PR Web: Forza Silicon announced that it is in a joint development effort with a leading image sensor foundry to bring to market the next generation of HDR CMOS image sensors.
“These techniques all require extensive modifications to the traditional pixel design that can lead to degradations in sensitivity and dark-current performance. Modulating the integration time instead of the conversion gain can reduce the pixel modifications required” said Forza CTO Daniel Van Blerkom. “The next generation of HDR image sensors will require customization and optimization of the pixel, analog signal chain, and the image processing algorithms. We are happy to announce our co-operation with our foundry partner to develop this sensor IP.”
Forza demonstrated an image-aware tone-mapped image set in its labs in Pasadena, California, which represents a close approximation of how a natural scene looks to the human eye.
I'd guess that Forza's foundry partner is TowerJazz.