An accelerometer is a sensor that processes physical acceleration felt by an entity, owing to inertial forces or automated excitation. It is an electromechanical device that calibrates acceleration forces. A gyroscope is a three-dimensional device used to control the angular movement of a mechanical object.
Accelerometers & gyroscopes are being integrated into a number of personal electronic devices such as smartphones, gaming consoles, and media players. These devices are also used in air bags to open them quickly in case of a mishap. Accelerometers are used in laptops so that if it accidently falls, the accelerometer can sense it and turn off the internal system to save it from lethal damage. Piezoelectric accelerometer & gyroscope are used in large number; however, the trend of mems-based accelerometer & gyroscope has increased in recent years, owing to their advantages such as enhanced performance, smaller size, and low power consumption.
Key factors that drive the growth of the global accelerometer & gyroscope market include increase in demand for consumer electronic devices, high adoption of automation, stern government guidelines for automobile industry, and rise in in defense expenses globally. However, the demand for extra-sensitive component in complex manufacturing process hinders the market growth. Rise in demand for wearable electronics, high use of internet of things (IoT), and escalation in requirement of unmanned vehicles create new opportunities in the market.
The global accelerometer & gyroscope market is segmented based on type, application, dimension, and geography. The type segment is further sub segmented in accelerometer and gyroscope. accelerometer is categorized into mems accelerometer, piezoelectric accelerometer, and others, whereas gyroscope is further divided into mems gyroscope, ring layer gyroscope (rlg), fiber-optic gyroscope (fog), and others. On the basis of dimension, the market is categorized into 1-axis, 2-axis, and 3-axis. By application, it is classified into electronics, transportation, aerospace & defense, industrial, and others. geographically, it is analyzed across North America (U.S., Mexico, and Canada), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy and rest of Europe), Asia-pacific (China, Japan, India, Korea, Australia, and rest of Asia-pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, and Africa).
Major companies profiled in the report include Analog Devices, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Invensense, Inc., Kionix, Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Northrop Grumman Litef Gmbh, Nxp Semiconductors, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Sensonor As, and Stmicroelectronics.
Potential benefits for stakeholders
Comprehensive analysis of the current trends and future estimations in the global accelerometer & gyroscope market is provided.
The report offers a competitive scenario of the market with growth trends, structure, drivers, scope, opportunities, and challenges.
It includes a detailed analysis of the key segments to provide insights on market dynamics.
Porter’s five forces analysis highlights the potential of buyers and suppliers as well as the competitive structure of the market to devise effective growth strategies and facilitate better decision-making.
Global Accelerometer & Gyroscope Market Key Segmentation
Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (Fog)
Ring Layer Gyroscope (Rlg)
Aerospace & Defense
Others (Medical, Remotely Operated Vehicles, And Home Automation)
Rest Of Europe
Rest Of Asia-Pacific
1.1. Report Description
1.2. Key Benefits
1.3. Key Market Segments
1.4. Research Methodology
1.4.1. Secondary Research
1.4.2. Primary Research
1.4.3. Analyst Tools And Models
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1. CXO Perspective
Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1. Market Definition And Scope
3.2. Key Findings
3.2.1. Top Impacting Factors
3.2.2. Top Winning Strategies
3.2.3. Top Investment Pockets
3.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.4. Market Share Analysis, 2016
3.5. Market Dynamics
Chapter 4 Global Accelerometer & Gyroscope Market, By Type
4.1.1. Market Size And Forecast
4.2.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, And Opportunities
4.2.3. Market Size And Forecast
4.2.4. Mems Accelerometer
188.8.131.52. Market Size And Forecast
4.2.5. Piezoelectric Accelerometer
184.108.40.206. Market Size And Forecast
220.127.116.11. Market Size And Forecast
4.3.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
4.3.3. Market Size And Forecast
4.3.4. Mems Gyroscope
18.104.22.168. Market Size And Forecast
4.3.5. Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (Fog)
22.214.171.124. Market Size And Forecast
4.3.6. Ring Layer Gyroscope (Rlg)
126.96.36.199. Market Size And Forecast
Chapter 5 Global Accelerometer & Gyroscope Market, By Dimension
5.1.1. Market Size And Forecast
5.2.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
5.2.3. Market Size And Forecast
5.3.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
5.3.3. Market Size And Forecast
5.4.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
5.4.3. Market Size And Forecast
Chapter 6 Global Accelerometer & Gyroscope Market, By Industry Vertical
6.1.1. Market Size And Forecast
6.2. Consumer Electronics
6.2.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
6.2.3. Market Size And Forecast
6.3.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
6.3.3. Market Size And Forecast
6.4. Aerospace & Defense
6.4.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
6.4.3. Market Size And Forecast
6.5.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
6.5.3. Market Size And Forecast
