QNAP TVS-472XT NAS review
The QNAP TVS-472XT is a four-bay network attached storage device (NAS), sporting 10 Gigabit ethernet as well as dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing not only quicker network access than most NAS units but also supporting direct connections that are fast enough for video editing.
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 review so far
The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 OIS is a telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras employing the L-mount. Delivering a classic range for portrait shooters or nearby sports and wildlife, it’s the most affordable telephoto for the L-system to date.
ST Promotes Automotive HDR Sensor + ISP Combo
ST promotes VG6768+STV0971 sensor - ISP combo for e-mirror and ADAS:
2019 IISS Exceptional Lifetime Achievement Award goes to James R. Janesick
Jim Janesick is a Distinguished Engineer at Sarnoff Inc., developing high-performance CMOS imagers for various scientific and government projects.
Emberion to Launch Graphene-Based Linear Sensor at the End of June
NovusLight, IMV Europe: Emberion is launching a VIS-SWIR graphene photodetector at Laser World of Photonics, to be held on June 24-27 June in Munich, Germany. The technology has been shortlisted for an innovation award at the trade fair.
How to Shrink Raman Spectrometer to CIS Chip Size
Imec article "How to shrink a Raman spectroscope and analyze complex samples on-the-go?" proposes a way to fit a spectrometer onto CIS chip:"The spectrometer chip is based on SiN-based waveguide photonics, implemented on top of a CMOS image sensor (CIS) used for electrical readout.
Innoviz Closes $170M C-Round
PRNewswire: Innoviz, an Israeli LiDAR startup, announces that it has expanded its Series C funding round by another $38M bringing it to $170M. Then initial $132M in Series C funding was announced in March 2019.
Panasonic ToF Module Reverse Engineering
SystemPlus publishes a reverse engineering report of Panasonic ToF module found in Vino Nex Dual Display smartphone:"For 3D depth sensing, three approaches have been considered in consumer applications: active stereo vision (AS), structured light (SL) and Time-Of-Flight (ToF) sensing.
Qualcomm on Nokia 9 Image Fusion
Qualcomm article gives some details on Nokia-Light Co. 5-camera smartphone image processing:"The Nokia 9 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is a major achievement in computational photography.
Megapixel Photon-Counting Color Imager
OSA Optics Express publishes a paper "Megapixel photon-counting color imaging using quanta image sensor" by Abhiram Gnanasambandam, Omar Elgendy, Jiaju Ma, and Stanley H. Chan from Purdue University and Gigajot. The new paper is a version of the previously published one in Arxiv.org.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review
The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a rugged, pocket-sized drive that connects to new and old USB ports and exploits the size, speed and robustness of solid state storage. It works with Macs and PCs and available from 250GB to 2TB.
Sofradir and ULIS Merge to Become Lynred
ALA News: French Sofradir and its subsidiary ULIS announce their merger and a new company name: Lynred. Lynred will have a critical mass all-inclusive IR products to the global aerospace, defense, industrial and consumer markets. Its US entity remains a subsidiary and has been renamed Lynred USA.
Quick Image Sensor Circuit Tutorial
As AT said in comments, there is another 11-min lecture by Makoto Ikeda from University of Tokyo: "Circuit Contributions to Performance of Imagers.
Google Super-Resolution in 3min
DPReview posts Google video about its multi-frame super-resolution algorithm explained in 3min:
Autosens Interviews Omnivision, ON Semi, Espros, Melexis
Autosens publishes a number of the interviews from its conference held in Detroin in May this year:
Imasenic on Smart Image Sensors
Renato Turchetta, CEO of Imasenic, presented "Smart CMOS Image Sensors" at Workshop on the Architecture of Smart Cameras, held on 27-28 June 2018, Coimbra, Portugal.
Detachable Camera in Smartphone
IFNews, Zol, GizChina: Reportedly, the upcoming Vivo NEX 2 smartphone will use a concept of detachable camera - it can be attached either in pre-determined spots on the smartphone, or, according to other sources, in any spot.
In Defense of Sony Semiconductor Spin-off
BusinessWire: Activist investor Third Point Highlights publishes explanations of its proposal to spin-off Sony image sensor business, opens A Stronger Sony dedicated web site promoting that, and publishes a 102-page long presentation with a lot of interesting market data, primarily from TSR.
