By Ben Dolven
Issue cover-dated November 28, 2002
FOVEON'S COLOUR-SENSOR CHIP MAY SHAKE UP THE DIGITAL-CAMERA MARKET
As an April Fools' Day joke two years ago, Phil Askey posted an apocryphal report on his Web site, Digital Photography Review. Canon, he said, was making a revolutionary chip that would stack colour sensors on top of each other to improve resolution in digital photos. "When I saw that report, my jaw just dropped," says Eric Zarakov, vice-president for marketing at California-based Foveon, which at the time was quietly working on that very idea.