September 22, 2014

Printed and Flexible Sensors Market Opportunities

Opportunities in established and emerging markets

Printed and flexible sensors market already represented a value of $6.3 billion in 2013. The biggest market is currently biosensors, where disposable glucose test strips are used to improve the lives of diabetics. However, other types of printed sensors are emerging, taking advantage of the latest materials. By 2024, these emerging applications will take a significant share of the total printed sensor market:

Relative market size for printed and flexible sensors in 2024
printed and flexible sensors market
Source: Printed and Flexible Sensors 2014-2024: Technologies, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx research group expects new hybrid CMOS image sensors to quickly become the second largest market, with organic or quantum dot semiconductors replacing silicon as the photosensitive material in several applications.

Piezoresistive sensing is already an established market. Growth in piezoresistive sensors will however get additional momentum, explained by a combination of favourable trends. While the two biggest market segments are currently in Consumer Electronics and Healthcare, the next five years will see Automotive take a larger share, ultimately outgrowing Healthcare. In this scenario, IDTechEx expects the piezoresistive sensor market to triple by 2018, corresponding to a 23% CAGR.

Other types of printed and flexible sensors such as photodetectors, temperature sensors or gas sensors are only emerging but they promise better performances, new form factors and ease of customisation. Now is the right time to enter the market and some companies are already positioned to reap the benefits.

The complete picture

Save months of research by quickly learning who the key players are in printed and flexible sensors by using the latest information. Get the complete picture on the various technologies, their applications and the market sizes.

The report includes technology reviews and market forecasts until 2024 for the following printed sensors:

• Biosensors
• Capacitive sensors (not including touchscreens)
• Piezoresistive sensors
• Piezoelectric sensors
• Photodetector
• Hybrid CMOS sensors
• Digital X-ray sensors
• Temperature sensors
• Gas sensors

Sensors that are processed at high temperature (ceramic pressure sensors, as well as some types of piezoelectric, temperature and gas sensors) are described in the report but not included in the forecast figures since they cannot be considered part of printed electronics.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report: Printed and Flexible Sensors 2014-2024: Technologies, Players, Forecasts. Included in the report, a listing of 70 companies sorted by category helps you identify potential partners and suppliers.

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