Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Dongbu Keeps Making Foveon Sensors

Business Wire: Dongbu HiTek confirmes that it is volume manufacturing "X3 Quattro" direct image sensors for Foveon for its parent company Sigma. "Foveon’s newly developed X3 Quattro sensors can deliver 39 megapixel-equivalent ultrahigh resolution to enable stunning image quality" said Jae Song, Dongbu HiTek EVP of marketing. "Compared to prior sensor designs, this represents a 30% increase in pixel detail without the need to increase chip size. We take great pride in being the only foundry capable of processing and manufacturing Foveon’s specialized sensors using a pixel-stacking architecture.” He noted that Dongbu HiTek has been processing and manufacturing innovative CIS devices for Foveon for over a decade, and that the latest 39 megapixel-equivalent sensor has been in production for more than nine months."

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