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Expert in CMOS/CCD Image Sensor and Analog Design


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Expert experience covers all aspects Image Sensors development from concept, device and process development to transition into productization.

Since he was involved in all aspects of camera development, he can contribute and complement the firm's team in detailed development of firm's camera and analog products.

The benefit of Expert as a CMOS Image Sensor Device and Analog Design Expert person includes: 1. Detailed technical knowledge of all aspects of CMOS Image Sensors and associated Analog Integrated Circuit Design comprising: a. System specifications b. Flow down specifications to the pixel and circuitry levels c. Pixel circuit and layout design and CMOS Analog Design d. Process flow e. Electrical and optical testing and verification 2. A senior person who has worked both at a semiconductor fab foundry (Tower) and application oriented company (3DV Systems – now Microsoft). He understand all aspects of technical and administrative issues and procedures. 3. On-site negotiator for specs, delivery times and pricing

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3D imaging

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active region

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capacitor

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CCD camera

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charge carrier

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charge density

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charge transfer device

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charge-coupled device

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charge-storage diode

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complementary metal-oxide semiconductor device

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conservation of charge

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Coulomb's law

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electric charge

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imaging

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imaging system

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infrared imaging

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integrated circuit

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junction capacitance

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metal-oxide semiconductor device

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photodiode array

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semiconductor device

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analog circuit design

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integrated-circuit design

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image sensor

1.Design of VLSI CMOS signal processor chip for IR detector interface comprising low noise, low power buffered direct injection input opamp, integrator, voltage and current limiters, buffer amplifier, multiplexer readout circuitry and sample/hold circuits. Complete vertical design from system concept specifications through circuit design mask layout and tape out. 2.Develop Spice DC and Noise Characterization and modeling system including hardware for measuring and software for analysis. Initiated and implemented Vertical CAD Design System for VLSI circuit design including defining software and hardware products
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complementary metal-oxide semiconductor integrated circuit

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linear integrated circuit


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   PhD   Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics   Case Western Reserve University  
1971   M.S.   Electrical Engineering   Technion-Israel Institute of Technology  
1968   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   Case Western Reserve University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2008

 

3DV Systems LTD (now Microsoft)

 

VLSI Group

 

CMOS Image Sensor Analog Design Manager

 

1. Developed a unique video imaging technology and camera for sensing distance in real-time between an imaging sensor and objects at high speed and high resolution mainly for gaming and computer interface applications CMOS Image Sensor and Analog Design ManagerMajor Responsibilities: 1. Developing small pixels and analog signal processing for a novel 3D all CMOS based Image Sensor for commercial applications. The concept is based on the Time-of-Flight (TOF) principle in the Near Infrared spectral region using innovating photon gating techniques The basic feature incorporates real- time depth imaging by capturing the shape of a light-pulse front as it is reflected from a three dimensional object. 2. Pixel device and process development employing TCAD tools· 3.Pixel physical design development and characterization using Cadence Virtuoso· 4. Analog design employing Cadence Analog Artist and Spectre simulation

2004 to 2005

 

BlueBird Optical Mems LTD

 

VLSI Group

 

CMOS Image Sensor VLSI Design Manager

 

1. TDI Camera Design and Conceptual 2. 3D Camera Development

2000 to 2004

 

Tower Semiconductor

 

Image Sensor Group

 

CMOS Image Sensor & Analog Device Section Head

 

1. CMOS Image Sensor Pixel development of various photodetectors (Pinned Photo Diode) and pixel designs, analog circuit design, process development and characterization of 3-4 transistor pixels. The pixel sizes ranged from 5.6um to 2.7um on a side. (simulation and layout), electrical and optical characterization for 0.18u and 0.35u processes 2. Process development including process simulation for unique photodiode process including spectral response, uniformity and dark current requirements· 3. Fully Flexible Open Architecture Characterization Vehicle Development· 4. Analog test vehicle development including CMOS, resistor, capacitor, bipolar matching: temperature, voltage and matching characterization for various process and layout configurations· 5. Analog circuit (BG Ref, ADC, Ring Oscillator and CBCM) simulation and characterization to verify component spice models

