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US demand to rise 6.1% annually through 2016
US sales of sensors are forecast to climb at a 6.1 percent annual rate through 2016 to $14.9 billion, showing significant improvement over market performance between 2006 and 2011. Demand will be fueled by rebounds in motor vehicle and machinery production, government mandates requiring all new light vehicles to be equipped with electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring systems, and growth in process manufacturers’ shipments. Further development of and new applications for technologies like microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), optoelectronics, and photoelectronics will also help bolster sensor sales. However, the maturity of many sensor markets and improved fabrication techniques that have led to increased sensing abilities at lower costs will temper value gains. In addition, the manufacture of many sensor-laden products, such as consumer electronic devices, has moved overseas, which will further limit market advances.

Chemical property sensors among fastest growing
Process variable sensors will remain the largest product category in dollar terms in 2016, while chemical property sensors and proximity and positioning sensors will post the fastest growth. Chemical sensor sales will be boosted by technological advances that have resulted in smaller, more precise sensors at lower costs, allowing them to be used for additional applications in existing markets, as well as in a number of new markets. The rebound in motor vehicle production, and an expected increase in aftermarket demand for engine oxygen sensors, will provide growth opportunities for chemical sensors used in vehicle emission systems. Proximity and positioning sensor demand will be spurred by output gains for motor vehicles, where these devices are important components in active safety systems like electronic stability control. The renewed strength in shipments of machinery, another important market for proximity and positioning sensors, will also support sales gains.

Motor vehicles to reclaim position as largest market
In 2011, industrial applications overtook motor vehicles to become the largest major sensor market due to still low levels of motor vehicle production compared to earlier peaks. However, thanks to a continuing rebound in motor vehicle output and new, sensor-heavy systems -- including cylinder deactivation, direct fuel injection, electronic stability control, roll-over protection, tire pressure monitoring, and variable-valve timing systems -- motor vehicles will once again become the leading sensor market, accounting for over half of all dollar gains between 2011 and 2016.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US SENSOR SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Personal Income & Expenditure Patterns
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
    • Fixed Investment Outlook
      • Table PRIVATE FIXED INVESTMENT (billion dollars)
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
    • Electrical & Electronic Sector Outlook
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table SENSOR MARKET, 2001-2011
    • Pricing Patterns
    • Legal & Regulatory Trends
    • International Environment
      • World Supply & Demand
        • Table WORLD SENSOR DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Trends in US Foreign Trade
        • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN SENSORS (million dollars)
  • TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Sensor Technology
      • Table SENSOR DEMAND BY TECHNOLOGY (million dollars)
      • Electrical & Magnetic
      • Photoelectric & Optoelectronic
      • Mechanical
      • Sonic & Ultrasonic
      • Other
    • Advanced Sensor Technologies
      • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
        • Table MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS DEMAND
      • Smart Sensors & Smart Dust
      • Nanotechnology
      • Electronic Noses & Tongues
      • Telematics
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table SENSOR SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Process Variable Sensors
      • Table PROCESS VARIABLE SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Pressure Sensors
        • Table PRESSURE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Temperature Sensors
        • Table TEMPERATURE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Flow & Level Sensors
        • Table FLOW & LEVEL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Process Variable Sensors
        • Table OTHER PROCESS VARIABLE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Physical Property Sensors
      • Table PHYSICAL PROPERTY SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Speed Sensors
        • Table SPEED SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Motion Sensors
        • Table MOTION SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other
        • Table OTHER PHYSICAL PROPERTY SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Proximity & Positioning Sensors
      • Table PROXIMITY & POSITIONING SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Chemical Property Sensors
      • Table CHEMICAL PROPERTY SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Electrical Property Sensors
      • Table ELECTRICAL PROPERTY SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Imaging Sensors
      • Table IMAGING SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Sensors & Transducers
      • Table OTHER SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table SENSOR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Industrial
      • Table INDUSTRIAL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
      • Process Manufacturing Outlook
        • Table PROCESS MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Process Control Sensor Market
        • Table PROCESS CONTROL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
      • Machinery Outlook
        • Table MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Machinery Sensor Market
        • Table MACHINERY SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Motor Vehicle Outlook
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
      • Automotive Electronics Demand
        • Table OEM AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS MARKET (million dollars)
      • Motor Vehicle Sensor Market
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE SENSOR MARKET BY TYPE & SYSTEM (million dollars)
        • Table SELECTED SENSORS IN MOTOR VEHICLES BY SYSTEM & SENSOR TYPE
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY & SECURITY SYSTEM SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS CONTROL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEM SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Military/Aerospace
      • Military/Aerospace Sector Outlook
        • Table AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS & NATIONAL DEFENSE EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
      • Military/Aerospace Sensor Market
        • Table MILITARY/AEROSPACE SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Electronic Security
      • Electronic Security Outlook
        • Table ELECTRONIC SECURITY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Electronic Security Sensor Market
        • Table ELECTRONIC SECURITY SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Medical
      • Health Care Sector Outlook
        • Table HEALTH CARE INDICATORS (billion dollars)
      • Medical Sensor Market
        • Table MEDICAL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Consumer Electrical & Electronic Products
      • Consumer Electrical & Electronic Industry Outlook
        • Table CONSUMER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Consumer Electrical & Electronic Sensor Market
        • Table CONSUMER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
        • Table HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
        • Table CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Information Technology
      • Information Technology Outlook
        • Table INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Information Technology Sensor Market
        • Table INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US SENSOR SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share & Leading Producers
    • Research & Product Development
      • Table RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED SENSOR MANUFACTURERS, 2009-2011 (percent of corporate revenues)
    • Manufacturing
      • Table CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED SENSOR MANUFACTURERS, 2009-2011 (million dollars)
    • Financial Issues & Requirements
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • AMETEK Incorporated
      • Analog Devices Incorporated
      • Autoliv Incorporated
      • Avago Technologies Limited
      • Banner Engineering Corporation
      • Boeing Company
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • Continental AG
      • Danaher Corporation
      • Delphi Automotive plc
      • DENSO Corporation
      • Eaton Corporation
      • Emerson Electric Company
      • Ford Motor Company
      • Freescale Semiconductor Incorporated
      • General Electric Company
      • Heraeus Holding GmbH
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Invensys plc
      • Johnson Controls Incorporated
      • L-3 Communications Corporation
      • Measurement Specialties Incorporated
      • Nagano Keiki Company Limited
      • NGK Spark Plug Company Limited
      • Northrop Grumman Corporation
      • OMRON Corporation
      • PerkinElmer Incorporated
      • Raytheon Company
      • Rockwell Automation Incorporated
      • Schneider Electric SA
      • Sensata Technologies BV
      • Siemens AG
      • Stoneridge Incorporated
      • TE Connectivity Limited
      • TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation
      • TT electronics plc
      • United Technologies Corporation
      • Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated
      • Visteon Corporation
      • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    • Additional Companies in the Study

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