North America Image Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The North American Image Sensors Market is segmented by Type (CMOS, CCD), End-user Industry​ (Consumer Electronics​, Healthcare, Industrial, Security and Surveillance​, Automotive and Transportation​, Aerospace and Defense​), and Country.

North America Image Sensors Industry Overview

NA Image Sensors Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 6.9 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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North America Image Sensors Market Analysis

The North American Image Sensors Market is expected to witness growth at a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the market during the initial period. The supply chain has experienced a massive disruption due to restrictions in the movement of goods and personnel. ​

  • Due to the growing demand for smartphones, security cameras, high-definition cameras, and camcorders, the image sensors market is expected to record a high growth rate during the forecast period. Manufacturers in the region have been striving to improve major parameters, such as resolution, performance, and pixel size. ​
  • IC technology advancements have allowed the incorporation of previously independent functions by integrating sensors in the same chip. For example, a standard mobile phone has independent features, such as a camera, wireless connectivity, and music-playback capabilities. Now, all these functionalities are made available in a single device and have resulted in popularity, thus increasing the production volumes for image sensors, such as CMOS and CCD.​
  • In terms of consumer electronics, the smartphone has become the primary camera device, dominating still-cameras and DSLRs. Heavy competition in the smartphone segment has driven manufacturers to provide better cameras to have the edge over the competition, which has resulted in high investments in camera technology innovations in this field. ​
  • Further, manufacturing firms in the region realize the benefits of machine vision systems, particularly in areas where redundant tasks, such as inspection, should be performed precisely. Industry 4.0 fueled the development of technologies, like robots playing a crucial role in industrial automation, with many core operations in industries managed by robots. Machine vision supports new applications, like vision-guided robotics, etc.​
  • Moreover, drones are widely used in North America to conduct surveys, and manufacturers are constantly looking for cameras that can capture images from altitudes. Cameras with higher megapixel resolution and small sensor sizes can be subject to image diffraction effects. Therefore, such disadvantages provide opportunities for the image sensor vendors in the market to introduce larger sensors that showcase better light-gathering ability at the same resolutions.

North America Image Sensors Industry Segments

The study tracks the end-user industries, such as consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial, security and surveillance, automotive and transportation, and aerospace and defense, which need image sensing devices, owing to the massive demand for these devices in their businesses. The competitive landscape has been taken to calculate the image sensor penetration and how players involve themselves in organic and inorganic growth strategies.​ Further, the study analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the market players and its stakeholders across the supply chain. The same has been considered for arriving at the current market estimation and for future projections.

End-User Industry
Consumer Electronics
Security and Surveillance
Automotive and Transportation
Aerospace and Defense
Other End-user Industries
United States

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North America Image Sensors Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the North America Image Sensors Market according to our research experts:

CMOS Image Sensor in Smartphone and Other Products to Witness Significant Growth

  • CMOS image sensor technology, which several vendors are ramping, is sustaining its vigorous move into low-cost camera designs. Although often disparagingly compared to charge-coupled device (CCD) sensors with superior image quality at the same price, CMOS sensors are establishing a foothold at the low-cost end of the consumer market by offering more functions on-chip that simplify camera design.​
  • In March 2022, SmartSens, an advanced CMOS image sensor supplier, launched its first 50MP ultra-high-resolution 1.0μm pixel size image sensor product - SC550XS. The new product adopts the advanced 22nm HKMG Stack process and SmartSens' multiple proprietary technologies, including SmartClarity-2 technology, SFCPixel technology, and PixGain HDR technology, to enable excellent imaging performance. In addition, it can achieve 100% all pixel all-direction autofocus coverage via AllPix ADAF technology and is equipped with MIPI C-PHY 3.0Gsps high-speed data transmission interface. The product addresses the flagship smartphone's main camera requirements in night vision full-color imaging, high dynamic range, and low power consumption.​
  • Consumer electronics, automotive, security, and surveillance are all growing markets for CMOS image sensors. The rise of the consumer electronics sector has been spurred by the increasing popularity of smartphones with built-in front and rear cameras.
  • Further, the expansion of the automotive application has been spurred by the innovation of self-driving automobiles and advancements in driver safety with the help of ADAS. The capacity of CMOS image sensors to work in various lighting conditions, including dim light, darkness, and low light, has raised the use of CMOS image sensors for security applications, bolstering the CMOS image sensor market for security and surveillance.
North America Image Sensors Market

