Micron, a leading CMOS image sensor manufacturer, launched a separate CMOS image sensor division called Aptina. Unlike big names such as Canon, Nikon, Sony etc, Micron (now Aptina) is not well known to many digital photographers due mainly to their mostly low-end (P&S and camera phone) and specialty image sensor product portfolio, even through they have the number one CMOS image sensor market share. If you don’t know already, Micron supplied the camera chip in Apple’s popular iPhone.

Things may be different soon as Micron start to crack open the high end market. I would not be surprised to see an Aptina image sensor in Nikon DSLR cameras in the future.

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