Tokyo, Japan January 5, 2017 – Junichi Nakamura, CTO of Brillnics Inc. has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized his for contributions to the image sensor industry.


The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.


During his career, Dr. Nakamura worked at Olympus Optical Co., Tokyo, Japan, Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA, and the Photobit Japan Branch in Tokyo.  He joined Brillnics in 2014 as CTO, after serving as Manager of Japan Imaging Design Center, Micron Japan, Ltd and as Director of the Japan Design Center of Aptina Japan, LLC.


Since his time at JPL in the early 1990’s as a Distinguished Visiting Scientist, where he contributed to the modern CMOS image sensor’s early research, Dr. Nakamura has worked and led R&D teams in CMOS image sensor technology that is at the heart of nearly every digital camera and which has made a great impact on the daily life of people around the world.  Highlights include the development of the first CMOS image sensors for NHK’s 8K ultra-high definition TV (UHDTV) broadcasting cameras that were used for the 2012 London Olympic Games, and consumer mirror-less digital still cameras (DSC).


Dr. Nakamura is a Fellow of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers of Japan and received the Takayanagi Memorial Award in 2009 for his contribution to CMOS Image Sensor developments.  Also, he was Editor and a Contributor for a textbook “Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras”.