Micron Unveils image sensors for next-generation camera phones

At the 3GSM World Congress today, Micron Technology, Inc. introduced a new line-up of image sensors that create a powerful imaging platform for next-generation camera phones. Micron’s new camera phone sensors were developed using a tiny 1.75-micron pixel design and range in resolution from 5-, 3- and 1.3-megapixel. The Micron Technology 5-megapixel image sensor MT9P012 fits into a 1/3.2-inch optical format and captures video at 60 frames per second (fps) at 720p and 30 fps at 1080p for high-definition video capture. The 3-megapixel image sensor MT9T013 fits into the standard camera phone 1/4-inch optical format and captures VGA video at 30 fps .The 1.3-megapixel image sensor MT9M113 is a completely integrated camera system on chip and fits into an ultra-tiny 1/6-inch optical format. This sensor also captures VGA video at 30 fps.

General customer sampling for the 5- and 3-megapixel Micron Technology sensors is planned for the second quarter 2007 and the 1.3-megapixel sensor is expected to sample in late first quarter 2007. Mass production is expected summer 2007. Micron’s technology proficiency in CMOS imaging is enabling consumers to capture high-quality images and high-definition video all from a camera phone.