Fujifilm, Panasonic develop high-speed sensor jointly
Fujifilm Corp. and Panasonic Corp. joined together to develop a new organic CMOS image sensor. The new device used an organic photoelectric conversion layer with a photoelectric conversion property at the light-receiving section of an image sensor, to achieve performance better than conventional sensors. The light-receiving film can be stuck on electrical circuits, followed by a protective film, a colour filter, and a micro-lens. Research results were presented by both companies at the 2013 Symposium on VLSI Technology in Kyoto on June 11 and the 2013 International Image Sensor Workshop in Utah, USA, on June 15th. The companies aim to promote this technology for a variety of products, including cameras, in-vehicle cameras, mobile devices, and digital cameras.