Organic image sensor developer receives $8.7 million in funding

Following a recent financing round of $8.7 million, organic image sensor developer ISORG will now be able to develop its technology in a mass production environment.

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Following a recent financing round of $8.7 million, organic image sensor developer ISORG will now be able to develop its technology in a mass production environment.

Created in 2010 as a spin-off from the Printed Electronics Laboratory of CEA Liten, ISORG develops photo-detectors and large area image sensors in organic and printed electronics. ISORG recently collaborated with Plastic Logic in the development of an image sensor based on the deposition of organic printed photo detectors, pioneered by ISORG, onto a plastic organic thin-film transistor backplane developed by Plastic Logic.

The flexible sensor features a 4 x 4 cm active area, a 94 x 95 pixel array with a 375 µm pitch. The backplane design, production process, and materials were optimized for the application by Plastic Logic resulting in a flexible, transmissive backplane.

ISORG’s sensors are thin and light, and address machine vision, medical imaging, diagnostics, and biometric imaging applications. The sensor technology, which has received a number of awards in Asia, the U.S., and Europe, will now move from pilot industrial line to mass production with a manufacturing unit planned for 2015.

Investors include Bpifrance, Sofimac Partners and CEA Investissement, Grenoble Angels and Savoie Angels and the total amount comes in at 6.4M Euros, or $8.7 million.

View the press release.

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