Sunday, December 23, 2007

Himax Imaging Startup

The latest image sensor start-up company Himax Imaging is seed-funded by a large LCD driver vendor Himax, Taiwan. Himax Imaging is headquartered in Irvine, CA. Its technical lead, Dr. Sergi Lin, used to work for ESS and Biomorphic, both out of imaging business now. At least he had a chance to learn from their mistakes. Before that he worked for TSMC as a process integration engineer - an ideal experience for modern pixel designer.

Himax Imaging's "pixel-centric design philosophy" is claimed to provide 4x sensitivity over "conventional pixels" (what is conventional? Nobody uses "conventional pixels" these days, listening to the marketing departments). Its first product seems to be based on 1.75um pixel.

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