LiDAR News: Innovusion, Ouster, Bad Weather Performance
BusinessWire: Innovusion announces the availability of its Cheetah system. Based on its innovative rotating polygon optical architecture, Innovusion has melded together proprietary detector electronics, advanced optics and software algorithms.
Activist Investor Calls on Sony to Spin-off Image Sensor Business
Nikkei, Reuters, Financial Times: Daniel Loeb, the activist investor behind hedge fund Third Point that has invested $1.5b in Sony, is calling the company to spin off its semiconductor business.
Microlens Fabrication by Laser Catapulting
EuerekaAlert points to OSA Optical Materials Express paper "Geometry-controllable micro-optics with laser catapulting" by Salvatore Surdo, Alberto Diaspro, and Martí Duocastella from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova.
Sense Photonics Raises $26M in A-Round
PRNewswire, Techcrunch: San Francisco-based flash LiDAR developer Sense Photonics raises $26M in A-round. The company's CEO and co-founder Scott Burroughs says “It starts with the laser emitter.
Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS review so far
The Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS is a super-telephoto zoom for Alpha mirrorless cameras aimed at sports, aviation and wildlife photography without breaking the bank. I went hands-on with the new lens, trying it out for football, birds and jetskis.
Yole on Automotive Cameras
Yole Developpement article on ADAS and automotive camera adoption is mostly based on its "Imaging for Automotive 2019" report:"Cameras are now standard equipment for automobiles, with 124M image sensors shipped in 2018.
2018 International SPAD Sensor Workshop Presentations
This is a year-old news, but I missed it at the time. Thanks to EF for pointing to that. 2018 International SPAD Sensor Workshop (IISW) presentations are published at IISS site.
Imec Low Cost THz and IR Imagers
Imec Future Summits publishes a short video about its quantum dot IR sensors:Another video presents low cost THz imaging:
3D Imaging at 150m with QVGA SPAD Camera
Nature paper "Long-range depth imaging using a single-photon detector array and non-local data fusion" by Susan Chan, Abderrahim Halimi, Feng Zhu, Istvan Gyongy, Robert K. Henderson, Richard Bowman, Stephen McLaughlin, Gerald S.
2019 IISS Pioneering Achievement Award goes to Marvin White for Correlated Double Sampling (CDS)
In the early 1970’s, soon after the invention of the CCD image sensor, there was great interest in low-light cameras using CCDs. At Westinghouse, Dr. Marvin White was working with the Navy on low-light CCDs. So-called kTC noise on the output node was limiting the low light performance.
Goodix Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Forbes publishes an article "Meet The Company Behind The In-Display Fingerprint Sensors In OnePlus, Huawei, Vivo And Redmi Phones" talking about recent history of development of under-display optical fingerprint sensor, the market that has started from Synaptics but now controlled by China-based Goo...
UBS Survey: Interest to Smartphone Cameras Goes Down
IFNews publishes UBS Smartphone market report dated by May 22, 2019.
WSJ: 3D Camera Maker Leap Motion Acquired for $30M
Engadget quotes Wall Street Journal saying that 3D camera maker Leap Motion has been quietly acquired by one of its customers UltaHaptics. It was said to be valued at 10x as much in 2013. Reportedly, Apple twice tried to buy Leap Motion, with its second attempt being as recent as in 2018.
Video from Lensless Stills
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Greenthread Sues Samsung over Patents Infringement
Greenthread LLC files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung:"The Greenthread Patents cover foundational semiconductor technologies in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits such as memory, including but not limited to DRAM and NAND flash, and image sensors.
Celepixel Demos
Celepixel demos its event-based sensors in different conditions:More video examples can be found in the company's 2016 video.
Omnivision Unveils its First 0.8um Pixel Product
PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV48B, its first 48MP image sensor featuring a 0.8um pixel built on OmniVision's PureCel Plus stacked die technology.
Z2 FET Promises High Photodetection Gain
An early access paper to be published in IEEE Journal on Electron Devices promises high gain in light-controlled FET: "Dynamic coupling effect in Z2 FET and its application for photodetection" by J. Liu, XY. Cao, BR. Lu, YF. Chen, A. Zaslavsky, S. Cristoloveanu, J.
