024 - Strasbourg, France - WebsitePosition Sensitive Neutron Detectors (PSND 24) - 8-11 Apr 2024 - Oxford, UK - Website IEEE Silicon Photonics Conference - 15-18 April 2024 - Hilton Tokyo Bay, Japan - WebsiteCompound Semiconductor International Conference -  16...
Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VC G2 review
The 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 is the second generation of Tamron’s small and light telephoto zoom. Designed for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless cameras Tamron added optical image stabilization plus a highly configurable focus set button, custom switch, and focus ring.
Dr. Robert Henderson's lecture on time-of-flight SPAD cameras
 Imaging Time: Cameras for the Fourth DimensionAbstractTime is often considered as the fourth dimension, along with the length, width and depth that form the fabric of space-time.
Canon RF-S 10-18mm f4.5-6.3 review so far
The Canon RF-S 10-18mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM is a compact ultra-wide angle zoom for EOS R cameras with cropped APS-C sensors.
Canon EOS D30 RETRO review
The EOS D30 was the first DSLR built entirely by Canon. Teased in the Year 2000 and sporting 3.25 Megapixels, it was ground-breakingly affordable.
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Prophesee announces GenX320 low power event sensor for IoT applications
Press release: https://prophesee-1.reportablenews.
Kingnovy 7in mini laptop review
Can a $200 mini laptop from AliExpress really be the best option for photographers who want to travel light? I find out in my review of the Kingnovy 7in mini laptop!…
Reticon-PerkinElmer-Excelitas Documentation
This entry covers the progression of products originally developed by Reticon through its acquisition by EG&G (retaining the Reticon name) then EG&G's acquisition of part of PerkinElmer and the PerkinElmer name (Reticon was still applied sporadically as a brand) and finally the spinoff of Pe...
IISW2023 special issue paper: Small-pitch InGaAs photodiodes
In a new paper titled "Design and Characterization of 5 μm Pitch InGaAs Photodiodes Using In Situ Doping and Shallow Mesa Architecture for SWIR Sensing" Jules Tillement et al. from STMicroelectronics, U.
Job Postings - Week of 3 Dec 2023
  Johnson & Johnson Principal Electrical Engineer – Vision Santa Clara, California, USA Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Link Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology Faculty positions in Research Center for Intelligent Biomedical Materials and...
ISSCC 2024 Advanced Program Now Available
ISSCC will be held Feb 18-22, 2024 in San Francisco, CA. Link to advanced program: https://submissions.mirasmart.com/ISSCC2024/PDF/ISSCC2024AdvanceProgram.pdfThere are several papers of interest in Session 6 on Imagers and Ultrasound. 6.
Sony announces full-frame global shutter camera
Link: https://www.sony.com/lr/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-9m3Sony recently announced a full-frame global shutter camera which was featured in several press articles below:PetaPixel https://petapixel.
Detecting hidden defects using a single-pixel THz camera
 Li et al. present a new THz imaging technique for defect detection in a recent paper in the journal Nature Communications. The paper is titled "Rapid sensing of hidden objects and defects using a single-pixel diffractive terahertz sensor".
Job Postings - Week of 19 Nov 2023
onsemi Principal Process Engineer - CMOS Image Sensor Nampa, Idaho, USA Link Institute of Photonic Sciences Post-doctoral position in development of low-cost CMOS compatible intersubband optoelectronics Barcelona, Spain Link ...
RADOPT 2023 Nov 29-30 in Toulouse, France
The 2023 workshop on Radiation Effects on Optoelectronic Detectors and Photonics Technologies (RADOPT) will be co-organised by CNES, UJM, SODERN, ISAE-SUPAERO AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE, THALES ALENIA SPACE in Touluse, France on November 29 and 30, 2023.
imec paper on thin film pinned photodiode
Kim et al. from imec and coauthors from universities in Belgium and Korea recently published a paper titled "A Thin-Film Pinned-Photodiode Imager Pixel with Fully Monolithic Fabrication and beyond 1Me- Full Well Capacity" in MDPI Sensors.
EETimes article about imec's new thin film pinned photodiode
Full article: https://www.eetimes.
ESSCIRC 2023 Lecture on "circuit insights" by Dr. Sara Pellegrini
In this invited talk at ESSCIRC 2023, Dr. Pellegrini shares her insights on circuits and sensor design through her research career at Politecnico Milano, Heriot Watt and now at STMicro.
Canon RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 review so far
The Canon RF 200-800 f6.3-9 IS USM is a super-telephoto zoom for EOS R cameras.
Image Sensing Topics at Upcoming IEDM 2023 Dec 9-13 in San Francisco
The 69th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) will be held in San Francisco Dec. 9-13. This year there are three sessions dealing with advanced image sensing topics. You can find summaries of all of these papers by going here (https://submissions.mirasmart.
