Aptina Ready to Kickoff BSI Sensor Mass Production

posted Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM EDT

Press Release

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website!San Jose, CA, November 28, 2011 — Aptina, a leading supplier of CMOS imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of its extensive product portfolio with the production ready AR0832E backside illuminated (BSI) sensor. The AR0832E is a 1/3.2" optical format, 8-megapixel sensor with a 1.4-micron BSI pixel that produces stunning images to enable a class of Smartphone cameras capable of delivering the performance of digital still cameras.

"Aptina's portfolio of BSI sensors is the culmination of several years of research and development refining and improving our BSI technology, which is enabling us to go-to-market with leading performance, manufacturing capacity, and competitive yields," said Aptina CEO Dave Orton. "Early feedback on the AR0832E BSI is that the performance is compelling, confirming the strength of our BSI technology and validating its readiness to address the needs of our customers today."

The AR0832E captures sharp video and crisp snapshots in a wide range of lighting environments — superior low light performance and uncompromised bright light operation provide the consumer with the ability to capture those important moments no matter where they happen. Aptina built upon its vast experience and successful track record of developing advanced frontside illuminated (FSI) pixels with Aptina™ A-Pix™ technology to develop a BSI pixel with industry leading low light performance. The BSI advances include incorporation of deep photo diodes to increase full well capacity and extend dynamic range, precisely engineered pixel architectures to achieve enhanced light sensitivity, and advanced CFA alignment techniques to lower cross-talk and achieve higher QE and color accuracy.

Aptina's AR0832E is sampling now, with high volume customer shipments expected in CYQ2 2012. It is available in die form.

About Aptina
Aptina Imaging Corporation is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in 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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