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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Avago Technologies' One-Quarter Inch Format, 1.3 Megapixel Image Sensor Easily Fits Smallest Low-Profile Camera Modules

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3GSM World Congress 2006 BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2006-- ADCC-3000 Replaces One-Quarter Inch VGA Sensors with Quality of Digital Cameras/Camcorders Using Avago's EP Architecture and Image Pipe

Avago Technologies today introduced a one-quarter inch optical format, 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor featuring the company's enhanced-performance (EP) pixel architecture and image-pipe processing technology. The sensor is one of the few 1.3 megapixel sensors that fits easily into the industry's smallest (8 mm x 8 mm x 5 mm) low-profile camera modules. With the increasing popularity of thin-profile camera phones, manufacturers are requiring smaller modules with no decrease in performance and image quality. The Avago ADCC-3000 achieves these size requirements while enhancing the picture quality beyond existing megapixel sensors.

The Avago ADCC-3000 enables handset manufacturers to upgrade their one-quarter inch VGA (video graphics array) resolution cameras to the new one-quarter inch, 1.3 megapixel camera with a 4x increase in resolution and the ability to take sharper, truer color photos under all lighting conditions. With 1280 by 1024, 2.8 micron by 2.8 micron pixels, the ADCC-3000 is ideal for today's ultra-thin megapixel mobile phones.

"We've raised the bar for megapixel price and performance with our industry-best, one-quarter inch CMOS camera-on-a-chip," said James Stewart, vice president and general manager of Avago Technologies' Imaging Solutions Division. "This is the only one-quarter inch megapixel image sensor capable of producing high-quality, digital still-camera-like images and camcorder-like video, while accommodating today's ultra-slim camera phones. With its EP architecture and image pipe, this 1.3 megapixel sensor outperforms the competition's 1-, 2- and 3-megapixel sensors at all light levels to produce sharper, clearer photos."

"Avago Technologies' one-quarter inch megapixel sensor meets and exceeds our needs for high image quality, small form factor, and strong technical support," said Mike Burger, senior vice president of Flextronics' Components Division. "We are thrilled by the overall performance of the ADCC-3000 and are committed to integrating it into modules for our OEM customers."

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