Capacitive Sensors Market

Capacitive Sensors - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Sep 19, 2015, 272 Pages
US$4,500.00
GIA-MCP7919

Global Capacitive Sensors Market Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Capacitive Sensors in US$ Thousand by the following Application Segments: Touch Sensors; Position Sensors; Flow, Level, and Pressure Sensors; and Motion Sensors. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 70 companies including many key and niche players such as -

3M Company
ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.
Contrinex
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
ELK Corporation

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3
       Capacitive Sensors                                               I-3
        Touch Sensors                                                   I-3
        Position Sensors                                                I-3
        Flow, Level & Pressure Sensors                                  I-4
        Motion Sensors                                                  I-4


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      Sensors Industry: An Introductory Prelude                         II-1
       Key Statistical Findings                                         II-2
        Table 1: Global Sensors Market (2014): Percentage Share
        Breakdown of Revenues by Sensor Type (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-2

        Table 2: World Market for Sensors by End-Use Segment (2014,
        2016, 2018 & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Automobile Applications, HVAC & Building Control, Machine
        Tools & General Machinery, Office Automation &
        Communication, Process & Manufacturing Industries, and
        Others Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)             II-3
      Capacitive Sensing - A Key Sensing Technology                     II-4
      Outlook                                                           II-4
      Developing Markets to Drive Growth                                II-4

  2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, DRIVERS & CHALLENGES                            II-6
      Capacitive Touch Sensors Scores over Resistive Touch Sensors
       for Human Interface Capabilities in Electronic Devices           II-6
       Widespread Adoption of Touch Screen Displays for Electronic
        Devices Drive Demand for Capacitive Touch Sensors               II-6
        Table 3: World Shipments of Touchscreen Devices by Type
        (2013, 2014 & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipment
        for All-in-one PCs, Feature Phones, Monitors, Notebook PCs,
        Smartphones, Tablet PCs and Others (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-8

        Table 4: Global Market for Notebooks by Touch Proliferation
        (2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-9
        Projected Capacitance Scores Over Surface Capacitive as
         Designing Technology of Choice for Touch Screen Displays       II-9
         Self Capacitance Gains Acceptance over Mutual Capacitance
          in Industrial Applications                                    II-9
      Proximity & Displacement Sensing Applications - Key Growth
       Areas for Capacitive Sensors                                     II-10
       The Trend towards Non-Contact Sensing Drives Demand for
        Capacitive Proximity & Displacement Sensors                     II-11
      Capacitive Motion & Capacity Sensors Finding Robust Growth
       Opportunities                                                    II-11
      Rising Proliferation of Consumer Electronic Devices Signals
       Growth Prospects for Capacitive Sensors                          II-12
       Table 5: Global Market for Consumer Electronics by
       Region/Country (2012 & 2015): Breakdown of Annual Revenue (in
       US$ Billion) Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Canada, Europe,
       Middle East, US, and Latin America (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-13

       Table 6: World Smartphones Market by Region/Country (2015 &
       2020): Breakdown of Annual Shipments (thousand units) for
       Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Canada, Europe, Middle East,
       US, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-13

       Table 7: World Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual Volume
       Sales (in Million Units) for the Years 2013 & 2015 (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)                                       II-14

       Table 8: World All-in-One PC Shipments for 2013, 2014 and
       2015 in Million Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-14
      Industrial Automation to Spur Growth Prospects for Capacitive
       Sensors                                                          II-14
       Table 9: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014):
       Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments by Segment
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-15

       Table 10: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014):
       Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments by End-Use Sector
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-16

       Table 11: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014):
       Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments on Robot Technology
       by Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)           II-16
      Steady Growth in Oil & Gas Industry to Sustain Demand for
       Capacitive Sensors                                               II-16
      Commercial Applications of Capacitive Sensors to Gain Traction
       in Coming Years                                                  II-17
       Growing Penetration of Electronic Sub-Systems in Automobiles
        Drives Demand for Capacitive Sensors in Automobile Segment      II-17
        Opportunity Indicator                                           II-18
         Table 12: Global Automobile Industry (2014, 2016 & 2018P):
         Breakdown of Production Volume (in Thousand Units) by
         Segment - Passenger Cars & Commercial Vehicles (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     II-18
        Rising Use of Touch Screen Interfaces in Automobiles Bodes
         Well for Capacitive Touch Sensors Market                       II-18
         Table 13: Automotive Touch Panels Market by Technology
         (2013, 2015 & 2018): Percentage Share Breakdown of
         Shipments (Volume) for Projected Capacitive Touch Panels
         and Resistive Touch Panels (includes corresponding
         Graph/Chart)                                                   II-19
        Capacitive Proximity Sensors Finds Tremendous Use in
         Automotive Applications - A Case in Point                      II-20
        Opportunity Indicators                                          II-21
         Table 14: Intelligent Parking Assistance (IPA) Systems
         Market in the United States (2012 & 2015E): Breakdown of
         Sales in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)      II-21

