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High Performance Silicon Imaging by Daniel Durini

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Backside illuminated (BSI) complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors

A. Lahav,    Tower Semiconductor Ltd, Israel

A. Fenigstein and A. Strum,    TowerJazz, USA

Abstract:

This chapter reviews modern manufacturing techniques for backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensors (CIS). It presents a thorough discussion regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the front illuminated CIS throughout different CMOS fabrication nodes and introduces a historical review, state-of-the-art discussion on the technological issues as well as on the applications and performance of back illuminated imagers. The chapter discusses all the relevant state-of-the-art issues of the imagers in both, commercial applications as well as high-performance ...

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