Jan. 18, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to Omdia's ranking of the global CMOS image sensor market, Sony's image sensor sales in the third quarter of 2022 reached $2.442 billion, accounting for 51.6% of the market, further widening the gap with the second-ranked Samsung, which accounted for 15.6%.

The third to fifth places are OmniVision, onsemi, and GalaxyCore, with market shares of 9.7%, 7%, and 4% respectively. Samsung's sales in the third quarter of last year reached US$740 million, down from US$800 million to US$900 million in previous quarters, and Sony continued to expand its market share driven by orders for smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra.

In 2021, Samsung's CIS market share reached 29%, while Sony's was 46%. In 2022, Sony further widened the gap with the second place. Omdia believes this trend will continue, especially with Sony's upcoming supply of CIS for Apple's iPhone 15 series, which is expected to expand its lead.