Pay by view
Sony plans to sell software by subscription for data-analysing sensors in situ and transform the light-converting chips into a platform for money making software.
Despite worldwide woe
Sensor specialist AMS has said that it expects the impact from the novel coronavirus to be limited in the current quarter and posted first quarter revenues within the upper half of its forecast.
Weather hotting up
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported monthly sales for May 2018 and show the chip industry in the continent remains buoyant.
It's a record
The market for semiconductors worldwide saw sales rise by 21.6 percent and worth $412 billion.
It's soaraway silicon!
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) body forecast that the chip market will increase 20.6 percent this year compared to 2016.
3.2 times more by 2025
Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that the sensor market will grow by 2.5 times by 2025.
Demand is picking up
There are signs that the smartphone component industry is picking up, after being in the doledrums for a year or so.
Expected to buy 2-300 million of them
Chinese smartphone vendors will ship an estimated 200-300 smartphones featuring fingerprint-recognizing functions this year.
$165 million on the table
Most of the high end phones today use a Sony imaging sensor. Now it looks like Sony now wants to buy Toshiba's image sensor business to expand its dominance.