Thursday, May 18, 2006

Micron's Day Goes On: 8MP and 1.4um Pixel Double Announcement

Today is the Micron Day in world's press. A few hours after the previous announcement Micron reveals that the new 8MP sensor uses the new 1.75um pixel (Yahoo!):
"Using a tiny 1.75-micron pixel design, Micron Technology (NYSE:MU - News), Inc., has built the world's first 8-megapixel image sensor in a 1/2.5-inch optical format, the standard size for mainstream digital cameras."

Also, the press release mentions it's a prototype, rather than production-ready sample. Sampling is planned for the fall of 2006 with mass production expected in the first half of 2007.

Even more exciting news is that Micron announced its work on a 1.4-micron pixel and unveils pictures taken with test chip. No details is given about this new generation pixel.

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