InVisage, New Camera Sensor
What if the 3 MP camera of your mobile phone would be powered by InVisage camera sensor… and making it 12 MP?
“With a tiny smartphone 3-megapixel sensor, we could make that a 12-megapixel sensor,” said Chief Executive Jess Lee to CNet News. “Or we could quadruple its sensitivity and ISO. That’s the net benefit here.”
The new technology completely redefines existing mobile camera sensors. InVisage includes a new material called QuantumFilm. QuantumFilm lies just below the camera lens. A regular camera sensor allows light rays to hit directly to silicon semiconductor. The reflected lights make the image. InVisage believes that the silicon semiconductor delivers only 25 % of the actual image. QuantumFilm, which is placed above the silicon wafers, gathers all the light rays and deliver much higher picture detailing than the regular sensor – 4 times higher.
InVisage puts, “QuantumFilm is applied as a thin film on top of traditional CMOS wafers. This thin film now absorbs all of the photons on the top surface of the pixel. QuantumFilm has 100% fill factor and all of the photons are absorbed in very short depth. This means better light capture in low-light and true-to-life photos. “
InVisage camera sensor will be included in mobile phones by Quarter 4 of 2010.