Business Wire: Toshiba announces a 20MP image sensor based on 1.2um BSI pixels, the TCM5115CL, aimed to DSC market and claimed to have the industry's highest resolution in 1/2.3-inch format. The new sensor is said to achieve a 15% improvement in full well capacity over Toshiba's previous generation 16MP sensor with pixel size of 1.34um. TCM5115CL delivers the high frame rates of 30fps at full 20MP resolution (10b RAW output), 60fps at 1080p and 100fps at 720p.
Sampling of the new sensor will begin at the end of January 2013 and mass production will follow in August 2013.
CMOS image sensors are declared to be the main product of Toshiba's Analog and Imaging System business. The company's target is to reach a 30% market share in 2015. The previous plan aimed to achieve that target in 2013.