Panasonic and Fujifilm present two papers on their latest developments on organic pixel sensors: one at VLSI Symposium and a second one at IISW this month.
The sensor combines Fujifilm's organic photoelectric conversion layer technology with Panasonic's semiconductor technology, including a newly-developed noise-cancelling circuit. The new organic CMOS image sensor is said to offer the industry's highest dynamic range of 88dB, advanced sensitivity 1.2 times higher than conventional sensors (by Panasonic) and broader range of incident angle (up to 60deg) to enable the production of more sensitive and compact lenses with better image quality. The two companies will promote the application of this organic CMOS image sensor technology to a wide range of products including security cameras, in-vehicle cameras, mobile device and digital cameras. The pixel size ranges from 0.9um to 3um.