Monday, January 26, 2009

Tessera's SHELLCASE in 1B Image Sensors

Yahoo: Tessera’s SHELLCASE wafer-level chip-scale packaging technology has shipped in more than one billion image sensors. I believe the vast majority of those are Omnivision sensors.

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  1. That brings up a good question. If I remember correctly, Omnivision licensed Shellcase back when it was independent and hurting for cash. I wonder how much of an ongoing royalty Tessera is getting from Omnivision? Also, with BSI supposedly in the works, you would think that Shellcase's business might be in jeopardy.

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  2. Yes, Sanyo and Omnivision were early adapters of Shellcase. And now Tessera needs to think how its deals with BSI trend. I believe it still has few years till BSI conversion becomes industry-wide.

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  3. Omni probably used Xintek in TW for most of it. They had an exclusive license for providing the Shellcase CSP process as a packaging vendor in Asia. It didn't rule out independent licenses for in house use by OEMs, just for packaging vendors.

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