Samsung captured a 25 percent revenue share in the first six months of the year, down from 28 percent a year ago, according to market researcher Strategy Analytics.
Sony dominated the market with a 42 percent revenue share, slightly down from 45 percent a year earlier, while OmniVision came in third with a 13 percent revenue share, up from 9 percent a year ago.
The worldwide smartphone image sensor market in the first half of 2021 recorded a revenue growth of more 10 percent on-year to reach $7 billion.
"The image sensor vendors witnessed an accelerated momentum from smartphone OEMs, who actively adopted high-resolution CIS and low-pixel CIS products for multicamera applications, to secure inventory and cater to pent-up demand," said Jeffrey Mathews, a senior analyst at Strategy Analytics. "Sony, Samsung and OmniVision supplied key high-resolution CIS products to leading smartphone OEMs in H1 2021." (Yonhap)