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Market Trends: Camera Modules for Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 16 October 2014

ID: G00259479

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu

Summary

Mobile phone companies and image sensor companies need to understand and track camera module technologies and market trends. Mobile phone companies require much thinner form factors in camera modules to make smartphones thinner. Wearable devices will also need smaller and thinner camera modules.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trends

  • Smartphone Companies Require Thinner Camera Modules
  • Image Sensors, Lenses and an Autofocus Mechanism Are Important
    • Image Sensors Contribute to Reduced Chip Sizes
    • Lenses Are Growing in Number and Getting Thinner
    • Autofocus in Smartphones Is a Simple Mechanical Process
    • Lens Vendors
    • Camera Module Vendors
  • Technology Trends
    • Lens Technology Turns Toward a Casting Process
    • Autofocus Will Speed Up With Micro-Electromechanical Systems
    • Manufacturing Technology Innovates for Thinner Products

Vendors to Watch

  • LG Innotek
  • poLight
  • Largan

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