CMOS Image Sensors Market (Updated Version Available)

CMOS Image Sensors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis, By Structure (Back Illuminated Structure, Front Illuminated Structure), Specification (Array Type, Processing Type, Spectrum), Sensors Size (200mm, 300mm, Others), End User (Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Security and Surveillance, Automotive and Transportation, Aerospace and Defense, Others), By Region and Segment, Forecast Period 2023 - 2030

Report ID : RI_673859 | Date : April 2023 | Format : ms word ms Excel PPT PDF

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Key Market Overview:

CMOS image sensors market size was valued at USD 19.28 Billion in 2022 and is estimated to exceed USD 38.78 Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period (2023-2030).

CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) image sensor is a type of digital image sensor used in modern digital cameras and other imaging devices. The sensor converts light into electrical signals that are processed and stored as digital images. A CMOS image sensor is made up of an array of tiny photo-detectors called pixels. Each pixel contains a photodiode, which absorbs photons of light and generates an electrical charge that is proportional to the intensity of the light. The photodiodes are connected to a set of transistors that amplify and transfer the electrical charge from each pixel to a readout circuit, where the charges are converted into digital values that could be processed and stored.

CMOS image sensors offer several benefits which also allow the sensors to be designed with additional features that improve image quality, such as on-chip noise reduction and analog-to-digital conversion. The sensors are also used to capture high-speed video and perform other specialized functions.
One of the major high-end applications of CMOS image sensors is witnessed in the manufacturing industry to improve the efficiency of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by accelerating image inspections. Since the consumer demand for electronics, other goods, and several products is rising at an increased pace, the manufacturing industry is expected to grow at an excellent rate to meet such rising demands. For instance, according to the data published by Statista, the consumer electronics market generated a total revenue of USD 155.00 billion in 2023 and the market is expected to register a CAGR of 1.18% from 2023-2028. Thus, such increased consumer electronics demand is anticipated to propel the usage of CMOS image sensors in devices such as digital cameras, imaging tools, thermal imaging devices, and others.

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Report AttributesReport Details
Study Timeline2017-2030
Market Size in 2030 (USD Billion)38.78 Billion
CAGR (2023-2030)8.6 %
Base Year2022
By StructureBack Illuminated Structure, Front Illuminated Structure
By SpecificationArray Type, Processing Type, Spectrum
By Sensors Size200mm, 300mm, Others
By End UserManufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Security and Surveillance, Automotive and Transportation, Aerospace and Defense, Others
By Geography
  • Asia-Pacific [China, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Korea, Western Asia]

  • Europe [Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey]

  • North America [United States, Canada, Mexico]

  • Middle East & Africa [GCC, North Africa, South Africa]

  • South America [Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Peru]
  • Key PlayersSTMicroelectronics International N.V., ams-OSRAM AG, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., RS Components Ltd., Teledyne DALSA (Teledyne Technologies), Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Sharp Corporation, BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE Systems plc), Canon U.S.A., Inc., Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HAMAMATSU Group), Panasonic Corporation of North America (Panasonic Holdings Corporation)

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    Market Dynamics:


    The growing popularity of digital cameras and smartphones boosts the demand for CMOS image sensors to capture high-resolution images and videos. Moreover, the increasing need for security and surveillance systems propels the demand for CMOS image sensors in the market as such sensors are used in security cameras to capture high-quality images and videos for monitoring and surveillance purposes. Further, the usage of CMOS image sensors in the industrial sector for quality control, inspection, and automation applications due to the rising adoption of automation in the industrial sector also fuels the CMOS image sensors market growth.


    High developing and manufacturing costs of CMOS image sensors due to the requirement for highly specialized process that requires significant investment in R&D, manufacturing facilities, and equipment restricts the adoption especially among small companies in terms of competing with established players. Moreover, limitations of CMOS image sensors such as lower dynamic range and sensitivity as compared to CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) sensors limit their usage in some applications. Additionally, CMOS sensors are prone to noise, which could impact image quality.


    The emergence of self-driving cars and electric vehicles is expected to offer lucrative opportunities, especially for smart CMOS image sensors in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for high-resolution and high-speed imaging in terms of safety and collision avoidance.
    For instance, as of 2021, there are more than 1,400 self-driving cars, trucks, and other vehicles being actively tested by over 80 companies across 36 states and Washington, DC. Thus, such increased focus on improving self-driving cars is expected to propel the demand for such CMOS image sensors as well as introduce innovations in existing sensors.

