Nobukazu Teranishi is a professor at the University of Hyogo, as well as at Shizuoka University. Educated at the University of Tokyo, he went on to work for the NEC Corporation and later, for the Panasonic Corporation.
While at NEC Corporation, he invented the pinned photodiode, which has improved efficiency compared to the previous iteration, the charge-coupled device imager. Today’s digital cameras still contain that technology.
He has been recognized with a medal from the British Royal Photographic Society, the Yamazaki Teiichi Award, the J.J. Ebers Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Photographic Society of America. With collaborators Eric Fossum, George Smith, and Michael Tompsett, he was awarded the one million pound Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in 2017 for their work on the charge-coupled device imager, CMOS and the pinned photodiode. Their pioneering work changed the visual landscape of photography forever by reducing pixel sizes and producing sharper images than had ever been possible before.
He holds a number of patents in both Japan and the United States, including one for a solid-state imaging device with reduced lag. In 1997 he received a Persons of Scientific and Technological Research Merits Commendation by the Minister of State for Science and Technology.
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is a Japanese engineer who researches image sensors, and is known for inventing the pinned photodiode, an important component of modern digital cameras. He was one of four recipients of the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. As of 2017, he is a professor at the University of Hyogo and at Shizuoka University.Source: Wikipedia
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