Fraunhofer IMS 10th CMOS Imaging Workshop Nov 21-22 in Duisburg, Germany
Conference List - March 2024
20th Annual Device Packaging Conference - 18-21 Mar 2024 - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - Website Image Sensors Europe - 20-21 Mar 2024 - London, UK - WebsiteLaser World of Photonics China - 20-22 Mar 2024 - Shanghai, China - WebsiteReturn to Conference List Index  
Omnivision's new sensor for security cameras
OMNIVISION Announces New 4K2K Resolution Image Sensor for Home and Professional Security Cameras The OS08C10 is a high-performance 8MP resolution, small-form-factor image sensor with on-chip staggered and DAG HDR technology, designed to produce superb video/image quality in challenging lighting...
Gpixel introduces 5MP and 12MP MIPI-enabled CIS
Gpixel adds MIPI-enabled 5 MP and 12 MP NIR Global Shutter image sensors to popular GMAX familyOctober 18, 2023, Changchun, China: Gpixel announces the pin-compatible GMAX3405 andGMAX3412 CMOS image sensors - both based on a high-performance 3.
Galaxycore announces dual analog gain HDR CIS
Press release: https://en.gcoreinc.com/news/detail-66GalaxyCore Unveils Industry's First DAG Single-Frame HDR 13Megapixels CIS2023.08.11GalaxyCore has officially launched the industry's first 13megapixels image sensor with Single-Frame High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability – the GC13A2.
Sony announces new 5MP SWIR sensor IMX992
Product page: https://www.sony-semicon.com/en/products/is/industry/swir/imx992-993.html Press release: https://www.sony-semicon.com/en/news/2023/2023112901.htmlSony Semiconductor Solutions to Release SWIR Image Sensor for Industrial Applications with Industry-Leading 5.
Prophesee event sensor in 2023 VLSI symposium
Schon et al from Prophesee published a paper titled "A 320 x 320 1/5" BSI-CMOS stacked event sensor for low-power vision applications" in the 2023 VLSI symposium. This paper presents some technical details about their recently announced GenX320 sensor.
Sony A9 III review so far
The Sony Alpha 9 III is a supremely quick 24 MP full-frame camera, with a global shutter that allows 120fps bursts, flash sync up to 1/80,000 and photos and videos that are free from distortion.
Job Postings - Week of 26 Nov 2023
Apple Hardware Sensing Systems Engineer Cupertino, California, USA Link Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena 2 PhD scholarships in Optics & Photonics Jena, Germany Link Rice University Open Rank Faculty Position in Advanced Mate...
A 400 kilopixel resolution superconducting camera
Oripov et al. from NIST and JPL recently published a paper titled "A superconducting nanowire single-photon camera with 400,000 pixels" in Nature.
Conference List - May 2024
Robotics Summit & Expo - 1-2 May 2024 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WebsiteCLEO - Congress on Lasers and Electro-Optics  -  5-10 May 2024 - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - WebsiteAutomate - 6-9 May 2024 - Detroit, Michigan, USA - Website8th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Tec...
Acuros announces 6 MP SWIR Sensor to be released in 2024
The sensor is based on quantum dot crystals deposited on silicon. Link: https://www.swirvisionsystems.com/acuros-6-mp-swir-sensor/Acuros® CQD® sensors are fabricated via the deposition of quantum dot semiconductor crystals upon the surface of silicon wafers.
Job Postings - Week of 12 Nov 2023
EPIR Technologies MBE Growth Postdoctoral Fellow Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA Link Apple Camera Image Sensor Digital Design Engineer Cupertino, California, USA Link Validation & Engineering Group Process Development ...
onsemi announces Hyperlux low power CIS for smart home
Press release: https://www.onsemi.
Job Postings - Week of 5 Nov 2023
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Imager Characterization Engineer Lexington, Massachusetts, USA Link Forza Silicon Director, Business Development Pasadena, California, USA Link ASML Co-op - Optical Sensor System Wilton, Con...
Canon RF 24-105mm f2.8L IS USM Z review so far
The Canon RF 24-105 f2.8L IS USM Z is a high-end zoom aimed at those who shoot photos and video. It looks set to be be popular at events and weddings. Here's my review so far.
Metalenz announces polarization sensor for face ID
Press release: https://metalenz.
Job Postings - Week of 29 Oct 2023
PRADCO Outdoor Brands Electrical Engineer Birmingham, Alabama, USA Link Karl Storz Electronics Component Engr IV Goleta, California, USA Link Omnivision Staff Process Integration Engineer  Santa Clara, Calif...
Conference List - March 2024
5th workshop on Image Sensors for Precision Astronomy (ISPA) - 12-14 March 2024 - Menlo Park, California, USA - Website20th Annual Device Packaging Conference - 18-21 Mar 2024 - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - Website Image Sensors Europe - 20-21 Mar 2024 - London, UK - WebsiteLaser World of Photoni...
Sony introduces IMX900 stacked CIS
Sony Semiconductor Solutions to Launch 1/3-Type-Lens-Compatible, 3.
Job Postings - Week of 22 Oct 2023
 A few interesting samples: Onsemi Principal Product Engineer Meridian, Idaho, USA Link Sony Image Sensor Device/Pixel Research & Development Atsugi, Japan Link Quantum-Si Engineering Technician Branford,...