Rayence said Thursday that it has developed a Super IGZO-based high-speed video X-ray detector that dramatically improves radiation hardness, and would start mass-producing the detectors.
IGZO is an oxide semiconductor consisting of indium, gallium, zinc, and oxygen. The semiconductor makes it possible to provide the machine with high-speed and clear video with low noise. Due to the vulnerable properties of IGZO panels in X-rays, however, existing products had a short lifespan.
To solve this problem, the company used its unique panel design technology to develop the Super IGZO, which has 20 times larger radiation hardness than other IGZO panels. Also, Rayence's high sensitivity sensors and algorithms reduce the radiation dose required for X-ray imaging by 30 percent.
The company expects that the device's high speed and hardness will significantly increase production efficiency at the rapidly expanding non-destructive industrial inspection (NDT) sites, which requires large-scale inspections.
"The company managed to develop the device based on its solid technical know-how, which had been focused on detector design for the past nine years," Rayence said. "Rayence is the top company in the local digital X-ray market and supplies the world's only CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor), TFT (thin-film transistor), and IOS sensor (oral imaging sensor) products."
Rayence CEO Kim Tae-woo also said, "Panel design is a key technology that is difficult for other Korean companies to possess. However, Rayence's unique design technology has resulted in an advanced video x-ray detector that ensures image quality, low dose, and reliability."
Rayence plans to focus on changing the video X-ray market and become the number one global detector company, Kim added.