According to the omdia report quoted by ifnews, the 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel CIS(Contact Image Sensor, which instead of CCD sensor) used in low-end mobile phones are facing a serious shortage. Because of this, Samsung has increased the price of its CMOS sensors by 40% since December 2020, while the price of other CIS suppliers has also increased by about 20%.
Samsung is the world’s second largest supplier of CIS image sensors. It is reported that in order to expand the shipment of CMOS image sensors (CIS), Samsung added 28 nm ISP wafer OEM orders to liandian in the first half of the year. Due to the shortage of wafer foundry capacity, the equipment industry reported that Samsung intends to invest in machines and equipment and give them to liandian to ensure production capacity. As for the details of cooperation, both sides are positive It is under discussion and negotiation.
Earlier, it was pointed out that Samsung plans to reduce some DRAM capacity to ensure that the global shortage of CIS chips can meet the needs of this part of customers.