• Sony IMX400 3-Layer Stacked (Exmor RS) CMOS Image Sensor

  • Sony Mobile announced the Xperia XZs at Mobile World Congress in February 2017. The Xperia XZs features a 1/2.3-inch optical format, 19 Mp resolution, Exmor RS “Motion Eye” camera offering with 960 fps video and predictive capture. The super slow motion functionality is made possible by world’s first memory stacked CIS.

    Sony divulged details of its 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor (CIS) technology at ISSCC 2017 (90 nm generation back-illuminated CIS top chip, 30 nm generation DRAM middle chip, and a 40 nm generation image signal processor (ISP) bottom chip).

    We have started analysis of the IMX400 and will be producing the following reports:

    Device Essentials

    Cost-effective insight to the chip based on focused scope of analysis (SEM, optical cross section and SEM bevel images)

    Advanced CMOS Essentials – Packaging

    Cross-sectional SEM and SEM-EDS analyses of packaging and die stack features

    Imager Process Review

    Deep structural and feature analysis employing a broader suite of reverse engineering tools (SEM, SCM, TEM, TEM-EDS, SIMS, etc.)

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