Sunday, October 12, 2008

Digital Photography Next Leap

It's called black silicon (because it's black silicon). Here's the best part, it is something like 5X as photo sensitive as regular silicon. Sound good, wait until you hear this:
And there's no change to the manufacturing process, Mazur said, so existing semiconductor facilities can create black silicon without much additional effort or, more importantly, money.
That's right, they can charge us more but it won't cost more. Either way, the next generation of cameras to get this are going to be fun to play with.

New York Times

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