Job Postings – Week of 7 April 2024

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California Institute of Technology  SRL

Instrument Scientist

Pasadena, California, USA

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ERC Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies

PhD position :Integrated electro optical modulators and photodetectors in the mid-IR spectral range.

Palaiseau, France

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Omnivision

Product Marketing Manager

Santa Clara, California, USA

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University of Edinburgh

Research Associate in Short Wave Infrared LIDAR Sensors

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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United Imaging America

Laparoscope Image Signal Processing Expert

Houston, Texas, USA

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ETH Zurich

DMAPS Detector Development (DRD3 Collaboration)

Zurich, Switzerland

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Leonardo DRS

Principal Electro-Optical Engineer

San Diego, California, USA

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NASA Goddard SFC

Far-Infrared Detectors for Space-Based Low-Background Astronomy

Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

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KLA

Senior / Staff Electrical R&D Engineer (Hardware)

Singapore

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STMicroelectronics has an opening in Paris

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 STMicroelectronics

Expert in image processing algorithms for optical sensors (or)            Paris, France      Link
Expert en algorithmes de traitement d'image pour capteurs optiques    

       

 

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Available: a Ph.D. Scholarship under Prof. Guy Meynants

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KU Leuven

PhD on temporal noise reduction in CMOS image sensors     Geel, Belgium     Link

 

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Job Postings – Week of 31 March 2024

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Microsoft

Hardware Test Engineer - Hololens

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Vanderbilt University

Postdoctoral Candidate - The Caldwell Infrared Nanophotonic Materials and Devices Laboratory

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Cisco Meraki

MV Hardware Engineer

San Francisco, California, USA

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National University of Singapore

Research Fellow (Integrated photonics)

Kent Ridge, Singapore

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RTX - Raytheon

Advanced Materials - Associate Director, Engineering

Andover, Massachusetts, USA

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NASA-JPL

Advanced Technology Development for Future UV Missions

Pasadena, California, USA

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Prime Robotics

SLAM Engineer

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

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Oxa

Sensor Engineer

Oxford, England, UK

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European XFEL

Detector Support Scientist

Schenefeld, Germany

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Two jobs in Italy submitted by Sony EUTDC

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Sony Semiconductor Solutions Europe

Senior Top AMS Verification Engineer     Trento, Italy     Link

Senior Digital Physical Implementation Engineer      Trento, Italy     Link

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Job Postings – Week of 24 March 2024

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CEA-IRIG

Permanent Researcher in Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

Grenoble, France

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Apple

Camera Electrical Engineer - Camera Hardware

Cupertino, California, USA

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University of Hawaii

Advanced detector development – Postdoc

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Samsung Semiconductor

Senior Program Manager, Image Sensors

San Jose, California, USA

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CERN

Applied Physicist for Pixel-Detector Hybridisation and Testing

Geneva, Switzerland

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General Motors

Design Release Engineer - Image Quality

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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NASA

Far-Infrared Detectors for Space-Based Low-Background Astronomy – Postdoc

Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

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Lockheed Martin

Systems Integration Test Engineer/Infrared Testing

Goleta, California, USA

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Sony

Automotive Image Sensor Account Manager

Novi, Michigan, USA

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A Job Opening with Euresys

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Euresys

Sales Manager - Europe            Liège, Belgium or Schongau, Germany           Link

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A Job Opening with Euresys

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Euresys

Sales Manager - Europe            Liège, Belgium or Schongau, Germany           Link

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Job Postings – Week of 17 March 2024

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WeRide

Camera Sensor Engineer

San Jose, California, USA

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ISDI

Image Sensor Engineer

London, England, UK

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HRL Laboratories

Focal Plane Engineer

Camarillo, California, USA

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HRL Laboratories

Senior Infrared Detector Research Scientist

Camarillo, California, USA

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Paul Scherrer Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow in detector development

Villigen, Switzerland

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Kappa Optronics

Engineer for image sensor and camera technology

Göttingen, Germany

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Caeleste

Characterization Engineer

Mechelen, Belgium

Link

University of Amsterdam - NIKHEF

Postdoc position in ALICE and Detector R&D for Experimental Particle Physics

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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GE Healthcare

Detector Mechanical Engineer

Hino, Tokyo, Japan

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Three New Videos from Photonis

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Photonis has released new videos describing the latest improvements in its image intensifiers.  

