Support locations for Kasalis products via Kingyoup in Taiwan and China.
Today, we’re announcing our partnership with the Taiwanese company, Kingyoup Enterprises Co., Ltd., which will provide sales, distribution, and technical support for Kasalis products in Taiwan and mainland China.
Our ability to respond quickly to customers and support them with a local presence is very important to us. Kingyoup is an excellent match for Kasalis with its industry expertise in optics and semiconductors as well as its solid reputation for excellent after-sales service. With support in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Taicang City, China, we are delighted to have Kingyoup on our team.
Our customers in China and Taiwan purchasing camera module assembly systems can rest assured that we have taken steps to ensure their satisfaction and ongoing success with our products.
Stay tuned for more announcements regarding additional regional partnerships in the near future.
In December, IC Insights published an interesting market forecast identifying various market trends for the upcoming three years. The primary insights were that machine vision, automotive, and medical applications will fuel growth in the industry in the near future. Here is a brief summary of their findings.
While digital still camera sales have been declining since 2007, the competition is gaining by leaps and bounds: camera phones that offer greater than 3MP sensors outsold digital still cameras by a 6:1 ratio in 2012. The industry’s attention has therefore shifted to new applications and embedded systems for photography. Enhanced machine vision for automotive safety and industrial equipment, video surveillance networks, medical imaging, and small camera modules for portable devices are all contributing to this new wave of industry development.
“The total market value for digital cameras and imaging systems is expected to grow from $55.5 billion in 2012 to $77.8 billion in 2016. IC Insights forecasts total shipments of digital cameras and embedded imaging systems will reach 6 billion units in 2016 compared to 2.5 billion in 2011, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.0% in the five-year period.” – IC Insights
According to IC Insights, we will see sales of cameras in phones, tablets, computers, automobiles, and medical devices increase while stand-alone digital camera sales will significantly decrease over the next three years.