ESPROS supplies ToF sensing to Starship Technologies
ESPROS supplies world leader for delivery robots Sargans, 2022/11/29Starship Technologies' autonomous delivery robots implement ESPROS’ epc660 Time-of-Flight chip ESPROS' epc660 chip is used by Starship Technologies, a pioneering US robotics technology company, headquartered in San Francisco, with...
Himax Technologies, Inc. Announces Divestiture of Emza Visual Sense Subsidiary
Link:  https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/10/28/2543724/8267/en/Himax-Technologies-Inc-Announces-Divestiture-of-Emza-Visual-Sense-Subsidiary.html TAINAN, Taiwan, Oct. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc.
Sony to make self-driving sensors that need 70% less power
From: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Sony-to-make-self-driving-sensors-that-need-70-less-powerSony is developing its own electric vehicles.
CellCap3D: Capacitance Calculations for Image Sensor Cells
Sequoia's CellCap3D is a software tool specifically designed for the capacitance matrix calculation of image sensor cells. It is fast, accurate and easy to use. Please contact SEQUOIA Design Systems, Inc. for further details at info@sequoiadesignsystems.
Nature paper on an aberration correcting "meta-image" sensor
A new paper in Nature titled "An integrated imaging sensor for aberration-corrected 3D photography" by Wu et al. from Tsinghua University presents a new meta-optics based aberration correcting image sensor.
Edge Impulse and ConservationX Labs Camera for Ecology and Conservation
Edge Impulse and Conservation X Labs are teaming up to bring an AI-enabled camera for ecology and wildlife monitoring applications.https://twitter.
Sony A7R V review
The Sony A7R Mark V is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 61 Megapixels, 8k video and a new AF system with AI to better track subjects.
Ge-on-Si Image Sensor with NIR Sensitivity
In a recent preprint (https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2209/2209.14242.pdf) Ponizovskaya-Devine et al. describe a new Ge-on-Si image sensor with enhanced sensitivity up to 1.7um for NIR applications.
TechInsights Webinar on Hybrid Bonding Technologies Nov 15-16
https://www.techinsights.com/webinar/hybrid-bonding-technologyHybrid bonding technology is rapidly becoming a standard approach in chipmaking due to its ability to increase connection densities.
Atomos announces 8K video sensor
Source: https://announcements.atomos.
Nikon COOLPIX 950 retro review
Back in 1999, Nikon launched not one, but two legendary digital cameras: the D1 DSLR and the COOLPIX 950.
Calumino raises $10.3m for AI-based thermal sensing
From Geospatial World: https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/calumino-10-3mn-funding-ai-thermal-sensing-platform/Calumino, the developer and manufacturer of a proprietary next-generation thermal sensor technology and AI, today announced its $10.3M USD Series A funding.
TechInsights on new iPhone 14 camera module
Full blog article here: https://www.techinsights.
ST's new ToF sensor uses a metalens
Recent EE Journal article suggests that the 2nd generation time-of-flight proximity sensor from STMicro uses metalenses designed by Metalenz, a Harvard spinoff.Original article here: https://www.eejournal.
FLIR's Periodic Table of Machine Vision Sensors
FLIR has published an updated version of their "periodic table" of machine vision sensors: https://www.flir.
STMicro and trinamiX collaboration on face authentication
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Viltrox AF 35mm f1.8 review
The AF 35mm f1.8 from Viltrox is a mild wide prime lens designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with Nikon Z-mount or Sony E-mount. Is it a good alternative to Nikon's and Sony's 35mm f1.
IEDM 2022 (International Electron Devices Meeting)
IEDM conference will be held December 3-7, 2022 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Starting December 12, the full conference will be on-demand. The full technical program is available here:https://www.ieee-iedm.org/s/program2022-webiste-rev-002-779a.
SK Hynix developing AI powered image sensor
From: https://www.thelec.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=4281   SK Hynix was developing a new CMOS image sensor (CIS) that uses neural network technology, TheElec has learned. The South Korean memory giant is planning to embed an AI accelerator into the CIS, sources said.
Fujifilm instax SQUARE Link review
The instax SQUARE Link is a portable printer that connects to your phone over Bluetooth and prints onto instax square paper.
Videos du jour for Nov 14, 2022
Graphene Flagship (https://graphene-flagship.eu/) spearhead project AUTOVISION is developing a new high-resolution image sensor for autonomous vehicles, which can detect obstacles and road curvature even in extreme and difficult driving conditions.
Yole publishes a market report for X-ray detectors
https://www.yolegroup.com/product/report/x-ray-imaging/ Market dynamics in digital X-ray imaging have been impacted by the Covid crisis, the current geopolitical context and new environmental policies. The Covid crisis upset demand in medical systems in 2020 and 2021.
Pixelplus automotive CMOS image sensor
From THEELEC news: https://www.thelec.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=4249South Korean fabless chip firm Pixelplus will show of engineering samples of its automotive CMOS image sensor to customers during the first quarter.
Canon EOS R6 Mark II review so far
The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a new 24 Megapixel sensor and uncropped 4k up to 60p.
Fujifilm XT5 review
The Fujifilm X-T5 is a mirrorless camera with a 40 Megapixel APSC sensor, 6.2k video, built-in stabilisation, tilting screen and the classic control dials many of you love from previous models.
Samsung announces 200MP ISOCELL HPX
From: https://r2.community.samsung.com/t5/Galaxy-S/Samsung-announces-200MP-ISCOCELL-HPX-sensor/td-p/12437363Samsung has announced the ISCOCELL HPX, a new 200MP sensor in China. This follows the June announcement of the ISOCELL HP3 200MP sensor. The ISOCELL HPX has 0.
