"Aside from HD capability, CMOS imaging technology brings a host of advantages to video applications, including slow-motion video capture that could be used for reviewing those exciting replay moments like a baseball swing," continued Gove.
Now in Mass Production: Micron's Industry-Leading 8-Megapixel Image Sensor
Initially launched as a prototype in May 2006, Micron's 8-megapixel image sensor is now available for mass production.
The 8-megapixel sensor was built using a1.75-micron pixel design and fits into a 1/2.5-inch optical format.
Used in continuous-shot mode for digital still cameras, the 8-megapixel sensor is capable of bursting more than 10 pictures a second at full resolution and more than 30 pictures a second at 2-megapixel resolution.
Also given its high-speed, the sensor allows for cameras to have advanced features like image stabilization for reducing the effect of blurred images typically caused by jittery hands and fast auto-focus response, resulting in sharper images that are important for taking those priceless, spontaneous snapshots.
The sensor also enables a digital camera to capture and playback HD video, which equates to shooting video at 30 frames per second (fps) in 720p (progressive) format.
Micron is working to make a larger footprint in the world of digital photography.
With its focus on bringing new experiences to digital still and video cameras, its CMOS market share leadership in camera phones and its recent acquisition of Lexar, Micron is at the forefront of innovation for today's digital photography enthusiasts.
More information on Micron's photography revolution can be found in its booth #J260 and can be found in its electronic media kit at .
Micron is sampling the new sensors now with mass production expected in the third quarter of 2007.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions.
Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products.
Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol.