Digitimes: Tessera estimates global CIS shipments reached 1.2 billion in 2007, according to company COO Mike Bereziuk. The amount is expected to grow to 1.4 billion in 2008 and further to hit 1.8 billion in 2010. Cameraphones are the major growth driver. Tessera believes that handsets with two cameras will be a future trend. In addition to handsets, notebook, surveillance and automobile applications are also some of the major drivers of demand.
Bereziuk identified wafer-level packaging (WLP) as a future technology trend for CMOS image sensor production. As of 2006, about 31% of CMOS image sensors were produced under WLP, and the ratio is set to expand to 50% in 2010.