Sony is in talks to start quantity production of its new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS sensor, whose development was announced in January.
The new sensor is 30% to 40% smaller than the conventional model by means of taking the light receiving layer onto the image processing layer. The company has promoted the new sensor to cellphone terminal makers and supply contracts have been signed with a few makers. Sony will make a sample shipment soon. Sony targets to capture around 30% of the market share for cellphone cameras and smartphones in 2-3 year’s time.