- Siliconfile has ranked 5th in the global market in terms of image sensor production volume, even though it is a small fabless company with only 80 employees.
- In China, the company holds about 60 percent market share in the 2MP CIS market - very impressive.
- Siliconfile is the first Korean company to contract and export its 2Mpixel image sensors to Japan.
- One of its sales goals is to have the technology to minimize chip sizes down to 10-70% of competitors' chips - I don't believe in 10% number. Even 70% is hard to believe in, if functionality is the same.
- Looking into the future, Siliconfile has created a bio chip that combines sensors with biometrics technology, and is developing ultra-thin solar batteries - nice work, given it has sufficient resources.
- The strategic partnership is a necessity for fabless companies and it is the reason that Siliconfile has strengthened the strategic partnership with Dongbu.
- Shin Baek-Kyu expects that "DRAMization" will be the major topic of conversations in CIS markets in 2008. "The companies without the DRAM-based process will be eliminated in the CIS markets".
True, in theory DRAM process is simpler and much cheaper than CMOS, but it's still a long distance to realize these advantages. If ISP integration trend continues, CMOS based sensors would benefit from their faster and more logic-optimized process. Personally, I think there is a place for both technologies on the market and neither of them would be "eliminated" in the long or short term.