Aptina

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Aptina Imaging Corporation
Privately Held
Industry Semiconductors
Founded 2008 (2008)[1]
Headquarters San Jose, California , China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, India, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Key people

Taner Ozcelik, Senior Vice President, Aptina Imaging Business of ON Semiconductor

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Products CMOS image sensors, Image processors
Number of employees
650
Website www.aptina.com

Aptina Imaging Corporation is a company that sells CMOS imaging products. Aptina's products can be found in mobile phones, digital, and video cameras, notebook computers, surveillance cameras, and medical, automotive and industrial applications, as well as videoconferencing, barcode scanners, toys and gaming products.[3]

CMOS sensors from Aptina are used in Nikon V1 (10.1 MP, CX format, 16.9x17.9 mm),[4] Nikon J1, Nikon V2.[5]

According to a marketing report, in 2009 year Aptina had a 16% share of the CMOS image sensors market, with revenue estimated at $671 million.[6]

Key Milestones[edit]

  • 2014 - Aptina Imaging has bought color filter array processing and imager probe assets from Micron Technology, and close to 100 Micron employees will join Aptina’s manufacturing facility in Nampa, Idaho on Aug. 4. [1]
  • 2014 - ON Semiconductor completes acquisition of Aptina Imaging [2]
  • 2014 - Aptina Ships the First 1-Inch 4K Image Sensor for Security and Surveillance Solutions
  • 2011 - Shipped 2nd billionth sensor
  • 2009 - Aptina spins out as an independent privately held company
  • 2008 - Shipped 1 billionth sensor
  • 2008 - Micron Technology launches Aptina: a CMOS image sensor division
  • 2006 - Micron Imaging Group acquires Avago Technologies' image sensor business
  • 2006 - World’s first 1.4-µm CMOS pixel
  • 2005 - World’s first 1.75-µm CMOS pixel
  • 2002 - First Micron image sensor products launched
  • 2001 - Micron Imaging Group acquires Photobit
  • 1995 - Photobit established to commercialize CMOS active pixel sensor technology
  • 1992-1995 - JPL team invented CMOS active pixel sensor technology

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 - AET (China) Best Product Award Winner: AR0331
  • 2010 - Winner, EDN Innovation Award: MT9H004
  • 2009 - Finalist, EDN Innovation Award: MT9M033
  • 2008 - Takayanagi Award: Presented to Dr. Junichi Nakamura
  • 2008 - Best Supplier Award: Foxconn

History[edit]

Aptina Imaging was created as spin-off of Micron Technology's Image Sensor Division in March 2008. At this time it still was an independent division within Micron. In July 2009, Aptina became independent, privately held company, and was partially sold to a group including TPG and Riverwood Capital.[1] ON Semiconductor Corporation Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging in August 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aptina boosts image; embraces foundries // EETimes, 4/12/2011
  2. ^ http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/content.do?id=18412
  3. ^ "Aptina Website". Aptina. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  4. ^ Teardown of the Nikon V1 camera – Aptina Found! // Chipworks Recent Teardowns, November 4, 2011
  5. ^ Inside the Nikon D5200 DSLR – Toshiba found! // Chipworks, January 8, 2013: "Aptina has the design wins in the Nikon 1 system cameras (1” format V1, J1, V2)"
  6. ^ CMOS Image Sensors. Technologies & Markets - 2010 Report // Yole Developpement, January 2010; slide 18

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