On the heels of Kodak's announcement of an advance that more than doubles the light sensitivity of CMOS or CCD image sensors, OmniVision, a CMOS player, launched the first fully integrated 3-megapixel CameraChip sensor in a quarter-inch format--which can be used to upgrade existing handsets. The product allows for the more effective focus of light onto a sensor--and avoiding the color distortion inherent in camera phones.
Tessera Technologies unveiled a new capability that makes it possible to manufacture thousands of lenses simultaneously on a semiconductor wafer.
That's a lot of movement in just one week--but there's a subtle thing going on here. With the exception of OmniVision who concentrates on CMOS technology, most other companies used to categorize the playing field listing CCD and then CMOS. Anyone else notice that CMOS is moving up rapidly to first place?