Top ten CMOS image sensor vendors ranked

Top ten CMOS image sensor vendors ranked

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By eeNews Europe

The top three had 58 percent of a $6.9 billion market in 2012 that would grow by 13 percent to $7.8 billion in 2013 and is on course to grow 11.5 percent to $8.7 billion in 2014.

Rank Company    %

1       Sony           21

     Omnivision  19

3      Samsung     18

4      Canon           9

5      Aptina           8

     Toshiba         6

     STMicro        4

     Nikon            4

9      GalaxyCore   4

10    SiliconFile     2

        Others           5

CMOS image sensor vendors ranked by 2012 market share.

GalaxyCore is a Chinese supplier that was founded in 2003 and that has gained marketshare at the expense of Omnivision in the Chinese mobile phone market, according to Yole.

Major players in digital SLR cameras, such as Nikon and Canon, will likely remain engaged in CMOS image sensors despite not being top three companies because of the advantage it brings them in their equipment markets. But for second-tier vendors such as Aptina and STMicroelectronics economies of scale are hard to achieve against the hard-driving leader Sony.

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