Apple iPhone 5 Camera Sensors from OmniVision and Sony; Avago Lands Order for WCDMA Version

June 8, 2011, By Sanjeev

 

We don’t have to keep on telling you about the next iteration of the Apple iPhone. But then, rumors keep coming in. We are already served with speculations that the forthcoming iPhone will come featured with a built-in 8-megapixel camera.
Apple iPhone 5 Camera Sensors from OmniVision and Sony;  Avago Lands Order for WCDMA Version
News is that OmniVision has received a bulk order from Apple for the CMOS image sensor (CIS) meant for the fifth-generation iPhone. It has been learnt that about 90% of the CIS orders will be supplied by OmniVision for Apple.
Earlier it was said that Sony would be supplying Apple for iPhone 5. Now a Digitimes report mentions the name of OmniVision as the major supplier. However, the remaining 10% is entrusted with Sony. With the current order from Apple, OmniVision is expected to some increment in its growth rate.
Also, Avago Technologies, the leading power amplifier (PA) supplier has won the orders for the WCDMA version of iPhone 5. The company used to supply PAs for the CDMA version of older-generation iPhones.
The company has been entrusted with the manufacturing of three of the five PAs used in the WCDMA version of next generation iPhone. The remaining two Pas will be supplied by TriQuint Semiconductor, the suppler of Apple since long. Also expected is a hike in revenues of Avago like that of OmniVision.

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