         Table 15: Blind Spot Detection & Lane Departure Warning
         System/Intelligent Parking Assistance (IPA) Systems in
         Asia-Pacific, Latin America & Middle East: Breakdown of
         Sales in US$ Million for Years 2012 & 2015E (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     II-21
        Connected Cars Expand Opportunities for Sensors in the
         Automotive Sector                                              II-22
      Point of Sale Devices - A Growing Opportunity                     II-22
       Adoption of Touch Interface in the Growing EFTPOS Market - 
        A Business Case for Capacitive Sensors                          II-23
        Opportunity Indicator:                                          II-24
         Table 16: World Market for EFTPOS Terminals by
         Region/Country (2014, 2016, & 2018): Breakdown of Unit
         Sales (Thousands/) for Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan,
         Latin America, US, and Rest of World (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     II-24
      Rising Integration of Touch Panels in Medical Systems to
       Benefit Capacitive Touch Sensors in the Medical Electronics      II-24
      Expanding Applications & End-Use Markets Signal Bright Future
       Prospects for Capacitive Sensors                                 II-25
       Touch Screens in Public Shared Devices: An Attractive
        Opportunity                                                     II-25
        Growing Trend towards Touch Screen ATMs: Opportunity for Growth II-25
         Table 17: Rising World Installations of Automated Teller
         Machines Suggest Potential for Touch Proliferation -
         Breakdown of Installed Base in ‘000 Units by Geographic
         Region/Country for 2013, 2014, & 2015 (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     II-26
      Growing Market for Wearable Electronics to Spur Opportunities
       for Capacitive Sensors                                           II-26
       Smart & Intelligent Fabrics - A Nascent yet High Potential
        Market for Capacitive Sensors                                   II-27
      Expanding IoT Ecosystem to Promote Growth in Sensors              II-28
       Table 18: World IoT Semiconductors Market by Function (2015,
       2018, & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
       Communications, Processing, and Sensing (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)                                       II-30

       Table 19: World Market for IoT Technology by End-use Sector
       (2013 & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative No. of
       Connected Devices for Automotive, Consumer, and
       Industrial/Business Markets (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-31
      R&D and Technology Landscape                                      II-31
       Low Calibration Requirements - A Technology Boon for
        Capacitive Sensors                                              II-32
       Miniaturization Trend Grips Capacitive Sensors Market            II-32
       Advanced Properties of Capacitive Sensors Make it Apt for
        Nanotechnology Applications                                     II-33
       Manufacturers Focus on Customizing Products for Niche Market
        Applications                                                    II-33
       Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Develops
        Goosebumps Sensor                                               II-34
       Carnegie Mellon and Disney Researchers Develop Swept
        Frequency Capacitive Sensing                                    II-34
       Capacitive Touch Sensing Technology - A Peek into the Patent
        Landscape                                                       II-34
        Table 20: Patent Application for Capacitive Touch Sensing
        Technology by Country (2014): Percentage Breakdown of No. of
        Applications for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, US, and Others
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-35

        Table 21: Patent Application Trend for Capacitive Touch
        Sensing by Technology (2012, 2013, & 2014): Percentage
        Breakdown of No. of Applications for 1-layer, 2-layer, and
        In/On-Cell (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-35
        Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Register a Rise in Patent
         Application                                                    II-36
      Key Challenges                                                    II-36
       Short Supply Of Indium Tin Oxide - A Major Issue for
        Capacitive Touch Sensors                                        II-36
       Lack of Breakthrough Developments                                II-36
       Competing Technologies                                           II-37
      Competition                                                       II-37

  3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-38
      Capacitive Sensors                                                II-38
      Types of Capacitance                                              II-38
       I. Surface Capacitance                                           II-38
       II. Projected Capacitance                                        II-38

       III. Mutual Capacitance                                          II-38
      Capacitive Sensor Applications                                    II-38
       Touch Sensors                                                    II-38
       Position Sensors                                                 II-39
        Proximity and Displacement Sensors                              II-39
       Flow Sensors                                                     II-39
       Level Sensors                                                    II-39
       Pressure Sensors                                                 II-40
       Motion Sensors                                                   II-40

