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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Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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