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Kodak announces KAC-05010 5.0 Mp CMOS image sensor

Kodak announces the new KAC-05010 5.0 megapixel CMOS image sensor for digital still cameras and mobile phones. The announcement might signal a step in the right direction to go for quality instead of quantity. The KAC-05010 image sensor is a high performance, 2.2 micron pixel, 1 / 2.5 format image sensor that offers improved image quality, lower noise and excellent color reproduction. This pixel size is a step-up again from the 10-megapixel and 12-megapixel image sensors, with a pixel size of 2.05 and 1.88 micron respectively...
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PRESS SUMMARY

New 5.0 Megapixel, 2.2 Micron Pixel Device, Provides Improved Image Quality, Lower Noise and Excellent Color Reproduction

Eastman Kodak Company announced today the KODAK KAC-05010 5.0 megapixel CMOS image sensor targeted for mass-market consumer applications in the high-volume digital still camera and mobile phone markets. This image sensor expands Kodak's existing portfolio of CMOS imagers which also includes products for the automotive and industrial imaging markets. Today's news enhances Kodak's position in delivering next generation CMOS image sensor devices that offer the same image quality currently available from CCD image sensors, while taking advantage of the power, integration, and cost benefits traditionally associated with CMOS technology.

The KAC-05010 image sensor is a high performance, 2.2 micron pixel, 1 / 2.5 format CMOS sensor that offers improved image quality, lower noise and excellent color reproduction. The KAC-05010 incorporates KODAK PIXELUX technology, an architecture that uses pinned photodiodes and a four-transistor (4T) shared pixel structure to produce lower noise. It also includes charge-domain binning of multiple pixels on the imaging array for higher sensitivity and 30 frames per second video recording.

“As a digital imaging leader, Kodak continues to provide camera manufacturers with new imaging solutions that offer greater choices and levels of functionality in order to meet end-users' growing needs needs and varied requirements,” said Chris McNiffe, general manger of Kodak's Image Sensor Solutions group. “With the KAC-05010, we are expanding our portfolio to provide digital still camera manufacturers a new, cost effective image sensor with outstanding image quality, improved dynamic range and true color performance expected from Kodak products.”

The KAC-05010 image sensor is now sampling and is the latest addition to Kodak's extensive and growing line of image sensors, delivering the core technology that drives the most advanced developments in digital imaging applications. In addition, Kodak is a leader in the CCD imagers market. Its portfolio includes the highest resolution interline transfer and full frame CCD image sensors available for photographic and industrial markets.

For specific ordering information and lead times, please contact Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company at (585) 722-4385 or by email at imagers@kodak.com. For more information on Kodak's entire image sensor product line, please visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.
March 2, 2007
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