Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Magnachip Opens Pasadena Research Center

Yahoo: Magnachip opens Image Signal Processing Advanced Research Center located in Pasadena, headed by Dr. Ilia Ovsiannikov. Ovsiannikov will also head the whole MagnaChip's US R&D, including the old design center in Sunnyvale.

Previously, Dr. Ovsiannikov worked at Micron, where his most recent position was R&D manager and architect in Imaging. It looks like Magnachip is aiming to pick up Micron Imaging engineers who decided not to relocate to Aptina's San Jose center.

Ilia Ovsiannikov has filed more than 20 patent applications in the areas of noise reduction, camera functions, defect correction, contrast enhancement, lens shading, and CMOS pixel technology, among others. Prior to Micron, Dr. Ovsiannikov was a research scientist at Rockwell Scientific and Photobit. Dr. Ovsiannikov received a BS, cum laude, in Computer Engineering from MIREA Moscow State Technical University, as well as an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Update: EETimes also runs a story on this matter, mostly citing the official PR.

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