Wednesday 7 February 2024
PixArt upbeat about demand for PC and gaming mice
IC design house PixArt Imaging (PXI), which supplies CMOS image sensors (CIS) and other sensor chips, anticipates consistent growth in sales from orders for PC and gaming mice in...
Wednesday 31 January 2024
Mobile phone CIS shipments to pick up in 2Q24
Inventory adjustments for mobile phone CMOS image sensors (CIS) have commenced due to disappointing demand since December 2023. Still, overall shipment pull-ins are expected to accelerate...
Wednesday 31 January 2024
Automotive CIS demand promising in China
Automotive applications will be the key growth driver for CMOS image sensors (CIS) in 2024, with promising demand from China, according to supply chain sources.
Monday 22 January 2024
Kyushu IC production value hits JPY1 trillion for first time in 16 years
The semiconductor industry in Kyushu, Japan, is gradually recovering, with IC production value exceeding JPY1 trillion (US$68 billion) from January to November 2023.
Friday 19 January 2024
Demand ebb sees SK Hynix slash CIS production
A demand downturn has made SK Hynix reduce the production of CMOS image sensors (CIS) and prioritize High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) business in the short term.
Friday 12 January 2024
CIS price hikes reflect Samsung's new strategy
Looking back to 2023, the DS division of Samsung's semiconductor business suffered an overall poor performance in the memory industry, and eventually implemented production cuts to...
Friday 5 January 2024
CIS firm Silicon Optronics sees 2023 revenue disappoint
CMOS image sensor company Silicon Optronics had its revenue peak for 2023 in December, but revenue for the entire year was still a disappointment.

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Thursday 4 January 2024
Samsung and SK Hynix plan to implement AI into CIS to compete for visual applications
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix plan to implement AI in CMOS image sensors (CIS). They aim to compete with Sony with the commercialization of "On Sensor AI" technology, the current...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
From price plunge to selective hikes: the shifting landscape of semiconductor pricing
In the past 18 months, semiconductor prices have faced a comprehensive decline due to weakened market demand, with the downward pricing pressure now shifting to upstream foundry houses...
Thursday 28 December 2023
Automotive CIS inventory replenishments picking up
Market sources indicated that inventory replenishments for automotive CMOS image sensors (CIS) have been accelerating, with demand prospects bullish for 2024.
Tuesday 26 December 2023
High-end security, backside illumination sensors to drive double-digit revenue surge for Silicon Optronics in 2024
Taiwan's CMOS image sensor (CIS) supplier, Silicon Optronics (SOI), anticipates a double-digit revenue increase in 2024, buoyed by strong demand for high-level security surveillance...
Tuesday 26 December 2023
GalaxyCore kicks off production at new 12-inch plant
GalaxyCore has started production at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Lingang, Shanghai. It is yet another Chinese CMOS image sensor (CIS) maker to set up its wafer fab and shift toward...
Monday 25 December 2023
Sony expands CIS capacity to meet Chinese smartphone demand
Japanese electronic giant Sony has just opened a new factory in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, and has purchased land in Kumamoto Prefecture, intending to build another CMOS Image Sensor...
Tuesday 19 December 2023
Chinese foundries challenging TSMC in mature process CIS race
The demand for CMOS image sensors (CIS) has witnessed a significant uptick since the third quarter of 2023, driven by the launch of new smartphones and a recovery in the security...
Friday 15 December 2023
Chinese CIS suppliers mull raising prices
Chinese CMOS image sensor makers are considering raising their prices to follow in the footsteps of Samsung Electronics, which has informed customers of a price hike in the first...