STMicroelectronics (STM) is partnering with Taiwanese foundry UMC to develop image sensors using...

|About: STMicroelectronics NV (STM)|By:, SA News Editor

STMicroelectronics (STM) is partnering with Taiwanese foundry UMC to develop image sensors using backside illumination (BSI) tech, which provides image quality advantages over traditional front-side illumination sensors. This could provide some fresh competition for OmniVision (OVTI), which is widely believed to be supplying a BSI sensor for the iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S uses a Sony (SNE) BSI sensor.