Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Eric Fossum Awarded by 2020 Edwin Land Medal

The Optical Society (OSA) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) name Eric R. Fossum, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, USA, the 2020 Edwin H. Land Medal winner. Fossum is recognized for the invention and commercialization of advanced CMOS optical sensor imaging technology and the Quanta Image Sensor, and for university entrepreneurial and national young inventor training activities.

As the inventor of the CMOS image sensor as well as an entrepreneur and educator, Eric Fossum truly deserves recognition as this year’s Edwin Land Medalist,” said 2020 OSA President Stephen D. Fantone, founder and president of Optikos Corporation. “CMOS image sensors are now found in nearly all camera phones and other electronic imaging devices—making it an enabling ground-breaking contribution to digital imaging technology.


  1. Thank you Optical Society of America and IS&T! And a big thank you to so many people that made CMOS image sensors as super as they are today, and those making Quanta Image Sensors a reality, both SPAD-type and CIS-type QIS!

  2. Congratulations Eric ! Well deserved

  3. Congratulations, Eric.


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