CMOS Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow from USD 9.80 Billion in 2015 to USD 17.1 Billion by 2020 According to CMOS Image Sensor Market 2015 - Global Trends and Forecast to 2020

Dec 08, 2015, 03:00 ET from Research and Markets

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The CMOS image sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.8% between 2015 and 2020, from USD 9.80 Billion in 2015 to USD 17.1 Billion by 2020

The growth of the market is driven by factors such as the growing implementation of CMOS image sensor in the consumer electronics segment, investment by players to develop CMOS image sensor for automotive sector, and support of 4K pixel technology for the growth of the security and surveillance sector. 

There is a growing market for CMOS image sensors in consumer electronics, automotive, and security & surveillance. The growing adoption of smartphones with inbuilt front and back cameras has accelerated the growth of the consumer electronics market. The innovation of self-driving cars and advancement in driver safety with the help of ADAS has fueled the growth of the automotive application. The ability of CMOS image sensor to perform in various lighting conditions such as dim light, darkness, and low light has also boosted the implementation of CMOS image sensors for security purposes, thereby supporting the CMOS image sensor market for security & surveillance. 

The CMOS image sensor market is segmented on the basis of technology into CMOS and others. The CMOS market is further segmented into FSI, BSI, and others. FSI is a traditional method which was used for imaging with the help of metal wiring layer and transistors; however, this produces poor images in low light conditions. BSI overcomes this disadvantage and is widely used in applications such as consumer electronics, security & surveillance, and aerospace & defense as it provides high dynamic range, high sensitivity, low noise, and better quality of images. Another type of CMOS technology is 3D stacking which helps in reducing the size of the chip, while packing more pixels per unit size. Sony Corporation is an active participant in the development of 3D stacked image sensors. 

Consumer electronics is the largest market in Asia-Pacific, whereas the automotive application is expected to grow at a high CAGR between 2015 and 2020. The major reasons driving the growth of APAC in the CMOS image sensor market is the large number of users for mobile devices, webcams, and tablet PCs. Some of the major companies such as Sony Corporation (Japan), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (South Korea), SK Hynix Inc. (South Korea) and Sharp Corporation (Japan) are located in this region. 

The shortage of CMOS image sensor in APAC is the major restraint for the development of the market. The demand for consumer electronics in APAC is high, which drives the demand for CMOS image sensors. Sony, the major supplier of CMOS image sensors, is unable to satisfy the demand of vendors situated in this region. According to Taiwan's handset supply chain, Sony was 30% short of fulfilling its demands from smartphone vendors such as Xiaomi Technology, Huawei Device, Coolpad, and ZTE in May 2015. The vendors are expected to shift to the suppliers such as OmniVision, Samsung Electronics, and Toshiba for overcoming this shortage. 

Sony Corporation (Japan) is the major player in the CMOS image sensor market. It has taken steps to develop CMOS image sensors for various applications by investing USD 895 Million (105 Billion yen) to increase the production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors and it has also commercialized the CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras. The company has also developed CMOS image sensors with the help of Exmor technology for applications such as consumer electronics, automotive, and security. 

Key Topics Covered: 

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Industry Trends

7 CMOS Image Sensor Market, By Technology

8 Market, By Specification

9 Market Analysis, By Application

10 Market Analysis, By Wafer and Sensor Size

11 Market, By Region

12 Competitive Landscape

13 Company Profiles 

- CMOSis N.V. 
- E2V Technologies PLC. 
- Galaxycore Inc. 
- Omnivision Technologies Inc. 
- On Semiconductor Corporation 
- Panasonic Corporation 
- Pixart Imaging Inc. 
- SK Hynix Inc. 
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 
- Sharp Corporation 
- Sony Corporation 
- Stmicroelectronics N.V. 
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 
- Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 
- Toshiba Corporation 

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