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Focal plane array market is alive and well, though shifting

May 06, 2015

As noted in this WSJ article, Sony continues to lead not only in some scientific sensor categories (we like the IMX174 noise performance, for instance) but also is driving the high volume, low cost market as well.  Sony has over 40% of that market and more than $8B in annual revenue.  The market weight is clearly for “small and cheap” but this bodes well for sensors generally, as some of those profits will be poured into advancing the technology generally.  The R&D largesse that spills over into the high performance regime we live in at The Sensor Group is all good.