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Forza Silicon Announces High Definition CMOS Imaging Technology

Company’s Technology Adopted by Japan Broadcasting Company NHK in HDTV Trials

Forza Silicon Announces High Definition CMOS Imaging Technology
Pasadena, CA, June 04, 2007 --( Forza Silicon Corporation announced today the availability of its groundbreaking proprietary FORZ-HD™ CMOS imaging technology which supports frame rates up to 60 fps, proven at 33.2 Mega-pixel resolution, and features 12-bit on-chip ADCs. FORZ-HD™ technology is targeted for high resolution, high-speed, high dynamic range digital cameras used in professional photography or digital cinematography, and in medical, biotech, scientific, satellite and defense industries.

“FORZ-HD™ is a scalable technology that produces astounding image and video quality,” said Dr. Barmak Mansoorian, President of Forza Silicon. “The FORZ-HD™ advantages over CCD image sensors include the integration of thousands of column-parallel ADCs on-chip with an LVDS or CML interface, and, of course, lower cost,” said Dr. Daniel Van Blerkom, CTO of Forza Silicon.

FORZ-HD™ imaging technology is used in CMOS image sensors fabricated by Forza foundry partner Tower Semiconductor using 0.18 micron process. FORZ-HD™ is compatible with CMOS Image Sensor processes used by Forza foundry partner IBM Microelectronics.

About Forza Silicon Corporation
Forza Silicon is a fabless semiconductor provider of mixed signal IC design services and products. Forza specializes in the design of advanced CMOS image sensors, from ultra-high resolution imagers for medical, broadcasting, scientific and military applications to low-cost sensors for digital cameras, cellular camera phones and other consumer devices. Forza also excels in high speed optoelectronics comprising high speed data paths for fiber-optic, microwave and RF applications. In addition, Forza offers a wide range of mixed signal VLSI design services from custom IP block designs and SOC integration to chip characterization and design verification. More information can be found at


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33.2 Mega-Pixel, 35mm Format, Column Parallel ADCs, LVDS Digital Output
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