Kunshan, China-based company Brigates (Rui Xin in Chinese) published datasheet of what appears to be the world's smallest pixel sensor having global shutter, the BG0316. The 3.2um pixel VGA sensor has 120fps speed and offers 40dB SNR and 65dB DR.
The company information form its web site in automatic Google translation:
"Sharp Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Kunshan core returned by the three PhD students in February 2008, Overseas Students Pioneer Park, Kunshan Development Zone set up. In just three years history, nine have been successfully developed CMOS image sensor chip, including the world's first high-speed infrared three-dimensional image sensor chip; China's first five-pixel image sensor chip high-speed parallel; the first 2008 models with 130-nanometer manufacturing process designed image sensor chip. As of the end of 2010, has been successfully industrialized 5 chip, the cumulative sales of more than 10 million pieces, CMOS image sensors in consumer chip market to establish a place to develop a stable customer base.
Kunshan sharp core of the nation's largest online supplier of sporting goods online i-Dong Taishan somatosensory ordered a man-machine interactive gaming chips in 2010, the product has been assigned to the National Olympic Park and the Shanghai World Expo Park, the major domestic and international media including Reuters Agency, CCTV 1 set, 2 sets of this program are a wide range of product coverage and improved business visibility and market reputation. 2011, recently introduced a new generation of consumer image sensor chip on a global scale the highest price.
The company has applied for 44 patents (14 authorized), five utility model patents (authorized 4), 12 integrated circuit layout protection, and two software copyrights."