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Quantum dot image sensors set to change camera industry

Those of you who, like me, just recently managed to score the digital camera of your dreams will be very excited to learn that it’s possibly going to be obsolete real soon. Based on technology developed by University of Toronto professor Ted Sargent, who is now CTO at start-up InVisage, the new image sensor uses a matrix of nanoparticles embedded in a polymer film which can be simply “painted” onto the top of a low-cost wafer at room temperature. If the hype is to be believed, the new sensor offers four times the sensitivity of conventional CMOS image sensors at a dramatically reduced cost per chip. [Thanks, Glen!]


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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