While many different companies published image sensor market reports recently, a title of the most entertaining one goes to "Global Image Sensors Market 2009-2013" published by Technavio, in my opinion anyway. Here are some interesting quotes from the Technavio announcement:
"The major growth drivers include:
- Rising demand for digital cameras, which are increasingly using image sensors"
"Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors have not been able to provide great image quality as compared to others like (Charged-Coupled Device) CCD image sensor. Temporary noise problem, where, CMOS image sensors suffer from higher noise due to the additional pixels, is another important deterrent."
Another Technavio PR has a nice definition of the image sensor market:
"For the purpose of this report, the Global Image Sensors market refers to an integrated chip that contains a processor core, memory, programmable input/output ports and timers."
A single-user license costs $1,500 for those willing to pay for it. By the way, Technavio forecasts the image sensors market to grow at a CAGR of 11.8 percent, with APAC region witnessing highest growth rate, according to Business Wire.