The selfie has been the hottest trend of the past 12 months, the mainstay of celebrities courting publicity and wannabes wanting instant notoriety.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a selfie – word of the year in 2013 – is a "photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website".
Love or it hate it,
Yesterday it said it would invest ¥35 billion (Dh1.26bn) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors.
The Japanese company said it would increase production of stacked CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors at two factories on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, while completing work on a factory in northwestern
Imaging sensors are an area of strength for
Of the total investment, ¥9bn will be spent this year, which will come out of the company's ¥65bn capital expenditure budget for semiconductors announced in May. The remaining ¥26bn will be spent in the first half of the fiscal year starting next March.
* with Reuters
Most Popular Stories
- Alabama House Speaker Arrested on Felony Ethics Charges
- 'Fury' Blows 'Gone Girl' Out of the Box Office
- Microsoft's Cloud Platform Shines
- Turkey to Help Kurds Reach Fight in Kobani
- German Intelligence Blames Ukraine Rebels for MH17
- ISIS Seeks to Expand Terror War
- Perez Leads Push for Obama's Job Proposals
- 2016 Camaro Shrinks, Moves to Caddy Platform
- Prius Drivers Battle Stereotypes
- Clinton Rallies Early Vote for Landrieu