Friday, October 22, 2010

iSuppli Forecasts 1.7B Area Image Sensors in 2010

iSuppli: The market for area image sensors will rise from $5.8 billion and 1.5 billion units in 2009, to $6.7 billion and 1.7 billion units in 2010, resulting in an increase of 15.6% in total area image sensor revenues in 2010.

CMOS sensors have taken over the market holding a market share of 88.5 percent in 2009.

"The opportunities for CCD sensors will continue to dwindle in the coming years," says Pamela Tufegdzic, iSuppli analyst. "I see CCD sensor making up only 4.7 percent of the market by 2014. In 2010, CCDs will account for roughly 9.8 percent of the market. ... Are the days of CCDs finally behind us? It certainly appears so."

With the average resolution of both DSCs and mobile phone cameras predicted to grow, the small pixel race goes on:

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