CMOSIS announced NIR-enhanced versions of its 2.2MP CMV2000 and 4MP CMV4000 sensors. Both sensors are based on 5.5um pixels processed on 12um epi wafers. The thicker epi improves 900nm QE from 8% in the standard sensors to 18% in the NIR-enhanced one.
CMV2000 and CMV4000 E12 devices are available in sample quantities.
According to 2009 Strategies Unlimited presentation, such specialty sensors represent a nice chunk of the market, especially in revenue numbers: