Wearable Electronics and Semiconductor Markets

Wearables - Electronics And Semiconductor Markets

Information Network, Date of Publication: Feb 7, 2018, 172 Pages

Beyond the fitness/health niches, all the general purpose wearables today are really a consumer "solution" that don't add much convenience to our lives - but still incur considerable cost and inconvenience of their own.  That will change soon. The healthcare industry is one of the biggest opportunities for wearables, which will be used to provide data management and display systems, enabling doctors to, handle the flood of electronic health data and access it when they need it -- while examining a patient.

This report analyzes the wearable industry and markets for the two wearable camps described above. Forecasts are also presented for semiconductor content and markets for MEMs devices, sensors, CPUs and low-power MPUs, GPS, and connectivity chips.


Several factors are converging to facilitate wearable technology integration including:

  • Expanded wireless capacity due to pervasive wireless (WiFi, WiMAX, and LTE);
  • Cellular market saturation and the need for wireless companies to establish new revenue streams;
  • Continuously decreasing cost of data, and the significant backing from huge companies including Google, Apple, and others.

There are three major factors driving the proliferation of wearable products in the market today.

  • Readily available component technologies. There is a readily available supply of low cost components for small form factor wearable products. Sensors, Bluetooth components and other key components are inexpensive and available for entrepreneurs to use in their designs.
  • 3D Printing. 3D Printing allows companies to easily design and fabricate their wearable products.
  • Access to Crowd Funding. Many of the startup companies are leveraging crowd funding sources such as Kickstarter to fund their development plans and test market acceptance

Wearables - Electronics And Semiconductor Markets

Chapter 1 Worldwide Wearable Device Trends

1.1 Definitions And Segmentation Of Wearable Devices
1.2 Market Drivers
1.3 Demographic Factors
1.4 Emerging Markets And Applications
1.5 Disruptive Technologies
1.6 Government Policy Effects.

Chapter 2 Business Aspects

2.1 Competitive Forces And Dynamics
2.2 Pricing Trends
2.3 Mergers And Acquisitions
2.4 Forecasts And Projections
2.4.1 Wearable Forecasts
2.4.2 Semiconductor Forecasts General Semiconductors Sensors MEMs
2.5 Manufacturing Developments
2.6 Regulatory Compliance

Chapter 3 Emerging Applications

3.1 Digital Health
3.1.1 Health And Wellness Wearables: Benefits
3.1.2 Health And Wellness Wearables: Shortcomings
3.2 Body Area Networks
3.2.1 Introduction
3.2.2 Medical Wireless Ban
3.2.3 Wearable Bans
3.2.4 Implanted Bans
3.3 Medical Diagnostics And Screening
3.4 Genomics
3.5 Safety And Security
3.6 Environmental
3.7 Virtual Reality
3.8 Indoor Navigation

Chapter 4 Emerging Types Of Sensors

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Touch
4.3 Pressure
4.4 Thermal
4.5 Radiation
4.6 Humidity
4.7 Chemical
4.8 High-Performance Image And IR
4.9 Air And Pollution
4.10 Magnetic
4.11 Water
4.12 Radar
4.13 High-Performance Inertial
4.14 High-Performance Microphones And Microphone Arrays.

Chapter 5 Emerging Types Of Actuators

5.1 High Performance Micro Speakers
5.2 Optical Zoom
5.3 Micro Shutters
5.4 Energy Harvesters

Chapter 6 Emerging Manufacturing Techniques And Materials

6.1 Flexible And Printed Electronics
6.2 Smart Glass
6.3 Streamlined Assembly Techniques

Chapter 7 Technology Trends And Developments

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Sensor Hubs
7.3 Ultra-Low Power Systems And Components
7.4 Energy Harvesting
7.5 Micro Batteries And Energy Storage
7.6 Supercapacitors
7.7 Sensor Integration
7.8 Context Awareness
7.9 Connectivity With Smartphones.
Chapter 8 Provider Profiles
Imagination Technologies
Martian Watches

List of Figures

1.1 Wearable Technology Applications
2.1 Market Forecast for Wearables - 2013-2019
2.2 Market For Connectivity Devices - 2013-2019
2.3 Market For CPU Devices - 2013-2019
2.4 Market For Power Devices - 2013-2019
2.5 Market For Sensor Devices - 2013-2019
2.6 Market For GPS Devices - 2013-2019
2.7 Market For Miscellaneous Devices - 2013-2019
2.8 Market Share of Semiconductor Devices by Type - 2019
2.9 Sensor Fusion Market Forecast By Application
2.10 MEMs Market Forecast For Wearables By Device
2.11 MEMs Market Forecast For Wearables By Application
4.1 Sensor Implementation Using Discrete Components
4.2 Sensor IP Subsystem
4.3 Flexible Skin-Like Circuits
4.4 Sensor Bra
4.5 Types Of Uv Radiation And Effects On Human Skin
4.6 UV Index Scale
4.7 Wearable Air Quality Monitor
5.1 MEMS Activators
7.1 MCU Manages Multiple Sensors, Collects Data And Analyzes The Results
7.2 Sensor Implementation Using Discrete Components
7.3 Sensor IP Subsystem

List of Tables

2.1 Acquisitions By Top 10 Electronics Companies Past 5 Years
2.2 Market Forecast for Wearables by Device
7.1 Wireless Connectivity Technologies Likely To Appear In Wearables

Date of Publication:
Feb 7, 2018
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172 Pages