Eric Fossum, the inventor of the CMOS image sensor found in many digital cameras, will speak at Trinity College on March 6.

Fossum, a 1979 graduate of Trinity College, will deliver a presentation entitled “Inside Your Camera: The Science and Technology of Digital Sensors.” Fossum holds over 180 patents and has published over 250 papers.

His most known invention is his work to invent and commercialize the CMOS image sensor.  CMOS technology has become the primary means in which modern digital cameras capture images and can be found in cameras, smart phones, video cameras, and even small pill cameras that are swallowed for medical diagnostic purposes. Fossum’s presentation will discuss how the technology works and where it might be headed in the future. 

The presentation begins at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the McCook Auditoreum at Trinity College located at 300 Summit Street in Hartford. Admission is free and the seminar is open to the public.  A reception will follow his presentation.

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