Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry\u2019s First Mobile Image Sensor with 1.0\u03bcm Pixels Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the industry\u2019s first 1.0\u03bcm-pixel-based 16 megapixels (Mp) CMOS image sensor for use in advanced mobile devices. Samsung\u2019s new image sensor, the S5K3P3, leverages the company\u2019s proprietary ISOCELL technology to enable the high-performance 1.0\u03bcm pixels. This market-leading small pixel minimizes the overall size and height of an image sensor module, making it an ideal solution for today\u2019s increasingly thinner mobile devices. \u201cAs a trendsetter in the mobile image sensor business, we are pleased to be the first to deliver the most advanced 1.0\u03bcm-pixel image, which meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras,\u201d said Kyushik Hong, Vice President and Head of S.LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics. \u201cStarting with a 16Mp sensor, Samsung plans to further expand 1 .0\u03bcm-pixel product category and lead the image sensor market for high performing slim mobile devices.\u201d Built with 1.0\u03bcm pixels, Samsung\u2019s new 16Mp image sensor reduces the module\u2019s overall height by 20 percent, compared to current 1.12\u03bcm-pixel based 16Mp sensor modules. Enabling a module z-height that is less than 5mm, the S5K3P3 offers designers the ability to develop a mobile device with minimal camera protrusion without compromising on resolution. In addition, the S5K3P3 takes advantage of Samsung\u2019s ISOCELL technology to deliver image quality that is on par with 1.12\u03bcm-pixel based image sensors. Using ISOCELL technology dramatically reduces color crosstalk of neighboring pixels by adding physical barriers between each pixel. This substantially increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the collection of photons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions. Combining ISOCELL technology with the industry\u2019s smallest 1.0\u03bcm pixels, the new S5K3P3 image sensor will provide manufacturers with a differentiated design option. Samsung\u2019s new S5K3P3 image sensor is available today for mobile device manufacturers to design into their next-generation products.