EET-China posts an article on InVisage progress and plans, also quoted by wtuitiao.com site. Jess Lee, Invisage CEO, gave an interview on the opening a new 6,000 sq. feet fab in Taiwan that will deal with adding Quantum Film on top of TSMC-produced wafers. Few quotes, in Google translation:
"Spend so much money gone? After the factory opening ceremony, "Electronic Engineering Times," given the opportunity and InVisage company CEO Jess Lee one interview, this is the first question I can not wait to put forward.
"Basic money spent these years of research above and the corresponding, because the TSMC outsource the manufacturing part of the silicon, so in fact our factory investment is not large. "InVisage all the issued and pending patents has reached 102 items.
And now Fab3 upcoming production, InVisage finally began to have an income. In addition, InVisage also won the two top camera's contract, and has received a total of 10 million dollars in the first phase of development costs. "However, if you need a more rapid expansion of production, we may also consider re-attract some investment." Lee expressed."
"In the semiconductor industry, which is the only one I've heard from inception to launch the first product requires 10 years of IC companies, and that decade also continued to be favored by institutional investors, with 100 million dollars was built out first a product."
Jess Lee has shown a small bottle of Quantum Film substance which is said to be enough to produce 10,000 image sensors:
Once Invisage's Quantum Film sensor reaches the market, it's projected to capture a big chunk of it:
"VisEra do this layer of the color filter, in fact, before I was a little worried, after all, is different from the silicon quantum film, will not be splitting ah, for specifically ask Mr. SC Schin VisEra, he said, "There is absolutely not, on the contrary, because the surface of the quantum film will be more smooth for us, but also easier."
"Pixel size is not a limiting factor, can be nanoscale, "but in order to cater to the mainstream, our first product will choose between the 1.1-1.4um until mature market culture Then, again using smaller pixel size. Lee said."
"For InVisage of Sensor, Lee has revealed that the main chip and the two major mobile phone manufacturers to develop, integrate optimized for InVisageSensor ISP in its main chip."
Thanks to HTL for sending me the link!