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Market Trends: Image Sensor Development Will Hit the High-Resolution Wall

Published: 14 September 2015

ID: G00271802

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu


The CMOS image sensor market competition over the pixel count for smartphones and digital still cameras will continue to intensify. Product marketing managers at CIS suppliers must focus on developing technologies that improve picture quality and miniaturize pixel size for smartphones.

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Market Trend

  • Consumers Need High-Quality Images With High Resolution on DSCs and Smartphones
    • High-End Compact DSCs Have Larger Image Sensor
    • Mobile Phone Image Sensor Resolution Will Be More Than 16 MP by 2017
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Developments for Improving Picture Quality and Miniaturization

Vendors to Watch

  • Sony
  • Samsung Electronics
  • OmniVision Technologies
  • Galaxycore Microelectronics

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