Image Number 6 for United States Patent #7616356.
An image sensor and a method of manufacturing the image sensor, wherein the image sensor can electrically connect a light receiving portion and a printed circuit board (PCB) including circuits by forming holes and filling the holes with a conductive material, without using a wire for the electrical connection between the light receiving portion and the PCB. The light receiving portion converts lights into electrical signals and the PCB electrically processes signals. That is, since a distance for a wire between a sealing structure and because a filter is unnecessary, a thickness may be reduced. Also, since a space for wire bonding is unnecessary on the outside of an image sensor, a fill factor may increase. Also, since a process that may cause contaminates is removed, average yield may increase and production cost may decrease. The manufacturing productivity may be improved.