Friday, May 17, 2013

SMIC Declared World's Second Largest CIS Foundry

Seeking Alpha's transcript of SMIC JPMorgan TMT Conference 2013 quotes the company's CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu saying:

"...area that we have to point out in the past is, for example, the CIS; CMOS Image Sensors. SMIC already is the second largest CIS foundry in the world. Some of our customers, they have about 60% to 70% of market share in the feature phone. We are doing further investment in this area so that we can move from the feature phone CMOS Image Sensor into the high end 5 megapixel and 8 megapixel. So, we have recently, okay, last year, we have announced successful demonstration of our back sight illumination that is a technology in conjunction with the CIS to move into the high CMOS Image Sensor."

From the presentation:


  1. "back sight illumination"... :D

  2. Does Galaxycore use this platform for their 5M BSI chip ??
    And will will be the major customer for SMIC ?? OVT or ...??


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