Sony loses market share in image sensors

July 01, 2021 // By Peter Clarke
Sony loses image sensor market share to Samsung
As the market leader in CMOS image sensors, Sony was hit by the ban on sales to Huawei in 2020 and lost share compared with a year before, according to market analysis firm Yole Developpement.

Sony was still the leader in a market with $20.7 billion, but held 40 percent of the market, down from 42 percent in 2019. Samsung remained second but increased its market share to 22 percent, up from 21 percent in 2019. Chinese sensor maker OmniVision also grabbed an additional percentage point of market share, climbing to 11 percent, while the remaining players remained as in 2019.

CMOS image sensor market leaders by market share in 2019, 2020. Source: Yole Developpement

CMOS image sensor market by quarter. Source: Yole Developpement.

The first quarter of 2021 was strong shrugging off Covid-related supply chain concerns to achieve a 7 percent growth compared with 1Q20.

CMOS image sensor market to 2026. Source: Yole Deveoppement.

Yole now estimates that the 2021 market will be worth $21.4 billion, up 3.2 percent compared with 2020 with stronger growth to follow in 2022 and 2023.

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www.yole.fr

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