Sony Discontinues CCD Image Sensors

BOCA RATON, FLA – IMPERX responds to Sony’s announcement regarding discontinuance of the Sony line of CCD image sensors.

Sony has announced that they will be discontinuing production of all CCD image sensors over the next five years. This will impact twelve models of the IMPERX CCD camera series (see list below). IMPERX, in association with our supply chain partners, has plans to manage the available supply of Sony CCD sensors used in our products during, and beyond, this five year phase out period. In addition IMPERX already has a robust line of cameras using CCD image sensors from On-Semi and is already developing new CCD and CMOS options to serve the needs of our customers.

Sony’s announced end-of-life plan for their CCD sensors is as follows:

  • Last-time buy orders:                         August 2015
  • Wafer production discontinued:          March 2017
  • Sensor delivery/shipment ends:           March 2020

IMPERX will share with our market any critical updates regarding the Sony sensor discontinuance.  Watch our website,, for further developments and for exciting new product announcements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our IMPERX Sales Team.

IMPERX CCD Cameras impacted by the Sony Sensor discontinuance:

  • B1310: Sony Sensor ICX 445
  • B1410: Sony Sensor ICX 285
  • B1411: Sony Sensor ICX 267
  • B1610: Sony Sensor ICX 274
  • B1922: Sony Sensor ICX 674
  • B1944: Sony Sensor ICX 674
  • B2510: Sony Sensor ICX 655
  • B2520: Sony Sensor ICX 625
  • B2720: Sony Sensor ICX 694
  • B2740: Sony Sensor ICX 694
  • B3420: Sony Sensor ICX 814
  • B3440: Sony Sensor ICX 814

View pdf version of this press release here.


IMPERX designs and manufactures high performance cameras, frame grabbers and industrial imaging systems used in the machine vision, medical, military, surveillance and automation markets. Our multi-service brand is recognized for superior performance, reliability, accuracy and cutting-edge design. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, with offices and distributors worldwide, IMPERX is registered to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standard and the Environmental Management System Standard ISO 14001:2004. IMPERX is registered with DDTC.

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