When we think of the sensors that are used in many cameras of smartphones, the majority would have remembered about the Sony, whose technology is regarded as the leading class. However, in addition to the Sony, until recently, this business was attended by another player.
Over the past two years, Toshiba became a victim of two huge accounting scandals. This led to the company’s stock price to fall and made her the target of several government probes.
To gain a foothold in the market, the company needed reforms and now Toshiba, reportedly will sell part of its business Sony for about $ 163 million. Business includes the departments of production of semiconductors and NAND flash memory, in addition to the sensor technology for cameras.
This is quite logical, given that the company’s presence on the market of sensors for cameras is only 2%, compared to Sony and their 40%. It also gives Sony an opportunity to focus on a more dangerous competitor, the Samsung company, which is gaining momentum in CMOS segment.