Samsung Electronics is aiming for a top-3 slot in camera sales worldwide by shipping 13-million units this year. In 2006, they shipped 8.6-million units which made them number 5 or 6.
Samsung made the announcement in Taipei Wednesday as it launched two new camera models, the i7 and i70, in the Taiwan market.
In Taiwan itself, Samsung targets a sales volume of 100,000 units for a 10 percent market share this year. Chicony Electronics will continue to be the Taiwan sales agent for Samsung digital cameras for the year.
Some of Samsungâ€™s digital cameras are produced by the company’s subsidiary Samsung Techwin while the rest are made by Taiwan-based Ability Enterprise on an OEM basis. Ability Enterprise is expected to benefit from Samsung’s growing shipments of digital cameras this year.