A little background might be useful to those with little exposure to image intensifiers.

First, Photonis itself. Those of you who are interested in the whole complex story can find it here. The original Photonis was a renamed spinoff of Philips that subsequently acquired a few other companies including Burle, the renamed spinoff of RCA's vacuum tube operation. Recently, the Photonis Group renamed itself Exosens but still uses Photonis as the brand for its image intensifiers.

Image intensifiers are vacuum tubes that have at one end a surface that emits electrons on receipt of photons, some sort of acceleration and electron multiplication mechanism and a phosphor at the other end to produce a brighter visible image. As new developments have been applied to intensifiers, various generations have been assigned.

Gen 0 - See this (somewhat irreverent) link. (Not real, of course.) Sometimes the first low-gain tubes are called Gen 0.

Gen 1 - Light hitting an alkali photocathode produces electrons that are accelerated and electrostatically focused by a metal cone on to a curved phosphor. These invert the image, which is reverted by the optics - 1930s - 1960s.

Gen 2 - Proximity-focused electrons from the photocathode hit a microchannel plate in which they are multiplied. The electron output is proximity-focused on a flat phosphor. Some of these still have the focusing cone to provide image inversion. 1970s

Gen 3 - The alkali photocathode is replaced by a cesium-coated gallium arsenide membrane. 1970s-1990s

Gen 4 - Photocathode improvements of various types and, typically, electronic gating. Strictly speaking, these are still Gen 3. 2000s+

The videos showing tubes Photonis characterizes as Gen 4+:

1 - Demonstration of electronic gating

2 - Demonstration of performance

3 - Demonstration of halo improvements





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Job Postings – Week of 10 March 2024

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Qualcomm

ADAS camera Engineer

Farnborough, UK

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Onsemi

Product Engineer

Meridian, Idaho, USA

Link

University of Warwick

Towards Silicon Photonics Based Gas Sensors

Coventry, UK

Link

Johnson & Johnson

Sr. Manager Visualization Hardware

Santa Clara, CA, USA

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NASA

Development of infrared detectors and focal plane arrays for space instruments

Pasadena, CA, USA

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Apple

Hardware Sensing Systems Engineer

Cupertino, CA, USA

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Sony

Software Engineer/Researcher for Image Sensors

Tokyo, Japan

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Meta

Image Sensor Architect

Redmond, Washington, USA

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Queen Mary University

Silicon Detector Technician

London, England, UK

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Job Postings – Week of 3 March 2024

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Prophesee

Internship - R&D - Sensor Simulation

Paris, France

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Sandia National Laboratories

Postdoctoral Appointee Optoelectronics, HI & Quantum Device

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Sandia National Laboratories

Intern - Photonic & Phononic Microsystems - R&D Undergrad Summer

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Tesla

Engineering Technician, Camera

Palo Alto, California, USA

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University of London

Silicon Detector Technician

Mile End, London, England, UK

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Turion Space

Advanced Sensors Engineer

Irvine, California, USA

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SmartRay

Sensor Application Engineer

Penang, Malaysia

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Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Postdoctoral Programme in Novel Cherenkov Detector Development

Dubna, Russia

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Five Jobs from Omnivision in Norway and Belgium

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 Omnivision has sent us the following list of openings in their CMOS sensor development teams -

In Oslo, Norway:

Analog Characterization Engineer   Link

Functional Safety Verification Engineer   Link

Sr. Digital Design Engineer   Link

Staff Digital Design Engineer   Link

In Mechelen, Belgium:

Staff Characterization Engineer   Link

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Jobs Submitted by Employers

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Sony EUTDC (31 Mar 2024)   Link