  4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES                                     II-41
      Fujitsu to Expand PalmSecure-SL Series for Enterprises            II-41
      Zytronic Unveils ZYFILM® Multitouch                               II-41
      Lion Rolls Out LRD6300                                            II-41
      European Sensors Systems Unveils ESCP3-002                        II-41
      Atmel Introduces QTouch® Surface Platform                         II-41
      Zytronic Reveals ZXY110                                           II-41
      Microchip Reveals MTCH652                                         II-42
      SICK Rolls out New Capacitive Proximity Sensor                    II-42
      Carlo Gavazzi Launches TRIPLESHIELD™ CA30CA                       II-42
      Micro-Epilson Rolls Out capaNCDT 6110                             II-42
      Carlo Gavazzi Unveils CA30CLN12M Capacitive Sensors               II-42
      FPC Rolls out FPC1020                                             II-42
      Kodak Partners Xymox Technologies                                 II-42
      Molex Unveils Customized Fluid-Level Sensors                      II-42

  5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-43
      Spansion Merges with Cypress                                      II-43
      Fingerprint Cards and Atmel Join Hands to Develop Touchscreen
       and Fingerprint Solutions                                        II-43
      IDEX and Cypress Sign Partnership Agreement                       II-43
      Microsense and Japan Laser Corporation Enter Distribution
       Agreement                                                        II-43

  6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS                                     II-44
      3M Company (US)                                                   II-44
      ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)                                   II-44
      Contrinex (Switzerland)                                           II-44
      Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (US)                            II-45
      ELK Corporation (Korea)                                           II-45
      Fujitsu Limited (Japan)                                           II-45
      General Electric Company (US)                                     II-46
      IDEX ASA (Norway)                                                 II-46
      Iljin Display Co. Ltd. (Korea)                                    II-46
      Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)                                II-47
      Lion Precision Inc. (US)                                          II-47
      Micro-Epsilon (Germany)                                           II-47
      Microchip Technology, Inc. (US)                                   II-48
      MicroSense LLC (US)                                               II-48
      MTI Instruments (US)                                              II-48
      NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands)                             II-49
      Omron Corporation (Japan)                                         II-49
      RECHNER Industrie- Elektronik GmbH (Germany)                      II-50
      Synaptics Corporation (US)                                        II-50
      Siemens AG (Germany)                                              II-50
      STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland)                               II-50
      Texas Instruments, Inc. (US)                                      II-51
      Zytronic Plc (UK)                                                 II-51

  7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-52
      Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-52

      Table 23: World Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
      in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-53

      Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
      Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
      2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          II-54

      Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Touch Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-55

      Table 26: World Historic Review for Touch Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
      in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-56

      Table 27: World 14-Year Perspective for Touch Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
      Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
      2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          II-57

      Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors by Geographic Region/Country -
      US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
      Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014
      through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-58

      Table 29: World Historic Review for Flow, Level, & Pressure
      Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
      Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
      of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-59

      Table 30: World 14-Year Perspective for Flow, Level, &
      Pressure Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
      Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-60

      Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Position Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-61

      Table 32: World Historic Review for Position Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
      in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-62

      Table 33: World 14-Year Perspective for Position Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
      Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
      2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          II-63

      Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Motion Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-64

      Table 35: World Historic Review for Motion Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
      in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-65

      Table 36: World 14-Year Perspective for Motion Sensors by
      Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
      Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
      2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          II-66


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Sensors Market Overview                                         III-1
        Short Market Snippets                                           III-1
        Role of Government and Regulatory Authorities                   III-2
        Improving Industrial Activity Bodes Well for Capacitive Sensors III-3
        Automotive Applications too Provide Healthy Opportunities
         for Capacitive Sensors                                         III-3
        Product Launches                                                III-4
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-5
        Key Players                                                     III-5
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-8
        Table 37: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-8

        Table 38: US Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-9

        Table 39: US 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-10

  2. CANADA                                                             III-11
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-11
        Procuring Sensor Technologies from Majors                       III-11
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-12
        Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-12

        Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-13

        Table 42: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-14

  3. JAPAN                                                              III-15
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-15
        Academic Institutions Supporting Sensor R&D                     III-15
        Role of Government and Authorities in Strengthening Sensor
         Technology                                                     III-15
        Statistical Findings:                                           III-16
         Table 43: Japanese MEMS Devices Market (2014): Percentage
         Breakdown of Revenues by Device Type (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     III-16
        Product Launch                                                  III-16
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-16
        Key Players                                                     III-16
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-18
        Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-18

        Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-19

        Table 46: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-20

  4. EUROPE                                                             III-21
       Market Analysis                                                  III-21
        Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - France,
        Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
        US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-21

        Table 48: European Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
        Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
        with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007
        through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-22

        Table 49: European 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
        Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
        and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-23

        Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-24

        Table 51: European Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-25

        Table 52: European 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-26

  4a. FRANCE                                                            III-27
       Market Analysis                                                  III-27
        Table 53: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-27

