Friday, December 28, 2018

Sony to Increase ToF Sensors Production

Bloomberg interviews Satoshi Yoshihara, the head of Sony’s image sensor division. He says that:
  • Sony is boosting production of its ToF sensors after getting interest from customers including Apple
  • Sony 3D business is already profitable and will make an impact on earnings from the next fiscal year starting in April 2019.
  • Sony started providing 3D SDK to outside developers to experiment with its ToF chips and create apps.
  • Cameras revolutionized phones, and based on what I’ve seen, I have the same expectation for 3D,” said Yoshihara
  • Huawei is using Sony’s ToF cameras in the next generation models, according to Bloomberg sources
  • There will be a need for two 3D cameras on smartphones, for the front and back
  • Sony ToF sensors will appear in models from several smartphone manufacturers in 2019
  • Sony starts ToF sensors mass production in late summer 2019 to meet the demand

Thanks to RP and TG for the pointer!


  1. They succeed on getting Apple and Huawei amazing , unfortunately not the best news for the remaining competitors .

  2. Reading the original article, I don't think we can conclude both deal are done. It's not always easy to distinguish promotion VS facts

  3. They are not in Apple


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