Smart Vision Chip Fabricated Using Three Dimensional Integration Technology

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 13 (NIPS 2000)

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Hiroyuki Kurino, M. Nakagawa, Kang Lee, Tomonori Nakamura, Yuusuke Yamada, Ki Park, Mitsumasa Koyanagi


The smart VISIOn chip has a large potential for application in general purpose high speed image processing systems. In order to fabricate smart vision chips including photo detector compactly, we have proposed the application of three dimensional LSI technology for smart vision chips. Three dimensional technology has great potential to realize new neuromorphic systems inspired by not only the biological function but also the biological structure. In this paper, we describe our three dimensional LSI technology for neuromorphic circuits and the design of smart vision chips .