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Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group is a corporate group that conducts research and development, product planning, design, production, and sales of semiconductor-related products, centering on image sensors in the imaging field such as smartphones and digital cameras, and in the sensing field such as automotive, security, and industry areas.

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Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group "9"fellow companies

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group has business bases globally.
We will work together with our fellows around the world to open up an exciting future.

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Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group
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In the image sensor market
Number"1"Company!!

Image sensors of Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group are used in various fields around the world such as smartphones, digital cameras, automobiles, and security cameras. Currently, the world's share (money amount) in imaging applications is 49%*1, which is the world's No. 1*1. We plan to increase this to 60% by 2025. Furthermore, we are working to develop more attractive products with the aim to become the world's No. 1 in sensing applications, which are beginning to be used in various fields.

Currently, the image sensor market is expanding. Especially in the mobile field such as smartphones, which is the driving force, growth is expected in the future due to the "multiple lens" that mounts multiple cameras on one unit and the "large format" that increases the size of the installed image sensor. In addition, the mobile sensing market will expand in the medium to long term. It is said that the market for the entire AV domain will shrink, but high value-added markets such as full-size interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras are expected to grow. Furthermore, with the advances in AI and IoT, the market also continues to grow steadily in new areas such as mobility applications, factory automation, and security. Although the smartphone market itself matures, the image sensors will continue to increase their importance in society and industry.

We will keep growing as a leading company of image sensors, with the background of overwhelming technological capabilities throughout development, design and production.
*1) Sony research

Top share in the market worldwide (Revenue basis)

Top share in the market worldwide (Revenue basis)

Worldwide Image Sensor's Shipment Trends (Revenue basis)

Worldwide Image Sensor's Shipment Trends (Revenue basis)

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From research and development to manufacturing and sales
"1"Onestop in the group!!

One of our strengths is that we can complete from research and development to manufacturing and sales in the group, centered on Sony Semiconductor Solutions, which is responsible for head office functions, R & D, product planning and design, and Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is responsible for process development and production. The one-stop system that unites the group creates benefits such as rapid and flexible product development, manufacturing and quality improvement, and efficiency and stabilization of mass production.

Example) Image sensor (hardware) development process

R&D, product planning, design
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
ToF image sensors development
Sony Depthsensing Solutions SA/NV
Event-driven sensor development
Sony Advanced Visual Sensing AG
Mass production development, manufacturing
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
Assembly process of image sensor, etc.
Sony Device Technology (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

In addition, companies with various technologies such as Sony Depthsensing Solutions in Belgium, which develops ToF image sensors, and Sony Semiconductor Israel in Israel, which is responsible for development for LTE communication modem chips and AI solutions, are gathered in the group. By combining the technologies and knowledge of the entire group, we have created a lot of cutting-edge products and created new value for society.

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In Sony Group
Number"1"investment towardthe future!?

Investing in the research and development and equipment development is an investment in the future of the company. Sony Group has driven its growth by investing boldly in many promising areas. The total capital investment of Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group for the three years from 2018 is about 580 billion yen, showing the high expectations in Sony Group today. We will continue to increase our competitiveness by actively investing in people, technology and equipment.

Image Sensor's Capital Expenditure Investment Plan

Approximately 580billon-yen

More! Understanding by numbers Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group

What kind of company is Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group? Here, to inform our activities in an easy-to-understand manner, we collected numbers related to the group's business.

Business years

69years

*) Since the inauguration of Sony's semiconductor project

Total number of employees

22thousand people

*) As of 4,2022

Consolidated sales

1.7trillion yen

*) 2021 forecast

Number of intellectual property rights held

3,048patents

24utility model rights

33design rights

*) As of the end of FY 2020

Business base

29bases in

12countries

*) As of 4,2022

National Invention Award

The CMOS image sensor related was awarded

3times.
The invention of the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor received the "Prime Minister's Invention Award" of the 2013 National Invention Award. The "invention of stacked multi-functional CMOS image sensor structure" received the 2016 National Invention Award "Prime Minister's Award" The invention of the dark current reduction method for high sensitivity CMOS image sensor received the Invention Award of the "2020 National Invention Award."

Received the Okochi Award

The CMOS image sensor related was awarded

3times.
The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor received "Okochi Memorial Production Award" (2011). The development and mass production of the stacked CMOS image sensor Exmor RS™ received the Okochi Memorial Production Special Award (2015). The development of the stacked CMOS image sensor using the Cu-Cu direct joining method received the "Okochi Memorial Production Award" (2019).

US Walter Kosonocky Award: Received

twice
CMOS image sensor presentation paper (2007) ・Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor presentation paper (2011)

image sensors

Cumulative number of products shipped

10billion
*) 2019

Manufacturing Japan Grand Award

CMOS image sensor related received

twice.
Received the "6th Manufacturing Japan Grand Award, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award" (2015) The development and mass production of the world's first back-illuminated CMOS image sensor received the Prime Minister's Award of the 5th Manufacturing Japan Grand Award (2013).

We received many other awards!

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Received "Semiconductor of the Year" sponsored by Electronic Device Industry News

5times
35mm full size CMOS image sensor received the Grand Prix in the device category *
*)As LSI of the Year of the former semiconductor newspaper
The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor for mobile phones with effective 16.41 million pixels received the Grand Prix in the semiconductor device category (2011). The stacked CMOS image sensor received the Grand Prix in the semiconductor device category (2015). The CMOS image sensor for smartphones with a three-layer structure stacked with DRAM received the Excellence Award in the semiconductor device category (2017). The 5 μm pixel SWIR image sensor capable of capturing images from visible light to invisible light band received the Excellence Award in the semiconductor device category (2021).

MEMS for microphones

Cumulative number of products shipped

20billion
*) 2020

semiconductor lasers

Cumulative number of products shipped

4billion
*) 2021

optical pickups

Cumulative number of products shipped

2.4billion
*) 2021

high-frequency switches and power amplifiers

Cumulative number of products shipped

10billion
*) 2020

Corporate women's handball team "BLUE SAKUYA of Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing

Win rate
188
Total number of wins
8897
Total number of players in history
15

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