CMOSIS is a turn key supplier of advanced off-the-shelf; customized and full custom CMOS image sensors, developed by a seasoned, multi-disciplinary team of image sensor experts, totaling more than 100 man-years of experience.
CMOSIS was founded in November 2007 and has grown in 2014 to team of 66 employees. CMOSIS is a private company owned by TA Associates, a US based private quity investor, management and personnel.
CMOSIS is located in Antwerpen, Belgium and has today more than 300 customers worldwide with major market in North America, Western Europe and the Far East. More 95% of the business is export. Distribution and representation offices are in place in Japan, China, Korea, Israel, the Americas and Russia. Alternatively can other regions and countries place direct orders with CMOSIS headquarters in Belgium.
CMOSIS understands the CMOS image sensors are often at the heart of the customers and system. Therefore fast and adequate logistic and technical support is available directly form our product specialists. They handle any issue in a professional, direct and pragmatic manner. Our team members have contributed to image sensor technology over the last 20 years with many scientific publications and patent applications. The team covers all skills required to design, manufacture, test and supply image sensors.
CMOSIS supplies a growing range of custom developed and standard off-the- shelf CMOS image sensor products optimized for specific applications and continuously develops new image sensor technology improving the performance of its image sensors. These products feature high-performance pixel architectures, high frame rates, onchip ADC, high dynamic range operation modes and high-speed digital interfaces. Recent developments include:
- Efficient global shutter with low temporal and spatial noise (in-pixel CDS)
- Fast and highly accurate column ADCs (several patents granted)
- High linear dynamic range in single exposure
- TDI imaging in CMOS sensors
- Backside Illumination for electron detection, (E)UV and visible range
In order to offer a turn-key solution, from development to qualified production, CMOSIS manages the complete supply chain from wafer manufacturing to final packaged testing. Typical steps in this CMOS image sensor fabrication involves:
- Wafer manufacturing
- Wafer testing
- Wafer dicing and packaging
- Final device test
- Inventory management: wafers, packages and cover glass, tested sensors
Wafer testing and final test of the packaged imager is done at CMOSIS in a 70 m2 Class-100 cleanroom.