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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.
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...
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...
Thursday 30 November 2023
Samsung to raise high-end CIS prices, say sources
Samsung Electronics has notified customers about a price hike of as much as 30% for its high-end CMOS image sensors (CIS) of 32 megapixels and above beginning in the first quarter...
Thursday 30 November 2023
Huawei to boost shipments of upcoming P70 smartphones
Huawei has scaled up initial shipments of its upcoming flagship P70 series smartphones, expected to launch in the first quarter of 2024 at the earliest, according to industry sources...
Tuesday 15 August 2023
OMNIVISION and iCatch Technology partner to enhance video doorbell with color pre-roll capability
OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog...
Tuesday 6 June 2023
FHD to become mainstream for computing products, says OmniVision
Full HD (FHD), or 1080p, will overtake 720p as the standard for computing products, according to CMOS image sensor (CIS) supplier OmniVision Technologies.
Monday 20 March 2023
CIS packagers enjoy stable demand for high-end auto applications
BGA (ball grid array) packaging demand for high-pixel and large-size automotive CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips remains in high gear, but lower-end car-use CIS products processed with...
Tuesday 31 January 2023
China CIS suppliers stepping up deployment in automotive sector
In the face of still-sluggish demand for consumer electronics, China-based CMOS image sensor (CIS) manufacturers are turning their attention to the automotive sector, according to...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
OmniVision eyeing three major applications with new CIS offerings in 2023
China-based CMOS image sensor (CIS) supplier OmniVision Technologies continues the release of new products despite market downturns, focusing on handset, automotive and metaverse...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Will Semiconductor sees profit fall in 2022
China-based Will Semiconductor (WillSemi), the parent company of OmniVision, has warned of an enormous inventory impairment loss resulting in a profit decline of as much as 80% in...
Friday 23 December 2022
Taiwan IC design houses refrain from initiating layoffs, bonus suspension
International semiconductor players are enforcing layoffs and other drastic control measures amid lingering market headwinds, but Taiwan's IC design houses are taking a wait-and-see...
Wednesday 21 December 2022
CIS vendor OmniVision to cut costs
CMOS image sensor (CIS) specialist OmniVision has informed its employees about measures to reduce costs by 20% in 2023, according to industry sources.
Monday 29 August 2022
TSMC, UMC to see 22/28nm chips capacity fully loaded till end-year
TSMC and UMC will see full capacity utilization for 22/28nm processes persist at least throughout 2022, as their capacities vacated by some consumer chip clients are soon filled by...
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