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Infrared Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets

Infrared Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets

The global infrared sensor/detector market has grown to $804 million in 2014 from $732 million in 2013. The market is expected to grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% from 2015 to 2020, increasing from $884 million in 2015 to $1.3 billion in 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets and technologies for infrared sensors.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.

Coverage of the following end-use applications:

Communications

Energy

Environment and space

Healthcare

Industrial

Residences and other encloses spaces

Scientific applications

Surveillance and defense

Transportation

Examination of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

Comprehensive profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE OF THE REPORT

This report presents the forecasts for infrared sensors/detectors for 2015 through 2020 on a volume and value basis. It also forecasts infrared sensor/detector-embedding devices from 2015 through 2020 on a value basis.
Sales values are presented in million U.S. dollars and shipment volumes are presented in thousand units.

Forecasts for infrared sensors/detectors are further broken down by parameter-sensing technology, application and region.

Forecasts for infrared sensors/detector-embedding devices are further broken down by parameter-sensing technology.

Parameter-sensing technologies included are:
Gas.
Image.
Motion and position.
Spectrometry.
Temperature.

Breakdown by applications includes:
Defense and surveillance.
Ecology and agriculture.
Energy infrastructure.
Residential and other indoor.
Communications.
Scientific.
Industrial installations.
Logistics and transport.
Healthcare.

The regional breakdown focuses on:
The Americas.
Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Asia-Pacific (APAC).

The Executive Summary chapter provides a snapshot of the infrared sensor/detector market broken down by applications. It unravels the taxonomy of the report with reference to quantitative and qualitative analyses.

The Infrared Sensors and Market Overview chapter expounds the technology underpinning infrared sensors and detectors. It provides a closer look at the market size for IR sensors/detectors and the devices that employ them. The chapter also covers non-conventional trends that can prove to be dark horses in the IR sensors market.

The Global Markets for Applications of Infrared Sensors/Detectors chapter delves deeply into individual application markets. Each application is broken down along parameter-sensing technologies, as well as regions.

The Taxonomy of the Vendor Landscape chapter provides insight into offerings, initiatives, analysis and prospects of key companies associated with infrared detectors and devices based on the detector technology.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter covers innovations that impact infrared detectors and sensors. Patents are categorized in terms of applications and technology, as well on the basis of allocation by year, assignee countries and assignee organizations.

