Nikkei: Sharp announces a 1/3-inch 0.35MP CCD for ITS (intelligent transport systems) and FA (factory automation) cameras. Sharp says it have been able to achieve a the industry's highest visible light sensitivity of 3,800mV by expanding the area for converting light to image signals. Also, Sharp employed its own high-speed image signal transmission technology and output for up to two channels outputting up to 200 frames per second.
The company starts sampling the new CCD on July 16, 2015, and plans a volume production with an expected rate of 10,000 units per month Sept 30, 2015. Sharp re-confirms its commitment to develop new CCDs, with plans to develop CCDs with resolution up to 8MP for FA and ITS.