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Pioneer of the CMOS image sensor dies at age 56

5/6/2010 03:00 PM EDT
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re: Pioneer of the CMOS image sensor dies at age 56
allen4126   5/8/2010 2:29:04 AM
The invention of CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) technology really change the world. Back to late 99, line CIS was popular for FAX and scanner and array CIS was used for digital camera only. 1.3mega pixel CMOS image sensor was considered as HIGH end at that time. I remember there was debate in my company about if cell phone user need a camera when Japanese put a camera (100K pixels) on cell phone .... well, it just about 10 years after and we can see people it trying to have cell phone comes with 12mega camera. Someone might say, oh, I don't need a 12mega camera on cell phone. Well, you don't want it most likely you don't to pay for that. You will take it as long as it comes with free of charge. Just like like, back to mid '90, most of PC users were pretty much satisfied with Pentium 133 ... yes, 133MHz, and were excited about, wait, there 266 was coming .... Thanks for Professor Peter Denyer. Your really change the world.

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