CMOS image sensor sales before the downturn registered a record of $4.6bn in 2008. The sales fell 16% in 2009 and declined nearly 14% in 2007.
IC Insights expect the CMOS image sensor market to reach $10.8bn in 2016 – a CAGR of 13% over the next five years compared to a CAGR of just 5% between 2006 and 2011.
Automotive is the fastest growing CMOS image sensor application with sales reaching $1.8bn in 2016, or about 17% of the market’s total dollar volume that year. Camera cellphones will continue to be the largest CMOS image sensor application in 2016 with sales expected to be $5.4bn or 50% of the revenues overall, compared to about $4.2bn or 72% of the total in 2011.
Update: Solid State Technology published a graph on unit volumes and dollar sales of CMOS sensors based on IC Insights data:
IC Insights ranking of CMOS sensor vendors in 2011:
- ST Micro