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