Japanese Micron Technology has demonstrated the functionality of what it claims is the first 1.7-micron pixel image sensor technology at the Imaging Sensor 2005, a technical conference being held in Tokyo by Nikkei Electronics.
Hisayuki Suzuki, senior director of marketing for imaging, Micron Technology said, "The demonstration of 1.7-micron pixel technology validates Micron's ability to deliver leading imaging technology and products"
"Shrinking pixel size enables mobile and consumer applications with higher resolution and smaller form factors resulting in an enhanced picture taking experience. Additionally, smaller pixel size facilitates increased features in other target applications, such as medical, biometrics and high-speed," he added.
Similar to other micron image sensors, the 1.7-micron pixel sensor incorporates 'DigitalClarity' technology, which provides better low light performance, color fidelity, dynamic range, high temperature performance and high frame rates, benefiting customers targeting low light and high speed usage conditions.
Micron Technology is a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions. The company manufactures and markets DRAMs, Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components and memory modules.