CIS industry: Yole’s analysts expect a 10.1% year on year growth rate for 2019

“CIS has become a key market segment in the semiconductor industry, reaching US$15.5 billion in 2018”, asserts Chenmeijing Liang, Technology & Market Analyst, Photonics, Sensing and Display at Yole Développement (Yole). And Yole’s analyst adds: “And it should exceed 3% of the total semiconductor sales”.

This segment has seen Sony become a significant semiconductor player, alongside other CIS players such as Samsung, OVT, and ON Semiconductor. Innovative approaches like wafer stacking technologies have emerged specifically for CIS, and have become key developments for the semiconductor market in general. In the context of a fierce rivalry in the technology sector, imaging has become a key focal point of OEMs and the entire semiconductor supply chain.

The market research & strategy consulting company announces today a new product, published in quarterly instalments. Titled CIS Service – Imaging Research, this monitor contains world-class research, data, and insights pertaining to the imaging markets…

In 2007, smartphones began disrupting the imaging market and its corresponding technology. Just five years later, the production peak for digital still-cameras was reached, and phones became the primary imaging device for consumers.

New use-cases linked to social media began fueling the need for high-quality rear (world-facing) cameras for photography, quickly followed by front (selfie) cameras for videos and top-grade photography”, details Pierre Cambou, Principal Analyst, Imaging at Yole... More info.

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