OKI Ships World’s First SOI-CMOS Technology-based UV Sensor ICs

Oki has started volume shipment of its ultraviolet (UV) sensor ICs, ML8511, starting this month. OKI plans to ship over 100 thousand chips to Hong Kong and the Chinese markets this year. The OKI ML8511 is the world’s first UV sensor IC to be based on SOI-CMOS technology, and it integrates a UV light-receiving element and an analog output circuit into a single chip. This helps to reduce the number of components, cost and size compared to conventional devices. Because the IC includes an energy-saving standby function, it is perfect for battery driven portable mobile devices which require low power consumption.

Oki IC ML8511 will enable users to embed UV sensor functions in a variety of portable devices, offering end users the ability to check the UV level wherever they are.