1989 to 2000

 

SCD - Semiconductor Devices

 


 

Senior Staff - VLSI Design Group & Project Management

 

1.Design of VLSI CMOS signal processor chip for IR detector interface comprising low noise, low power buffered direct injection input opamp, integrator, voltage and current limiters, buffer amplifier, multiplexer readout circuitry and sample/hold circuits. Complete vertical design from system concept specifications through circuit design mask layout and tape out. 2.Develop Spice DC and Noise Characterization and modeling system including hardware for measuring and software for analysis. Initiated and implemented Vertical CAD Design System for VLSI circuit design including defining software and hardware products 3.Project Management including coordinating development of IR detector and performing detector and optical design

1987 to 1989

 

Rockwell International:

 

Electro - Optical Center

 

Manager - Device Engineering Group (25 engineers and scientists)

 

A. CAD strategy planning and development· B. VLSI circuit design for Focal Plane Arrays· C. Device characterization· D Project management 1.Initiated and successfully implemented Vertical CAD Design System for VLSI circuit design including defining software and hardware products 2.Reduced design time and cost by a factor of 2 by optimizing resources comprising of personnel and optimizing CAD implementation 3.Project management including readout and multiplexer VLSI CMOS circuit design.

1980 to 1987

 

Rafael - Armament Development Authority

 

SemiConductor Device Department

 

Manager - Device Processing Technology Section (18 engineers & technicians)

 

1. Successfully directed the process development, implementation and transfer to production of numerous infrared detector array programs. Specifically: device design, photolithography, material characterization, etching, chemical and vapor depositions, process development and optimization. 2. Developed, implemented and transfer to production planar process of IR detectors from prior mesa process, thereby increasing yield significantly and providing a roadmap to the fabrication of large matrix photodetector arrays.

1978 to 1980

 

Rockwell International, Anaheim California

 

Focal Plane Development Department

 

Manager - Device Development Group (15 engineers)

 

A. Infrared and visible CCD imaging multiplexer design B. Process development and characterization. 1.Successfully managed numerous multiplexer and readout projects. 2.Developed CCD double polysilicon process using LOCOS process, thereby increasing yield and throughput.

1975 to 1978

 

Hughes Aircraft Co., Newport Beach, CA

 

Microelectronics Research Center

 

Senior Member of Technical Staff

 

1. High density CCD Memory array design, process development and testing. 2. 65k Memory:Device and architecture design including CAD layout, device simulation and mask procurement


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IEEE: Senior Member since April 17, 1999


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 20 publications in journals/reports and 1 patent application filed

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - 3DTV-Conference The Truevision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video  
 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - SPIE Conference  
 - Fraunhofer IMS Workshop CMOS Imaging from Technology to Application  
 - IEEE Electron Devices, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 1989   DARPA   Image Sensor Design   Manager of Device Engineering group at Rockwell International Electro-Optics Dept, Developing Infrared Image Sensors with readout electronics
1978 to 1980   DARPA   Readout electronics design for infrared sensors   Manager of Device Development group at Rockwell International Electro-Optics Dept, Developing Infrared Image Sensors with readout electronics

Consulting Services:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

1. CMOS Image Sensors:T. Expert presented CMOS Image Sensors Fundamentals 2. Advanced CMOS & BiCMOS VLSI Design:Practical Aspects in Analog & Mixed -Mode IC Design 3. ANALOG ARTIST: CadenceSchematic Editor and Simulation 4. VIRTUOSO:Cadence Layout Editor 5. UNIX:Basic

Other Skills and Services

Lecturer: Course CMOS Analog Design at ORT Braude College, Carmiel Israel


 

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