PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jan. 30, 2013 – ARRI (Arnold & Richter Cine Technik), the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world, has been awarded the “Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award” from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for improvements in large format CMOS image sensors used in capturing high definition. When accepting the award, ARRI’s Managing Director Franz Kraus specifically thanked ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) for its contribution as a partner in the product development.
|L-R: ON Semiconductor Bob Klosterboer (SVP of Application Products Group), ARRI’s Franz Kraus (Managing Director), Michael Cieslinski (Technical Lead Digital Imaging)|
The coveted winged Emmy award statue was presented to ARRI during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in early January. When accepting the award, Mr. Kraus specifically thanked two of its product development partners, ON Semiconductor and Tower Jazz, for their contributions. Bob Klosterboer, senior vice president of ON Semiconductor’s Applications Products Group, accompanied ARRI’s executives on stage during the award ceremony to accept the Emmy.
According to NATAS, one of the major goals in high definition image capture was to replicate the performance of 35 mm film acquisition in motion picture and television production. Four companies were honored with Technology & Engineering EMMYs for their success in achieving this goal, including ARRI, Canon, RED Studios Hollywood and Sony.
“ON Semiconductor designed the ALEV III CMOS Image Sensor specifically for ARRI – utilizing our state-of-the-art imaging technology that resulted in a sensor design featuring a 14-bit true dynamic range in combination with 8 Mpixel resolution at 120 full frames per second,” said Mr. Klosterboer. “Working collaboratively with the team at ARRI, we successfully delivered a remarkable product that combines excellent noise performance with high image resolution and increased frame rate to enable precise slow motion image capture. Our congratulations go out to ARRI for their Emmy award.”
ARRI is currently utilizing the ALEV III CMOS Image Sensor in a number of its professional digital motion picture cameras, which are being utilized throughout the industry to produce commercials, leading box office movies and popular television programs such as Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Mad Men.
“ARRI and ON Semiconductor have had a strong and collaborative relationship in the areas of product development and manufacturing for almost a decade,” said Franz Kraus, managing director for ARRI. “The design expertise and innovative sensor technology ON Semiconductor brought to this project, coupled with their consistent manufacturing quality and reliable worldwide supply chain network make them a valued partner to have in the highly demanding motion picture equipment marketplace.”
ON Semiconductor currently offers custom and standard CMOS image sensors, contact image sensors, contact image sensor modules, ambient light sensors, proximity sensors, and touch sensors. Next generation sensor platforms are currently under development with the goal pushing noise and speed requirement to the next performance levels. For more information about the company’s sensor products contact Joost.Seijnaeve@onsemi.com.
About the Technology & Engineering EMMY Awards
As reported by the National Academy of Television and Sciences (NATAS): “Awards are presented to an individual, company or to a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies which either represent an extensive improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television.”