The Workshop on CMOS Applications 

in Astronomy and Space Sciences 


        This is a topical workshop focusing on discussion of the current status and the future of CMOS applications in astronomy and space sciences. Researchers from universities, national labs and industry will get together to review the technology bottleneck and to find a way for the future. 


Date: 9:00-17:00, January 5 and 6 (Wed. and Thu.), 2011 

Venue: Room 620, Physics Building, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 


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Program:  [download]  

January 5, Wednesday

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:10

Opening remark

Wing Ip and YS Liu

09:10 – 10:00

Astronomical Demands on CMOS Sensors (.pdf) 

Roger Smith

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:20

Astronomical Demands on CMOS Sensors (.pptx) 

Roger Smith

11:20 – 12:10

The CMOS Sensor for TAOS2 (.pdf) 

Shiang-Yu Wang

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:20

CMOS for GRB prompt optical observations (.pdf) 

Yuji Urata

14:20 – 15:10

The RSI CMOS Sensor of Formosat 5 (.pdf) 

Jer Ling

15:10 – 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 – 16:30

Towards Ultimate Single Photon Counting Imaging (.pdf) 

Kang Wang

16:30 – 17:20

Towards Ultimate Single Photon Counting Imaging (II)

Kang Wang

18:00 – 20:00


January 6, Thursday

09:00 – 09:50

CMOS Sensor for Space Application (.pdf) 

Bill Wang

09:50 – 10:20

Coffee break

10:20 – 11:10

The Challenge for Commercial CIS Companies to Design Scientific Sensors

Chi-Shao Lin

11:10 – 12:00

Industrial Advancement on Backside Illumination CMOS Image Sensor

Ginger C. C. Wang

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:20

The Prototype of Real-Time Image Pre-Processing System for Satellites’ Remote Sensing (.pdf) 

Hann-Huei Tsai

14:20 – 16:00

General discussion

16:00 – 16:10

Closing remark

Wing Ip and YS Liu


Invited Speakers: The Organizing Committee:

Dr. Chi-Shao Lin (Himax)

Dr. Jer Ling (NSPO)

Dr. Roger Smith (Caltech)

Mr. Hann-Huei Tsai (CIC)

Prof. Yuji Urata (NCU)

Dr. Bill Wang (CMOS Sensor Inc.)

Dr. Ginger C. C. Wang (TSMC)

Prof. Kang L. Wang (UCLA)

Dr. Shiang-Yu Wang (ASIAA)

Prof. Hsiang-Kuang Chang (NTHU, chair)

Prof. Herming Chiueh (NCTU)

Prof. Chih-Cheng Hsieh (NTHU)

Prof. Wing Ip (NCU)

Dr. Shui-Lin Weng (NSPO)


2011 CMOS Workshop Poster

Updated: Jan. 10, 2011