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Outlook for the Mobile Phone CMOS Image Sensor Market and Supply Chain

Abstract

It is anticipated that global mobile phone market volume will reach around 1.78 billion units in 2012, 1.48 billion of which will be camera phones. Camera phones' share of the global mobile phone market is estimated to stand at 83.2% in 2012 and further to 84.8% in 2013 as the camera phone market volume is expected to see a 10.5% year-on-year growth in 2013 to 1.63 billion units. It is observed that mobile phone vendors have stretched the battlefield from general specs to camera alone. This reports profiles the development trends of CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) image sensors used in camera phones, product strategies of corresponding suppliers, and provides insight into future trends of mobile phone CMOS image sensors.

Table of Contents

1. Camera Phone CMOS Image Sensor Market Volume

  • 1.1 Share of Camera Modules in Mobile Phones Expected to Top 83.2% in 2012; to Push Image Sensor Shipment Upward

2. Development of Leading Mobile Phone CMOS Image Sensor Suppliers

  • 2.1 OmniVision
  • 2.2 Samsung
  • 2.3 Sony
  • 2.4 Aptina

3.Development of Mobile Phone CMOS Image Sensor Products

  • 3.1 Demand for Higher Resolution Products Becoming Evident; Growth of 12MP and Higher Camera Modules to Slow Down
  • 3.2 Image Sensors Pixel Size to Shrink Further from 1.4 µm to 1.1µm Pixels
  • 3.3 Next Generation BSI Technology Developed in Response to Shrinking Pixel Size
  • 3.4 Video Recording to Kick Off Race among CMOS Image Sensor Suppliers

4.Conclusion

  • 4.1 Mobile Phone Technical Support Plays Key Factor to Determine Future Development of HD Video Recording
  • 4.2 CMOS Image Sensor Prices Becoming More Flexible

Appendix

List of Topics

  • The worldwide camera module market volume during the period 2010 - 2013, with emphasis on Taiwanese makers' shipments in 2011 and 2012
  • Camera module product development trends, including resolution, video recording, and development in emerging technologies such as next generation BSI technology
  • Development of the leading mobile phone CMOS image sensor suppliers, including OmniVision, Samsung, Sony, and Aptina
  • Profiling camera module's industry supply chain with leading makers' market share provided
  • Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include: Apple, Apple, Aptina, Avago, Galaxycore, HTC, Hynix, Micron, Motorola, Nikon, Nokia, OmniVision, Photobit, Powerchip, RIM, Samsung, SETi, Sharp, Sony, STMicro, Tong Hsing Electronic, Toshiba, TSMC, XinTec Inc, ZTE

List of Figures

  • Figure 1 Global Mobile Phone Image Sensor Market Volume, 2010 - 2013
  • Figure 2 Global Mobile Phone CMOS Image Sensor Market Share by Supplier in 2010 and 2011
  • Figure 3 Global Mobile Phone Camera Module Shipment Share by Resolution, 2010 - 2013
  • Figure 4 Major CMOS Image Sensor Suppliers and Their Pixel Size Development Trends, 2008 - 2013

List of Tables

  • Major CMOS Image Sensor Suppliers' Product Lineups, Product Specs, and Mass Production Schedule
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