Pixon Technologies expands application of imaging systems
Flatbed scanners and multifunctional printers use one of the most intricate optical imaging systems. Red, green and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) turn on in sequence for illumination, while a rod lens comprised of an array of 320 micro-lenslets transposes images onto a bed of sensors. Collectively known as contact image sensor (CIS) modules, the whole optical system is an area of expertise that Pixon Technologies is renowned for worldwide. With patented technologies, the company is the leading designer and manufacturer of customised CIS modules for global electronic majors.
Formerly the manufacturing arm of electronic giant ON Semiconductor based in the United States, Pixon has evolved into a one-stop shop for original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. The company works closely with clients to cover a whole range of solutions, from CIS sensor chips and optical components, to light guides and automated module assemblies.
"We are renewing our focus on CIS," says Pixon president Ian Chen. "We're opening up different opportunities and expanding our product portfolio."
Also used for bar code scanners and lottery ticket and ballot verifiers, Pixon is adopting its CIS technology for X-rays and counterfeit currency detection. The company has expertise in infrared and ultraviolet LEDs to help governments stop counterfeit bills from spreading.
Promoting green technology, Pixon also develops innovative LED lighting fixtures. It has created a bendable USB torch capable of illuminating a whole work area. Its patented fluorescent tube replacements are also the industry's first LED retrofit solution, which uses light guide technology.
Keen on marketing its products throughout Asia, especially in China, Pixon welcomes agents and other business partners who have extensive networks in governments or financial institutions.
"We have established ourselves as a key player in the market, and we intend to also become one of the leading CIS module suppliers in China and Southeast Asia," Chen says.