Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Toshiba Adds More 1.75um-based Products

Yahoo: Toshiba announced two new 1.75um pixel based products. The 8MP 1/2.5" format sensor (part number ET8ER4-AS) is intended for use in high-end camera phones that offer auto-focus or optical zoom capabilities.

The 2MP 1/5" format chip scale camera module (CSCM) uses TSV technology to allow mounting and assembly of camera components in the chip wafer during manufacturing to reduce the module's size by as much as 64 percent in comparison to other camera modules. It features an integrated image signal processing function to give the CSCMs more digital still capture-type functionality.

Engineering samples of the 8MP image sensor are available now, with mass production scheduled to begin in Q2 2009. It is sample priced at $20 each. The 1/5-inch format 2MP CSCM will be in mass production in Q2 2009 and is sample priced at $10 each.

Update: There is a nice picture showing the new camera module design:

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