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Dalsa Fabricates 111 Megapixel Image Sensor Chip
Jun 2006
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 DalsaCCD.jpgCCD 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.

The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
Contraction of "picture element." A small element of a scene, often the smallest resolvable area, in which an average brightness value is determined and used to represent that portion of the scene. Pixels are arranged in a rectangular array to form a complete image.
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