Friday, January 04, 2013

Exhibition Features Art of CCD Layout

New York Museum of Modern Art Artist's Choice Exhibition features a circular CCD layout from 1989:

IMEC foveated CCD, 1989. 36 1/4 x 36 1/4″ (92.1 x 92.1 cm).
Manufacturer: IMEC and University of Pennsylvania. Gift of University of Pennsylvania

EF was quick to identify it as a foveated CCD sensor done by Debusschere and Kreider and Van der Spiegel others and fabbed at IMEC and published in 1989:

Debusschere, I., Bronckaers, E., Claeys, C., Kreider, G., Van der Spiegel, J., Sandini, G., ... & Soncini, G. (1989). A retinal CCD sensor for fast 2D shape recognition and tracking. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 22(1), 456-460.

Thanks to EF for the pointer!


  1. I saw a picture of the layout in the New York Times' article about the exhibit. It was just listed as an "integrated circuit design".

  2. ©1989 Illuminati! ;-)

    (top right corner)

    1. Yeap! I also noticed the pyramid with the eye!

  3. It was a nice period for university labs. The MPW was cheap and I remember that I sent a design to Fab every month at that period...

    -yang ni


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