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Prismark lists ST as world's leading camera module supplier

Posted: 08 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:STMicroelectronics? ST? camera module? Prismark Partners?

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that it has been recognized as the world's number one supplier of camera modules by the independent industry analyst Partners LLC.

According to ST, the Prismark report highlighting the 2005 camera module market revealed that ST captured 16 percent of the market share and moved into first place among manufacturers of CMOS image-sensor modules for wireless phones.

Mobile-phone camera modules are a fast-growing industry segment which Prismark predicts will double by 2009 to 700 million units a year, representing a 73 percent penetration of camera phones worldwide.

"ST has made a major commitment to manufacture optical modules and has built up a significant production capacity thanks to its highly experienced teams," said Jean-Yves Gomez, group VP and GM of ST's imaging division. "ST's strategy has been to bring semiconductor principles to optical modules in order to offer highly repeatable manufacturing based on the latest semiconductor assembly equipment. ST has also used its extensive knowledge of wafer fab cleanroom technology to construct super-clean environments for optical module assembly, hence delivering best-in-class quality levels."

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