Thursday, January 10, 2008

Panasonic expands imaging sensor production

Image Sensors World, a blog that covers imaging sensors, has just posted a new story on Panasonic significantly expanding their sensor production facilities with a new facility in Japan. And here's a teaser for the story: "The new plant is said to be able to provide finer pixel features to increase the sensor resolution".

And another teaser: The post reveals Matsushita's estimate of their CCD sensor market share for digital cameras. Is it big enough to win an election? Find out!

More details at Image Sensors World, including the "green measurables" (eco-friendliness) of the facility and a CGI or mock-up of how it will look.

10-second Analysis: Does this mean Venus will be reborn? :)


amin said...

I think this means they're going to stuff 18MP into a 1/2.5" sensor =).

1001 noisy cameras said...

Ouch!!! Will they call that "AntHill" technology? :)

Sadly we continue to head in that direction: Six of the new CES 2008 cameras are using a new 10mp 1/2.33" sensor.