Markets for Sensors in the Internet of Things 2014-2021

Markets for Sensors in the Internet of Things 2014-2021

N-Tech Research, Date of Publication: Nov 26, 2014

The much-heralded arrival of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) will lead to a remaking of the sensor industry, generating hundreds of new opportunities for Internet-connected sensors. This is the first time we are seeing a mass market emerge for novel sensor types; IoT insiders are now talking about billions of sensors being deployed. Also, the sensors required by the IoT will have special requirements, notably for low cost, low power consumption and secure connectivity. As a result, the IoT is already reshaping the sensor industry, opening up the market to new entrants and creating new challenges for existing sensor makers to ramp up volumes and form new business ecosystems that can help ensure success in new markets.

This report contains granular eight-year forecasts of all of these applications with breakouts of the kinds of sensors and hubs used in each and in both volume and value terms. There is also a revenue forecast by geography. As in the previous report we provide coverage of six types of sensor: light, heat, touch/pressure, motion, acoustic and gas/chemical. The report also discusses the strategies and products of firms that are already hooked into the opportunities that IoT sensors present.

We believe that this report will be essential reading for marketing and business development executives in the sensor, smart materials, data communications and automation sectors, as well as investors seeking profitable new directions in the Internet-of-Things.


Executive Summary

E.1 How the Sensor Industry Will Ramp Up the Volume
E.2 The Three Key Trends in IoT Sensors
Low power
Low cost
Enhanced Connectivity
E.3 Home Automation Opportunities
E.4 Commercial Building Automation
E.5 Media and Gaming
E.6 Automotive
E.7 Healthcare
E.8 The "Industrial Internet"
E.9 Companies to Watch
E.10 Eight-Year Forecasts of IoT Sensors

Chapter One: Introduction

1.1 Overview to Report
1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of Report
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: IoT, Technology and the Remaking of the Sensor Industry

2.1 Legacy Sensors in the IoT
2.2 Power Reduction Trends in Sensors
Device Design Tendencies
Novel Power Sources
2.3 Cost Reduction Trends in Sensors
Device Design Again
New Manufacturing and Materials Platforms
2.4 Connectivity Trends
ZigBee Forever?
A Role for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
2.5 Sensor Security
Sensor Design and Security
Gateway Security
2.6 Data Lessons for the IoT Sensor Industry from Mobile Data
2.7 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Eight-Year Forecasts and Market Sector Analysis for the IoT Sensors

3.1 Key Drivers for the IoT Sensors Markets

3.2 Forecasting Methodology

3.3 The Internet-of-Things and Home Automation Sensors
Current and Future Needs for IoT Sensors in Home Automation
Smart Grid Sensors in the Home Area Network (HAN)
Eight-Year Forecasts of IoT Sensor Markets for Home Automation

3.4 The Internet-of-Things and Commercial Building Sensors
Current and Future Needs for IoT Sensors in Commercial Building Automation
Eight-Year Forecasts of IoT Sensors for Commercial Buildings

3.5 The Internet-of-Things for Media and Gaming
Special Factors Impacting the Gaming Business
Eight-Year Forecasts of IoT Sensors for Media and Gaming

3.6 Internet-of-Things and Healthcare Sensors
Healthcare Megatrends and IoT Sensors
Applications and Opportunities for IoT Sensors in Healthcare
Eight-Year Forecasts of IoT Sensors for Healthcare

3.7 The Internet-of-Things and Sensors for the Industrial Applications
Oil and Gas and IoT Sensors
Smart Grid and IoT sensors
Eight-Year Forecasts of Sensors of IoT Sensors for Industrial Applications

3.8 Internet-of-Things and Sensors for Transportation/Logistics
Tracking Systems
Public Transportation and Fleet Management
Public Parking and IoT Sensors
Eight-Year Forecasts of IoT Sensors Transportation

3.9 Summaries of Eight-Year Forecast
Breakout by Application
Breakout by Type of Sensor
Eight-Year Forecast by World Region/Country
Key Points from this Chapter 


Date of Publication:
Nov 26, 2014
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