Himax has published its Q2 2013 earnings call transcript. The company says on its CIS business status:
"As we predicted in the last earnings call, CMOS image sensor product line rebounded strongly in Q2. It has become our single largest non-driver segment starting from Q2. The second quarter sales were boosted by shipments of our 1 mega-pixel sensor for tier-one laptop customers and growing demand for our 2 and 5 mega-pixel sensors from smartphone and tablet makers in China and internationally.
Armed with a more complete product line including the newly-launched 8 megapixel sensor, we expect to break into new smartphone names in the second half of 2013 and continue to penetrate the tablet, IP Cam, surveillance and automotive markets. We are confident that CMOS image sensor will be a fast growing area for us going forward."