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 INFRARED SENSORS AND MARKET OVERVIEW
INFRARED SENSOR DEFINITION
INFRARED RAYS
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE
FREQUENCY AND WAVELENGTH
FREQUENCY BANDS
POLARIZATION
INFRARED DETECTOR POTENCY
THEORETICAL GROUND
Infrared Detector Parameters
INFRARED SOURCES
OPTICAL COMPONENTS
Beam Splitters
Objectives and Lenses
ABSORPTION WINDOWS
INFRARED SENSOR CLASSES
THERMAL SENSORS
Thermocouple
Thermopile
Bolometer
Pyroelectric Sensors
Pneumatic Cells and Golay Cells
QUANTUM SENSORS
Photoconductive
Photovoltaic
QUANTUM SENSORS AND COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
TABLE 1 GROUP III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
TABLE 2 GROUP IV COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
TABLE 3 GROUP II-VI COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
TABLE 4 OTHER COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
INFRARED SENSOR AND DETECTOR APPLICATIONS
TABLE 5 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 6 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY APPLICATION SECTOR, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
INFRARED DETECTORS AND WIRELESS SENSORS
MESH NETWORKS
POWER MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS SENSORS
ENERGY HARVESTING
WIRELESS WAVEFORMS: THE GENESIS OF MARKET COMPLEXITY
802.15.4
Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart
Introduction and History
Bluetooth Smart: The Game Changer
Radio Frequency Identification
Introduction
Near-Field Communication: A Special Case of Radio Frequency
Identification
Wireless Fidelity and IPv6 Over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area
Networks
6LoWPAN
ZigBEE
Introduction and History
Technology and Implementation Overview
WirelessHART
Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications (ISA100.11a)
Technical Facts
EnOcean
Unique Selling Proposition
Z-Wave
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORIES
Quantitative Overview
TABLE 7 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 8 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 9 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis and Putting the Average Selling Price in Context
BREAKDOWN BY REGION
Quantitative Overview
TABLE 10 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 11 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 12 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
Americas
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Asia-Pacific
INFRARED DETECTOR-BASED DEVICES
Quantitative Overview
TABLE 13 GLOBAL DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED SENSORS/DETECTORS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
IN-DEPTH PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORIES
GAS SENSING
Benefits and Challenges of Infrared Analysis
Principle of Infrared Gas-Sensor Operation
Taxonomy of Infrared Gas Sensors
Detector Choices
Average Selling Price Analysis and Device Market Size
TABLE 14 INFRARED GAS SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY APPLICATION INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED GAS SENSORS/DETECTORS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
IMAGE SENSOR
Infrared Cameras
Critical Camera Parameters
Implications on Defense
Detector Choices
Average Selling Price Analysis and Device Market Size
TABLE 16 INFRARED IMAGE SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY APPLICATION INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
TABLE 17 GLOBAL DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED IMAGE SENSORS/DETECTORS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MOTION AND POSITION SENSOR
Detector Choices
Average Selling Price Analysis and Device Market Size
TABLE 18 INFRARED MOTION AND POSITION SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY APPLICATION INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 m($/UNIT)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED MOTION AND POSITION SENSORS/DETECTORS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SPECTROMETRY
Benefits of Infrared Analysis
Infrared Spectrometer
Detector Choices
Fourier Transform Interferometry
Average Selling Price Analysis and Device Market Size
TABLE 20 INFRARED SPECTROMETRY SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY APPLICATION INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED SPECTROMETRY SENSORS/DETECTORS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TEMPERATURE SENSOR
Benefits and Challenges
Market Implications
Average Selling Price Analysis and Device Market Size
TABLE 22 INFRARED TEMPERATURE SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY APPLICATION INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED TEMPERATURE SENSORS/DETECTORS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR APPLICATION
MARKETS
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 24 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 25 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 26 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 27 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 28 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES TO THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 29 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 30 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 31 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 32 INFRARED SENSORS/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 33 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET TO THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 34 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 35 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 36 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 37 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 38 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 39 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 40 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 41 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 42 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 43 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND
UNITS)
TABLE 44 INFRARED SENSORS/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 45 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 46 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 47 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
COMMUNICATIONS
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 48 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 49 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 50 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 51 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 52 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 53 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 54 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 55 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 56 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 57 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 58 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENTS IN SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 59 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 60 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 61 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 62 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 63 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 64 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 65 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 66 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 67 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 68 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY SENSOR/DETECTOR TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 69 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 70 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 71 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
HEALTHCARE
APPLICATION SNAPSHOT AND SENSOR-DETECTION TECHNOLOGY
BREAKDOWN
BREAKDOWN BY PARAMETER-SENSING CATEGORY
TABLE 72 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 73 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 74 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
TABLE 75 GLOBAL INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR MARKET IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 76 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR SHIPMENT SALES IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 77 INFRARED SENSOR/DETECTOR AVERAGE SELLING PRICE IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($/UNIT)
CHAPTER 5 TAXONOMY OF THE VENDOR LANDSCAPE
ALL-ROUND SENSOR EXPERTS
SPECIALISTS ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC DETECTOR TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATION DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SENSOR DEVELOPERS
INFRARED CAMERA MANUFACTURERS
INFRARED SPECTROMETER MANUFACTURERS
OTHER DEVICE MAKERS
INTEGRATED PLAYERS
KEY COMPANY PROFILES
ARTIFEX ENGINEERING
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
AVANTES
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
CHROMALOX
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
DEXTER RESEARCH CENTER INC.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
EMX INDUSTRIES
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
EXCELITAS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
EXERGEN
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
FLIR SYSTEMS INC.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KK
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
HEIMANN SENSOR GMBH
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
IRCON
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
KROHNE INC.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
LINSEIS INC.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
LUMASENSE TECHNOLOGIES
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
MELEXIS NV
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
METROHM
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
MICRO-EPSILON
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
MONARCH INSTRUMENTS
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
OMEGA ENGINEERING
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
OPTECH
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
PANASONIC
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
RAYTHEON CO.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
RENISHAW
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
SHIMADZU SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS INC.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
SPECTRO SCIENTIFIC
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
STELLARNET
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC.
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
ULIS
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
VIGO SYSTEM SA
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
WENGLOR SENSORIC
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
WILKS: A SPECTRO SCIENTIFIC COMPANY
Infrared Sensor Solutions Offered
Analysis and Prospects
CHAPTER 6 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
PATENT CATEGORIES
CHEMICAL-SENSING APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING GASES
COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND COMPUTING APPLICATIONS
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND SPACE APPLICATIONS
IMAGE-SENSING TECHNOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS
RESIDENCES, HEALTHCARE AND OTHER ENCLOSED SPACE APPLICATIONS
SURVEILLANCE AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS
TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTIC APPLICATIONS
TABLE 78 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO INFRARED SENSORS BY CATEGORY, 1976 TO JANUARY 2015
GENERAL TRENDS
TABLE 79 U.S. INFRARED SENSOR PATENT TRENDS, 1976 TO 2014 (NUMBER OF PATENTS AWARDED)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY
TABLE 80 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED RELATED TO INFRARED SENSORS BY COUNTRY, 1976 TO JANUARY 2015 (NUMBER/%)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 81 U.S. PATENT ASSIGNEES WITH THREE OR MORE PATENTS RELATED TO INFRARED SENSORS, 1976-JANUARY 2015
TABLE 82 U.S. PATENT ASSIGNEES WITH PATENTS RELATED TO INFRARED SENSORS, 1976-JANUARY 2015

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