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Global Time-of-flight (TOF) Sensor Market 2017-2021

Global Time-of-flight (TOF) Sensor Market 2017-2021

About Time-of-flight (TOF) Sensor

Time of flight (ToF) is a term that denotes various methods used to calculate the time that an object, particle, or wave takes to move through a distance within a medium. A ToF sensor is considered to be an appropriate input device to both stationary and portable computing devices. This sensor is an important component of ToF cameras, which are used in a variety of sectors including automotive, industrial, healthcare, smart advertising, gaming, and entertainment.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global time-of-flight (TOF) sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 3.06% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global time-of-flight (TOF) sensor market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers sales of ToF sensors across various applications.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Time-of-flight (TOF) Sensor Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Adafruit
  • Infineon Technologies
  • KEYENCE
  • Melexis
  • Renesas Electronics
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
Market driver
  • Rise in popularity of 3D cameras
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Failure to forecast market and demand
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Virtual reality experience through drones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Time-of-flight (TOF) Sensor Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global time-of-flight (TOF) sensor market: Adafruit, Infineon Technologies, KEYENCE, Melexis, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is virtual reality experience through drones. The substantial increase in the adoption of ToF cameras in drones is expected to impact the ToF sensors market positively over the next five years. Virtual reality applications are gradually being used to provide interactive and immersive experience using digital platforms. By using computer technology, virtual reality helps to create an interactive 3D environment in which objects can give the sense of spatial presence.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is rise in popularity of 3D cameras. ToF technology accounts for the lowest share, 18.58%, in the current global 3D camera market but is expected to surpass structured light technology-based 3D cameras over the coming years. ToF cameras capture 3D information by projecting infrared light against an object and measuring the time taken between the emission and the detection of the light. These cameras are preferred in security/surveillance systems, robotics for guiding automatic vehicles with improved obstacle identification and avoidance, and in the medical field.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is failure to forecast market and demand. Much of the demand for ToF sensors comes from a few sectors such as consumer electronics and automotive. This leads to the high dependency of ToF sensors on the growth of these markets. Additionally, firms need to quickly forecast the demand and supply for this small product that finds integration in products like smartphones and automobiles. Failing to do so can result in significant loss of revenue and can also allow the opportunity for new vendors to enter the market, further increasing the competition.

Companies Mentioned

Adafruit, Infineon Technologies, KEYENCE, Melexis, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • MARKET OUTLINE
  • Market landscape
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Overview: Global ToF sensor market
    • MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
      • Table Global ToF sensor market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global remotes market by type 2016-2021 (% share of unit shipments)
    • FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global ToF sensor market by application 2015-2021(% share)
    • Table Global ToF sensor market by application 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
      • Table Global ToF sensor market in consumer electronics segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Table Global ToF sensor market in automotive segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Car production by country 2012-2021 (million units)
    • INDUSTRIAL
      • Table Global ToF sensor market in industrial application segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • MEDICAL
      • Table Global ToF sensor market in medical application segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table List of medical applications of image sensors
    • OTHERS
      • Table Global ToF sensor market in other applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of ToF sensor application segmentation 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION BY GEOGRAPHY
      • Table Global ToF sensor market by geography 2016-2021(% share)
      • Table Global ToF sensor market by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • TOF SENSORS MARKET IN THE AMERICAS
      • Table ToF sensors market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • TOF SENSORS MARKET IN APAC
      • Table ToF sensors market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • TOF SENSORS MARKET IN EMEA
      • Table ToF sensors market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of global ToF sensor market by geographical segmentation
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • MARKET DRIVERS
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Comparison of ToF with other similar technologies
  • Market trends
    • GROWING POPULARITY OF 3D SCANNERS
      • Table Global 3D scanner market ($ billions)
    • VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE THROUGH DRONES
    • GROWING POPULARITY OF MOTION SENSING REMOTES
  • Vendor landscape
    • COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
    • VENDOR LANDSCAPE
  • Appendix
    • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
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