        Table 54: French Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-28

        Table 55: French 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-29

  4b. GERMANY                                                           III-30
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-30
        Automotive Market Extends Opportunities for Pressure Sensors    III-30
        Sensors Market a Review                                         III-30
        Industry Size and Activities                                    III-30
        Market Trends                                                   III-31
        Technology Trends                                               III-31
        Product Launch                                                  III-31
        Key Players                                                     III-31
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-33
        Table 56: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-33

        Table 57: German Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-34

        Table 58: German 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-35

  4c. ITALY                                                             III-36
       Market Analysis                                                  III-36
        Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-36

        Table 60: Italian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-37

        Table 61: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-38

  4d. UNITED KINGDOM                                                    III-39
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-39
        Overview                                                        III-39
        Market Trends                                                   III-39
        Role of Government & Regulatory Authorities - A Historic
         Perspective                                                    III-39
        Product Launches                                                III-40
        Zytronic Plc - Key Player                                       III-40
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-41
        Table 62: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-41

        Table 63: UK Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-42

        Table 64: UK 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-43

  4e. SPAIN                                                             III-44
       Market Analysis                                                  III-44
        Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-44

        Table 66: Spanish Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-45

        Table 67: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-46

  4f. RUSSIA                                                            III-47
       Market Analysis                                                  III-47
        Table 68: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-47

        Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-48

        Table 70: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-49

  4g. REST OF EUROPE                                                    III-50
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-50
        Product Launch                                                  III-50
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-50
        Key Players                                                     III-51
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-53
        Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-53

        Table 72: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, &
        Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
        US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-54

        Table 73: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-55

  5. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-56
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-56
        Asia-Pacific - Fastest Growing Sensors Market Worldwide         III-56
        Diffusion Rates Differ with Technology Adoption                 III-56
        The High Dependence upon Exports                                III-56
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-57
        Table 74: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region -
        China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for
        Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-57

        Table 75: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Capacitive
        Sensors by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of
        Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-58

        Table 76: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
        Dollar Sales for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-59

        Table 77: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-60

        Table 78: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, &
        Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
        US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-61

        Table 79: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-62

  5a. CHINA                                                             III-63
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-63
        Huge Automotive & Processing Industry Set Up Augurs Well for
         Capacitive Flow Sensors Market                                 III-63
        Huge Industrial Set Up Augurs Well for Capacitive Pressure
         Sensors Market                                                 III-63
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-65
        Table 80: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-65

        Table 81: Chinese Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-66

        Table 82: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-67

  5b. INDIA                                                             III-68
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-68
        Indian OEM Automotive Sensors Market Poised for a Period of
         Strong Growth                                                  III-68
         Table 83: Indian Automotive OEM Sensor Market (2014):
         Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Type (includes
         corresponding Graph/Chart)                                     III-68
        Indian Automotive Sensors Market Attracting Close Attention
         of Foreign Players                                             III-68
        Role of Government in Indian Automotive Sensors Industry        III-69
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-70
        Table 84: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-70

        Table 85: Indian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by
        Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-71

        Table 86: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-72

  5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC                                              III-73
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-73
        Strong Increase in ASEAN Auto Sensor Market                     III-73
        Imports Erode Local Manufacturer Profits                        III-73
        ELK Corporation - Key Korean Player                             III-73
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-74
        Table 87: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-74

        Table 88: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-75

        Table 89: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for
        Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-76

  6. LATIN AMERICA                                                      III-77
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-77
        Sensors - Market Overview                                       III-77
        Market Trends                                                   III-77
        Factors Stimulating Market Growth                               III-78
        Role of Government and Authorities                              III-78
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-79
        Table 90: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region -
        Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for
        Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-79

        Table 91: Latin American Historic Review for Capacitive
        Sensors by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin
        America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-80

        Table 92: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
        Dollar Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
        for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-81

        Table 93: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-82

        Table 94: Latin American Historic Review for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, &
        Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
        US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-83

        Table 95: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-84

  6a. BRAZIL                                                            III-85
       Market Analysis                                                  III-85
        Table 96: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-85

        Table 97: Brazilian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors
        by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
        Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-86

        Table 98: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-87

  6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA                                             III-88
       Market Analysis                                                  III-88
        Table 99: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current &
        Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application -
        Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position
        Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed
        with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-88

        Table 100: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow,
        Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion
        Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-89

        Table 101: Rest of Latin America 14-Year Perspective for
        Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure
        Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for
        Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-90

  7. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-91
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-91
        South Africa: A Hot Spot for Flow Sensors                       III-91
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-92
        Table 102: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch
        Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors,
        and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-92

        Table 103: Rest of World Historic Review for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, &
        Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
        US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-93

        Table 104: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive
        Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
        Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors,
        Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-94


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 70 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 76)

     The United States (27)
     Japan (5)
     Europe (39)
     - France (1)
     - Germany (20)
     - The United Kingdom (2)
     - Italy (5)
     - Rest of Europe (11)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (4)
     Africa (1)
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