Sony Invests $1.2 Billion in Image Sensors - Brothersoft


Submitted by Wendy | Category: Technology | Published on Jan 05, 2011
 
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The Japanese electronics giant Sony has announced a $1.2 billion investment in production of image sensors used in digital cameras and smart phones.

The Japanese electronics giant Sony has announced a $1.2 billion investment in production of image sensors used in digital cameras and smart phones, including the purchase and refurbishment of a a production facility it previously operated as a joint venture with Toshiba.

With this move and other recent investments, Sony is aiming to double its total monthly production from approximately 25,000 wafers to approximately 50,000 wafers per month by the end of March 2012.

Sony will utilize a Japanese government subsidy to be provided by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan to help with the siting of low-carbon, job-creating industries. But the company declined to say how much that would be.

Sony has been seeing growing demand of from markets such as those for smartphones and Digital Still Cameras for its Exmor and Exmor R sensors, these investments will strengthen production capacity of them and help the company solidify its position as the world’s leading company in CMOS image sensors and CCD image sensors.

 

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