Global Image Sensor Market with Focus on Automotive CMOS Sensors: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2017-2021)Outlook (2017-2021)
An image sensor or imaging sensor is a sensor that detects and delivers the information that creates an image. It does so by converting the variable diminution of light waves (as they pass through or reflect off objects) into signals, small bursts of current that convey the information. The waves can be light or other electromagnetic radiation. Image sensors are used in electronic imaging devices of both analog and digital types, which include digital cameras, camera modules, medical imaging equipment, night vision equipment such as thermal imaging devices, radar, sonar, and others. As technology changes, digital imaging tends to replace analog imaging.
Amongst the diverse application fields, automotive is one of the most recent vertical end-users where image sensor based devices have been adopted to ensure not only passenger safety, but also pedestrian safety and assisting driver for safe driving on road. Lane departure warning systems, blind spot viewing, night vision, pedestrian detection, sign recognition, occupant classification for smart airbag systems, and automotive driver assistance systems are included applications within the automotive industry for image sensors.
The global automotive image sensor market is set to experience favorable growth driven by factors such as increasing penetration of automotive cameras, rising car production, accelerating economic growth and increasing awareness about assistance and safety. The major trends observed in this market include technological advancements, increasing research and development efforts by companies, rising safety regulations and high image sensor resolution. However, the growth of this budding market is constrained by challenges such as miniaturization of image sensor chips and associated high cost.
The report “Global Automotive Image Sensor Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2017-2021)” analyses the development of this market, with focus on global market. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the market are discussed in detail in this report. The four major players: On Semiconductor Corporation, Sony Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Melexis NV are being profiled along with their key financials and strategies for growth. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the global automotive image sensor market.