Euresys (21 Mar 2024)   Link

onsemi (11 Feb 2024)   Link 

Sony (7 Feb 2024)    Link

Qurv (3 Feb 2024)   Link 

Photonis - (31 Jan 2024)   Link 

Sony Semiconductor Solutions - America (25 Jan 2024)   Link

CEA Leti (23 Jan 2024)   Link 

ISAE SUPAERO (23 Jan 2024)   Link  

Transformative Optics (20 Jan 2024)   Link

Teledyne (13 Dec 2023)   Link

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Job Postings – Week of 25 February 2024

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Sony UK Technology Centre

Industrial Engineer

Penceod, Wales, UK

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Apple

Image Quality Analyst

San Diego, California, USA

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Jenoptik

Imaging Engineer

Camberley, England, UK

Link

NASA

Postdoc - Materials and Process Development for Ultraviolet Detector Technologies (apply by 1 Mar 2024)

Pasadena, California, USA

Link

ASML

Research Group Lead Sensor Modelling and Computational Imaging

Veldhoven, Netherlands

Link

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Deputy Director-Instrumentation Division

Upton, New York, USA

Link

Axon

Principal Systems Engineer (Remote)

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Link

Rochester Institute of Technology

Tenure Track Faculty – Center for Imaging Science

Rochester, New York, USA

Link

Science and Technology Facilities Council – Rutherford Appleton

Detector Scientist Industrial Placement

Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Link


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Job Postings – Week of 25 February 2024

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Sony UK Technology Centre

Industrial Engineer

Penceod, Wales, UK

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Apple

Image Quality Analyst

San Diego, California, USA

Link

Jenoptik

Imaging Engineer

Camberley, England, UK

Link

NASA

Postdoc - Materials and Process Development for Ultraviolet Detector Technologies (apply by 1 Mar 2024)

Pasadena, California, USA

Link

ASML

Research Group Lead Sensor Modelling and Computational Imaging

Veldhoven, Netherlands

Link

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Deputy Director-Instrumentation Division

Upton, New York, USA

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Axon

Principal Systems Engineer (Remote)

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Tenure Track Faculty – Center for Imaging Science

Rochester, New York, USA

Link

Science and Technology Facilities Council – Rutherford Appleton

Detector Scientist Industrial Placement

Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, UK

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Conference List – August 2024

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International Symposium on Sensor Science - 1-4 Aug 2024 - Singapore - Website

Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector (QSIP)  International Conference - 12-16 Aug 2024 - Santa Barbara, California, USA - Website

SPIE Optics & Photonics - 18-22 Aug 2024 - San Diego, California, USA - Website

International Conference on Sensors and Sensing Technology - 29-31 August 2024 - Valencia, Spain - Website

If you know about additional local conferences, please add them as comments.

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Job Postings – Week of 18 February 2024

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Pacific Biosciences

Staff CMOS Sensor Test Engineer

Menlo Park, California, USA

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Vilnius University

PostDoc in Experimental HEP

Vilnius, Lithuania

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Precision Optics Corporation

Electrical Engineer

Windham, Maine, USA

Link

CEDES

(Senior) Design Engineer in Product Development

Singapore

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Karl Storz

Image Processing Engineer V

Goleta, California, USA

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Karl Storz

Development Engineer - Image Processing

Tuttlingen, Germany

Link

University of Warwick

PhD Studentship: Towards Silicon Photonics Based Gas Sensors

Coventry, UK

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Leidos

Optical Test Engineer

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Link

Teledyne e2v Semiconductors

MBE Growth Production Engineer

Camarillo, California, USA

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Conference List – July 2024

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The 9th International Smart Sensor Technology Exhibition - 3-5 Jul 2024 - Seoul, Korea (South) - Website

17th International Conference on Scintillating Materials and their Applications - 8-12 Jul 2024 - Milan, Italy - Website

Optica Sensing and Imaging Congresses - 15-19 Jul 2024 - Toulouse, France  - Website

