Teledyne e2v Topaz Image Sensor Wins Vision Systems Design

The award-winning sensor uses Tower Semiconductor state of the art 65nm, low-noise, global shutter pixel technology

Grenoble, FRANCE, June 7, 2022 – Teledyne e2v today announced that its Topaz CMOS image sensors, using Tower Semiconductor’s 65nm global shutter pixel technology, have been recognized among the best in machine vision by judges of the Vision Systems Design 2022 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel was made up of renowned experts from systems integration companies and end users.

“The Vision Systems Design team would like to congratulate Teledyne e2v on their score in the 2022 Innovators Awards program,” says Chris Mc Loone, Editor-in-Chief. “Each year, this unbiased and increasingly competitive program aims to celebrate the most innovative products and systems in machine vision. The Teledyne e2v team should be very proud.

Topaz is available in 2MP (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 1.5 MP (1920 x 800) resolutions and enables compact mobile designs for many applications. Housed in a tiny 4.45mm wide chip package (CSP), with an optical grating center precisely matched to the mechanical center of the package, it also enables a slim camera design. This makes the sensors particularly suitable for miniature OEM barcode engine designs, mobile terminals and sleds, IoT, contactless authentication systems, wearable devices, drones and robotics. The machine vision and data collection camera market is growing at a rate of 7.4% and is expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2026 (source Yole Development, 2021).

Tower’s global shutter pixel technology is based on its industry-leading and unique light pipe (a micro-optical structure that channels light directly into the photodiode) – a technology that enables a significant reduction in pixel size, while delivering state-of-the-art functionality, superb angular response, outstanding shutter efficiency and quantum efficiency (QE).

Rafael Juarez Romay, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Teledyne e2v said, “Innovation delivers real value when it is tailored to customer needs. Topaz was developed to improve productivity and throughput and provide longer working shifts in modern logistics, retail and manufacturing applications. The sensors offer excellent cost/performance and have a small footprint, making them ideal for driving the world’s smallest OEM barcode engines and thinnest mobile platform. Tower Semiconductor has been our foundry of choice for all of our image sensors for nearly two decades. Listening and designing a solution that will bring the most value to our customers is in our DNA, so we are very proud to be recognized with this award.

“We are proud to have supported Teledyne e2v as a long-term partner for nearly two decades in its CMOS image sensor innovations,” said Dr. Avi Strum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Sensors and Displays business unit at Tower Semiconductor. “Topaz CMOS image sensor designs combined with our advanced 65nm CIS process are an important step towards smaller, smarter industrial cameras. Our well-established collaboration with Teledyne e2v demonstrates our commitment to supporting and promoting machine vision developments in this growing market.”

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About vision system design
Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications and markets. Vision Systems Design’s magazine, website (, e-newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the global machine vision industry and image processing.

About the Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards 2022
The Vision Systems Design 2022 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The criteria used in the ranking of the Innovators Awards included: originality; innovation; impact on designers, system integrators and end users; meet a market need that has not been met; take advantage of new technology; and increased productivity.

About Teledyne e2v
Teledyne e2v innovations are at the forefront of developments in the healthcare, life sciences, space, transportation, defense and security, and industrial markets. Teledyne e2v’s unique approach is to listen to customers’ market and application challenges and partner with them to deliver innovative off-the-shelf, semi-custom or fully-customized imaging solutions that bring increased value to their systems. .
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About Tower Semiconductor
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), a leading foundry of high-value analog semiconductor solutions, provides technology and manufacturing platforms for integrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer markets , industrial, automotive, mobile, infrastructure, medical and aerospace and defense. Tower Semiconductor is focused on creating a positive and lasting impact on the world through long-term partnerships and its advanced and innovative analog technology offering, comprised of a wide range of customizable process platforms such as SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, image sensor CMOS, non-imaging sensors, integrated power management (BCD and 700V) and MEMS. For more information, visit:

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