Yole on ISP and Vision Processor Trends
Yole Developpement report "Image Signal Processor and Vision Processor Market and Technology Trends 2019" tells:"AI has completely disrupted hardware in vision systems, and has had an impact on entire segments, as Mobileye has in automotive, for example. Image analysis adds a lot of value.
e2v and TowerJazz Start Production of 67MP APS-C Sensor with Global Shutter Pixels
GlobeNewswire: A year after the first announcement, Teledyne e2v and TowerJazz say that Teledyne e2v’s Emerald 67M image sensor is now available. The sensor is a member of Teledyne e2v’s Emerald family and features TowerJazz’s smallest 2.
Smartsens Announces Cost-Effective 4K Sensor
PRNewswire: SmartSens announces SC8238 as the company's latest product in its SmartClarity technology line. SC8238 supports 1/2.7" optical format 4K consumer video applications. Most 4K imaging sensors are said to underperform at low light conditions, have high power consumption, and a high price.
Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS review so far
The Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS is a super-telephoto lens for the Alpha mirrorless system aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers. It’s the 10th G Master lens and becomes the longest focal length in the native e-mount catalogue.
Sony Introduces 4.2MP 2.9um Pixel Sensor
Sony adds 1/1.8-inch IMX347LQR sensor to its Starvis security and surveillance lineup. The new sensor features 2.9um pixels and has 4.17MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Analog Devices ToF Sensor Development
Analog Devices posts a video of the presentation of its ToF imaging solution at Embedded World 2019 held in Nuremberg, Germany, in March:Analog Devices Garage, the internal new ideas research unit, posts more info on its development of ToF sensor, first presented at CES 2019:"ADI is among a short li...
2019 IISS Exceptional Service Award Goes to Savvas Chamberlain
The International Image Sensor Society (IISS) Exceptional Service Award is presented for exceptional service to the image sensor specialist community. In 2019, this award will be presented to Dr.
LIDAR News: Quanergy, Velodyne, Cepton, Ouster, Blickfeld, Koito
BusinessWire: Quanergy legal battle with Velodyne goes on with no end in sight:Quanergy plans to appeal the ruling by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) regarding the validity of Velodyne’s US Patent 7,969,558.
How Under-Display Selfie Camera Works
DeviceSpecifications: Xiaomi SVP Wang Xiang explained how a smartphone selfie camera works from under display occupying the whole front surface:Update: Chinese-language site IT Home publishes a demo of Xiaomi under-display camera:Update #2: Mashable publishes a video on Xiaomi and Oppo demos of unde...
Pyroelectric MWIR Detector in CMOS Process
Infineon, Carinthian Tech Research, and Johannes Kepler University, Austria, publish MDPI paper "A CMOS Compatible Pyroelectric Mid-Infrared Detector Based on Aluminium Nitride" by Christian Ranacher, Cristina Consani, Andreas Tortschanoff, Lukas Rauter, Dominik Holzmann, Clement Fleury, Gerald Stoc...
Image Sensor Essentials in 11min
IEEE Solid State Circuits Society has recently opened its Youtube channel with interesting explanatory videos on different topics.
Panasonic Lumix S1H review – preview
The Panasonic Lumix S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at pro videographers, boasting 6K video at 24p / 3:2, 5.9K up to 30p in 16:9, as well as 4K / C4k in 10 bit up to 60p. Find out more in my preview!… The post Panasonic Lumix S1H review – preview appeared first on Cameralabs.
Daiwa: The More the Merrier: Multi-Cameras Trend in Smartphones
Taiwan branch of Daiwa Capital Markets publishes report "The more the merrier: multi-cameras are the next mega trend in smartphones" dated by Oct. 2018. Few charts and tables form the report:Triple Cameras Technology challenges, according to Daiwa:Calibration.
Automotive SWIR Startup Trieye Raises $17M
VentureBeat, Reuters, Globes, TechTime: Israel-based SWIR image sensor startup TriEye announces a $17M financing round led by Intel Capital. The new funds will be used to develop its sensors for low-visibility situations for connected and autonomous vehicles.

 

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