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Global CMOS Camera Module Market 2016-2020

Global CMOS Camera Module Market 2016-2020

About Camera Module

Camera module is an image sensor integrated with control electronics and an interface such as camera serial interface (CSI), Ethernet, or plain raw low-voltage differential signaling. A CMOS camera module uses CMOS image sensor. It is different from a CCD camera module, which uses CCD image sensor. Modern CMOS sensors have overcome the limitations of their predecessors and offer superior light sensitivity and contrast ratio. These are now widely preferred over CCD sensors due to better integration possibilities and more functions in consumer electronic devices.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global CMOS camera module market to grow at a CAGR of 17.95% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global CMOS camera module market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of CMOS camera modules, which include a camera lens and a CMOS image sensor.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global CMOS Camera Module Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Cowell
  • LG Innotek
  • Lite-On Technology
  • Q Technology
  • SEMCO
  • Sharp Electronics
  • Sunny Optical Technology
  • Truly Opto-electronics
Market driver
  • Growing popularity of social networking applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Failure to forecast market demand
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Implementation of dual camera technology in smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global CMOS Camera Module Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global CMOS camera module market: Cowell, LG Innotek, Lite-On Technology, Q Technology, SEMCO, Sharp Electronics, Sunny Optical Technology, and Truly Opto-electronics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Reduction in height of camera modules will be a key trend for market growth. The thickness of smartphones is determined by camera modules because the image sensor used in the camera must stay at a certain distance from the lens. Most smartphones have two cameras: one at the front and the other at the back. The main camera is at the back that is used for taking high-quality pictures or shooting videos, while the front camera is used for video calling or self-portraits. Higher-quality camera uses more lens elements and autofocus, which adds to depth of the camera module. Camera module vendors such as OmniVision are working on reducing the height of camera module by widening the angle of light acceptance. PureCel is one of their products that has increased the angle of light acceptance with low height. Reduction in the height of camera modules will lead to development of thinner and lighter smartphones and their adoption in other devices such as wearables.”

According to the report, CMOS camera modules have already been adopted in many consumer applications like smartphones and digital cameras. They are slowly becoming parts in automobiles for functions like car safety, driving assistance, and comfort level enhancement. Automotive sensors differ from consumer market or industrial market sensors. Parameters such as dynamic range, temperature, cost, and speed have to be optimized for a sensor to be used in vehicles. Sensors need different design and processing techniques in order to achieve automotive specifications. Carmakers such as Nissan, Ford, and Tesla are already marketing their vehicles, highlighting the image sensors used in them. The emerging importance of CMOS camera modules in the automotive sector will be a key driver for market growth.

Further, the report states that camera module companies have to follow international standards when it comes to designing and manufacturing the modules. The operations of these companies are becoming complicated due to issues such as traceability and compliance. The key processes in camera module manufacturing and sales such as procurement, production, and distribution do not work as standalone processes. These are heavily dependent on external factors such as market, customers, and suppliers. These elements have to be aligned in the right way for the product to become profitable for producer and customer. The CMOS camera module manufacturers are highly dependent on CMOS image sensor manufacturers and camera lens manufacturers. A slight delay from the supplier side will affect the whole supply chain process. This poses a significant challenge to the market. The CMOS camera module manufacturers have to always track the component suppliers to effectively manage their operations and remain profitable in the market.

Companies Mentioned

Cowell, LG Innotek, Lite-On Technology, Q Technology, SEMCO, Sharp Electronics, Sunny Optical Technology, Truly Opto-electronics.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Difference between CCD and CMOS image sensors
      • Table Market shares of CMOS image sensor and CCD image sensor 2015
      • Table Market shares of CMOS image sensor and CCD image sensor 2020
      • Table Market summary
  • Global CMOS image sensor market overview
    • Table Global CMOS image sensors market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Table Global CMOS image sensors market 2015-2020 (billions of units)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by volume 2015-2020 (billions of units)
      • Table ASP of CMOS camera module 2015-2020 ($)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global CMOS camera module market segmentation by application
      • Table Global CMOS camera module segmentation by application 2015-2020
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market segmentation by application 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Consumer electronics
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market for consumer electronics 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Automotive
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market for automotive sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Others
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market for other sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of CMOS camera module applications
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by pixel type 2015
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by pixel type 2020
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by pixel type 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by pixel type 2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global CMOS camera module market by geography
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market segmentation by geography 2015-2020
      • Table Global CMOS camera module market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • CMOS camera module market in APAC
      • Table CMOS camera module market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • CMOS camera module market in Americas
      • Table CMOS camera module market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • CMOS camera module market in EMEA
      • Table CMOS camera module market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table CAGR comparison by geography 2015-2020
  • Market drivers
    • Growing demand for smartphones and tablets in emerging markets
      • Table Global smartphone market 2015-2020 (billions of units)
      • Table Global tablet market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Rising adoption in automotive sector
      • Table Expected Y-o-Y car shipment growth 2015-2020
    • Growing popularity of social networking applications
      • Table Outlook of major social networking sites/apps2015
      • Table APAC internet usage
      • Table Americas internet usage
      • Table Africa internet usage
      • Table Europe internet usage
      • Table Middle East internet usage
    • Introduction of 16MP CMOS image sensor for smartphones and tablets
    • Implementation of dual camera technology in smartphones
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Failure to forecast market demand
    • Complex supply chain
    • Rise in labor cost
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Better picture quality
    • Improved low-light performance
    • Reduction in height of camera modules
    • High adoption of flip-chip camera modules
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Market share of CMOS camera module vendors 2015
      • Table Market share of CMOS image sensor vendors 2015
    • Key vendors
      • Table Cowell: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table LG Innotek: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Recent developments
      • Table Sunny Optical Technology: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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