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Sony FY2018 Q2 Financial Report Released: Sony’s Sensor Business is Booming

Many camera companies are using Sony sensors today and it’s in part because there are not a lot of options. Not long ago there were rumors of Samsung returning to the market and the Fujifilm X-T3 having a Samsung sensor inside, but it was recently discovered that even the X-T3 is using a Sony sensor […]

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Sony FY2017 Earnings Announcement

Results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 Sales increased 76.3 billion yen (13%) year-on-year (a 9% increase on a constant currency basis) to 655.9 billion yen. This significant increase was mainly due to the absence of the impact from the Kumamoto Earthquakes in the previous fiscal year, the impact of foreign exchange rates […]

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Sony Q3 FY2017 Report: Confirms Sony Image Sensor Business Slowdown

Sony released their 2017 Q3 results today and they verify what we reported a few days ago, the Sony image sensor business will experiance a due to iPhone. The annalist was spot on, but it wasn’t a difficult prediction to make with all of the reports about iPhone X sales slowing. The overall forecast for the imaging […]

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Analyst Predicts Sony Image Sensor Business Slowdown Due To iPhone

Image Sensors World is reporting a potential slow down at Sony due to lower than expected iPhone sales, based on a Bloomberg report, but is it accurate? Even if iPhone demand slows demand for other phones will likely pick up the slack with Sony sensors in them. Plus Sony will continue selling their sensors to new […]

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Sony Fiscal Year 2017 Q2: Imaging Division Healthy and Profitable

Second quarter sales increased 16% year-on-year and operating income increased 4 billion yen to 18.9 billion yen. The increase in sales and operating income was primarily due to the impact of foreign exchange rates and the absence in the current quarter of the impact from the Kumamoto Earthquakes in the same quarter of the previous […]

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Sony is Lowering Their Investment in CMOS Technology

Digitimes reports that Sony will lower their investment on CMOS image sensor equipment in fiscal 2016: “Sony will reduce its equipment investment for CMOS image sensors to JPY70 billion (US$691.53 million) in fiscal 2016, while maintaining its sensor production capacity at 70,000 12-inch equivalent wafers a month during the fiscal year, according to Digitimes Research.”

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