- Pixelplus, Sharp Expand Collaboration
Fabless semiconductor company Pixelplus Co. Ltd. of Seoul, South Korea, announced yesterday that it will continue to codevelop system-on-a-chip (SoC) image sensors with Sharp Corp. of Japan. The companies collaborated this year to develop the PO5030 SoC image sensor for cell phone cameras. They will now expand their agreement to include 1.3-, 2- and 3.2-megapixel SoC image sensors.
- A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
- A term used to describe a convex surface having too short a radius of curvature. To correct this condition, material is cut from the outer portion of the polishing tool.
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