IC Insights article on CMOS Image Sensors Market
 https://www.icinsights.
Videos du jour 2022-09-28: Teledyne, amsOSRAM, IEEE Sensors
Teledyne e2v's Topaz series of industrial CMOS sensors include 2MP (1920 x 1080) and 1.5MP (1920 x 800) resolution devices. The sensors use state-of-the-art low noise, global-shutter pixel technology to offer powerful solutions and enable compact designs for many applications.
Prophesee closes EUR 50 million Series C
Prophesee closes €50M C Series round with new investment from Prosperity7 to drive commercialization of revolutionary neuromorphic vision technology;Becomes EU’s most well-funded fabless semiconductor startupLink: https://www.prophesee.
Arducam's New ToF Camera Module for Embedded Applications
- Real-time point cloud and depth map.- Resolution: 240x180@30fps on RPI4/CM4- Up to 4M measuring distance- Onboard 940nm laser for both indoor & outdoor uses, no external light source needed.
CIS market to exceed $30B by 2027
Optics.org news: https://optics.org/news/13/9/1813 Sep 2022Yole Intelligence says that Sony is looking to consolidate its leading position as the market begins a new growth cycle.
[Video] Smartphones vs. cameras over time
 Video asks if smartphones have replaced cameras:Source: https://www.eeagli.
Fujifilm XH2 review
The Fujifilm X-H2 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a new 40 Megapixel APSC sensor and 8k video.
CineD tests ARRI ALEXA 35 cinematography sensor
In June, this blog shared the announcement of ARRI's new cinematography sensor ALEXA 35. Last week CineD published a "lab test" of this sensor. CineD is an independent website that reviews latest advances in cinematography technology,https://www.cined.
Harvest Imaging Forum April 5 and 6, 2023
https://harvestimaging.com/forum_introduction_2023_new.phpAfter the Harvest Imaging forums during the last decade, a next and nineth one will be organized on April 5 & 6, 2023 in Delft, the Netherlands.
Voigtlander 65mm f2 APO-Lanthar Macro review-so-far
The Voigtländer 65mm f2 APO-Lanthar Macro is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and delivers 1:2 magnification.
InP Market Expanding, Proximity Sensor on iPhone 14, Depth Sensing Issues on iPhone 13
From Electronics Weekly and Yole:https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/inp-moving-into-consumer-2022-10/https://www.yolegroup.
2023 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW): Final Call for Papers Available
The final call for papers for 2023 IISW is now available: https://imagesensors.org/2023-international-image-sensor-workshop/To submit an abstract, please go to: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IISW2023 The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59pm, Friday December 9th, 2022 (GMT).
Ouster and Velodyne Merger
In recent news on consolidation in the LiDAR market, Ouster and Velodyne have announced a merger deal.Ouster makes "digital" LiDAR sensors based on single photon avalanche diode technology whereas Velodyne is known for their more "traditional" avalanche photodiode based spinning LiDARs.
Nikon Z 600mm f4 TC VR S review-so-far
The Z 600mm f4 TC VR S is a long telephoto for Z-mount aimed at pro sports and wild-life photographers. It has an f4 focal ratio and a built-in 1.4x teleconverter.
Ge-on-Si Image Sensor with NIR Sensitivity
In a recent preprint (https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2209/2209.14242.pdf) Ponizovskaya-Devine et al. describe a new Ge-on-Si image sensor with enhanced sensitivity up to 1.7um for NIR applications.
dToF Sensor with In-pixel Processing
In a recent preprint (https://arxiv.org/pdf/2209.11772.pdf) Gyongy et al. describe a new 64x32 SPAD-based direct time-of-flight sensor with in-pixel histogramming and processing capability.
VISION Stuttgart Videos
Videos from the recent machine vision trade fair VISION Stuttgart are now available online.Day 1: https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/vision/en/on-demand/industrial-vision-days-day-1Opening, Camera Technology, Robot Vision, Software & Deep Learning, Optics and IluminationDay 2: https://www.
Canon RF 24mm f1.8 STM review
Canon’s RF 24mm f1.8 is a compact wide lens for EOS R cameras, that’s capable of decent results from distant landscapes to close details.
ESA-ESTEC Space & Scientific CMOS Image Sensors Workshop 2022
Registration and other information: https://atpi.eventsair.
Canon SELPHY CP1500 review
The Canon SELPHY CP1500 is a compact photo printer that can make lab-quality 6x4in postcard prints from your phone, computer or camera.
Alpsentek "hybrid" vision sensor for HDR imaging
From the VISION 2022 exhibition in Stuttgart:https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/vision/en/visitors/exhibitor-index#/408938/news/news.
Lumotive secures funding from Samsung Ventures
Original news article: https://www.autonomousvehicleinternational.com/news/sensors/lumotive-secures-funding-for-lcm-beam-steering-chips.
OmniVision three-layer stacked sensor
From Businesswire --- "OMNIVISION Announces World’s Smallest Global Shutter Image Sensor for AR/VR/MR and Metaverse".OmniVision has announced the industry’s first and only three-layer stacked BSI global shutter (GS) image sensor.
Yole interview with OmniVision's marketing director
https://www.yolegroup.com/player-interviews/security-imaging-industry-omnivision-delivers-state-of-the-art-performance-products/Security has become the largest CMOS image sensor market segment after mobile and computing devices.

 

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