Sony to Increase ToF Sensors Production

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Bloomberg interviews Satoshi Yoshihara, the head of Sony’s image sensor division. He says that:
  • Sony is boosting production of its ToF sensors after getting interest from customers including Apple
  • Sony 3D business is already profitable and will make an impact on earnings from the next fiscal year starting in April 2019.
  • Sony started providing 3D SDK to outside developers to experiment with its ToF chips and create apps.
  • Cameras revolutionized phones, and based on what I’ve seen, I have the same expectation for 3D,” said Yoshihara
  • Huawei is using Sony’s ToF cameras in the next generation models, according to Bloomberg sources
  • There will be a need for two 3D cameras on smartphones, for the front and back
  • Sony ToF sensors will appear in models from several smartphone manufacturers in 2019
  • Sony starts ToF sensors mass production in late summer 2019 to meet the demand

Thanks to RP and TG for the pointer!

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