After more than half year with no image sensor news, May 2010 Hynix newsletter announces Hi-704, new 1/10-inch VGA sensor packaged in Tessera ShellUT CSP. The sensor uses 2.25um pixels and features single 2.8V supply and 30fps speed at its full VGA resolution. Samples were available in March 2010, mass production has started in May 2010.
The new sensor appears to be a single-supply and a different package version of another VGA sensor announced in October 2010.
So far, Hynix portfolio appears to be skewed towards low-end sensors. With going prices of 35-40 cents per VGA die, I wonder where Hynix is aiming? Is competing with Galaxycore, SETi and low-end Omnivision sensors where Hynix sees its future?