Samsung Develops 3MP Sensor with 1.75µm Pixel Size

Samsung has developed a 3-megapixel CMOS image sensor with a 1/4-inch lens aperture. The small size but pixel-packed sensor is designed for use in ultra slim camera phones.

“The rapidly evolving trend of user created content, blogs, and personal web pages is triggering demand for constant access to high-resolution images, bringing the consumer’s attention to high-resolution camera phones,” said Yong-Hee Lee, vice president of Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Division.

The new image sensor will have a pixel size of 1.75µm (micrometer) which will enable a 30% reduction of the camera module size, compared with a conventional 2.25 µm pixel size. Samsung assures there will be no degradation of image quality with the smaller pixel size.

By utilizing 90-nanometer (nm) process technology, Samsung expects to mass produce the new 1.75um pixel, 1/4-inch lens aperture 3-Mp CIS in the first quarter of 2007.

[Via: DPnow.com]

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