Samsung 200MP Sensor Video
Samsung publishes a promotional video about its 200MP HP1 sensor:
Event Cameras Literature Review
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology publishes Jianhao JIAO's slides "Literature Review on Event Cameras" based on Zurich University paper "Event-based Vision: A Survey" by Guillermo Gallego, Tobi Delbruck, et al.
ST Presents its First iToF Sensor at ESSCIRC
ST has presented its first iToF image sensor at 47th European Solid-State Circuits Conference being held this week in a virtual space:"4.6μm Low Power Indirect Time-of-Flight Pixel Achieving 88.5% Demodulation Contrast at 200MHz for 0.
Femtosecond Time Resolving Sensor
University of Central Florida, Orlando, and University of Ottawa, Canada, publish an Arxiv.org paper "Single-shot measurement of few-cycle optical waveforms on a chip" by Yangyang Liu, John E. Beetar, Jonathan Nesper, Shima Gholam-Mirzaei, Michael Chini. The time resolution is beyond belief.
Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 review so far
The Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 is a low-cost telephoto zoom for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system that’s aimed at sports and wildlife.
IISW 2021 Website Goes On-Line (for Registered Users)
2021 International Image Sensor Workshop website goes on-air. The registered users can start drinking from the firehose of 87 image sensor regular papers, flash papers, and invited presentations, including videos. The Q&A sessions are to start next Monday.
2021 International Image Sensors Workshop - Last Days to Register
International Image Sensors Workshop 2021 starts on September 20. It's held in virtual space this year. The workshop materials are available on-line starting from September 13, just in a couple of days. Therethore, there are just a few days left to register.
Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN review
The Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN is a wide-angle prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and available in Sony-e and L-mount versions. It’s aimed at anyone who wants a fast-aperture wide angle prime without the cost or heft of 1.4 models.
Sony Event-based Sensor Video
Sony publishes a video presenting event-based vision sensor. The video appears to be a product presentation but does not mention any specific part number. The software processing poart is based on Prophesee Metavision suite:Sony also publishes partial videos on applications and technology parts.
Omnivision is Reported to Scale Down Foundry Orders by 50,000 Wafers per Month
YahooTaiwan, UnitedDailyNews, Digitimes, SinaFinance: Omnivision reduces its 2022 foundry orders by 50,000 wafers per month. Reportedly, the main reason is the weakness of the smartphone market in China.
Sony to Start Sampling SPAD LiDAR Sensor for Automotive Applications in March 2022
Sony announces the upcoming release of the IMX459 stacked SPAD depth sensor for automotive LiDAR applications, expected to become the industry first stacked SPAD in production.This product packs 10 μm pixels and distance measuring processing circuit onto a single chip, making for a compact 1/2.
Smartsens Launches its First 1um Pixel Product
SmartSens launches the SC1600CS, a 16MP CMOS sensor with a 1.0 µm pixel, targeting at front-facing cellphone camera applications.The SC1600CS offers 16MP resolution with the smallest pixel size in SmartSens’ products at 1.0 µm.
SUSS MicroTec and SET Form a Hybrid Bonding Partnership
SUSS MicroTec and SET signed a joint development agreement to develop a cluster, including several modules such as surface preparation, cleaning, bonding and metrology.
Samsung Announces 50MP 1um Pixel Sensor with All-Direction PDAF
BusinessWire: Samsung introduces the ISOCELL GN5, the first image sensor to adopt all-directional focusing Dual Pixel Pro technology with two photodiodes in a single 1.0μm pixel.The ISOCELL GN5 is the industry’s first 1.
Lynred Integrates ISP onto Microbolometric Sensor
ALANews: Lynred unveils the ATI320, its first advanced thermal imager with embedded image signal processing.
Hamamatsu Presents Position-Detecting Computational Sensor
Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a new profile sensor with an embedded computing function. This sensor, S15366, is specifically designed to calculate signals from the incident light spot within its processing chip and output incident light position information.
SWIR Quantum Dot PDs Has 80% QE and 10ns Response Time, but High Dark Current
Matter publishes EPFL and Toronto University paper "Colloidal quantum dot photodetectors with 10-ns response time and 80% quantum efficiency at 1,550 nm" by Maral Vafaie, James Z.Fan, Amin Morteza Najarian, Olivier Ouellette, Laxmi Kishore Sagar, Koen Bertens, Bin Sun, F.
