Solid-state image sensor


A semiconductor device that converts an optical image into an electrical signal.

The advanced level of silicon micromachining technology has improved the performance of solid-state image sensors to the point that they can now be used in camcorders for home VCRs. Further miniaturization and image quality improvement are investigated. Solid-state image sensors are classified by their method for selecting picture elements; MOS-type image sensors employ addressing and CCD-type image sensors employ the signal transfer technique.


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