Teledyne e2v’s Emerald 12M and 16M image sensors enter mass production

October 10, 2018 - 03:01
Teledyne e2v’s Emerald 12M and 16M image sensors enter mass production

HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10October 2018 - Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne Technologiescompany and global innovator of imaging solutions, announces that its Emerald12M and 16M CMOS image sensors, developed for optical inspection and factoryautomation, have now gone into mass production and are available for highvolume purchase.


These two sensors are membersof Teledyne e2v's Emerald family and feature a small 2.8μm low-noise globalshutter pixel, which is produced using a 110nm wafer manufacturing process fromTowerJazz(TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, in its Arai, Japan fab.  Thisunique pixel architecture provides cutting edge performance whilst reducing theoverall camera cost due to the smaller optical format.

Emerald 12M and 16M sensorsprovide customers with an unprecedented set of features and are both suitablefor high-speed interface systems including USB 3.1 gen.2, 10GigE and CameraLink.  Special features include HDR modes with up to 120dB dynamic rangeand also a unique ROI mode which allows multiple images to be captured, underdifferent exposure conditions, in a single high resolution shot.

Both sensors also feature thesame CLGA package, optical centre, readout structure and processing. Eachsensor is available in two different speed grades (standard and high speed),which along with their pin-to-pin and register compatibilities, offers cameramakers the versatility to address both resolution and speed within a singlecamera design.

Rafael Romay, Vice Presidentof Professional Imaging at Teledyne e2v, said "We are delighted that Emerald12M and 16M, the original members of our Emerald sensor family, are enteringmass production. Both of these sensors have proved popular with machine visioncustomers due to their high levels of performance and the features embedded inthem. We've recently expanded this successful family, with the addition ofEmerald 67M, which provides customers with high speed and high resolution. "

Dr. Avi Strum, TowerJazzSenior Vice President and General Manager of CMOS Image Sensor Business Unitsaid, "Working together for over a decade, Teledyne e2v and TowerJazz haveleveraged our combined expertise to bring to market top notch industrialsensors. The Emerald family is the newest, most advanced one based on ourglobal shutter offering in 110nm with a state of the art small pixel of 2.8um.We look forward to further collaboration with Teledyne e2v to serve the growingmachine vision market."

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Notes to Editors:

Teledyne e2v's innovations lead developments inhealthcare, life sciences, space, transportation, defence and security andindustrial markets.

Teledyne e2v's unique approachinvolves listening to the market and application challenges of customers andpartnering with them to provide innovative standard, semi-custom orfully-custom imaging solutions, bringing increased value to their systems. Formore information

About Teledyne Imaging 

Teledyne Imaging is a group of leading-edgetechnology companies aligned within the Teledyne brand. With unrivalledexpertise across the electromagnetic spectrum and decades of experience, thegroup offers world-leading capabilities in sensing, signal generation andprocessing. The collective delivers innovative solutions to aerospace, defense,geospatial, machine and industrial vision, medical and life sciences,semiconductors and MEMs. For more information, visit

About TowerJazz

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE:TSEM) and its subsidiaries operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz,the global specialty foundry leader. TowerJazz manufactures next-generationintegrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer, industrial,automotive, medical and aerospace and defense. TowerJazz's advanced technologyis comprised of a broad range of customizable process platforms such as: SiGe,BiCMOS, mixed-signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, integrated powermanagement (BCD and 700V), and MEMS. TowerJazz also provides world-class designenablement for a quick and accurate design cycle as well as TransferOptimization and development Process Services (TOPS) to IDMs and fablesscompanies that need to expand capacity. To provide multi-fab sourcing andextended capacity for its customers, TowerJazz operates two manufacturingfacilities in Israel (150mm and 200mm), two in the U.S. (200mm) and threefacilities in Japan (two 200mm and one 300mm). For more information, pleasevisit