Published on March 27th,2007 at 6:36 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

The smallest 8.4Mpix CMOS sensor by Samsung

Samsung is doing quite well today (there will be more announcements following this one) and offer the smallest 8.4Mpix CMOS sensor for digital cameras and mobile devices.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced an 8.4 megapixel(Mp) CMOS image sensor(CIS) with a 1.4㎛pixel design at Samsung’s fourth annual Mobile Solution Forum.

The new CIS chip provides a high signal to noise ratio (SNR), a key measure of overall image quality. Samsung achieved the high-resolution level by implementing advanced light sensing features and minimized noise levels. Notably, an extended photo diode technology was implemented to achieve higher light sensitivity and saturation levels, resulting in an enhanced fill factor.

Furthermore, it provides the same image quality as the charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors currently used in most digital cameras and camcorders. Since the new CIS only uses one-tenth the power of a CCD image sensor, it should quickly replace CCDs in all three key applications•mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders.

The CIS product line of System LSI Division is one of the five major product areas that Samsung has been focusing on to enhance and balance the company’s overall competitiveness.. Samsung’s present portfolio of CIS technology spans across the range of 1.3 through 5Mp resolutions with the 8Mp CIS expected to be available in the second half of this year.

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