In a recent report by Strategy Analytics, Sony Semiconductor has took the top spot in the smartphone image sensor market in H1 2021. The report has claimed the Japanese company has 42 percent revenue share followed by Samsung System LSI (25%) and OmniVision Technologies (13%) in H1 2021.
The report also stated the top three vendors has captured almost 80 percent revenue share in the global smartphone image sensor market in H1 2021. What’s more incredible was the global smartphone Image sensor market in H1 2021 clocked a total revenue of $7 billion, according to the report.
Jeffrey Mathews, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics says, “The image sensor vendors witnessed an accelerated momentum from smartphone OEMs, who actively adopted high-resolution CIS and low-pixel CIS products for multicamera applications, to secure inventory and cater to pent-up demand. Sony, Samsung and OmniVision supplied key high-resolution CIS products to leading smartphone OEMs in H1 2021.”
Stephen Entwistle, Vice President of the Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics commented, “The introduction of new high-resolution and large format CIS products from the major vendors are expected to boost the revenue opportunities in the market. However, we note that the supply fluctuations of various high-pixel and low pixel CIS products continue to challenge the growth prospects of the smartphone image sensor market.”
The report is not really surprising as more smartphone manufacturer is publicly announcing they are using the latest Sony or Samsung sensors. What do you think of the news and drop your comment in the comment section!