To fully exploit the physics potential of future high-energy e(+)e(-) linea
r colliders, a vertex detector providing high-resolution track reconstructi
on is required. Hybrid silicon pixel detectors are an attractive option for
the sensor technology due to their readout speed and radiation hardness bu
t have been so far limited by the a chievable single-point resolution. A no
vel layout of a hybrid pixel sensor with interleaved cells to improve the s
patial resolution has been developed. The characterization of the first pro
cessed prototypes is reported.