Dark Current Reduction in Small Pixels
Seoul National University of Science and Technology publishes a MDPI paper "Reduction of Fluorine Diffusion and Improvement of Dark Current Using Carbon Implantation in CMOS Image Sensor" by Su-Young and Sung-Hoon Choa.
Sony Cyber-shot S70 retro review
In early 2000, Sony launched the Cyber-shot S70, packing the latest 3 Megapixel sensor with a Carl Zeiss-branded zoom and a wealth of features at a price that undercut most rivals.
Silicon Integrated Presents 5um BSI Pixel iToF Sensor, Expects dToF Product till the Year End
Laoyaoba, EET-China, Sohu: Silicon Integrated, also known as Wuhan Juxin Microelectronics and Polycore Microelectronics, presents SIF2610, a VGA iToF sensor based on 5um BSI pixel.
New Videos: Actlight, EPIC, Omnivision, Omron
Actlight shows its DPD-based in proximity sensor demo:EPIC publishes a FMCW LiDAR session with presentations of Insight Lidar, Ommatidia, LIGENTEC, Imec, Scantinel, Denselight, and SiLC:Omnivision promotes its 2MP, 1.
Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM review so far
The Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM is a compact ultra-wide prime lens for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system, aimed at landscape, architecture, astro-photography and vlogging.
IDQ Presents CIS-Based Random Number Generator
ID Quantique S.A. ISSCC presentation "CMOS-based quantum random number generators" by Gianluca Boso is available on-line.
Smartsens Upgrades Two Sensors for Security and Automotive Applications
SmartSens releases the 1/3-inch, 2MP SC2336 and 1/2.8-inch, 3MP SC3336—two performance upgrade CMOS sensors with DSI-2 technology, aiming at surveillance and automotive camera applications.
Sigma 90mm f2.8 DG DN review
The Sigma 90mm f2.8 DG DN is a short telephoto prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and available in Sony-e and L-mount versions. It’s aimed at anyone who wants a classic portrait lens in a compact barrel at a reasonable price.
Barry Burke Passed Away
Barry E. Burke passed away on September 7, 2021, after a long illness.Barry was a MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow. For most of his nearly 49-year career, he has worked on CCDs.
Samsung Aims to 576MP Mobile Sensors in 2025
Samsung SVP & Head of Automotive Sensors Haechang Lee presented the company's small pixel history and roadmap at SEMI Europe Summit on Sept. 1, 2021.
Samsung Expects LiDAR Market to Overgrow CIS in 2026
SEMI Europe Summit publishes a couple of slides from the presentations including Samsung prediction about LiDAR market:Once we are at LiDARs, Yole Developpement publishes its estimations of design wins for LiDAR companies:SEMI Europe also publishes few other interesting slides:
SkyWater Foundry Announces 90nm MPW Program
SkyWater Technology, an ex-Cypress fab located  in Minneapolis area, MN, is accepting design submissions for its 90 nm readout integrated circuit (S90ROIC) MPW program, including support for ITAR designs.
8th Harvest Imaging Forum
8th Harvest Imaging Forum is to be held on December 9-10, 2021 in Delft, the Netherlands.
Samsung Announces 200MP 0.64um Pixel Mobile Sensor
BusinessWire: Samsung introduces the ISOCELL HP1, the industry’s first 200MP sensor with 0.64μm pixels.
Galaxycore History
EastMoney, MooreElite, Laoyaoba publish a glorified history of Galaxycore from early days to IPO. Few quotes:"I personally think that Galaxycore is a very lucky company." [CEO] Zhao Lixin attributed the primary factor of Galaxycore's success to luck.
New Kasalis Active Alignment Machine Features 5nm Resolution
BusinessWire: Kasalis, an active alignment company founded in 2011 acquired by Jabil in 2015, re-launches its brand and website. "Today, we are excited to announce a new brand direction from Jabil Kasalis to simply Kasalis.
Quantum Dot Progress Review
Science publishes a review paper "Semiconductor quantum dots: Technological progress and future challenges" by F. Pelayo García de Arquer, Dmitri V. Talapin, Victor I. Klimov, Yasuhiko Arakawa, Manfred Bayer, Edward H.
