CMOS Image Sensor with 3 Mega of Pixels for Ultra Slim Camera Phones

Posted in Favorite, Mobile Devices, Sensor
On Saturday, December 23, 2006

Samsung  announced 3-megapixel (M-pixel) CMOS image sensor (CIS) with a 1/4-inch lens aperture that is well suited for ultra slim camera phones. The 1.75um-size pixel enables the 1/4-inch lens aperture to reduce the camera module. The small form factor allows the 1.75um-pixel, 1/4-inch lens aperture 3M-pixel CMOS image sensor  to immediately replace a 1/4-inch lens aperture 2M-pixel CMOS image sensor module, as it shares the same physical measurements with the new 3M-pixel CMOS image sensor .

Samsung expects to mass produce the new 1.75um pixel, 1/4-inch lens aperture CMOS image sensor  in the first quarter of 2007. The new CMOS image sensor chip uses Samsung’s proprietary 90nm copper technology that reduces the distance between the micro-lens to the photo diode thereby resulting in maximizing the light-gathering efficiency to overcome the potential decline of image quality as the pixel size scales down. The 1.75um pixel, 1/4-inch lens aperture 3M-pixel CMOS image sensor shows no degrading in the picture quality compared to a 2.25um pixel, 1/3-inch lens aperture 3M-pixel CIS. The new CIS chip provides a small form factor and high picture quality.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

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