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Global Infrared Sensor Market 2015-2019

Global Infrared Sensor Market 2015-2019

About infrared (IR) sensors

An infrared (IR) sensor emits and detects IR radiation to measure heat and detect motion. These IR sensors can be broadly classified as passive IR (PIR) sensors and active IR (AIR) sensors. PIR sensors only measure IR radiation, while AIR sensors measure and emit IR radiations.

IR sensors are integrated with different devices used in surveillance, automobiles, testing, detection, and measurement. They are used to detect radiation invisible to human eyes. IR sensors, including cooled and uncooled detectors, are extensively used in the residential, commercial, military, and industrial sectors. Uncooled IR detectors are widely accepted across these sectors because of their low price, light weight, and low power consumption.

Since IR sensors are not affected by electrical noise, their use is increasing in industrial applications. They are used to measure thermal radiation emitted from powerful motors and equipment without being in contact with them. The use of IR sensors is also increasing in surveillance systems used by the military and at residences.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global IR sensors market to grow at a CAGR of 11.14% over the period 2014-2019.

The report covers the current scenario and growth prospects of the global IR sensors market for the period of 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the following application segments:

  • Security
  • Smart homes
  • Testing and measurement
The market is divided into the following segments based on technology:
  • Thermopile
  • Pyroelectric
  • Microbolometers
  • InGaAs
  • MCT
Technavio's report, Global Infrared Sensors Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers APAC, the Americas, Europe, and ROW; it also covers the landscape of the global IR sensors market and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Key vendors
  • Excelitas
  • Flir
  • Hamamatsu
  • Murata Manufacturing
Other prominent vendors
  • DRS Technologies
  • General dynamics
  • L-3 communications
  • MicroStrategy
  • Nippon Avionics
  • OMRON
  • Raytheon company
  • Sofradir
  • TestoAG
  • Texas Instrument
  • Vigo systems
Market driver
  • Decline in prices of infrared sensors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of InGaAs technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Integration of infrared cores in smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Infrared Sensors Market 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Infrared Sensors Market: Excelitas, Murata, FLIR and Hamamatsu

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: DRS Technologies, General dynamics, L-3 communications, Nippon Avionics, OMRON, Raytheon, Sofradir, TestoAG, Texas Instruments, Vigo systems S.A.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The integration of IR cores in smartphones is increasing the prospects of the IR sensors market. The decline in IR sensor prices and demand for highly functional smartphones will have a positive combined effect on IR sensor adoption. The use of wafer-level packaging technology during the manufacturing of IR sensors has helped vendors reduce production costs.”

According to the report, the decline in IR sensor prices is driving market growth. Lower prices are increasing its adoption in consumer electronic equipment and communications devices. Advancements in packaging technology, such as micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMSs) and 3D integrated circuits, have helped the industry reduce the size, power consumption, and cost of sensors. This has helped original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate IR sensors with smartphones, tablet PCs, televisions, fans, air conditioners, DVD players, ovens, and other commercial devices — all without compromising on design and cost.

Further, the report states that due to the high production cost of IR sensors based on InGaAs, the adoption rates of gas and fire detection equipment are falling in the residential sector. The dependency of IR sensors on IR rays is a technical challenge for vendors.

Companies Mentioned

Excelitas, Murata, FLIR, Hamamatsu, DRS Technologies, General dynamics, L-3 communications, Nippon Avionics, OMRON, Raytheon, Sofradir, TestoAG, Texas Instruments, Vigo systems S.A.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Technology landscape
    • IR detection mechanism
      • Table Comparison of IR waves
    • Major types of IR detectors
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of cooled and uncooled IR detectors
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global IR sensors market segments
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global IR sensors market 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global IR sensors market by application 2014 (% share)
    • Table Global IR sensors market by application 2014-2019 (% share)
    • Global IR sensors market by security applications
      • Table Global IR sensors market by security applications ($ millions)
    • Global IR sensors market by smart home applications
      • Table Global IR sensors market by smart home applications ($ millions)
    • Global IR sensors market by testing and measurement applications
      • Table Global IR sensors market by testing and measurement applications ($ millions)
      • Table Global car shipments 2014-2019
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Market overview
      • Table Global IR sensors market by technology 2014 (% share)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global IR sensors market by technology 2014-2019 (% share)
      • Table Global IR sensors market by technology 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table Applications of various IR sensor technologies
      • Table CAGR comparison of different IR sensor technologies
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global IR sensors market by geography 2014
    • Table Global IR sensors market by geography 2014-2019 (% share)
    • IR sensors market in APAC
      • Table Global IR sensors market in APAC ($ millions)
      • Table Car production by country (% share)
    • IR sensors market in Americas
      • Table Global IR sensors market in Americas ($ millions)
    • IR sensors market in Europe
      • Table Global IR sensors market in Europe ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table IoT spending and device penetration
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Smartphone shipments 2014-2019 (billions of units)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Excelitas
    • FLIR
      • Table FLIR: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table FLIR: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
      • Table FLIR: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Hamamatsu
    • Murata Manufacturing
      • Table Murata Manufacturing: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Murata Manufacturing: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Murata Manufacturing: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Key recommendations for vendors and investors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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