Yole Development has released statistics on the global CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) market for 2020. The undisputed leadership continues to be held by the Sony Corporation.
The volume of the industry in monetary terms amounted to about $ 20.7 billion, of which solutions for smartphones and consumer electronics accounted for 72%. In 2019, shipments in monetary terms amounted to $ 19.3 billion.
According to analysts, Sony’s share was approximately 40%. For comparison: in 2019, this corporation controlled 42% of the global CIS industry.
The gap with the leader is being reduced by the South Korean giant Samsung. At the end of 2020, this company occupied 22% of the market against 21% a year earlier. Thus, the gap decreased by 3%.
It is noted that over the past year, Sony’s sales have not changed compared to 2019, while Samsung shipments rose by 13%.
Omnivision closes the top three with a score of 12%. Next are STMicroelectronics and GalaxyCore with 6% and 4%, respectively. The top five players collectively hold 84% of the global industry.