Sony Corp now holds 40% of the global marketshare for image sensors according to the Wall Street Journal.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai says:
I think one of the things we certainly pride ourselves on with our image sensors is our commitment to stay at least several years ahead of the competition and to make sure that we make the heavy R&D investments to make sure that we are there, ahead of the competition. Whether it’s a device that goes into other manufacturers’ products, or sometimes our own, if there’s innovation there, and innovation therefore means a business opportunity, that’s something I get excited about, and so do the people who run our device business.
Source: [Image Sensor World]