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
• Machine learning
• Optical metrology (sensor systems, optics, illumination)
• ASIC development
• Image processing

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

Main areas of research and development
• Embedded intelligence
• Multispectral imaging with machine learning
• Optimization of optical sensors with a focus on
- high-speed,
- high dynamic range,
- low power
- 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 top technologies
Face recognition in vision in package system
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