SmartSens Unveils Industry’s First DSI Pixel Technology at ISC West 2019


SmartSens, a global supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors, today announced DSI pixel, as SmartSens’ latest enhanced SmartPixel™ technology, at ISC West 2019.

DSI pixel is the next-generation sensor technology provided by SmartSens that gives customers better image performance, faster time to market and higher cost effectiveness, compared to previous technologies. Additionally, the DSI pixel technology innovatively integrates SmartSens’ design and pixel process knowledge into the foundry service by DB HiTek.

The DSI pixel technology has surpassed both FSI and BSI in terms of performance. Equipped with SmartSens’ advanced sensor design architecture, the DSI pixel has significantly improved image performance across metrics. While compared to the current SmartPixel™ FSI performance, the DSI pixel excels in sensitivity improvement and dark current reduction by 2x and 5x respectively. When compared to a different vendor’s BSI sensor performance, SmartSens’ DSI technology offers enhanced SNR1 and read noise performance.



Particularly, the DSI pixel technology benefits video applications that require ultra-clear images in low light settings and those that call for continuous usage in harsh environments for mission-critical, 24/7 operations, such as security surveillance, AIoT and smart home applications.

“With the rapid rise of IoT and AIoT, the market is demanding high-performance image sensors at a low cost of production and fast time to market,” said William Ma, COO of SmartSens. “The SmartSens DSI technology goes beyond FSI and BSI technologies paving the way for unique technological advances in image recognition.”

SmartSens will demonstrate its highly selected line of innovative products designed for security and surveillance at meeting room Casanova 605 in the Sands Expo Center from April 10 to 11 during ISC West 2019. For more information about the products, please contact the SmartSens sales and technology department:

About SmartSens Technology

Founded in 2011, SmartSens Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading supplier of high-performance CMOS imaging systems worldwide and a forerunner in the video surveillance industry. Its products are widely used in the fields of vehicle-mounted imaging, machine vision and consumer electronics (sports cameras, drones, robot cleaners, smart home cameras, etc.). With research centers based in Shanghai and Beijing among others, the company focuses on providing future-oriented solutions and market-leading products. Coupled with cutting-edge technology and innovation, SmartSens is the industry’s first ever company to introduce the global shutter CIS sensors based on voltage domain architecture and stack BSI process. Since its founding, SmartSens has been committed to providing customers with high-quality smart sensors.

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About DB HiTek

DB HiTek Co., Ltd. specializes in superb analog and power processing technologies. The company adds high value to advanced ICs with a processing portfolio that encompasses BCDMOS, RF, Mixed-Signal, High Voltage CMOS, CMOS Image Sensor, Embedded Flash, MEMS and SJ MOSFET technologies. With its best-in-class BCDMOS technology, the company manufactures power management chips that serve numerous applications ranging from consumer and communication electronics to automotive and industrial systems. Currently processing technologies at nodes ranging from 0.35 microns to 90 nanometers, the company complements its world class foundry capabilities with top quality design support including IP and design libraries, as well as process design kits and prototype verification. Headquartered in South Korea, DB HiTek publicly trades its stock under 000990 on the Korea Stock Exchange. DB HiTek was formerly known as Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. For more information, visit


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