The CSEM S.A. is a leading technology center in the field of embedded vision systems, high-value CMOS image sensors, and high-resolution optical encoders.

Fields of Activity
• Optical metrology (sensor systems, optics, illumination)
• ASIC development
• Image processing

Range of Services
• Development of image sensors, optics and systems
• Characterization/Qualification stations (optoelectronics, optics)
• Miniature/low cost vision systems (optics, sensor, electronics, processing)
• Cooperation partner in research and development projects

Research & Development Activities
• Optimization of optical sensors with a focus on high-speed high dynamic range, low power high dynamic range smart / on-chip processing
• Special techniques for optical metrology/microscopy Time-of-flight cameras Triangulation/Stereovision/360°- cameras Phase contrast X-ray imaging
• Miniaturization

Special Equipment
• Wafer-level test set-up with mixed signal option (200 digital, 50 analog inputs)
• Phase contrast X-ray set-up

Technology Partners

Numerous collaborations with partners from industry and academia

Current State-of-the-art Technologies

High-speed absolute encoders with nanometer resolution


Managing Director
Dr. Alain-Serge Porret

CSEM Zurich Center
Technoparkstr. 1
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel.: +41 44  497 14 11
Fax: +41 44  497 14 00



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