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 Samsungâ€™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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