NEC Develops 8 Megapixel IC
According to this article, NEC has started shipping samples of their new CE131, not to be confused with the AP131, wonder chip for ¥4,000 each with mass production scheduled for October this year. The LSI has an interface for a 512 Mbit external memory, double the capacity used in the existing model, allowing the processing of 8 megapixel image data.
Further, it can extract image data while suppressing the disturbance in image signals input from the CMOS sensor. Two types of correction circuits are optionally available. One is a circuit to make the colors of captured image data resemble those of the subject as much as possible. The other can correct images resulting from camera shake at the time of shooting.