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IPVM Tests Laser Impact on Security Cameras

IPVM publishes the results of its testing of lasers impact on surveillance cameras: “Our testing showed it is difficult to permanently damage surveillance cameras because: Close range required: Permanent damage did not occur from distance of ~50 feet or further from the camera, regardless of the strength of the laser …

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Imec Imaging Spin-offs

Imec publishes a list of its spin-offs in chronological order. Quite many of them are imaging-related: FillFactory, high speed imagers (acquired by Cypress, then sold to ON Semi) XENICS – IR ROICs and imagers Camargus is a start-up centered around multicamera and video stitching technology for the broadcasting market Magcam – imaging …

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Imec Hyperspectral Camera Detects Pythons

CBS reports that Researchers at the University of Central Florida and Imec propose to use hyperspectral camera to help Florida’s fight against the invasive Burmese python in the Everglades. The python is typically very difficult to detect because of its camouflage markings. Thermal imaging doesn’t work because pythons are cold-blooded …

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SmartSens Receives Award, Announces Automotive Intentions

Smartsens wins the “China’s Most Promising Company Award 2019,” jointly hosted by Ernst & Young and Fudan University School of Management. SmartSens was founded as a company focusing on security applications. While it continues to advance its lead in the Security & Surveillance industry, SmartSens is expanding its portfolio of …

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IHS Markit Market Data

Korea Joongang Daily quotes IHS Markit data on CIS market shares: IFNews quotes IHS Markit report on smartphone camera market: “IHS Market states that though global smartphone market declines, yet the camera market is growing in 2019. Considering the image sensor size is increasing 40%~50% while upgrade from 16MP to …

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Caeleste HDR, GS, BSI, Radhard Imager

Caeleste announces its presentations at Toulouse CMOS Image Sensors Workshop to be held on November 26-27, 2019. One of them is about ELFIS project – a rad-hard, GS, true HDR, BSI image sensor, already reported earlier: Image Sensors World

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Two World’s Largest Security Camera Companies Added to the US Sanctions List

Nikkei, Bloomberg, IPVM: Chaina’s largest security camera makers and face recognition AI companies have been added to the US trade sanctions list. Hikvision is the world’s largest security camera company. Hikvision has a close cooperation with Sony. The rumor is that Sony makes special image sensor versions optimized to Hikvision …

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Veoneer on Automotive Thermal Camera Challenges

Veoneer presents some of the challenges in design and use of thermal camera in automotive applications: Image Sensors World

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NIT Presentation on InGaAs Imaging in Space Applications

New Imaging Technologies presentation “SWIR imaging and space applications” by Simon Ferré shows the company’s solutions for space: Image Sensors World

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Counterpoint Research: Sony and Samsung Captured 85% of Smartphone CIS Market

Counterpoint Research publishes its analysis of smartphone image sensor market. Its key points are: An annual revenue growth rate of up to 10% The total revenue from smartphones is likely to grow above $ 12b Smartphones is the single largest end-market accounted for nearly 70% of the overall CIS revenue …

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LiDAR Interviews at AutosensTV

Autosens Brussels publishes interviews with Aeye, Fraunhofer, Xenomatix, and Hamamatsu. Image Sensors World

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Fujitsu 3D Camera-powered AI Gives Scores to Gymnasts

Fujitsu publishes a video on how its 3D camera and AI help with scores in gymnastics and more: Image Sensors World

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IEDM 2019: Sony Presents 48MP All-pixel PDAF, 3-layer Organic, and InGaAs SWIR Sensors, Samsung finFETs for >100MP CIS, Omnivision Voltage Domain GS

IEDM 2019 program has briefly come up online and put down shortly after that yesterday with a promise to be published again in mid-October. Many interesting image sensor papers have been exposed for this short time: A 1/2inch 48M All PDAF CMOS Image Sensor Using 0.8µm Quad Bayer Coding 2×2OCL …

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TechInsights: iPhone 11 Pro Max Cameras Cost $73.5

TechInsights publishes its estimation of Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max components. The cameras appear to be the post expensive part at $ 73.50. Incidentally, UBS has the same cost estimation for Samsung Galaxy S10 5G cameras. EETimes publishes SystemPlus teardown analysis of iPhone if iPhone 11 pointing to the cameras …