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Competitive Landscape: CMOS Image Sensors, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 24 August 2016

ID: G00295237

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu


The competitive landscape and the dynamics of the CMOS image sensor market are changing rapidly. As growth in the mature smartphone market ebbs, CMOS image sensor product managers must focus on new markets and develop new camera technologies to remain competitive and drive revenue growth.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Saturation of Smartphone Market Evokes Varied Response From Suppliers
    • Suppliers Are Turning Their Focus to Automotive, Industrial and the IoT Market
    • New Markets Demand Investments in 3D Cameras, Dual Cameras and Other New Technologies
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Six Technologies Will Define the Future of CMOS Image Sensors
    • Safety Regulations Will Expand Image Sensor Opportunities in the Automotive Market
    • Smart Surveillance Camera Systems Will Increase CMOS Image Sensor ASPs
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Sony
    • Samsung
    • OmniVision
    • On Semiconductor
    • GalaxyCore
  • References and Methodology

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