Didn't CMOSIS (now part of ams AG) and Fairchild also make some of BMD's sensors?
Why so expensive?
I hope they announce a camera sporting a DCI 8K S35 sensor with a global shutter and 16+ stops of dynamic range.
REDCODE RAW is, IIRC, 16-bit linear, whereas BMD's BRAW is 12-bit but is nonlinear (not sure that means logarithmic).
It also comes with a full license of Da Vinci Resolve Studio, a $300 value.
It's 20,000 pounds. That's the price and the weight.