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Dartmouth professor joins Inventor Hall of Fame

Mar 07, 2011   |   by David Brooks   |   Nashua Telegraph

Eric Fossum, engineering professor at Dartmouth College, has been named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame for leading the team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory that created the CMOS active pixel sensor camera-on-a-chip. From the statement: “Today, CMOS image sensors are a fixture in camera phones, and other applications include digital SLR cameras, embedded web-cams, automotive safety systems, swallowable pill cameras, toys and video games, and wireless video-security networks. Worldwide annual revenue for the technology is estimated to reach $6 billion in 2011.”

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