Over the past several years, there has been a major realignment and consolidation among the companies that design, manufacture, and distribute image sensors. Major industry players—such as ON Semiconductor, CMOSIS, e2v, and Sony—have grown even larger as they’ve acquired smaller challengers, yet they continue to compete to strengthen their hold on existing markets and their competitive position with new customers as the demand for devices that rely on image sensors expands.
For end customers, industry consolidation means the promise of innovation leading to new, higher-quality sensors that deliver greater features and functionality, and are available at a lower cost. But how can end customers ensure that they are realizing all the benefits and advantages of industry consolidation?
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Manny Romero is a product manager at Teledyne DALSA on their new low-cost area camera platform. Learn more at www.teledynedalsa.com.