According to the agreement, Isorg will license its technology processes to its OEMs while Sumitomo Chemical will manufacture the dedicated organic semiconductor material, as well as support Isorg in terms of production technology and marketing. Materials’ collaboration between Sumitomo Chemical and Isorg began in 2013.
“Partnering with Isorg will allow us to fill a void in the market for difficult-to-manufacture, but affordable, full-size fingerprint and CMOS image sensors that are suitable for demanding applications in smartphone displays and hybrid visible and near infrared cameras,” said Hiroshi Ueda, executive vice president at Sumitomo Chemical. “Sumitomo Chemical is leveraging its materials platform to seize new opportunities for growth in the imager arena.”
With this new partnership, Isorg is sending its customers a comforting message, it will be able to deliver in volumes.
The fingerprint sensors could be incorporated beneath the entirety of a smartphone display, allowing fingerprint recognition from any point or position on that display. As for the hybrid organic CMOS image sensors, they are intended for use in cameras, including those designed for near infrared capabilities.
Going forward, Sumitomo Chemical and Isorg will work jointly on commercialization of the products.
Sumitomo Chemical – www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp
Isorg – www.Isorg.fr