Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sony and Apple Think Alike

Sony patent application US20150129943 "Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing a solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus" by Nanako Kato and Toshifumi Wakano, presents a stacked global shutter pixel where the storage diode is shielded from the backside illumination:

Sony stacked GS pixel

Sony's idea looks quite similar to the one presented by Apple in US20150035028 application:

Apple stacked GS pixel

1 comment:

  1. How about the light leakage through the TX1 gate hole please ? I think that its size should not be that small ...

    -yang ni


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