The market for CMOS sensors has been expanding since the first half of the year 2000. During that time, CMOS sensors have been developed for the purpose of pursuing image quality, such as the clarity of flat images used in cell phones, digital cameras, and single-lens reflex cameras.
On the other hand, in the rapidly expanding image sensor market, the importance of three-dimensional shape recognition images for robots, drones, shape measurement devices, face recognition, etc., is rapidly being demanded as an application different from image quality.
Therefore, independent and venture companies such as Rosnes see this as a great opportunity to enter a new market with growth potential, and have decided to engage in their own brand business of CMOS sensors for three-dimensional (3D) distance measurement.
In particular, starting in the fall of 2021, we will be developing our first product, a CMOS sensor with a new structure and small pixel size that will give us an advantage over our competitors.