Friday, April 01, 2011

Sue-Me Announces BIS Sensor

Adorama News: A dramatic advance in image sensor technology has been announced by Sue-Me corporation. The company's new sensors feature Backside Irrigated Sensors (BS) with backside liquid cooling, which they claim can take perfectly clear, detailed and accurate photos in complete darkness, with an ISO range from 100 to 1,000,000,080. A low-light test photo captured by BS Sensor pre-production camera:

14 comments:

  1. Albert TheuwissenApril 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    ... and the dark current is zero-zero-zero, zero-zero-zero, zero-zero-zero, zero-cinco (A. Contador).

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  2. Wow, this is truly a great advancement in CIS technology. Any chances of getting a high resolution picture shown here? These ISO speeds are waaay ahead of both Sony and Micron!

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  3. shipments will start same time next year :)

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  4. What happens to dark current on April 02 ?

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  5. I heard Kodak already patented the 0 lux sensor and trademarked "Nolux". Now that Sue-Me (NASDAQ: SUME) has announced a product, their patent portfolio is probably now worth 10x more.

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  6. While we are at Kadok, the same Adorama article has a news item on it:

    Industry Pessimistic about new “Single-Use Sensor” Cameras

    It is uncertain whether digital camera makers will embrace Kadok's new “Single-Use Sensor” system, which the US-based company says represents “the future of photography.” The system is based on individual sensors made of silver-halide crystals on a strip of cellulose. There will be 24 or 36 sensors on each strip, which must be kept in complete darkness. One of the digital camera industry's objections is the extensive, messy post-processing, which also must be done in darkness and requires the sensors to be immersed in a sequence of chemicals. “Why the heck did we invent Photoshop, then?” comments a peeved Adobe spokesperson. The advantage of the technology is that the resolution is triple that of the highest-resolution reusable digital sensor, and the dynamic range is doubled. Special cameras must be made to accommodate the Single-Use Sensors. Exakta has agreed to produce the first cameras to conform to the Single Use Sensor standard.

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  7. He, my uncle is on the picture! He looks great!!

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  8. Awesome stuff from Vlad and several image sensors world followers. You guys made my day with this incredible news!

    Thanks

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  9. More on Single-Use Sensors ---

    In the next generation, Kadok plans to introduce full-color models with built-in displays. The first models will incorporate a transmissive display that requires only and external collimated light source to produce a flat image up to the size of a wall. Efficiency is estimated at 80%.

    The second type will be reflective, requiring zero-power during viewing. This type is intended for portable, hand-held viewing. An unconfirmed rumor says that a similar product has been offered by a comapny in the East but Kadok has discounted this.

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  10. It's a real shame for technical guys to say "can take perfectly clear, detailed and accurate photos in complete darkness" !!!!!
    Shame on you !!!!!!!!!

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  11. ^
    It's just a joke.

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  12. Ah ! 1st April :) :) :) !

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  13. I would love to see the raw image! This is obviously down sampled, with 8-bit conversion...

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  14. Hi Anon@11:36
    Sorry, but the raw picture has been confiscated by the SSD which is a recursive for secret service department; solid state devices of the FBI: federal bureau of imagers ...

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