Since 1999 ST has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of imaging sensors. The current product portfolio spans a wide range of traditional image sensors from entry level VGA to 24 Mpixels and will soon offer products with 100’s of millions of pixels. STMicroelectronics provides a wide range of imaging solutions and continues to enhance our customers’ products with different product categories such as CMOS image sensors, CMOS photonic sensors, processors and CIS foundry. Mastering all aspects of the imaging chain, ST is well placed to offer custom design services to key customers with a number of custom sensors, ISPs and imaging modules already on the market.
ST’s sensors now address an increasing number of imaging applications in the automotive, security, gaming, medical and high-end traditional camera market. As a leading supplier in the wireless industry, ST is constantly innovating in all aspects of our product offer. Camera modules featuring extended depth of field (EDoF), where the consumer benefits from an enhanced imaging experience over a traditional fixed focus (FF) approach, was first industrialized by ST. Leveraging extensive system on chip (SOC) knowhow, a wide range of features can be integrated on the same silicon die as the pixel array including autofocus (AF) drivers and lens shading correction (LSC) algorithms, as well as innovative solutions, such as high dynamic range (HDR) technology, at an affordable cost.
At the forefront of silicon process development, ST’s dedicated in-house CMOS imaging manufacturing facilities is ramping up for new products featuring state-of-the-art backside illumination (BSI) techniques, as well as innovative design features such as deep trench isolation (DTI) that addresses the key challenge of pixel crosstalk.