Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI), the largest manufacturer of motion picture equipment in the world, accepted a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this weekend for the pioneering design and engineering of its Super 35 format ALEXA digital camera system. The ALEXA camera is powered by the ALEV III image sensor, which was designed and manufactured by ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) specifically for ARRI.
ALEXA digital cameras are widely used in professional motion picture and television production around the world, having been chosen for features and productions such as Rogue One, The Revenant, Gravity, Life of Pi, Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and more. Since 2011, every motion picture to win the Academy Award for Best Cinematography has been captured using an ALEXA camera, and 4 of the 5 nominees for this year’s Best Cinematography award (Arrival, Lion, Moonlight, and Silence) were captured using this system as well.
ARRI has won several awards for its digital cameras and systems, all of which are based on image sensors from ON Semiconductor. In 2009, ARRI received a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy for the design and development of the ARRISCAN film scanner, which utilises an ALEV II image sensor from ON Semiconductor.
And in receiving a 2012 Technology and Engineering Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition broadcast Video Cameras, ARRI specifically pointed to their partnership with ON Semiconductor on the design and manufacture of these imaging devices.
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