Fujifilm and Panasonic have jointly announced the development of organic CMOS image sensor technology that uses an organic photoelectric conversion layer with a photoelectric conversion property at the light receiving section of an image sensor, which they claim can achieve performance beyond that of conventional image sensors.

Details of the new sensor technology were presented yesterday to the 2013 Symposium on VLSI Technology (VLSI2013) held in Kyoto. They will also be disclosed at the 2013 International Image Sensor Workshop to be held in Utah, U.S.A. on June 15. The collaboration combines Fujifilm’s organic photoelectric conversion layer technology with Panasonic’s semiconductor device technology. The resulting organic CMOS image sensor claims to offer the industry’s highest dynamic range of 88dB, along with advanced sensitivity 1.2 times more sensitive than conventional sensors  and broader range of incident angles  to enable the production of more sensitive and compact cameras with better image quality. The two companies will promote the application of the new technology to a wide range of products including security cameras, in-vehicle cameras, mobile device and digital cameras.


A press release with an overview of the new sensor technology is available at http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n130611.html.