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Market Trends: CCD and CMOS Image Sensors, Worldwide

Published: 30 July 2013

ID: G00245938

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu


In 2012, revenue from complementary metal-oxide semiconductors image sensors grew by 21.5%, whereas revenue from charge-coupled device image sensors declined by 19.8%. Vendors should focus on producing CMOS image sensors for digital still cameras and the automotive sector.

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Market Trend

  • Image Sensor Market Trends by Type of Electronic Equipment
    • Mobile Phones — The Changing Megapixel Race
    • Digital Still Cameras — Getting Bigger Image Sensors
    • Media Tablets
    • Notebook PCs and Ultramobile PCs — Strong Price Pressure Because of Competition
    • Security/Energy Management Image Sensors — Improving Video Quality
    • Automotive Image Sensors — Changing From CCD to CMOS

Market: CMOS Image Sensor Production Has Grown Rapidly

Contrarian View: Fierce Competitions Will Make Some Companies Withdraw

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