Wel lijkt Sensor productie voor Renesas niet meer core business te zijn, zo hebben ze een fabriek aan Sony verkocht en het lijkt dus dat de "Nikon designed" sensors nu ook door Sony geproduceerd worden (zie ook quote Thom Hogan hieronder).
En hier Thom Hogan's duidelijke mening over deze kwestie:
And I call BS on Tanaka-san's answer. What he's saying is that a smaller separate company at Sony (Imaging) can dictate what a larger company at Sony (Semiconductor) can sell to whom. This would mean no Sony sensors to Apple, no Sony sensors to Canon (1"), Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic (1"), and Pentax/Ricoh, among others that Sony Imaging competes with. As we can see from the latest announced cameras, Sony Semi is still selling sensors to all comers. Moreover, Sony Semi is fabbing Nikon-designed sensors, as well, these days. The day that Sony Semi starts saying "no" to outside customers, is the day that their projection of capturing 80%+ of the camera market sensor production dies, and with it, their very expensive fab investments.
Now, it very well may be that Sony Imaging has some sensor design capability that's their own and it is being added to some Exmors, and thus is acting the same way Nikon was acting with Sony Semi, but I don't think what Tanaka-san implies and what the Sony fansites are inferring is at all correct. For instance, what you add in the Stacked layer can be very specific and dictated by customer, I'm sure. Indeed, from what little I know about upcoming Nikon products, I'm pretty sure what you said isn't true.
Het verwijderde artikel van imaging resource is hier nog te lezen.