Monday, March 30, 2015

Yole Word on Sony CCD End of Life

IMVEurope publishes thoughts by Yole Developpment analyst Pierre Cambou on Sony CCD end of life decision. One quote:

"It is always sad for technologists to watch the creative destruction of technology shifts. I believe this major transition will renew the innovation drive of the industry. Let’s buckle up for a new technology cycle. I am convinced we are not to be disappointed. CCD image sensors are dead, long live CMOS image sensors!"

5 comments:

  1. Famous last words...

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  2. All the genes of CCD are inside CMOS now, so long live CCD !!

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  3. It requires a definition of what a CCD is. If it is defined as "Charge-Coupled Devices" as a technology, then I think it is the future! In pixel charge manipulation combined with CMOS electronics offers a breakthrough in smart detection. On the other hand, if we take CCD to be a brand (used in typical consumer 2D cameras), then I agree with the above statement.

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  4. Some CMOS pixels use charge transfer from photodiode area to memory area : is it not CCD-like ?
    For space Earth application, time delay integration architecture (CCD-TDI) are still wanted for their high noise & sensitivity performances.
    CCD sensors are not yet dead !
    I am going to reveal you a secret : SONY is not the only one CCD manufacturer !

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    1. I'll tell you a secret: space applications are peanuts. Sony and other big players don't care about it..

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