2021年 4月 の投稿一覧

Establishment of a CMOS sensor business for three-dimensional (3D) distance measurement

The market for CMOS sensors has been expanding since the first half of the year 2000. During that time, CMOS sensors have been developed for the purpose of pursuing image quality, such as the clarity of flat images used in cell phones, digital cameras, and single-lens reflex cameras.

On the other hand, in the rapidly expanding image sensor market, the importance of three-dimensional shape recognition images for robots, drones, shape measurement devices, face recognition, etc., is rapidly being demanded as an application different from image quality.

Therefore, independent and venture companies such as Rosnes see this as a great opportunity to enter a new market with growth potential, and have decided to engage in their own brand business of CMOS sensors for three-dimensional (3D) distance measurement.

In particular, starting in the fall of 2021, we will be developing our first product, a CMOS sensor with a new structure and small pixel size that will give us an advantage over our competitors.

Creation of an own-brand business for new CMOS sensors

We have decided to establish our own brand of CMOS sensor business in the fall of 2021.

At present, Rosnes is the only independent venture company in Japan that is fully engaged in the development of CMOS sensors.

In recent years, many of the independent and venture companies that have developed CMOS sensors in Japan have been absorbed by major domestic and foreign companies, resulting in a decline in the number of companies.

Rosnes was established in January 2007, and for the past 15 years has been engaged in small-lot, high-mix contract development of dedicated CMOS sensors commissioned by customers.

In recent years, we have received many requests from various fields, such as consumer and industrial applications, for the development and mass production of standard products, so we have decided to start a full-scale business of developing and mass producing our own brand CMOS sensors.