Dark Current Reduction in Small Pixels
Seoul National University of Science and Technology publishes a MDPI paper "Reduction of Fluorine Diffusion and Improvement of Dark Current Using Carbon Implantation in CMOS Image Sensor" by Su-Young and Sung-Hoon Choa.
Melexis Integrates 940nm Bandpass Filter on Top of its iToF Sensor
Melexis has developed a new version of its time-of-flight 3D camera MLX75026 with a fully integrated infrared bandpass (IRBP) filter. By integrating the IRBP, it is no longer required to include a separate IR filter in the lens or sensor assembly. This solution is said to be unique in the industry.
Sony Fab 5 Clean Rooms Consume 30% Less Power
Sony publishes its sustainability initiatives with a focus on image sensor production this year:"Responsibility" regarding the environment:<Energy Conservation> At the newly constructed Fab 5 within Nagasaki Technology Center, installation of the latest energy-saving technology has resulted in a...
Teledyne e2v Unveils the Industry’s Smallest Global Shutter 2MP & 1.5MP CMOS Sensors
GlobeNewswire: Teledyne e2v introduces its Topaz series of industrial CMOS sensors with new 2MP and 1.5MP resolution devices. These 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 800-pixel format sensors feature 2.5um low noise, global-shutter pixel and housed in a tiny 4.45 mm wide CSP.
Omnivision on Laptop and Tablet Camera Challenges
EDN publishes an article "Overcoming video design constraints in tablets and notebooks" by Akeem Chen, Omnivision's product marketing manager.
IISW 2021 Teaser: Unravelling the Paradox of Intensity-Dependent Event-Based Sensor Noise
ETH Zurich team publishes a video summary of their 2021 International Image Sensor Workshop paper “Unravelling the paradox of intensity-dependent DVS noise,” by R. Graca and T. Delbruck.
ST Expands its dToF Sensors Resolution to 64 Zones
STMicroelectronics announces its first multi-zone FlightSense dToF sensor for general-purpose applications. The VL53L5CX sensor provides up to 64 sensing zones with multi-target detection, distance measurement up to four meters in each zone, and a wide square-edged field of view with 63° diagonal.
Sony Announces Two 4.86um Pixel Event-Based Sensors Developed with Prophesee
Sony announces the upcoming release of two of stacked event-based vision sensors: 0.92MP IMX636 and 0.33MP IMX637. These sensors designed for industrial equipment are capable of detecting only subject changes, and achieve the industry’s smallest pixel size of 4.86μm.
Samsung 0.64um Pixel Presentation On-Line
Samsung ISSCC 2021 presentation "1/2.74” 32 Megapixel-Prototype CMOS Image Sensor with 0.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 review
The Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 is a compact mild wide-angle for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras, available in two versions. The special edition shares the vintage styling of the Z fc body, while the upcoming standard model looks like previous Z lenses.
MIPI D-PHY v.3.0 Standard Increases Speed to 11Gbps per Lane
The MIPI Alliance announces a major update to its MIPI D-PHY specification for connecting megapixel cameras and high-resolution displays to application processors. Version 3.
Era of 2.2V Supply Coming?
It appears that Samsung starts to use 2.2V supply in its new pixel designs:Samsung newly announced 0.64um pixel in 200MP sensor uses 2.2V supply, while the "old" 0.64um pixel in 50MP sensor announced in June 2021 still relies on 2.
Fujifilm GFX50S II review so far
The Fujifilm GFX50S Mark II is a medium format mirrorless camera with 51.4 Megapixels and built-in stabilisation. It takes the body of the GFX100S but fits it with the 51.
Samsung 108MP Sensor was Designed in India
GadgetsNow quotes Balajee Sowrirajan, MD of Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR), saying that  Samsung’s R&D center in Bengaluru, India, led the development of the mobile 108MP ISOCELL HMX sensor launched two years ago.
GPixel Unveils 4/3-inch 10MP 2,000fps Global Shutter Sensor
Gpixel announces a high-speed global shutter sensor, GSPRINT4510, a new member of GSPRINT series targeting high speed applications.GSPRINT4510 is a 10MP 4/3” (22.9mm) sensor based on 4.5 µm charge domain global shutter pixel. It has more than 30 ke- full well and less than 3 e- rms read noise.
Hamamatsu Explains its Photon-Resolving Sensor to Uninitiated
Hamamatsu publishes a popular explanation of its photon number resolving Quest camera advantages:

 

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