DigiTimes is reporting that Omnivision Technologies has received an order for 5-megapixel optical sensors destined for the next-generation iPhone. The sources suggest that Omnivision is expected to supply Apple with between 40-50 million sensors in 2010.

OmniVision Technologies is expected to see CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple’s iPhone devices grow to 40-45 million units in 2010 from 20-21 million estimated this year, according to industry sources. The sources said OmniVision has secured 5-megapixel CIS orders for the next-generation iPhone model, which will hit shelves sometime during the second half of 2010.

Omnivision is the current supplier of the iPhone 3GS 3.2-megapixel sensor.