PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Congratulates Dr. Eric Fossum on Induction Into The National Inventors Hall of Fame
San Jose, CA, March 10, 2011 -- Aptina, a leading developer of CMOS imaging solutions congratulates Dr. Eric Fossum on his recent induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame™ for his invention of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor active pixel image sensor (CMOS-APS) technology. His early work with CMOS continues to encourage innovation and drive the image sensor market.
Dr. Fossum’s contributions to imaging science include work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the early 1990’s which were followed by contributions toward commercializing CMOS technology, and include founding Photobit Corporation in 1995 with others from JPL. In 2001, Photobit was acquired by Micron Technology and became Micron Imaging Group. This group became Aptina in 2008 and was spun off from Micron in 2009.
“Working with Eric at NASA was very rewarding and resulted in advancing imaging technology and the development of CMOS imaging solutions into the mainstream,” said Roger Panicacci, VP of product development at Aptina and one of four JPL engineers who helped create Photobit with Dr. Fossum. “The success of CMOS image sensors today wouldn’t be possible without his work on the active pixel sensor.”
For more information about Dr. Fossum and NASA, watch NASA’s Hallmark of Success Video available on the Aptina Channel. About Aptina
Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in all leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications, video conferencing, barcode scanners, toys, and gaming. Aptina enables Imaging Everywhere™ and continually drives innovation in the market as seen with the introduction of the first 14MP CMOS image sensor for point-and-shoot and hybrid cameras (MT9F001), and the industry’s first 5MP SOC with ¼” format (MT9P111). Privately held, Aptina’s investors include Riverwood Capital, TPG Capital and Micron Technology. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com or subscribe to the latest news from Aptina by copying the Aptina RSS feed into your favorite RSS reader.
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(First posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 14:35 EST)