Tower makes IR sensor for Intel RealSense
Foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd., which trades as TowerJazz, has begun mass production of a near infrared light sensor used for depth sensing by Intel within its RealSense 3D camera.
The sensor has a 3.5-micron pixel size and a global shutter and is described as a "very fast pixel that allows high quantum efficiency at near infrared light." It is a complementary component to the scanning micromirror announced by STMicroelectronics. (see
“This collaboration between Intel and TowerJazz was a natural fit. Intel’s leadership in this market, combined with our leading technology that provides outstanding pixel performance for near IR 3D imaging, along with the proximity of our Israel fab with Intel Israel, the group developing this technology, was an ideal alignment,” said Russell Ellwanger, CEO of Tower, in a statement.
Related links and articles: