This study examines the market share for sensor vendors in 2017 and reviews the market forces that influenced their performance. 2017 was a solid growth year for the global sensor market. Key firms and the market as a whole grew faster than the overall semiconductor market while firms worked to refresh their portfolios to compete in a market that is about to break loose.
The global tools and components for photonic applications market will grow from nearly $10.6 billion in 2016 to $19.2 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7% for the period of 2016-2021. This market report covers only photonic sensors and detectors.
Most physical properties can be sensed optically with fibers. Light intensity, displacement (position), temperature, pressure, rotation, sound, strain, magnetic field, electric field, radiation, flow, liquid level, chemical analysis, and vibration are just some of the phenomena that can be sensed. Fiber optic sensors have been used successfully for many years in military gyroscopes and hydrophones. However, their use in smart oil wells has been the key to enabling North America to be on a path to energy independence.
This report provides an overview of the global market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which consist of sensing devices that integrate mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate, and typically have dimensions in the 1-micron to 100-micron range; as well as biosensors and nanosensors. The global market for microsensors reached nearly $9.9 billion in 2014 and totaled almost $10.9 billion in 2015. The market should reach more than $18.9 billion in 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% between 2015 and 2020.
The Haptic Technologies and Market Overview chapter expounds the technology underpinning haptic actuators and drivers. It provides a closer look at the market size for haptic actuators and drivers. The chapter also covers a detailed analysis of the prospects of individual actuator technologies. The Global Markets for End-use Applications of Haptic Technology Actuators and Drivers chapter delves into individual end-use application markets for haptic actuators and drivers. Each end-use application is broken down along actuator technologies as well as geographical regions.
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