Dalsa Fabricates 111 Megapixel Image Sensor Chip
Bromont, Québec-based Dalsa Semiconductor announced yesterday that it has fabricated and delivered an image sensor chip with a total resolution of over 111 million pixels (10,560 pixels x 10,560 pixels at 9 µm) to its customer, Semiconductor Technology Associates (STA) of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The CCD device, which measures
STA's 111 megapixel astronomy CCD, fabricated by Dalsa Semiconductor.
approximately 4 in. x 4 in., is the first to break the 100 megapixel barrier, Dalsa said. STA developed the chip for the astrometry department of the US Naval Observatory (USNO), funded by the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. The device will assist USNO in determining the positions and motions of stars and solar system objects and establishing celestial reference frames. Dalsa Semiconductor, a division of Dalsa Corp. of Waterloo, Ontario, manufactured the device at its wafer fabrication facility in Bromont.