Sony Announces Investment Of $997 Million In CMOS Sensor Production

Posted on Jun 22 2012 - 9:38am by Editorial Staff

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Sony today announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation’s Nagasaki Technology Center. The investment amount is approximately 80 billion yen ($997 million), from the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 through the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, to increase the production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors.

From the amount invested, the amount to be invested in the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 (approximately 45 billion yen) was included in the forecast of the capital expenditures for semiconductors in the current fiscal year announced at the annual earnings release on May 10, 2012. With this development, Sony plans to increase total production capacity for CCD and CMOS image sensors to approximately 60,000 wafers per month by the end of September 2013.

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