Sony attributed the decline in investment in the production of CMOS image sensors this year
Sony generously invested in recent years in the expansion of production of CMOS image sensors, is considered one of the most promising directions of activities of the Japanese manufacturer, this year will slow down. It is reported by the source, citing data from Digitimes Research.
Allegedly, during the year on issue image sensor type CMOS will have about 690 million dollars. The volume of production of specified products during the year will remain at the level of 70 000 equivalent to 300-millimeter wafers per month.
Sony’s efforts will be focused on the advancement of CMOS image sensors in automobiles, robots and medical devices. This manufacturer is pushing to reduce the demand for smartphones. Clearly changes in the sales structure shows the comparison of average annual growth in the period from 2014 to 2020. It is expected that in the segment of sensors for the automotive industry growth will exceed 27%, whereas in the segment of mobile devices, the projected rate of 4%.
In General, the volume of sales in 2016 will remain at the previous year level of 9.48-of 9.87 billion dollars.