) or "TI" launched the industry's first image sensor receiver
integrated circuits (ICs) SN65LVDS324, which will act as a bridge
between image sensors and processors.
The new image sensor IC, SN65LVDS324 has a unique feature that
acts as a bridge between HD image sensors and processors while
streaming videos. This feature lowers bill of material (BOM) cost
by 20% compared to traditional FPGA solutions. It is also 50%
smaller in size and supports a wide range of resolutions such as
TI's new image sensor IC, SN65LVDS324 is an extension of its
FlatLink and FlatLink 3G technology and it can support a variety
of its processors such as OMAP and DaVinci for video
Currently, HD image sensors are gaining popularity due to
rapid adoption of smart devices by consumers. The latest range of
smartphones and tablets support HD sensors so that consumers can
enjoy better picture quality while watching videos, video
chatting and using social networking sites like
) and Twitter to chat.
According to IDC, smartphones may witness a 95.9% growth
within a span of four years i.e. 2012-2016 and its shipments may
reach 1.405 billion units in 2016. Further, tablets may see a
131.2% jump in the same time period to touch 282.7 million units.
The solid growth prospects in these two markets coupled with TI's
market position will likely boost sales of TI's HD sensor
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, TI generated total
revenue of $2.98 billion, down 12.1% sequentially and 12.9% year
over year (slightly better than the mid-point of the recently
narrowed guidance range of $2.89 billion to $3.01 billion). The
Analog business fell 9.4% sequentially and 1.5% year over year.
The sequential decline was attributable to broad-based weakness
across the HVAL, HPA, SVA and power management product lines.
Texas Instruments has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other
semiconductor stocks that are currently better positioned include
Linear Technology Corp.
), both with a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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