Highlights from the International Workshop on Imaging Sensors


Boyd Fowler


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Date: November 11, 2015


Image sensor innovation continues after more than 50 years of development. New image sensor markets are being developed while old markets continue to grow. Higher performance and lower cost image sensors are enabling these new applications. Although CMOS image sensors dominate the market, CCDs and other novel image sensors continue to be developed. In this talk we discuss trends in image sensor technology and present results from selected workshop papers. Moreover, we will discuss developments in phase pixel technology, stacked die image sensors, time of flight image sensors, SPAD image sensors, Quanta image sensors, low light level sensors, wide dynamic range sensors and global shutter sensors.

Further Information:

Boyd Fowler was born in California in 1965. He received his M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1990 and 1995 respectively. After finishing his Ph.D. he stayed at Stanford University as a research associate in the Electrical Engineering Information Systems Laboratory until 1998. In 1998 he founded Pixel Devices International in Sunnyvale California. Between 2005 and 2013 he was the CTO and VP of Technology at Fairchild Imaging. He is current at Google researching future directions for image sensors and imaging systems. He has authored numerous technical papers, book chapters and patents. His current research interests include CMOS image sensors, low noise image sensors, noise analysis, data compression, machine learning and vision.

Created: Thursday, November 12th, 2015