CMOS Sensor Fabrication. Who're the players?

Started Oct 13, 2010 | Discussions thread
RoyGBiv
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In reply to avidday, Oct 14, 2010

avidday wrote:

RoyGBiv wrote:

Which players have active, large scale CMOS fabrication facilities?

Sony does.

Correct

Panasonic does.

Again, correct

Sigma/Foveon-ish.

Nope. Foveon used Nat Semi, and now Dongbu for their sensors.

Anyone else?

At least Canon, Samsung, Renesas, Micron, Toshiba, Sharp

Fuji went to Sony for their CMOS work, right? Custom-specifications, but Sony fabricated, IIRC

Incorrect. Fuji have a diffusion/fab outsourcing agreement with with Toshiba.

Kodak = CCD only

Nope. Kodak have had a CMOS sensor business for over a decade, and they have been scrabbling for purchase firstly with Freescale as a fab partner, then more recently with TSMC and IBM.

Y'all are very helpful.
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