New Quantum Technology for Mobile Phone Cameras, dots instead of silicon

A really interesting article has appeared over on wired.com which could mean that cellphone cameras could soon be good enough to use for your wedding photographs.

A company based in Menlo Park, California has developed an image sensor using quantum dots in place of silicon. This is said to increase sensor performance by more than four times.

Most people that use their iPhone as a camera will comment that they wish it was better, says InVisage’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jess Lee but the problem lies in the heart of the camera which is the sensor.

Replacing silicon with quantum dots could be about to change all that. The quantum dot is a Nan crystal made from a special class of semiconductors. It permits manufacturers to have an extremely high degree of control over the conductive properties and it is approximately 90% efficient at absorbing light.

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