ON Semiconductor stops production of CCD sensors
On March 18, 2020 the semiconductor manufacturer On Semiconductor takes orders for the last time for its CCD sensors. These will be sent out by 18 September 2020. Too few orders due to the availability of increasingly powerful CMOS sensors and slowing economic growth are the main reasons for this move, the company said. The production in Rochester, USA, is therefore no longer profitable and will be discontinued in June 2020.
With the announcement, the company released a list of CCD sensors and possible CMOS-based replacement products - all from within the company. The complete list can be found on the manufacturer's website. For sensors that have no counterpart in the CMOS world, ON Semiconductor refers to the partner company Rochester Electronics, which manages the remainder of the CCD sensors even after discontinuation by the manufacturer.