Specialty foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Nasdaq: TSEM; TASE: TSEM) (marketing as TowerJazz) announced today it has begun mass production of an IR sensor used by Intel in one of its new 3D sensing solutions. Intel chose TowerJazz’s CMOS image sensor (CIS) platform, specifically for its unique IS11 process, due to its unparalleled pixel performance at near infrared light with very high speed, high quantum efficiency (QE) and high optical resolution.
Intel Corp. director Depth Camera Engineering Sagi Ben Moshe said, “Partnering with TowerJazz was a part of our success in producing our advanced image sensor for 3D imaging and was a natural choice as they were able to offer the required technical specifications and performance for this breakthrough technology."
The unique pixel developed by TowerJazz for Intel is a 3.5um global shutter very fast pixel that allows high quantum efficiency at near infrared light, specifically at the scanning laser wavelength with high sensor resolution.
Tower CEO Russell Ellwanger said, “This collaboration between Intel and TowerJazz was a natural fit. Intel’s leadership in this market, combined with our leading technology that provides outstanding pixel performance for near IR 3D imaging, along with the proximity of our Israel fab with Intel Israel, the group developing this technology, was an ideal alignment."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on March 3, 2015
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