Patent Number: 8,576,312

Title: Solid-state image pickup device with particular pixel arrangement

Abstract: In a solid-state image pickup device according to this invention, because a photodiode 2 has a side close to a transfer transistor 3 is longer than an opposite side of the photodiode 2, the transfer transistor 3 can be increased in width. Therefore, it is possible to miniaturize the size of a pixel without causing deterioration in reading property. As a result, this invention can provide the solid-state image pickup device that achieves further miniaturization of pixels by applying an efficient layout of the pixels.

Inventors: Ohta; Sougo (Ibaraki, JP)

Assignee: Rosnes Corporation

International Classification: H04N 3/14 (20060101); H04N 9/04 (20060101); H04N 5/335 (20110101); H01L 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017