Image Sensors Offer Advanced Digital Imaging Capabilities for a Growing Variety of Applications

2008-07-15 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(EMWPresswire)–The market for image sensors demonstrates explosive growth both

technologically and economically. Image sensors are an emergent solution

for practically every automation-focused machine vision application.

While manufacturers capitalize on increasing sales volumes, they also

face the possibility of market saturation and manufacturing technology

limitations. New electronic fabrication processes, software

implementations, and new application fields will dictate the growth of

image sensor technology in the future.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.technicalinsights.frost.com),

Advances in Image Sensors, finds that image sensor technologies

will contribute to imaging requirements in applications such as digital

cameras, mobile phones, medical imaging equipment, automotive navigation

and driver assist as well as industrial machine vision applications.

Developments in manufacturing, hardware, and software will drive the

improvements in image sensor performance, which will lead to new

application opportunities.

The growing popularity and demand for

electronic devices incorporating digital camera technology is driving

innovations in image sensor technology, notes

a Frost & Sullivan analyst. The

application scope of image sensors is expanding beyond conventional uses

as improved flexibility and performance has resulted in digital imaging

technology replacing older film-based technology in the majority of

applications.

Innovations in image sensors currently focus on improving the

sensitivity, while decreasing the exposure times using pixels that seem

to be growing smaller and smaller. The end result will be image sensors

that produce images using a very small amount of light. On the other end

of the spectrum, manufacturers are developing larger sensors for

applications that require coverage of a greater optical range.

However, to ensure the dominance of image sensors, issues regarding

manufacturing limitations must be addressed. Image sensor manufacturers

will need to find new ways to differentiate themselves from competitors,

through hardware and software improvements.

Aside from the consumer market, image sensor

technology will need to address future high performance imaging

requirements in applications such as medical, industrial, and aerospace,

states a Frost & Sullivan analyst. Overall,

the incorporation of image sensors is, and will continue to be, based

purely on performance and cost improvements over conventional

technologies.

Manufacturers will need to continuously improve performance,

flexibility, and system integration capabilities while also bringing

down costs. An increase in the application scope of image sensors will

encourage the development of new technologies to improve their

performance characteristics and give manufacturers more opportunities to

differentiate themselves from competitors.

Advances in Image Sensors, a part of the Technical Insights

subscription, provides a technology overview and outlook for image

sensors. The study provides a detailed snapshot of developments within

the image sensor industry, typically focusing on CMOS and CCD

technology. Furthermore, this research service includes detailed

technology analysis and industry trends evaluated following extensive

interviews with market participants. Interviews with the press are

available.

If you are interested in an analysis, which provides manufacturers, end

users, and other industry participants with an overview, summary,

challenges, and latest coverage of advances in image sensors, send an

e-mail to David Escalante, Corporate Communications, at david.escalante@frost.com

with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company

e-mail address, company website, city, state and country. Upon receipt

of the above information, an overview will be sent to you by e-mail.

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