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Highlights of the day: Camera lens suppliers poised for strong growth on 5G smartphones

Despite the US trade sanctions, Huawei has never stopped foraying into the 5G market, neither on the equipment side nor the mobile device segment. Its 5G smartphones with major camera function upgrades are expected to see impressive shipments next year. Taiwan-based suppliers of camera lenses can expect a fruitful year in 2020. Chip vendors are also gearing up development of optical in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphone applications, and their backend service partners are ready to provide full support.

Huawei camera lens orders may reach 1.5 billion units in 2020: Huawei's procurement of smartphone camera lenses for 2020 may reach as high as 1.5 billion units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Optical fingerprint sensors shipments to ramp up in 1Q20: Taiwan's IC designers are set to ramp up shipments of diverse optical in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphone application starting in the first quarter of 2020, and backend specialists such as ASE Technology Holdings and ChipMos Technologies are also ready to give full support with wafer-level and COF packaging processes, according to industry sources.

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