Image Sensors Market Tracker - Q1 2013

Image Sensor Market Rises Despite Tough Climate

Image Sensors Market Tracker  |  February 14, 2013  | Subscribers Only

Brian O’Rourke Brian O’Rourke Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors

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Image sensor suppliers continue to penetrate the market and see opportunities within new emerging markets as image capture expands into more consumer electronic devices and emerging end devices. 
Key Issues
  • What are the market sizes and forecasts for image sensors?
  • What is the future of CCD technology in the face of competition from CMOS image sensors?
  • What are the various trends in cameras used in mobile handsets?
  • What are the market shares by manufacturer by application?
  • How fast is the PC industry moving to videoconferencing? 
  • How quickly is the automotive industry incorporating cameras?
  • How are mobile handsets rivaling DSCs?
  • What are the current trends in the overall image sensor market?
Applicable To
  • Marketing and Product Managers, Market Analysts, and Executives: Semiconductor Suppliers, OEMs, EMS and ODM Companies, Service Providers, Trade Associations
  • Financial Institutions: Banks, Securities Firms, Venture Capitalists

Executive summary
Findings and implications
DSCs vs. smartphones update 

  • Will point-and-shoots survive stiff competition? 
  • 4K video capture has arrived 

CMOS technology rules 
BSI is becoming mainstream in smartphones

  • FSI vs. BSI 

OmniVision offers DSC quality imaging on the go 

  • OmniVision offers OmniBSI-2 technology

Handset camera segment update

  • Sony’s Exmor RS sensors

Camcorder Segment Update
Image sensors for videoconferencing applications

  • Image sensors for security applications 

Automotive image sensors

  • OmniVision announces NTSC sensor for automotive applications 

Media tablet image sensors
Key market updates and insights

  • Smartphone cameras are getting smarter with computational photography
  • HTC One challenges the smartphone megapixel race

Sony increases image sensor production capacity

  • New stacked BSI sensor from Sony
  • Aptina combines DSLR picture quality and 4K video in new ultra-high speed 14-megapixel image sensor
  • Toshiba unveils 1.12 micrometer, 13MP CMOS image sensor with color noise reduction 
  • Apple granted patents for image sharpening 
  • Aptina advances global shutter technology for high-speed surveillance

Appendix: image sensor definition

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Brian O’Rourke

Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors

Brian O’Rourke has responsibilities in consumer electronics and wireless technologies at IHS, including image sensors, digital imaging and mobile broadband. In addition, he follows...

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Research Area
MEMS & Sensors