Rockwell takes CMOS technology to consumer marketplace

Rockwell (Costa Mesa, CA) is targeting its complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology at the consumer marketplace. Breaking with its traditional focus on space exploration, astronomy, and other nonconsumer applications, the company announced its first image sensors for the consumer market in January. "Shrinking CMOS process geometries and advances in imager design have enabled CMOS imagers comparable in image quality to CCDs," said Ian Olsen, manager of Rockwell`s Personal Imaging

Rockwell takes CMOS technology to consumer marketplace

Rockwell (Costa Mesa, CA) is targeting its complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology at the consumer marketplace. Breaking with its traditional focus on space exploration, astronomy, and other nonconsumer applications, the company announced its first image sensors for the consumer market in January. "Shrinking CMOS process geometries and advances in imager design have enabled CMOS imagers comparable in image quality to CCDs," said Ian Olsen, manager of Rockwell`s Personal Imaging Division. Rockwell`s entry into the consumer-product arena with image sensors complements the company`s involvement in imaging technology for fax communication and multifunction peripherals, he added.

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