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Spring Image Sensor course dates

15/09/2016 00:00:00

CEI-Europe, one of the leading providers of specialist semiconductor training, has announced three new dates for its popular image sensor training courses.

Ranging from detailed theory to advanced hands-on practice, the courses are suitable for those seeking to develop or enhance their understanding of Image Sensor technologies, applications, problems and analysis.

Taking place in April 2017 is the comprehensive " Digital Imaging: Image Capturing, Image Sensors - Technologies and Applications" course.  Aimed at engineers, managers and product developers new to the field but with a good understanding of electronics, physics and mathematics. The course lasts five days and runs from April 3-7, 2017 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

In May 2017, participants have the opportunity to attend a 3-day course on " Advanced Course on Image Sensor Technology" May 8-10, followed by a very practical 2-days of  " Hands-on Characterization of Solid-State Image Sensors" May 11-12, 2017.  Both of these courses will take place in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

June 19-21, 2017 focus will be on the overall system aspects of digital cameras. The complete path from "photons-in" to "digital-numbers-out" will be discussed in Dresden, Germany during the 3-day course "Digital Camera Systems".

Previous course attendees come from a variety of industries, and heard about the courses from professional recommendation, industry blogs or through word-of-mouth. Overall, they had a wealth of positive experience including improved effectiveness, more technical confidence, better technical understanding and even new product ideas.

Dr Albert Theuwissen, course leader, patent-holder, widely respected authority on Image Sensors and Professor at Delft University, explains how the courses are adapting to a significantly expanded market place:  "Light, photonic and image sensing have become more prevalent in every-day devices, and used for applications which are increasingly diverse, so we have developed these courses for all engineers, product designers, managers, researchers, programmers and physicists working with light."

Engineers and product designers can learn to exploit the huge potential in understanding these powerful sensors, and use information captured for new features and ideas - data that is so often discarded.

Elisabet Larsson, CEI-Europe's Chief Executive, reflected on why the company's approach is appreciated by course attendees: "Attendees to the Image Sensor courses come from diverse parts of industry - mobile phones, computing, drones, broadcast engineering, industrial machinery, space, medicine and emerging fields such as wearables, autonomous vehicles and IoT.  We've had attendees from across the globe, from organisations of all sizes. Every course is a unique knowledge-sharing experience because of this fantastic variety."

"We see this as a bonus for course attendees - they learn the essentials with us but can also gain exposure to expertise in other areas - and that makes for exciting collaboration during and after the courses."

Prospective candidates receive a 10% discount on the cost of any confirmed bookings made more than 8 weeks before courses commence.

Last minute places are available on the following courses:


Notes for Editors:

Course Leader - Dr Albert Theuwissen

Dr Albert Theuwissen is Professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and CEO of Harvest Imaging, Belgium. Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

In the ESAT laboratory he focused on semiconductor technology for linear CCD image sensors. From 1983 till 2002 he was involved in research in the field of solid-state image sensing, SDTV- and HDTV-imagers, CCD as well as CMOS solid-state image activities at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In 2001 Dr. Albert Theuwissen joined the Delft University of Technology as part-time professor and in 2002 he became the CTO of DALSA when Philips transferred its professional imaging activities there.

Dr. Theuwissen is the author or co-author of many technical papers in the solid-state imaging field, has issued several patents, authored "Solid-State Imaging with Charge-Coupled Devices" in 1995, and been appointed an IEEE distinguished lecturer. He is the founder of the Walter Kosonocky Award, which highlights the best technical paper in the field of solid-state image sensors. He was general chair of the International Image Sensor Workshop in 1997, 2003 and 2009. Since 1998 he has served as a member of the Technical Program Committee of ISSCC, and in 2010 he was Chair of the International Technical Program Committee of ISSCC. Dr. Theuwissen is a member of the editorial board of "Photonics Spectra", an IEEE Fellow, and a member of SPIE. In 2008 he received the Fuji Gold Medal for his research, development and education work in the field of solid-state imaging. Dr Theuwissen was elected Electronic Imaging Scientist 2011 at the Electronic Imaging conference. In 2013 he received the Exceptional Service Award of IISS and in 2014 the SEMI Award.

Dr. Theuwissen has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty since 1999.

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