Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Backside Illuminated Sensors Inching Closer to Mass Market

E2V announced a new generation of high-sensitivity imaging sensors leveraging circuit layer transfer technology from Tracit Technologies, a new division of the Soitec Group. Combining e2v’s expertise with Tracit’s circuit layer transfer technology delivers back-illumination capability to medium volume markets. This technology produces a dramatic improvement in sensor sensitivity when compared to a standard front-illuminated sensor.

The sensor is intended for professional market applications. Also, E2V sees a great potential to use the similar solution in small-pixel CMOS sensors. It looks like the former Atmel image sensor group, aquired by E2V, is responsible for this technology development.

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