United States is Expected to Account for the Largest Market Share

  • Image sensors are an integral part of consumer electronic products, such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The image sensors that are built in today’s consumer electronic devices use either CCD or CMOS technology. With the growing adoption of such devices in the country, the demand for image sensors is expected to increase over the forecast period. ​
  • Most CCD image sensors that have been developed for consumer applications possess the built-in anti-blooming capability, in contrast to most of the CCDs that have been specifically designed for industrial and scientific applications. ​
  • Moreover, ON Semiconductor introduced a new 50-megapixel-resolution CCD image sensor. As the highest-resolution interline transfer CCD image sensor commercially available, the KAI-50140 provides the critical imaging detail and high image uniformity needed not only for the inspection of smartphone displays but also for circuit board and mechanical assembly inspection, as well as aerial surveillance.​ The KAI-50140 is designed in a 2.18-to-1 aspect ratio to match the format of modern smartphones, reducing the number of images captured to inspect a full display. ​
  • Further, the region has also witnessed continuous consumer electronics sales growth over the past couple of years. The growing inclination towards purchasing various consumer electronics products is positively impacting the market as several products, including smartphones and tablets, are increasingly focusing on enhancing the image-capturing capabilities of these products.
North America Image Sensors Market

North America Image Sensors Market Competitor Analysis

The North America Image Sensors Market is fragmented in nature due to intense competitive rivalry. Due to the high market growth rate, it is a significant investment opportunity, and therefore, new entrants are entering the market.​ Key players are Canon Inc.​, Samsung, Sony, etc.

  • January 2022 - LUCID Vision Labs, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of unique and innovative industrial vision cameras, announced the launch of the new Atlas SWIR IP67-rated 1.3 MP and 0.3 MP cameras. The Atlas SWIR is a GigE PoE+ camera featuring wide-band and high-sensitivity Sony SenSWIR 1.3 MP IMX990 and 0.3 MP IMX991 InGaAs sensors, capable of capturing images across both visible and invisible light spectrums and boasting a miniaturized pixel size of 5μm.
  • May 2021 - OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc., a significant developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced in advance of COMPUTEX Virtual the industry’s first 1/7-inch, 2-megapixel image sensor, the OV02C, for full high definition (HD) video performance in thin bezel premium notebooks, tablets, and IoT devices. The sensor offers 60 frames per second (fps) and excellent pixel performance in the thinnest 3 mm module Y size for high screen-to-body ratio designs.

North America Image Sensors Market Top Players

  1. Canon Inc.

  2. Omnivision Technologies Inc.

  3. Panasonic Corporation

  4. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

  5. Sony Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

North America Image Sensors Market

North America Image Sensors Market Recent Developments

  • January 2022 - OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. announced the next addition to its pioneering Nyxel near-infrared (NIR) technology family. The OX05B1S is the first 5 megapixels (MP) RGB-IR BSI global shutter sensor for in-cabin monitoring systems (IMS) in the automotive industry.
  • July 2021 - Samsung released a new automotive image sensor as the company eyes to expand its presence beyond the mobile sector. The ISOCELL Auto 4AC is used for rear-view cameras and surround-view monitors of a vehicle and offers high-definition resolution images.

North America Image Sensors Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID -19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Demand in Automotive Sector

      2. 5.1.2 Low-Cost Availability of CMOS Image Sensors Deployed in Electronic Devices

      3. 5.1.3 Demand for Gesture Recognition/Control in Various Applications

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Space and Battery Consumption issues

      2. 5.2.2 High Manufacturing Costs and Increased Market Competition


    1. 6.1 Type

      1. 6.1.1 CMOS

      2. 6.1.2 CCD

    2. 6.2 End-User Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Consumer Electronics

      2. 6.2.2 Healthcare

      3. 6.2.3 Industrial

      4. 6.2.4 Security and Surveillance

      5. 6.2.5 Automotive and Transportation

      6. 6.2.6 Aerospace and Defense

      7. 6.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 6.3 Country

      1. 6.3.1 United States

      2. 6.3.2 Canada


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Canon Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Omnivision Technologies Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 Panasonic Corporation

      4. 7.1.4 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

      5. 7.1.5 Sony Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 STMicroelectronics N.V

      7. 7.1.7 Teledyne DALSA Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Aptina Imaging Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 CMOSIS N.V.

      10. 7.1.10 ON Semiconductor Corporation

      11. 7.1.11 SK Hynix Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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North America Image Sensors Market Research FAQs

The North America Image Sensors Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The North America Image Sensors Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.9% over the next 5 years.

Canon Inc., Omnivision Technologies Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Sony Corporation are the major companies operating in North America Image Sensors Market.

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