    Market Segmentation:


    By Structure

    The structure segment is bifurcated into back-illuminated structure, front illuminated structure. The back-illuminated structure segment accounted for highest share contribution to the market growth in 2022. The usage of a back-illuminated structure to reduce sensitivity degradation caused by varying optical angles and improve the amount of light entering each pixel supports the segmental growth for freeing up obstacles such as transistors and metal wiring by relocating them to the opposite side of the silicon substrate. Such back-illuminated sensors offer improved fill factor through a direct route for light to reach the light receiving surface. Further, the front illuminated structure segment is expected to support the growth of CMOS image sensors market statistics in terms of revenue. Front illuminated structure offers several advantages over other sensor structures such as high resolution, low power consumption, and reduced noise. However, the image sensors comprising such structures are also prone to specific types of optical crosstalk, which could reduce image quality in some situations.

    By Specifications

    The specifications segment is separated into array type, processing type, and spectrum. The array type segment contributed largest shares to the market growth in 2022. The CMOS image sensors are available as linear and area array types that find major applications for ultra-high resolution panchromatic imaging. Also, the image sensors of such array-type specifications offer hyperspectral image sensor capability that helps in several remote sensing applications. Moreover, the processing type segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period in terms of volume.

    By Sensors Size

    The sensors size segment is divided into 200mm, 300mm, and others. The 200mm segment accounted for the highest share of the CMOS image sensors market growth in 2022. The image sensors that are fabricated on 200mm wafers are mainly developed for close contact optical systems, where the CMOS chips are arranged in rows for a wide range of readouts in terms of one camera unit. Furthermore, the 300mm segment is also projected to contribute substantial shares during the forecast period in terms of value and volume. The image sensors comprising of 300mm wafer are included with a pixel voltage amplifier that offers properties such as low noise and high sensitivity. Thus, such 300mm sensor sizes are anticipated to witness an increased demand in various applications due to smaller nodes.

    By End-User

    The end user segment comprises manufacturing, consumer electronics, healthcare, security and surveillance, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, and others. The security and surveillance segment led the market circumstances in 2022 in terms of revenue and volume. Increased demand for CMOS image sensors in security cameras for various applications such as street monitoring, home security systems, dashcams, facilities surveillance, and others boosts the segmental growth, further propelling the growth of the CMOS image sensors market. Moreover, the automotive and transportation segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period in terms of volume and value. A huge preference for advanced CMOS image sensors for integrating within mobility infotainment and ADAS, self-driving, parking assistance (surround sensing), drive monitors, and CMS (camera monitoring systems) is projected to support the increased technological developments in CMOS image sensors for the automotive sector.

    By Region

    The regional segment includes North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific led the market for CMOS image sensors in terms of value and volume. The large presence of manufacturing facilities in countries such as India, China, and Japan due to the easy availability of raw materials and labor offers favorable conditions for market growth in the Asia Pacific region. Also, increased expenditures on research and development of advanced CMOS image sensor supports the market growth in the region.


    Furthermore, North America is projected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period in terms of value. Huge presence of market players along with an increased focus on the development of advanced technologies is estimated to propel the market circumstances in the North American region.

    CMOS Image Sensors Market Competitive Landscape:

    The market for CMOS image sensors comprises a highly competitive industry due to the presence of established market players such as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., ams-OSRAM AG, and STMicroelectronics International N.V. In addition to the major players, several smaller companies specialize in niche areas of the CMOS image sensor market such as high-speed imaging or low-light performance. Such companies typically compete based on technical expertise and innovation. Following are key manufacturers that comprise latest market circumstances–

    • STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    • ams-OSRAM AG
    • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • RS Components Ltd.
    • Teledyne DALSA (Teledyne Technologies)
    • Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    • Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    • Sharp Corporation
    • BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE Systems plc)
    • Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HAMAMATSU Group)
    • Panasonic Corporation of North America (Panasonic Holdings Corporation)

    Recent Developments:

    • In May 2022, STMicroelectronics unveiled a high-tech global-shutter image sensor designed to improve the accuracy and dependability of driver-monitoring safety systems at an affordable cost.

    • In July 2022, ams OSRAM, a renowned global provider of optical solutions, introduced the latest 2.2Mpixel image sensor with global shutter capabilities that supports visible and near-infrared (NIR) imaging. The sensor is designed to meet the demands of low-power consumption and compact size in modern 2D and 3D sensing systems used in various applications, including VR headsets, smart glasses, drones, and other industrial and consumer devices.

    • In November 2022, Teledyne DALSA launched the Genie Nano-10GigE M/C8200 and M/C6200 models, which are equipped with Teledyne e2vs 67M and 37M monochrome and color sensors. These sensors are based on the advanced Teledyne e2v Emerald 67M global shutter CMOS image sensor, which delivers exceptional performance and image quality suitable for top-tier optical inspection applications.
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