DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rh225z/status_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Status of the CMOS Image Sensor Industry report" report to their offering.
The CMOS Image Sensor market will reach US$16B by 2020!
Even if smartphone applications still take the lion's share of the market, many different applications are part of CIS' growth story. Automotive, medical, and surveillance are areas where great opportunities have surfaced and are driving the market and technology efforts of existing and new players. Our 2015 report covers all of these opportunities.
On the other hand, some CIS segments have suffered sharp decline. With feature phone cameras and digital still-cameras being replaced by more widely-used smartphone cameras, players in these applications are suffering, which is leading to industry consolidation. We have seen a high level of M&A activity in 2014, which should continue in 2015.
Exciting new emerging market trends are relevant to the CIS industry. In mobile, the addition of the secondary front-facing camera is already old news, as all high-end handsets and smartphones now have two cameras. In fact, Chinese manufacturers are actually pushing for higher resolution secondary cameras. This significantly impacts the average selling price (ASP) of micro camera modules, and is causing low-end players to abandon their focus on submega pixel production and move toward 5Mp+ territories. Naturally, this has had a major impact on the capital expenditures and technology portfolio roadmaps of these CIS mobile players. This trend is even more crucial for main rear cameras, where compactness and performance are pushed to the extreme. Mobile has become a high-performance/high-volume domain in which one player has excelled so far: Sony Corp.
Automotive is the big story this year, as car manufacturers like Tesla, Nissan and Ford are showing off their first camera-enabled features. Market traction is particularly impressive, with most CIS players enjoying growth rates of 30% - 50%. But this is only the beginning, with most CIS players looking at this market, total revenue should reach US$800M in 2020 - for CIS sensors only. Automotive's emerging importance promises profound implications for the CIS ecosystem. As CIS moves from a for display application towards a for sensing application, new players such as processor and software providers will become key partners for sensor design and marketing.
Key Topics Covered:
- Report objectives and scope
- Executive summary
- Introduction and background
- Revenue & production forecast
- Player position & ecosystem
- Market Segment Dynamics
- Technology Focus
- Conclusions and perspectives
- Company profiles
- JVC Altasens
- LG Innotec
- Magneti Marelli
- Pelican Imaging
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