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Hyperspectral Imaging Helps to Identify Paintings Author

vrt.be: Leonardo De Vinci himself probably participated in painting the version of “The Last Supper” in Tongerlo Abbey, according to an American art history professor who studied the canvas using a hyperspectral camera from Imec: Thanks to JB for the link! Image Sensors World

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Counterpoint on Smartphones: Triple Cameras to Reach 50% in 2021, 64MP Sensors This Year, 100MP Next Year

CounterpointResearch publishes its market forecast on smartphone market: We can expect smartphone OEMs to launch models with 64MP and more in H2 2019. In 2020, we expect smartphones with camera resolutions of 100MP and more. Huawei and Samsung are leading the adoption. Samsung is a big adopter of the three …

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Image Sensors in Mosul University, Iraq

AIMS Electronics and Electrical Engineering paper “Design and simulation of a CMOS image sensor with a built-in edge detection for tactile vision sensory substitution” by Mazin H. Aziz, and D. Al-Shamaa from Mosul University and Nineveh University, Mosul, Iraq presents: “Tactile Vision Sensory Substitution (TVSS) systems are used to convert …

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AMS ToF Proximity Sensor in Huawei Phone

SystemPlus finds first ams d-ToF SPAD proximity sensor in Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone: “This year, ams started mass production of its proximity sensors based on SPAD technology and offer the solution to several customers. The very first customer is Huawei, with ams supplying a custom proximity sensor in the …

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Credit Suisse on Automotive CIS Market

Credit Suisse report “Asia Semiconductor Sector” dated by April 18, 2019 shows the market data for automotive CIS. It’s not clear why Credit Suisse analysts count Toshiba as a separate entity in 2017, while Sony has acquired Toshiba image sensor business in 2015: Image Sensors World

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Finisar on 3D Sensing Solutions

VCSEL maker Finisar presents its view on 3D sensing solutions at Semicon China: Image Sensors World

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Epi Wafers with Embedded Gettering

MDPI paper “Proximity Gettering Design of Hydrocarbon–Molecular–Ion–Implanted Silicon Wafers Using Dark Current Spectroscopy for CMOS Image Sensors” by Kazunari Kurita, Takeshi Kadono, Satoshi Shigematsu, Ryo Hirose, Ryosuke Okuyama, Ayumi Onaka-Masada, Hidehiko Okuda, and Yoshihiro Koga from SUMCO Corporation, Japan describes the company offers of epi wafers with gettering layer: “We …

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Assorted News

Cadence reports from TSMC 2019 Technology Symposium in Santa Clara: Camera is important, especially in the Asia market. Pixel size driving to 0.8um this year, and 0.7um next year. IR sensing important for security and ADAS. Achieved 940nm QE >45% (measured in silicon). EEWeb reports that camera-base driver-monitoring system (DMS), …

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Ghost Imaging with a Human Eye

Nuit Blanche blog found an OSA OE paper “Ghost imaging with the human eye” by Alessandro Boccolini, Alessandro Fedrizzi, and Daniele Faccio from Heriot-Watt University and University of Glasgow, UK. This is a kind of ideas that are so simple, that now, once presented, look almost obvious to me. It’s …

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AMS ToF and ALS Presentations

AMS publishes the Youtube videos on its ToF poximity sensor and an ambient light sensor: Image Sensors World

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SmartSens Launches “SmartSensor” AI Platform

Smartsens launches its “SmartSensor” AI platform based on 3D integration of image sensor with an image analysis processor. The company has selected TSMC’s 3D chip manufacturing process for its “SmartSensor Platform” as its development platform, and hopes to work with leading partners to achieve innovative “smart sensor” designs, further promoting …

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Polarization and Multispectral Imaging Applications

Spectronet publishes videos on polarization and multipectral imaging applications: Image Sensors World

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Graphene Photodetectors Overview

Arxiv.org paper “Recent Progress and Future Prospects of 2D-based Photodetectors” by Nengjie Huo and Gerasimos Konstantatos from Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology and ICREA reviews graphene imagers developed in the recent years. “Conventional semiconductors such as silicon and InGaAs based photodetectors have encountered a bottleneck in modern electronics and …

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Image Sensors in Jewelry

There happens to be one emerging application that is not sensitive to image quality, pixel size, power consumption, or any other parameter – jewelry. It is not clear how large this market is: Image Sensors World