International Conference on Imaging, Signal Processing and Communications - 19-21 Jul 2024 - Fukuoka, Japan - Website

American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting - 21-25 Jul 2024 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Website

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Job posting request from onsemi – Ireland

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 onsemi

Analog Design Engineer      Cork, Ireland      Link

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Job Postings – Week of 11 February 2024

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IBM Research

Device Engineer

Albany, New York, USA

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Onsemi

Product Engineer

Meridian, Idaho, USA

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MicroTech Global

Experienced Characterization Engineer

Mechelen, Belgium

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Apple

Camera Electrical Engineer

San Diego, California, USA

Link

Leonardo UK

Principal Test Engineer

Southampton, Hampshire,  UK

Link

Ball Aerospace

Project Engineer II - Focal Plane Subsystems

Boulder Colorado, USA

Link

Institute of High Energy Physics

Postdoc positions with the JUNO program – TAO detector

Beijing, China

Link

Cepton Technologies

System Test Technician

San Jose, California, USA

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The Open University

Spaceflight Detector Characterisation Engineer

Milton Keynes, UK

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A Sony Job Opening in Switzerland

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Sony Advanced Visual Sensing AG

Image Sensor Design Engineer        Schlieren, Switzerland        Link

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A Sony Job Opening in Switzerland

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Sony Advanced Visual Sensing AG

Image Sensor Design Engineer        Schlieren, Switzerland        Link

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AI Chat Engines Express Their Opinions on CMOS Image Sensor Origins

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We asked four AI chat engines a simple question, "Who invented CMOS Image Sensors?" There seems to have been a lot of variety in the training sets.

Microsoft Copilot (Bing) based on GPT-4:

The inventor of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) active pixel sensor camera-on-a-chip is Eric Fossum. He invented this technology while working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1993. The CMOS image sensor technology is now used in more than 6 billion cameras produced each year, including nearly every smartphone.

ChatGPT-3.5:

The invention of CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) image sensors is attributed to several individuals and organizations. However, the basic concept of CMOS technology was first proposed by Chih-Tang Sah and Frank Wanlass in the late 1960s. They were researchers working at Fairchild Semiconductor, a company that played a crucial role in the development of several semiconductor technologies.

Since then, numerous engineers, scientists, and companies have contributed to the advancements and commercialization of CMOS image sensors. Sony is one major company known for its contributions to image sensor technology, as they introduced the first commercial CMOS image sensors in the 1990s. Other notable companies involved in image sensor development include Canon, Samsung, Panasonic, and OmniVision Technologies. It is important to note that the development of CMOS image sensors is a result of collective efforts from several individuals and organizations over the years.

Anthropic Claude: 

The invention of the CMOS image sensor can be attributed to a few key pioneers:

- Eric Fossum - While working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the early 1990s, Eric Fossum led the team that developed the first functioning CMOS image sensor with intra-pixel conversion. This type of active pixel sensor became the basis for modern CMOS image sensors.

- Nobukazu Teranishi - Working at Olympus in the late 1960s, Teranishi patented some of the earliest concepts for using MOS technology for imaging, laying the groundwork for future CMOS sensors.

- Peter Noble - In the late 1960s, while at Plessey Semiconductors in the UK, Peter Noble patented ideas for using MOS capacitors for image sensing. This helped establish early CMOS imaging concepts.

- Wen H. Ko and Robert C. Gee - In the late 1960s at Fairchild Semiconductor, Ko and Gee developed one of the first MOS imaging chips, building on emerging CMOS technology.

- Steve Sasson - While an engineer at Kodak in the 1970s, Sasson worked on some of the earliest CCD digital camera sensors, which inspired the transition from CCD to CMOS sensors.


So in summary, the foundational invention of CMOS image sensors relied on key contributions from Eric Fossum, Nobukazu Teranishi, Peter Noble, Wen H. Ko, and Robert C. Gee between the 1960s to 1990s, as CMOS fabrication techniques matured. The CMOS sensor revolutionized digital photography.

