• YCM FAB Complete and Equipment Moving in Ceremony
    YCM opened FAB complete and equipment moving ceremony on 6th, Nov. 2017. Mr. He Quanxiu, the Vice Chairman of Changchun CPPCC & Party Committee Secretary as well as Director of the Administrative Committee of Changchun Economic and Technological Development Zone, Mr. Wang Zenghua, the Director of Electronic Information Office of Department of Industry and Information Technology, Mr. Jiaping, shareholders' representative,



  • TowerJazz and YCM Announce Partnership for Backside Illumination (BSI) Manufacturing in Changchun, China
    MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel and CHANGCHUN, China, October 30, 2017 - TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today a partnership with Changchun Changguang Yuanchen Microelectronics Technology Inc. (YCM), a BSI process manufacturer for backside illumination (BSI) manufacturing in Cha



  • Gpixel NV Founded As New Supplier of Advanced CMOS Image Sensors Solutions
    ANTWERP, Belgium and CHANGCHUN, China, August 9 2018 – A team of CMOS image sensors industry veterans created Gpixel NV, a new supplier of advanced CMOS image sensors solutions. Gpixel NV is structured as a privately-held company and started operation on August 9th, 2018 providing turn-key solutions to industrial and professional markets ranging from sensor design, prototyping, characterization and packaging to qualification and volume production.

    Gpixel NV founders are Tim Baeyens, Tim Blanchaert, Jan Bogaerts, Bart Ceulemans and Wim Wuyts. Together they form a team of image sensor experts with more than 75 person-years of relevant experience in CMOS imaging technology, development, operations and commercialization. Gpixel NV is set up with financial and operational backing of Gpixel Inc (Gpixel Changchun Optotech), a fast-growing CMOS image sensor supplier based in Changchun, China, founded by Xinyang Wang in 2012.

    Gpixel NV is founded to serve demanding industrial and professional markets for CMOS image sensors through the development of truly novel image sensors. It is created for customers looking for a committed CMOS image sensor provider where customer relations as well as strong technical expertise in image sensors technology are paramount.

    “Imaging and CMOS image sensors are ubiquitous today,” states Tim Baeyens, CEO of Gpixel NV. “Nevertheless, there is still a strong need for dedicated companies such as Gpixel to address high end markets like industrial and professional imaging. Through our wide industry network and strong collaboration with Gpixel Inc, we anticipate growing Gpixel rapidly to become one of the key players in solid state imaging.”

    Xinyang Wang founder and CEO of Gpixel Inc states, “I am very pleased to join forces with Gpixel NV to grow Gpixel to become a dominant player in our application areas. I am also convinced that the addition of Jan Bogaerts as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Wim Wuyts as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Gpixel worldwide will foster our company’s innovation and global sales significantly.”

    About Gpixel NV

    Gpixel NV was formed in August 2018 by founders and key staff of former FillFactory and CMOSIS, combining a very experienced and high-caliber team of designers and product specialists with a solid technology background in the realm of advanced CMOS image sensor solutions. Gpixel NV has the financial and operational backing of Gpixel Inc and is engaged in the design, prototyping, characterization and packaging of novel CMOS image sensor solutions for industrial and professional markets.

    About Gpixel Inc

    Gpixel Inc. is a design house located in Changchun, China, specialized in providing high-end CMOS image sensor solutions for industrial, medical and scientific applications. Founded in 2012 by experienced CMOS image sensor designers and semiconductor physicists, Gpixel is committed to continuously innovate and work in close cooperation with its customers and business partners to deliver the most state-of-art CMOS image sensor technologies and products to the global market.



  • Facing Intense Competition of Tight Capacity, How Will the 8-inch Wafer Foundry Solve the Situation?
    Since the second half of last year, worldwide capacity of 8-inch wafer foundries has been booming.
    It’ s reported that TSMC, UMC, SMIC, Hua Hong semiconductor, etc. are all experiencing a tight 8-inch capacity. In addition to accelerating the expansion of 8-inch capacity of some major international foundries, this situation has also led to increasing penetration of China mainland’s foundry market.



  • SmartSens Launches the World's First 30 Thousand Pixel BSI Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensor
    SMARTSENS, a leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, recently launched the world's first commercial 30 thousand pixel Global Shutter CMOS image sensor -- SC031GS -- based on the BSI (backlighting) pixel technology.



  • CMOS Image Sensors (CIS): Past, Present & Future
    Over the last decade, CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) technology has made impressive progress. Image sensor performance has dramatically improved over the years, and CIS technology has enjoyed great commercial success since the introduction of mobile phones using onboard cameras. Many people, inclu



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