Samsung shows off 7.2 megapixel CMOS chip

Sep 11 2005 - 11:19 PM ET | Camera, Samsung

Samsung today announced a 7.2 megapixel CMOS chip that could come to a mobile phone near you. According to Samsung, the overall performance is comparable to CCD quality. CMOS uses less power though and is more popular in mobile phones.

Supporting the low power requirement in mobile or portable applications, the new CIS chip performs at the same level and operates at a power level that is a mere 10 percent of its charge-coupled device (CCD) counterpart. The lower power consumption and price competitiveness makes the CIS an attractive solution for image devices now being used on mobile phones and other portable digital appliances such as cameras and camcorders.