Jan. 31, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to reports, SK Hynix has reorganized its CMOS image sensor (CIS) team in order to shift the focus from expanding market share to developing high-end products.

Sony is the world's largest producer of CIS components, followed by Samsung. Focusing on high-resolution and multi-function, the two companies jointly control 70% to 80% of the market, of which Sony has about 50% market share. SK Hynix is relatively small in this field and has in the past focused on low-end CIS with a resolution of 20 megapixels or less.

However, the company has already started supplying its CIS to Samsung in 2021, including its 13-megapixel CIS for Samsung's foldable phone and the 50-megapixel sensor for the Galaxy A series last year.

The report pointed out that the SK hynix CIS team has now created a sub-team to focus on the development of specific functions and characteristics of the image sensor.