Image Sensor Subscription

Get regular, succinct analysis of high-volume and emerging imaging and optical sensing applications

For leaders who want to base their product road maps on hard facts and understand what’s really going on under the hood of state-of-the-art imaging devices, TechInsights' Image Sensor subscription is the ideal solution.

 

 

Available image sensor competitive technical intelligence reports

TechInsights’ Image Sensor subscription product provides industry insight by monitoring technology as it enters mass production in high-volume imaging and optical sensing applications.

 

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Image Sensor Subscription

This subscription-based service is the authoritative and most cost-effective source of reliable and accurate analysis of imagers and optical sensors in high-volume and high-growth applications including:

  • Consumer imaging (smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras)
  • 3D Sensing & Time-of-Flight (ToF)
  • Automotive
  • Security/Surveillance
  • Industrial
  • Specialty devices, Emerging applications

Available Image Sensor Subscriptions

Device Essentials (DEF)
 

Device Essentials (DEF)

Includes:

  • 30 PDF reports (4-5 pages) and supporting images / year, and the analysis covers
    • SEM bevel of the pixel array and SEM x-sections of the general pixel array and periphery structures
    • Product/Module teardown images
  • Design Win Tracking
  • Noteworthy Patents Summary – 3 briefings / year
  • Trend Analysis – 3 briefings / year
  • Annual presentation

 

Device Essentials Plus (DEP)
 

Device Essentials Plus (DEP)

Requires a subscription to Device Essentials Channel

Includes:

  • Deeper analysis including SCM, TEM, TEM-EDS, and SIMS
  • Min. 10 PDF reports (~100+ pages) and supporting images

 

Process Flow Analysis (PFA)
 

Process Flow Analysis (PFA)

Includes:

  • Focus on Imaging and Optical Sensing
  • PFA targets chosen from DEP content catalog
  • Full flow included for monolithic imagers and imaging/sensing portion and specialized flow for stacked chip sensors (ISP flow not included)
  • Spreadsheet listing mask name/count, process description, recipe description, thickness/depth, process module, material, method, and tool
  • 6-8 PFA reports

 

Imager & Optical Sensor Packaging and Integration Analysis (PKG)
 

Imager & Optical Sensor Packaging and Integration Analysis (PKG)

Structural overviews of mobile camera/optical sensor modules and standalone imaging/optical sensing components

  • Coverage of up to 60 targets per year
  • 30-40 structural reviews including product teardown overview, module/package photographs/X-rays, module/package cross-sections, SEM-EDS of select features, concise analyst summary
  • Quarterly briefings, including additional coverage of additional 10-20 targets annually
  • Annual trends webinar

 

Circuit Analysis (CAR)
 

Circuit Analysis (CAR)

3-6 analysis reports (minimum 3 targets on competitors products) with:

  • A focus on active pixels, column readout, ADC, row control, PLL, Bandgap
  • Full hierarchical schematics of target blocks supported by planar mosaic SEM image set

 

 

 

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Image Sensor sample analysis from TechInsights: 3D stacked, biometrics and more

3D stacked, biometrics, phase detection auto focus (PDAF), machine vision, and security are all different areas of innovation in the current image sensor market. As mobile phones are packing in more cameras, automobiles are adding an increasing array of image sensors, and IoT-connected devices are introducing more image sensor opportunities, market players are collaborating to develop new approaches in response to the increased demand for new technologies.

TechInsights Image Sensor subscription provides industry insight by monitoring technology as it enters mass production in high-volume imaging applications. Our example subscription content document provides a sampling of the types of analysis included, showcasing examples of innovations from Apple, Samsung, Sony, ON Semiconductor, SmartSens, Synaptics, and Goodix. It also includes a market overview, and a patent landscape of the top six companies in this space.

Our analysis is performed in-house in our world-class laboratories and interpreted and presented by industry-leading experts.

First to Report on Key Technology Trends

Pixel Generations

Pixel Generations

Configuration

Configuration

Technology Elements, Emerging Applications

2x1 OCLPDAF

2x1 OCLPDAF

Full F-DTI

Full F-DTI

Partial B-DTI

Partial B-DTI

Optical Stacks

Optical Stacks

Global Shutter

Global Shutter

Stacked ISPs

Stacked ISPs

Dual PD

Dual PD

3-Stacked Imager

3-Stacked Imager

Pixel Sharing

Pixel Sharing

ToF

ToF

Masked PDAF

Masked PDAF

TSV

TSV

DBI

DBI

Pyramidal surface diffraction structure

Pyramidal surface diffraction structure

Dual PD

Dual PD

Non-Bayer CFA

Non-Bayer CFA

4-Part Blog Series: The State-of-the-Art of Smartphone Imagers

TechInsights had the privilege of opening this year's IISW workshop with a talk on the state-of-the-art of smartphone imagers. Smartphone imaging represents the highest-volume imaging application, and in most cases features the leading-edge in imaging technology elements. The outline of the talk was structured in four parts:

Part 1:
Chip-stacking and chip-to-chip interconnect

Part 2:
Pixel Scaling and Scaling Enablers

Part 3:
Back-Illuminated Active Si Thickness, Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)

Part 4:
Non-Bayer CFA, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)

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