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ON Semiconductor

BioPhotonics
Mar 2011
In a definitive agreement, ON Semiconductor of Phoenix will acquire the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. of San Jose, Calif., in an all-cash transaction of ~$31.4 million. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2011. The unit will become part of ON Semiconductor’s Digital, Military/Aerospace and Image Sensor Div. ON Semiconductor’s products target one-dimensional image sensing with a focus on contact image sensing and ambient/proximity sensors. At the close of the acquisition, the company will have a complete product offering between 1- and 2-D sensors across multiple end markets. Cypress’ portfolio includes high-performance custom and standard CMOS image sensors for multimegapixel digital photography, medical x-ray imaging, biometrics and other applications.



GLOSSARY
biometrics
The technology devoted to the analysis of unique biological characteristics such as voice patterns and fingerprint, retina, iris, and hand and face geometry to determine or authenticate the identity of an individual.
cinematography
The technique of making motion pictures.
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
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