I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
A little better all the time
Everyone hopes for it, in one way or another – things to be a little better than they were before. Parents want a better life for their children. Workers want a little more in their paycheck. And fans of sports teams want at least a few more wins than last year. It’s a basic drive of human nature – looking to make things better than they were before, and striving to find ways to make that happen.Continue reading
When I was growing up as a kid, I had two older brothers who cast big shadows in the town we lived. I remember that everywhere I went, their friends would say, “Oh look, there’s the little brother.” Looking back on it all, I couldn’t be prouder to be the little brother, the younger sibling of two great guys who have meant so much to so many people. But to be honest, at the time, being called ‘squirt’ made me want to work harder, practice longer and perform to the best of my potential. It was tough growing up in someone’s shadow, but my older brothers were trail blazers for me and because they came first, I got opportunities they didn’t have.Continue reading
At Truesense Imaging, the first shipment of a new product is always very exciting. As a new product comes to market, the hard work that goes into the development of that device – from specification and design to manufacture and characterization – can now bear fruit as camera manufacturers incorporate the device into their camera designs, making the latest performance and feature enhancements available to their end customers. But if shipment of a new product is a cause for celebration, right now we’re having quite a party – because we’ve just released not one but three new devices into production.Continue reading
A while back, I wrote about an exciting new family of high-performance image sensors that is based on our most advanced CCD technology – the TRUESENSE 7.4-micron Interline Transfer CCD Portfolio. Leveraging technology originally developed for our 5.5 micron family of products, these devices provide a higher level of performance compared to their “little brothers”.Continue reading
One year ago today the Image Sensor Solutions business of Eastman Kodak was sold to Platinum Equity. Over the course of this past year, we have successfully established Truesense Imaging as an independent, standalone company with a dedicated focus to be the world’s leading provider of high-end, performance-oriented image sensors. Thanks to the great work and dedication of employees across our company and strong support from Platinum Equity, the transition to independent operations has been amazingly smooth. And we’ve worked hard to make the transition as seamless as possible for our customers.
I would say that Year 1 has been a great success! Now it’s time to look forward.
This week we have a strong presence at the annual Vision Show in Stuttgart, Germany, which showcases industry leading products and technologies serving the industrial and machine vision markets. We are announcing some very exciting products at this year’s show – two new CCD image sensors that provide superior image quality for applications where image quality is of the utmost importance and a new 12 Mp CMOS image sensor for high-speed applications. The KAC-12040 is our first device targeted at industrial applications using CMOS technology. All three sensors support our strategy of delivering the best possible products to meet the diverse imaging needs of our global customers.
Our second year as Truesense Imaging, Inc. is off to a great start. If you happen to be in Stuttgart this week, please stop by and say hello - and stay for a demo!
When I was growing up as a kid playing baseball, I remember agonizing over the choice between a new “Brooks Robinson” baseball glove or a new “Mickey Mantle” bat. I was going to receive one as a birthday present and I wanted to have both, and yet remember being told, “You can’t have the best of both worlds.” I wondered, “Why not, the store has both of them?” Today I’m thinking, how does this apply to the world of image sensors?Continue reading
Sometimes, being good just isn’t good enough. Even if a sports team is winning all of their games, the coach still schedules extra practices so they can play even better. Race car drivers always seem to need more speed, parents definitely need more time, and Tim Taylor wants “more power.” And Breathless Mahoney? She just wants – More.Continue reading
It’s been just over two weeks since NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity survived its 7 minutes of terror to land on Mars. And now that the first images are being sent back from the rover, it’s exciting to see the great image quality coming from the scientific cameras on the rover that all use KAI-2020 Image Sensors from Truesense Imaging.Continue reading
Remember the film Dr. No? There are so many great parts to this movie – the classic introduction to the character (someday I’m going to learn how to play Baccarat and hope someone asks me my name), one of the best music themes ever, and a great cast (although I always find myself expecting Jack Lord to say “Book ‘em, James” just before the closing credits). But one of my favorite parts comes toward the end of the movie when Dr. No is trying to complete his evil plot. While everything on the set starts blowing up, one of Dr. No’s henchmen sits calmly at his control panel, counting down the time until the Project Mercury launch that Dr. No is trying to stop.Continue reading
Now that Truesense Imaging is established as independent company, there are all sorts of changes underway. Not changes to our products – they haven’t changed one bit, and still provide the high level of performance and quality that have made us an imaging leader around the world. And not changes to our people or manufacturing processes, either – we’re really the same business we were before, but now just with a new name.Continue reading
On behalf of the entire Truesense Imaging team, I am very pleased to welcome you to our new website! We hope that you find the site to be a useful source of product information, development tools, industry news, and background on our “new” company and team.Continue reading