CMOS image sensor start-up Cmosis has successfully concluded a round of private equity financing from several highly regarded Belgian high-tech investment firms, totalling €3m. The lead investor is ING Corporate Investments of Brussels, Belgium. The capitalisation for Cmosis is geared towards the ongoing development of innovative CMOS image sensor technologies and further business expansion.
The Cmosis technology portfolio contains crucial IP related to various advanced aspects of image sensors, including high pixel counts at a high fill factor, high-speed functionality, large bit-depth of column ADCs, high dynamic range, TDI (time-delay and integration) implementation in CMOS, and novel rad-hard pixel concepts. Cmosis was founded in November 2007 and received its initial financing by the founders and by Capital-E, a Belgian Venture Capitalist. In March of 2009, the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders granted Cmosis a substantial R&D subsidy.