Omnivision loses ground in CMOS image sensor ranking

April 06, 2015 // By Peter Clarke
Sony has pulled out a lead over its nearest competitors in the CMOS image sensor market in 2014 winning more than a quarter of the global market, according to according to market research company Yole Developpement.

Yole expects the CMOS image sensor market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6 percent from 2014 to 2020 and reach an annual market value of US$16.2 billion in 2020. This implies a market value of about $8.85 billion in 2014 and $9.8 billion in 2015. The market was worth

In second position was Samsung with 19 percent as it climbed above Omnivision, which fell to third ranked position. Two years previously, in 2012, the three market leaders had been within 3 percent of each other. In 2014 Sony had more than 10 percent more market share than Omnivision.

CMOS image sensor vendors ranked by 2014 market share. Source: Yole Developpement.

The top three continue to be a long way ahead of other players in the market who have mostly lost market share to Sony and Samsung over the least two years.In 2014 Sony, Samsung and Omnivision commanded 63 percent of the market between them compared to 58 percent in 2012.

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