Digitimes reports that TSMC is looking to expand its presence in the CIS field, according to the newspaper's sources. TSMC gets orders from Aptina and Galaxycore, and partners with Invisage. "TSMC will also be able to secure orders from OmniVision, if the fabless firm wants to stay competitive in the mid- and high-end market segments."
"In other news, InVisage recently announced the inauguration of a manufacturing facility nearby TSMC's manufacturing site at the Hsinchu Science Park, northern Taiwan. "After a review of various U.S. and Asian locations, we chose to establish our high-volume manufacturing in Taiwan because of the vitality of the semiconductor ecosystem here, and in particular because of our partnership with TSMC," said InVisage CEO Jess Lee in a statement.
The facility, dubbed QFAB3, will be engaged in the manufacture of CIS based on InVisage's proprietary QuantumFilm technology. "InVisage's product wafers are first manufactured by nearby TSMC and then transferred to QFAB3 for QuantumFilm deposition," said InVisage."