Omnivision – Camera Sensor Supplier For iOS Devices Announces 20% Thinner 8-Megapixel Camera Sensor

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Omnivision – camera sensor supplier for all iOS devices has announced the availability of a new 8-megapixel camera sensor for ultra-thin smartphones,  which they claim is 20 percent thinner than any other 8-megapixel camer sensor in the market today.
will come with an improved 8-megapixel camera. But there are doubts whether Omnivision, will get the order for iPhone 5 camera sensors from Apple .
In addition to making the sensor slimmer, they’ve also made a 20 percent improvement in peak quantum efficiency in all color channels, a 35 percent improvement in low-light sensitivity and a 45 percent increase in full-well capacity.
This is what Per Rosdahl, senior product manager at OmniVision had to say about their latest camera sensors:
With our new OmniBSI-2 architecture, we have further miniaturized our pixels while delivering a 20 percent improvement in peak quantum efficiency in all color channels, a 35 percent improvement in low-light sensitivity and a 45 percent increase in full-well capacity in an extremely compact and power efficient package.
This 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel enables the next generation of miniaturization in mobile cameras, and is key to the high-resolution smartphone camera roadmap.
The new model has a height of 4.7mm, while the 5-megapixel camera module used in
has a height of 6.5mm.
The slimmer camera sensor would have been ideal candidate for iPhone 5, which is widely speculated to be
, but it doesn’t look like it will be ready for it as according to the announcement, sampling will begin only this month, with mass production expected in the first calendar quarter of 2012.
instead of Omnivision.
Though Apple gets most of the credit for innovations surrounding their iOS devices like iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch, it wouldn’t have been possible with suppliers like Omnivision who are also working hard to be at the cutting edge of technology in their field.

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