Nobukazu Teranishi (Panasonic) has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Photographic Society of America (PSA) Progress Medal Award for his invention of pinned photodiode. The award committee says: "The high performance of pinned photodiodes drove the pixel size shrinkage, and realized higher resolution. As a result, almost all CCD’s and CMOS sensors came to utilize the pinned photodiode, and 200-million CCD’s and 1,000-million CMOS sensors were produced for various applications in 2008. Mr. Teranishi’s pinned photodiode is the most innovative technology for both CCD’s and CMOS sensors."
The award will be presented at the PSA International Conference of Photography in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sept. 18-24 2011.
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