Stacked Image Sensor Enables ‘Internet of Things’ Fire Sensing

January 6, 2015 – As the number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to grow to more than 50 billion devices by 2020, this interconnected network of sensors—described as the Internet of Things (IoT)—has become the focus of a number of leading technology companies. Read more

15 Futuristic Gifts for the Super-Early Adopter

December 3, 2014 – The future is now. But for one person you know, the future was yesterday. They don’t wear shoes; they wear RocketSkates. The first thing they do when they buy a Galaxy phone is turn the eye-tracking feature on. Read more

Lattice & Forza Announce Fully Reconfigurable Image Sensor

October 29, 2014 – Two topics that are currently receiving a lot of attention are the Internet of Things (IoT) and the deployment of numerous sensors. Of particular interest is the concept of smart sensors and “processing on the edge.” Consider the case of a sensor that detects whether or not someone is in a room, and uses this information to activate or dim the lights, for example. Read more

Forza Silicon Unveils Super-Adaptable Image Sensor

October 29, 2014 – Video tech developer Forza Silicon has announced a new image sensor offering a great degree of customization. Forza says it’s the world’s first image sensor offering total reconfiguration and programmability in a single chip.  Read more

Forza Silicon Reconfigurable Image Sensor Technology Platform

Forza Silicon’s Reconfigurable Image Sensor is a single compact device merging an imaging array with a customizable analog/digital processor. The video discusses the features of the fully reconfigurable image sensor design which provides a flexible platform to connect smart sensors to the Internet and enable a variety of “Internet of Things” (IoT) product applications. Read more

Forza Silicon Reconfigurable Image Sensor Technology Platform Enables Smart Applications

October 28, 2014 – Pasadena, CA – Forza Silicon (www.forzasilicon.com), a leader of advanced image sensor ­­and mixed-signal IC designs for digital camera applications, today announced the first fully reconfigurable image sensor design with multiple programmable features and functions in a single chip. Read more

CMOS Imagers Look to Increase Dynamic Range

October 2014 – To increase the dynamic range of their imagers, sensor manufacturers are incorporating a number of novel techniques In many industrial and automotive applications, it is necessary to capture images that may simultaneously contain very bright and very dark components. Read more

The Future of Image Sensors is Chip Stacking

September 15, 2014 – CMOS image sensors (CIS) have often been heralded as the first 3D devices in volume manufacturing. However this is not really the case. Shellcase MVP, the first generation of CIS that used through silicon vias (TSVs) to form interconnects was still a 2D device. Read more

Forza Silicon to Present 4K Sensors & Beyond at Image Sensors Americas 2014

September 3, 2014 – Pasadena, CA – Forza Silicon (www.forzasilicon.com), a leader of advanced image sensor ­­and mixed-signal IC designs for digital camera applications, today announced that its chief technology officer, Daniel Van Blerkom, will present at Image Sensors (IS) Americas 2014 in San Francisco, California on September 10, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. Read more

Forza Silicon’s Interview with Photonics Online at SPIE DSS 2014

Forza Silicon’s 100+ MP CAM Platform System is an advanced CMOS image sensor modular camera reference design. Forza Silicon President, Barmak Mansoorian, met with Photonics Online at SPIE DSS to discuss some of the camera’s features/specifications and to show some images captured demonstrating its impressive digital zoom capabilities. Read more