Aptina expects its AR0833, 1/3.2" 1.4-micron 8MP BSI image sensor will be its first BSI product to sample starting in mid-2011. In the second half of 2011, Aptina expects to sample 1.1-micron BSI products including a 12MP 1/3.2” 1.1-micron image sensor, and an 8MP 1/4” 1.1-micron image sensor.
Aptina is currently working with its fabrication partner Micron Technology to support BSI production capacity by CYQ3 2011 in anticipation of ramping products to be manufactured for mobile, digital still and digital video camera applications.
Demand for BSI CMOS image sensors is expected to grow from 10% of cell phone main cameras in 2011 to 20% in 2013, according to TSR.
Business Wire: Other live demos at Barcelona exhibition include:
- 3D video and depth sensing using Aptina’s sensors and mobile-compatible camera module
- Advanced DSC-like capabilities using Aptina’s image co-processor for mobile applications
- Integrated AF module using a liquid crystal AF element
Here is a VGA picture from 1.1um pixel sensor:
|Captured with Aptina 8MP 1.1um BSI Development Product (Photo: Business Wire)|