Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Digitimes: Samsung Gains Market in China

Digitimes quotes Samsung distributor in China expecting revenue increase in September on orders for Samsung's image sensors from local smartphone makers.

Some local smartphone vendors are said to be switching to Samsung image sensors as Sony's and Omnivision's production capacities have been fully booked by Apple, according to Digitimes' sources. The distributor expects to deliver up to five million sensors to these customers in September, according to Digitimes' sources calculations.

14 comments:

  1. Is there anything relating to the island dispute between China and Japan these days?

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  2. samsung is ready to dump island along with sensors

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  3. Samsung is a South Korean company. I believe they are #1 in the mobile image sensor market so it is kind of interesting that they still have the image sensor capacity to fill in for Sony and Omnivision in the China marketplace as Digitimes implies.

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    1. You mean #1 in the global market or asia market?

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    2. I think #1 in the global mobile market. I have no official report to cite however. Keep in mind that Apple has only a relatively small part of the smartphone market.

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    3. Some posts ago I read that Samsung galaxy s3 is using Sony sensors!?!?

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    4. Is samsung's CIS cost competitive with Chinese CIS?

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    5. I would even say that Samsung is n°1 of the total CIS market. In 2011 I think its market share was nearly 20% with more than $1.1B of revenue.

      Samsung doesn't compete with chinese CIS vendors because these ones don't supply CIS higher than 3MP.

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  4. Which image quality is better, OmniVision or Samsung?

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  5. Maybe Samsung is gaining market share in China because Fossum is consulting for them .... ?

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    1. Is this article suggesting dual sourcing of Iphone 5 main CMOS? If Omnivision is merely supplying 1.3MP it can't be booked up by Apple.

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    2. Nope, I have had next to nothing to do with their regular CIS products. My work at the R&D Center has been focused on ToF & RGBZ as per the published IISW/IEDM/ISSCC papers.

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    3. Don't forget that it is not just iPhone 5; there are iPad 3, new iPad mini, and new iPod. Omnivision still has a good market share in those.

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    4. Dont't forget that there is more than Ithis and Ithat. The world is bigger than just Apple ...

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