are fundamental units of image acquisition devices and equipment which convert the real world image into digital signals. These sensors comprise of photosensitive area which is exposed to light reflecting from any object; the photons impinging on that area gets converted to charge and via conditioning circuitry appropriate signals are generated. These signals when processed by a computing unit regenerate the image in digital format which can be stored or transmitted for visualization on a screen. Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) based image sensors are presently in large demand spanning across several industries and substituting Charged Coupled Devices (CCD) based image sensors which was primitively employed for similar applications.
The image sensor market
is analyzed by segments such as: Type, Specification, Application and Applicable Industry Verticals. By Type, the fragments of market include CMOS, CCD and CIS. On the basis of Specifications, the sub-segments are: power and size, pixels, color filter array, shutter, dynamic range, sensitivity, frame rate, signal-to-noise ratio and other niche parameters. Image sensors cater to various applications for distinct devices utilized in Consumer Electronics, Commercial and Retail Imaging, Machine Vision, Security And Surveillance, Scientific Imaging, and Aerospace and Defense Imaging purposes. The end-user industries employing image sensors for various applications are: Consumer Electronics, Commercial, Medical, General Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Automotive, Security and Surveillance, Aerospace and Defense and so on.
Apart from the segments mentioned above the global market is comprehended by prominent regions including Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Sample Companies Profiled in this Report are:
- Sony Corporation (Japan)
- OmniVision Technologies Inc. (U.S)
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
- Canon Inc. (Japan)
- ON Semiconductor Corporation (U.S)
- STMicroelectronics N.V (Switzerland).
CMOS image sensors are developed with SoC so as to incorporate enhanced image processing capabilities. Manufacturers are investing significantly for further development in noise reduction and image quality enhancement of CMOS image sensors. With growth in machine vision application and automation across various industries, image sensors market is witnessing significant thrust.
The research methodology of this report comprises of initial fragmentation of the global image sensor market by type, specification, applications, end-user industry and geography. This was followed by mining for market volume and revenue of different types and specifications of image sensors employed for various applications. Then the applications channeling into individual industry vertical was analyzed with respect to regions and approximate share of the global market was allocated. The market data and supporting insights so collected were validated through primary research process including various manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and associations.