CMOS Image Sensor Market Size & Share, by Technology {Front Side Illumination, Back Side Illumination}; End-user (Consumer Electronics, Medical, Industrial, Security & Surveillance, Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace & Defense) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2031

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  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
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Global CMOS Image Sensor Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2018 - 2031


The global CMOS image sensor market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 39,544.3 Million by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of 6.32% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 - 2031. Further, the market generated a revenue of USD 15,752.4 Million in the year 2018. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising demand for high-definition image-capturing devices worldwide. For instance, in June 2019, Sony Corporation revealed the IMX415 type 1/2.8 4K CMOS image sensor and the IMX485 type 1/1.2 4K-resolution back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. In order to meet the constantly expanding need for security cameras in a variety of monitoring applications, such as anti-theft, disaster warning, and traffic monitoring systems or commercial complexes, Sony developed these two security camera sensors.


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There is growing adoption of CMOS technology owing to its faster shutter speed beside maintaining good quality of image. Healthcare care industry has shown greater adoption of CMOS technology. This technology is extensively used for surgical procedure. Such factorsare therefore anticipated to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. According to the data collected by National Library of Medicine from 192 WHO member approximately 234.2 million major surgery procedures are performed annually in the world.

Global CMOS Image Sensor Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Demand for Security and Surveillance- Security is a major concern for people owing to the increasing thefts and attacks. This is expected to drive the market growth. However, owing to the privacy concern they can’t be installed everywhere. Hence many organizations are coming up with an upgraded solution. For Instance, Canon unveiled a new outdoor 4K camera in December 2021 that can be used as both a regular camera and a security camera. It can also merge every 4K UHD pixel the 4K UHD CMOS image sensor has ever recorded.

  • Rising Demand for Consumer Electronics- Spending on home electronics and appliances in China has increased significantly and is expected to keep rising. In 2021, it was estimated to be around 230 million dollars.

  • Growing Technology Advancement - Researchers from the Advanced Quantum Architecture Laboratory (AQUA), Ecole polytechniquefédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Device Research & Design Department, Canon Inc. developed a new time-gating strategy that uses fewer than eight transistors to get around the constraints of image sensors. They asserted that their novel approach has great promise for scaling photon-counting image sensors toward megapixel sensor resolution and sub-100-ps timing resolution.

  • Growing Terrorist Attacks- Middle East, Africa, and South Asia accounted for 95% of global death owing to terrorist attacks in 2019.

  • Increase in Rate of Surgery- It is estimated that an approximately 14 million people in America undergo some sort of surgery every year.


  • Low-Megapixel Camera Acting has a Disadvantage
  • High Manufacturing Costs
  • CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) Verification Proves to be Challenging

Low-megapixel camera consists of several disadvantages. While zooming in, cropping, or printing photographs taken by low-megapixel camera suffers owing to its low image quality. Low-megapixel camera does carry low cost but backed by its inability to take high resolution photographs the demand for CMOS image sensor market is expected to hinder. 

The global CMOS image sensor market is segmented and analysed for demand and supply by end use industry into consumer electronics, medical, industrial, security & surveillance, automotive & transportation, and aerospace & defence. Amongst these segments, the automotive & transportation segment is anticipated to hold the revenue of USD 6,646.7 Million by the end of 2031, by growing at the highest CAGR of 8.34% during the forecast period. Further, in the year 2018 the segment garnereda revenue of USD 2,053.5 Million. Rising application in emerging vehicles is expected to attributed to the growth of the market. Sony has unveiled a CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras that has 5.4 effective megapixels, the highest number in the industry, and one that allows for simultaneous HDR shooting and LED flicker reduction.On the other hand, the consumer electronics segment is projected to garner the largest revenue of USD 27010.4 Million by the end of 2031.

Global CMOS Image Sensor Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global CMOS image sensor market is studied into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. Amongst these markets, the market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market revenue of USD 17,759.3 Million by the end of 2031, up from a revenue of USD 6,501.0 Million in the year 2018. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.01% during the forecast period. Growing preference for facial recognition systems is anticipated to boost the market growth. Also government initiatives for smart cities is expected to drive the growth over the forecast period. As part of the Internet of Things (IoT) Management Framework for Smart Cities, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in India has tasked ERNET India and IISc with creating the LoRa gateway (pole gateway), a low-cost compute device that can connect to cameras, temperature, humidity, air quality, and other sensors.

The study further incorporates Y-O-Y Growth, market opportunities, demand & supply and forecast future opportunity in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico), South America, Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX [Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg], NORDIC [Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland], Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC [Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman], North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa).

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global CMOS Image sensor market includes the following segments:

By Technology

  • Front Side Illumination (FSI)
  • Back Side Illumination (BSI)

By End Use Industry

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Security & Surveillance
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Aerospace & Defence

Key Companies Dominating the Global CMOS Image Sensor Market

Our report has covered detailed company profiling comprising company overview, business strategies, key product offerings, financial performance, key performance indicators, risk analysis, recent developments, regional presence, and SWOT analysis among other notable indicators for competitive positioning. Some of the prominent industry leaders in the global CMOS image sensor market that are included in our report are STMicroelectronics International NV, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, ON Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, Canon, Inc., SK Hynix Inc., OMNIVISION Technologies Inc., Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Panasonic Industry Co. Ltd., and Teledyne Technologies Inc.


In the News

  •  Canon Inc.  developed the world's highest resolution 3.2-megapixel SPAD sensor and introduced a breakthrough low-light imaging camera that achieves outstanding colour reproduction even in dimly lit conditions.

  • Using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film, Panasonic Corporation claimed to have created a new technology that concurrently achieves 8K high-resolution (36M pixels), 60fps framerate, 450k high-saturation electrons, and global shutter imaging with sensitivity modulation capability (OPF).

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 4224
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The factors driving the growth of the market are rising demand for security & surveillance, rising demand for consumer electronics, growing technology advancement, and others.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6.32% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031

Low-megapixel camera acting as a disadvantage, high manufacturing costs, and CMOS image sensor (CIS) proves to be challenging are some of the major factors expected to hinder the growth of the market.

The market in Asia pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2031 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are STMicroelectronics International NV, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, and other key players

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by technology, end use industry, and by region.

The automotive & transportation segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2031 and display significant growth opportunities.

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