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Global I/O Modules Market in Discrete Industries 2016-2020

Global I/O Modules Market in Discrete Industries 2016-2020

About I/O modules

An I/O module acts as a mediator between the controller (PLC, DCS, and industrial PC) and an I/O device. It controls the information exchange between the peripheral devices. The physical media by which an I/O module is connected varies by application and bus/network.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global I/O modules market for discrete industries to grow at a CAGR of 4.68% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global I/O modules market for discrete industries. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales and aftermarket services of I/O modules in automotive, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, industrial machinery manufacturing, and aerospace and defense industries.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global I/O Modules Market for Discrete Industries 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ABB
  • Emerson Electric
  • Siemens
  • Rockwell Automation
Other prominent vendors
  • Acromag
  • AdvanTech
  • B&R
  • Beckhoff Automation
  • Festo
  • GE
  • Hitachi
  • IDEC
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Moeller
  • National Instruments
  • Omron
  • Parsec Automation
  • Pepperl + Fuchs
  • RS Component
  • Turck Automation
  • Wago
  • Yamatake Control Products
  • Yokogawa
Market driver
  • Reduction in prices of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Security concerns due to insecure I/O connections
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased adoption of Ethernet-based I/O control network interface
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global I/O Modules Market in Discrete Industries 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global I/O modules market in discrete industries: ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Emerson Electric.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Acromag, AdvanTech, B&R, Beckhoff Automation, Festo, GE, Hitachi, IDEC, Mitsubishi Electric, Moeller, National Instruments, Omron, Parsec Automation, Pepperl + Fuchs, RS Component, Turck Automation, Wago, Yamatake Control Products, and Yokogawa.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “that increased adoption of Ethernet-based I/O control network interface is one of the trends spurring growth for the market. Ethernet has become a major network protocol for data transfer in industries due to its low cost and ease of integration. Ethernet is increasingly used as the physical layer in the fieldbus I/O. This is due to the ability of the automation industry to industrialize consumer-driven commodity products for fieldbus implementation, thereby driving down development costs. Ethernet’s physical wiring equipped with open protocols such as PROFINET, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, and POWERLINK were invented individually by industrial automation control manufacturers. However, these manufacturers had based their inventions on open standards and these are now managed by international standards organizations. These open standards can easily interface with other companies’ devices such as drives and encoders and various kinds of industrial controls on I/O networks. The reduction of wiring required for industrial devices is another great advantage conferred by adopting Ethernet. Connecting the industrial devices to the controller requires only the I/O network connection, control power, and in the case of high-energy devices and three-phase power, which will contribute to this market’s growth.”

According to the report, reduction in prices of raw materials is a key driver aiding to the growth of this market. The global ceramics industry is expected to grow at a rapid rate during the forecast period. This industry is primarily driven by the construction industry. The residential segment of the construction industry uses ceramics in sanitary ware, ceramic tiles, table and ornamental ware, bricks, and pipes. Moreover, the growth in housing prices over the last few years indicates the growing investment in the housing market by consumers. This implies that there is ample opportunity for the growth of the ceramics industry, which is a key end-user segment of the zirconium market.

Further, the report states that lack of product differentiation is a major challenge the market is facing. The I/O modules market is marked by multiple local, regional, and international vendors offering similar products at competitive prices. This has created intense competition among vendors, wherein they are compelled to differentiate their products by providing additional support and services to end-users. Low-cost I/O modules are offered by manufacturers in developing countries such as India and China to gain larger market shares. Thus, the European and the US manufacturers dominating the market are feeling the heat and have been forced to adopt vertical integration. The market in the advanced economies of Europe and the US is still dominated by large conglomerates that are able to invest heavily in R&D and provide I/O modules equipped with the latest technologies. On the other hand, local and regional I/O vendors lack the capital to invest in R&D and cannot match the standards set by large international vendors. This results in the inflow of poor-quality I/O modules in the market. Several SMEs present in developing countries, which are part of the unorganized industry, are unable to afford such I/O modules, leading to increased adoption of low-quality I/O modules. This has a negative influence on the growth of the global I/O modules market in discrete industries.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Emerson Electric, Acromag, AdvanTech, B&R, Beckhoff Automation, Festo, GE, Hitachi, IDEC, Mitsubishi Electric, Moeller, National Instruments, Omron, Parsec Automation, Pepperl + Fuchs, RS Component, Turck Automation, Wago, Yamatake Control Products, Yokogawa.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation: By controller types and geography
      • Table Key geographies covered
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Total shipments of I/O modules for DCS applications by mounting configurations in discrete industries 2015
      • Table Total shipments of I/O modules for PLC-based applications by mounting configurations in discrete industries 2015
      • Table configurations in discrete industries 2015
      • Table Preferred input to output ratio.
  • Market landscape
    • Global market size and forecast
      • Table International car sales outlook (millions of units)
      • Table Global I/O modules market in discrete industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by controller
    • Table Global I/O modules in discrete industries by controller types 2015 and 2020
    • Global PLC I/O modules in discrete industries
      • Table Global PLC I/O modules in discrete industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global DCS I/O modules in discrete industries
      • Table Global DCS I/O modules in discrete industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global industrial PC-based I/O module in discrete industries
      • Table Global industrial PC-based I/O modules in discrete industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global I/O modules market in discrete industries by geographic segmentation 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global I/O modules market CAGR comparison 2015-2020
    • I/O modules market in discrete industries in Americas
      • Table I/O modules market in discrete industries in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • I/O modules market in discrete industries in EMEA
      • Table I/O modules market in discrete industries in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • I/O modules market in discrete industries in APAC
      • Table I/O modules market in discrete industries in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Copper price (USD/lb.) 2011-2016
    • Table Crude oil prices decline ($ per barrel)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules based on communication network interface 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global shipment rankings of I/O modules based on communication network interface for DCS applications 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global shipment rankings of I/O modules based on communication network interface for industrial PC applications 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global shipment rankings of I/O modules based on communication network interface for PLC applications 2015 and 2020
  • Vendor landscape
    • Table Ranking of vendors by controller type
    • Table Value chain for I/O modules
    • Table I/O product selection criteria rankings for end-users
    • Table I/O non-product selection criteria rankings for end-users
    • Table Preferred programming language types for each controller class
    • Competition analysis
      • Table Estimated total 2015 I/O module shipment share of ABB by geography
      • Table Estimated total 2015 I/O module shipment share of Rockwell Automation by geography
      • Table Estimated total 2015 I/O module shipment share of Siemens by geography
      • Table Estimated total 2015 I/O module shipment share of Emerson Electric by geography
    • Key takeaways
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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