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Top 10 manufacturers of CMOS Image Sensors

With Sony's acquisition of Renesas' Tsuruoka Factory semiconductor-related assests the company is able to increase its CIS production capacity by 25%.

In December 2013, another fact hit the current CIS supply chain: TowerJazz signed a definitive agreement creating JV with Panasonic Corp. to acquire its 3 semiconductor factories in Japan. This agreement is likely to reinforce TowerJazz's positioning into the CIS industry as a major foundry player for niche applications, allowing the other CIS companies to get access to volume production.

Yole Développement believes the re-organization of the CMOS Image Sensor industry will see the emergence of major IDMs companies such as SONY (with very strong investment, manufacturing and R&D capabilities), specialized foundries such as TowerJazz, and many challengers pushed in niche applications and to fabless model.

Top 10 manufacturers of CMOS Image Sensors (2012 market share)
  1. Sony - 21%
  2. Omnivision - 19%
  3. Samsung - 18%
  4. Canon - 9%
  5. Aptina Imaging - 8%
  6. Toshiba - 6%
  7. STMicroelectronics - 4%
  8. Nikon - 4%
  9. GalaxyCore - 4%
  10. SiliconFile - 2%
  11. Others (include: ON Semi, SK Hynix, Melexis, EM Microelectronics, Sharp, among others) - 5%

© Yole Développement


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