Gigajot in the News


IEEE EDS Early Career Award:
Dr. Jiaju Ma

The EDS Early Career Award was established to promote, recognize, and support early career technical development within the Electron Devices Society's field of interest. It is presented annually to honor an IEEE EDS member who has received his/her first professional degree (Bachelors) within the tenth year defined by the August 15th nomination deadline, making contributions in the field of interest of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. 

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IEEE Electron Devices Society | November 8, 2021

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Laser Focus World 2021 Rising Stars Awards:
Dr. Saleh Masoodian

Saleh Masoodian is the co-founder and CEO of Gigajot Technology, a spinoff from Dartmouth College that commercializes innovating imaging technology. Among his accomplishments is the quanta image sensor (QIS), a third generation of solid-state image sensor that he co-invented, which provides excellent low-light imaging performance and high dynamic range. The sensors include novel and unprecedented features for professionals and consumers.

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Laser Focus World | August 3, 2021

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How is the technical path of QIS (Quantum Image Sensor) different from QDIS (Quantum Dot Image Sensor)? Can it be commercially available on a large scale?

Recently, Gigajot Technology unveiled its first quantum image sensor (QIS) product, which some believe marks the dawn of a new era of solid-state imaging that could replace traditional CMOS image sensors. Is the QIS launched by Gigajot based on the same technical route as the QDIS? Can this batch of commercial QIS be accepted by the commercial market?

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EDN China | June 4, 2021

Heard of the CIS? Meet the First QIS


A company that may be relatively unknown to most outside the imaging field recently announced its first products. The Gigajot team invented and has been developing quanta image sensors (QIS) since well before the company was founded in 2017. The QIS acronym will sound a little like the much more familiar CIS or CMOS image sensor. This is the evolution (or perhaps a revolution) of CMOS image sensors, a truly ubiquitous technology.

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EE|Times | May 23, 2021

Best Tech Startups 2020 Badge

Profile of a Founder: Saleh Masoodian and Jiaju Ma of Gigajot Technology

An exclusive Tech Tribune Q&A with Saleh Masoodian (co-founder and CEO) and Jiaju Ma (co-founder and CTO) of Gigajot Technology, which was honored in our: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Pasadena (California)

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The Tech Tribune | February 2020


'Perfect' sensors may be possible, but might not come to cameras

The future could include sensors that perfectly describe the light in the scene, that offer new computational possibilities and give film-like latitude in the highlights. And yet we may not ever see them in cameras, says father of the CMOS sensor, Professor Eric Fossum.

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Digital Photography Review | Feb. 23, 2018


Revolutionary New Sensor Will Allow Photographers to Shoot in the Dark

Anyone who has tried to shoot a photo or video during a dark concert has learned that capturing moving images under low light most often leads to blurry or pixelated results. A camera equipped with QIS technology would have orders of magnitude more light in such a scenario than what it would require (a single light bulb produces more than a billion-billion photons per second), allowing for images of moving objects shot in low light to be perfectly sharp and identifiable. 

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Artsy | Feb. 21, 2018


Super Sensitive Sensor Sees What You Can't

A team of engineers at Dartmouth College has invented a semiconductor chip that could someday give the camera in your phone the kind of vision even a superhero would envy.

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NPR | Feb. 13, 2018


Science Daily | Dec. 18, 2017

Breakthrough sensor for photography, life sciences, security

Engineers from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering have produced a new imaging technology that may revolutionize medical and life sciences research, security, photography, cinematography and other applications that rely on high quality, low light imaging.

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