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Author Topic: Possible change in Sony for sensor supply to other companies.  (Read 4669 times)

BJL

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Adjusting for the spin that a Sony rep. is likely to put on the facts, this is my interpretation:

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation designs some sensors "on spec" for sale to all comers, like the ones listed at http://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/IS/sensor2/products/index.html  However it also collaborates with some large customers to design and produce sensors that are exclusive to that customer, either permanently or for a period of exclusivity.  Nikon and Sony have partnered like this a number of times going back to the CCD era; more recently this has been done with Sony Imaging, Phase One, and Fujifilm (the last only customizing CFAs and micro-lenses, not the electronic part).
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