Renesas is Back in Image Sensor Business!

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Renesas has been formed from combined semiconductor businesses of Mitsubishi, Hitachi and NEC, all of them used to be image sensor manufacturers in the past. However, up to now, Renesas was not in image sensor business. This was especially surprising as the company kept filing for new image sensor patents and publishing papers over all these years while having no image sensing products in its portfolio. Now, this paradox has been resolved...

BusinessWire: Renesas announces a new high-sensitivity 8.48MP CMOS sensor (RAA462113FYL) for 4K security cameras. The company also talks about existing 2.12MP product that is already in mass production, but has never been widely announced.

The new sensor supports a line-by-line HDR mode in which long exposure data and short exposure data are output separately for each line. This allows video capture for high-contrast scenes. Samples of the RAA462113FYL are now available and mass production is scheduled to begin in December 2017.

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