In terms of camera sensor, Sony reaches the extreme limit of its total production capacity. The Japanese giant, leader in the camera market for smartphones, said it could simply no longer meet the very high demand generated by the proliferation of these modules on the back of our mobiles.
Are we going to a breaking point? The question may arise in light of recent statements from Sony. Whose factories are operating at full capacity, including during the holidays, for the second consecutive year. As the market leader in camera modules for smartphones. The Japanese giant announced that it had reached the limits of its production capacity and that it could no longer meet demand. Statements all the more worrying since Sony has not neglected investments to be able to fulfill its orders.
Sony can’t keep up with image sensor demand due to multi-lens phones
“Judging by the way things are going, even after all these investments in expanding our production capacity. It may not be enough yet,” said Terushi Shimizu, president of the semiconductors division from Sony. “We will have to apologize to our customers because we simply cannot produce enough sensors” he continues.
Sony is not the only one to have increased its production capacity to the maximum in recent years, notes Android Authority. Samsung is also facing the same difficulties in a market that is increasingly focused on smartphones equipped with three or four camera sensors. Still, if this production in (very) tight flow could harm some smartphone manufacturers, it benefits absolutely Sony and Samsung. The two groups are indeed selling unfathomable quantities of sensors on a declining smartphone market.