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ISDI was formed in 2010 by a group of semiconductor designers with deep knowledge and experience in CMOS image sensors gained through projects in scientific and research sectors.  Since inception, ISDI has evolved from a supplier of scientific sensors to a manufacturer of wafer scale imaging devices for mainstream medical, dental and industrial applications.

Our philosophy has been to engage and retain engage the best CMOS designers in the business as a professional network of silicon engineers: architecture, design, layout, verification and manufacturing. We work with world-class foundries, wafer processing and packaging suppliers.

Although we are sensor manufacturers, we are deeply interested in the end-use of our sensors, and we typically engage with a customer to design a complete imaging solution rather than simply the sensor chip.  Accordingly, we have wide experience within the team encompassing medical and industrial x-ray imaging, x-ray crystallography, proton detectors, spectroscopy and electron microscopy.

Since 2014, we have been a volume supplier to market-leading Medical Devices and NDT manufacturers.  In keeping with our commitment to supply major manufacturing companies, we have a rigorous and comprehensive quality programme with a focus on close collaboration with our supply chain and continuous improvement.

We distinguish ourselves against other semiconductor companies in three important areas.

Rapid development.  We are a highly efficient and energetic team. We focus on achieving working silicon in minimum time. Our design cycle time is unmatched in the industry.

Can-do attitude. We are not afraid of challenges, being innovative, and pushing the boundaries. We take on niche products which other design houses would consider too small or too risky.  Above all, we love our work and we have a passion for creating the best.

Cost efficiency.  We keep our running costs low.  We are an engineer-led company with a minimal organisational overhead.  We use trusted external resources and a flexible network of industry associates to get the work done with minimal overhead. In this way we are able to provide high quality, well-engineered products at a price far lower than the bigger industry players.


ISDI maintains world class quality standards and is compliant with ISO 9001:2015. 




Thalis is an expert in image sensor design and runs operations and R&D at ISDI.

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CHAIRMAN, Co-Founder
Founder and CEO of Dexela Ltd and CEO at Scintacor. He is responsible for ISDI strategy.

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Scientific Advisor, Co-Founder
Nigel is a Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering at the University of Lincoln. He has extensive experience of solid state image sensors, X-ray crystallography and other X-ray, electron and proton imaging. He has published over 300 scientific papers/patents.



After graduation from Cambridge University, James has accumulated over 25 years’ experience in the medical devices and semiconductor sectors, including analogue and digital semiconductor IP, and consumer ICs. In the medical devices sector, he has held key roles in the development of products with Philips Medical Systems, Perkin Elmer, and Elekta.

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Lou is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold two successful companies. In 2007, Lou co-founded CMOSIS, a company active in the image sensor business, where he was board member and EVP for Marketing and Sales until the acquisition by ams AG in December 2015. In 2000 he co-founded FillFactory, an IMEC spin-off (also active in the CMOS image sensor business). He served as VP Marketing & Sales. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. acquired FillFactory in August 2004. In between CMOSIS and FillFactory, Lou was Strategic Business Manager in the Microsystems, Components and Packaging (MCP) Division of IMEC. Lou holds a PhD in physics from the KU Leuven.