Samsung 108MP Sensor was Designed in India

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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.

We did the entire product planning, details of the product, kind of image quality, performance in terms of frame rate, dark light performance, and power dissipation. Our team designed the specifications, did the hardware design, and then sent it to South Korea for manufacturing. It was then sent back to us to develop the software that runs on the product. It was an end-to-end effort.

The key challenge is said to be the uniform power distribution across the sensor to get good sensor pixel characteristics and ensure uniform noise distribution. Time to market was also a huge challenge. The project was initiated in 2018 and needed to be completed by the end of 2019.

SSIR is the largest Samsung R&D center outside of South Korea, with over 2,700 employees. Other than image sensor design, the center develops mobile SOCs, TC chips, software, etc.

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