3D imaging and sensing becoming a consumer application

2nd July 2018
Alex Lynn

With the introduction of the iPhone X in September 2017, Apple set the standard for technology and use-case for 3D sensing in consumer. Apple contrived a complex assembly of camera modules and light sources using structured light principles, along with an innovative NIR global shutter image sensor.

Yole Développement (Yole) releases its 3D Imaging & Sensing report, 2018 Edition. Since the previous edition, the market has clearly moved to another path. The Yole’s popular technology and market analysis offers key insights to discover and better understand the 3D imaging and sensing revolution.

Pierre Cambou, Principal Analyst, Technology and Market, Imaging at Yole, stated: “From our depiction of the market in March 2017, the main gap is in illumination ASP, which is greater than expected. High expenses in dot and flood illumination VCSELs from Lumentum/II-VI/Finisar, along with the dot illuminator optical assembly from ams, are the biggest technology surprises powering Apple’s $1,000 smartphone.”

3D imaging and sensing is everywhere. Thanks to advances in semiconductor miniaturisation, innovative technologies are able to serve the consumer market, which in 2018 is well under way.

Yole is offering a snapshot of the 3D imaging and sensing industry as well as the dedicated webcast, Components for 3D Sensing Revolution, taking place on 10th July at 4:00pm BST. Join this online event to discover the key challenges of underlying sub- components for 3D sensing in the consumer space as well as a specific focus on illumination VCSELs. Register here.

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