Viewpoint Commentary 2017: Forza Silicon President, Barmak Mansoorian

January 18, 2017 – This year we celebrate Forza Silicon’s 16th anniversary in the business of delivering innovative custom CMOS image sensor (CIS) and IC design solutions. Technological advancements in devices and architectures are still remarkable in the CIS marketplace. Read more

Future Architectures for CMOS Image Sensors

December 12, 2016 – Twenty sixteen was yet another outstanding year to be a participant and spectator in the CMOS image sensor (CIS) marketplace – with significant advancements in devices and architectures. Read more

Forza Silicon to Present 3D Integrated Image Sensor: Options for the Fabless at the 2016 3D ASIP Conference

December 13, 2016 – Pasadena, CA – Forza Silicon (, a leader of advanced image sensor ­­and mixed-signal IC designs for digital camera applications, today announced that its president, Barmak Mansoorian, will present at the 2016 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging (ASIP) Conference in San Francisco, California on December 14, 2016. Read more

Large Stitched X-Ray CMOS Image Sensor

  • 30 µm square pixels
  • 6 repeating segments
  • 854 H x 1200 V
  • 2-MHz pixel clock rate
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International Image Sensor Workshop 2017

Date: May 30 – June 20, 2017 Location: Hiroshima, Japan The 2017 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW) will provide an opportunity to present innovative work in the area of solid-state image sensors and share new results with the imaging community. Read more

SMPTE 2017

Date: October 23-26, 2017 Location: Hollywood, CA The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is holding the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) – Monday, 23 October. Read more

SPIE Photonics West 2018

Date: January 27 – February 1, 2018 Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA SPIE Photonics West is the world’s largest photonics technologies event, consisting of three conferences and two world-class exhibitions. Read more

163 MP High Resolution CMOS Image Sensor

  • 163 MP with APS-C format
  • 1.5 µm square pixels
  • 20 frames per second (full resolution)
  • On-chip ADC
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Large Pixel Flexible Test Array

  • 8-16 µm range of pixel pitch options
  • 0.3 MP to 1 MP available array format resolutions
  • Flexible/programmable timing and level signaling control
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Stereo Image Sensor Chip-Set for Robotic Surgery

  • 1284 x 1028 (1.2 MP) per eye
  • 1.7 µm pixel
  • 60 frames per second
  • 62 MS/sec 12-bit ADC’s
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