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Sony tops CMOS image sensor market, Omnivision at No.2

Posted: 08 Apr 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Yole Developpement? CMOS? image sensor? Sony? Omnivision?

Sony dominated the CMOS image sensor market in 2014 with more than a quarter of the global market, according to the latest ranking from Yole Developpement. The market research firm expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 per cent from 2014 to 2020 and reach an annual market value of $16.2 billion in 2020. This implies a market value of about $8.85 billion in 2014 and $9.8 billion in 2015.

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

CMOS image sensor vendors

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 per cent of the market between them compared to 58 per cent in 2012.

Canon, Aptina, now On Semi, and Toshiba each lost 2 per cent market share over two years so that in 2014 they held 7, 6 and 4 per cent, respectively. STMicroelectronics managed to grow with the market and maintained its 4 per cent market share while Nikon and GalaxyCore both dropped a percentage point to end up with 3 per cent shares each.

- Peter Clarke
??EE Times Europe

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