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Pioneering advances in semiconductor design for sensing light beyond the visible

Potential of thin-film-based image sensors unlocked with the integration of a pinned-photodiode structure 


For the first time, researchers from imec succeeded in integrating a pinned photodiode structure in thin-film image sensors.

With the addition of a pinned-photogate and a transfer gate, the superior absorption qualities of thin-film imagers -beyond one µm wavelength- can finally be exploited, unlocking the potential of sensing light beyond the visible in a cost-efficient way.

This novel approach opens doors to diverse applications, from autonomous driving to environmental monitoring.