Google Bard:

The question of "who invented CMOS image sensors" has a slightly nuanced answer because the technology evolved through different stages and improvements by various individuals and teams. Here's a breakdown:

Conceptual foundation:The underlying technology, Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS), was conceived by Frank Wanlass at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1963.

Active Pixel Sensor (APS) invention:While CCDs dominated early image sensors, the CMOS Active Pixel Sensor (APS), a crucial component of modern CMOS image sensors, was developed in the mid-1980s by Olympus in Japan. Tsutomu Nakamura'steam fabricated the first NMOS APS in 1985.

Advancements for commercial viability:Eric Fossum, an American engineer, is often credited with making CMOS image sensors commercially viable. He and his team at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 1990s significantly improved the technology by inventing a new pixel design with all necessary functions on a single chip, addressing limitations like power consumption and sensitivity.

Further refinements:Since then, numerous researchers and companies have continued to contribute to the development and improvement of CMOS image sensors. These advancements have led to their widespread adoption in various applications, from digital cameras and smartphones to medical imaging and scientific instruments.

Therefore, attributing the invention solely to one person might not be entirely accurate. However, Eric Fossum's contribution in improving the technology and making it commercially viable deserves considerable recognition.

Chat engines tend to present topics as if they were students who never went to class. Do you think they did any better here?

 

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Job Postings – Week of 4 February 2024

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Ametek – Forza Silicon

Principal Pixel Architect

Pasadena, California, USA

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L3Harris

Operations Manager

Katowice, Poland

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L3Harris

Infrared Sensor Engineering Technician D

Mason, Ohio, USA

Link

National Research Council Canada

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quantum Plasmonic Sensors

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Link

GlobalFoundries Fab8

Principal Metrology Process Engineer

Malta, New York, USA

Link

SICK AG

SICK Summer University (for teens)

Waldkirch, Germany

(webpage in German)

Link

Sandia National Laboratories

Integrated Photonics Postdoctoral Appointee (US citizen)

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Link

OPPO

Camera Image Quality Design and Evaluation Engineer

Yokohama, Japan

(webpage in Japanese)

Link

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Detector Development Scientist

Upton, New York, USA

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Job Postings from Spain

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Qurv, in Barcelona, Spain, plans to expand its sensor design team with staff additions:

  • Process Integration Engineer
  • Wide-Spectrum Image Sensor CMOS Pixel Designer
  • Quantum Film Process Engineer

These openings and more are on the Qurv website.

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Another Job Opening in France

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Exosens - Photonis Infrared

R&D Engineer in Infrared & CMOS Image Sensor       Grenoble, France       Link

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Job Postings – Week of 28 January 2024

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OSRAM OS San Jose

Sensor Characterization Engineer

Boise, Idaho, USA

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DESY

Instrument Scientist (Gamma Rays and UV)

Hamburg, Germany

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Rockwell Automation

EDGE – Support Engineer (Engineer in Training position)

Mayfield Heights, Ohio, USA

Link

Jozef Stefan Institute

Cherenkov-based PET Detector R&D, Postdoc

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Link

onsemi

Entry Level Analog Engineer

Richardson, Texas, USA

Link

IDTechEx

Sensors Analyst: Market Research & Consultancy

London, England, UK

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Lockheed-Martin Corporation

IR Camera Systems Engineer Early Career

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Link

INSION GmbH

Engineer Product Development Spectral Sensor Technology

Obersulm, Germany

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A New FAE Opening at Sony USA

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Sony Semiconductor Solutions - America

Automotive Image Sensor Field Applications Engineer     Novi, Michigan, USA    Link

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Two Job Postings from Employers in France

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CEA Leti

CMOS Imagers Senior Expert             Grenoble, France            Link

ISAE SUPAERO

Postdoctoral Position                        Toulouse, France            Link
"Characterization of avalanche effects and radiation robustness evaluation of charge transfer
devices for imagers dedicated to space applications" (EU citizenship required)

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