It took Foveon 5 years to commercialize their technlogy of using a single CCD to get the RGB layes right. Unless this company is willing to publically publish a responsivity chart I am not weilling to hold my breathe. To me this is just another marketing department bringin infiormation way ahead of their enigneering department. I have seen it so many times in the past I have just given up on these press releases.
Show me the Specs or get out of my way. I got a job to do with real products in real time.
MicroImaging, thanks for your comments. I agree that there's a lot of vaporware out there. But this is not a breathless, hype-y startup. It's Imec, and they don't do vaporware. This is also a prototype, as we clearly stated, and as we all know, it can take time for a prototype's promise to become a reality, and not all prototypes become products in high volume on a production line. If you succeed in getting that chart from Imec, please let us know.
The second page, which has the spectral response information, was slow to appear, so some may have missed it, as I almost did. There may be a few non-machine vision applications, depending on the price of the camera. I do see some very interesting products if the price is right. But just as others have said, announcing the product is a lot different than shipping the product. So please be sure to make a big deal out of the announcement that they are shipping these cameras in any quantity.
William, thanks for your comments. As williamlweaver points out, this new R&D development has some incredible advancements. As to commercialization, that would come in the form of other companies incorporating the chip into their products.
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