Sony Image-Sensor Chip Sales to Rise 20% This Year

Sony Corp., the world's second- largest consumer electronics maker, said sales of image-sensor chips used in digital cameras and mobile phones will rise 20 percent this year, helping improve profitability in the unit.

The company had revenue of about 200 billion yen ($1.7 billion) from image sensors in the year ended March 31, 2006, Tokyo-based Sony spokesman Tomio Takizawa said, confirming a figure given to analysts yesterday. Sales of the chips will reach 350 billion yen in the year ending March 2010, Tomoyuki Suzuki, deputy president of the chip division, told the analysts.

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The Karate Kid4886d ago

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xbox360migs4886d ago

Sony ccd chips are the reason why my fujifilm f700 is going in for repair, thanks a bunch sony, hope they don't have a massive recall on their new chips like the one they sold fuji to go in my camera. not a happy bunny.