Aptina

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Aptina Imaging Corporation
Type 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 Phil Carmack, CEO
Bob Gove, President & Chief Technology Officer
Nathan Sarkisian, Chief Financial Officer[2]
Products CMOS image sensors, Image processors
Employees 750[1]
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]

  • 2011 - Shipped 2nd billionth sensor  
  • 2009 - Aptina spins out as an independent privately held company
  • 2008 - Shipped 1 billionth sensor
  • 2008 - Micron launches Aptina: a CMOS image sensor division
  • 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 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Aptina boosts image; embraces foundries // EETimes, 4/12/2011
  2. ^ http://www.aptina.com/about/leadership_bios.jsp
  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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