6.6.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
6.6.3. Market Size And Forecast
Chapter 7 Global Accelerometer & Gyroscope Market, By Geography
7.1.1. Market Size And Forecast
7.2. North America
7.2.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, And Opportunities
7.2.3. Market Size And Forecast
188.8.131.52. Market Size And Forecast
184.108.40.206. Market Size And Forecast
220.127.116.11. Market Size And Forecast
7.3.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
7.3.3. Market Size And Forecast
18.104.22.168. Market Size And Forecast
22.214.171.124. Market Size And Forecast
126.96.36.199. Market Size And Forecast
7.3.7. Rest Of Europe
188.8.131.52. Market Size And Forecast
7.4.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
7.4.3. Market Size And Forecast
184.108.40.206. Market Size And Forecast
220.127.116.11. Market Size And Forecast
18.104.22.168. Market Size And Forecast
7.4.7. South Korea
22.214.171.124. Market Size And Forecast
7.4.8. Rest Of Asia-Pacific
126.96.36.199. Market Size And Forecast
7.5.2. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors And Opportunities
7.5.3. Market Size And Forecast
7.5.4. Latin America
188.8.131.52. Market Size And Forecast
7.5.5. Middle East
184.108.40.206. Market Size And Forecast
220.127.116.11. Market Size And Forecast
Chapter 8 Related Industry Insights
8.1. Sensor Market- Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecasts, 2014 - 2022
8.1.1. Executive Summary
8.2. Europe Motion Sensor Market - Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecasts, 2014 - 2022
8.2.1. Executive Summary
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1. Analog Devices, Inc.
9.1.1. Company Overview
9.1.2. Operating Business Segments
9.1.3. Business Performance
9.1.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.2. Honeywell International Inc.
9.2.1. Company Overview
9.2.2. Operating Business Segments
9.2.3. Business Performance
9.2.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.3. Invensense, Inc.
9.3.1. Company Overview
9.3.2. Operating Business Segments
9.3.3. Business Performance
9.3.3. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.4. Kionix, Inc.
9.4.1. Company Overview
9.4.2. Operating Business Segments
9.4.3. Business Performance
9.4.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.5. Murata Manufacturing, Co. Ltd.
9.5.1. Company Overview
9.5.2. Operating Business Segments
9.5.3. Business Performance
9.5.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.6. Northrop Grumman Litef Gmbh
9.6.1. Company Overview
9.6.2. Operating Business Segments
9.6.3. Business Performance
9.6.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.7. Nxp Semiconductors
9.7.1. Company Overview
9.7.1. Operating Business Segments
9.7.2. Business Performance
9.7.3. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.8. Robert Bosch Gmbh
9.8.1. Company Overview
9.8.2. Operating Business Segments
9.8.3. Business Performance
9.8.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.9. Sensonor As
9.9.1. Company Overview
9.9.2. Operating Business Segments
9.9.3. Business Performance
9.9.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
9.10.1. Company Overview
9.10.2. Operating Business Segments
9.10.3. Business Performance
9.10.4. Key Strategic Moves And Developments
Accelerometer is a type of sensor that measures physical acceleration of the device in relation to the free fall in one direction. Usually, an accelerometer equipped in modern devices is tri-axial, which has three dedicated units aligned with each direction to measure acceleration along them. Gyroscopes sense angular movement along one rotational direction. Accelerometer and gyroscope only provide information about the movement of a device, either in linear or rotational direction; however, they do provide any information about the orientation of the device. In complex systems, such as, satellites, space vehicles, and missiles, inertial navigation system is used by the combination of accelerometers and gyroscopes.
Factors that assist the market growth include increase in demand for consumer electronics, rise in number of vehicles globally, and high military spending. However, low accuracy of these sensors restrains the market growth. Increase in automation for vehicles and low power consumption & small size are anticipated to provide numerous opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.
In 2015, accelerometer contributed a major share in the market, and is expected to maintain its dominant position throughout the analysis period, due to its extensive usage across defense applications such as missile launch and control; in air bags of cars to activate them in case of sudden impact; and in several consumer electronic equipment. However, gyroscope is expected to grow with the highest CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period.
Based on dimension, 3-axis accelerometer & gyroscope contributed the largest revenue share in 2015, attributed to its capability to measure linear and rotational movement of the device in all the three directions. The increase in demand for inertial navigation system across various industry verticals such as defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and industrial drives the demand for 3-axis accelerometer & gyroscope.
Consumer electronics segment dominated with more than 30% share in accelerometer & gyroscope market in 2015, as they are used in smartphones, laptop, and notebook computers. If a laptop falls off suddenly then, accelerometer placed near hard disk guards it by sensing the fall, and saves read head of hard disks from shattering by turning it off. In mobile phones, these sensors are used to provide features such as better image, shock sensing, scrolling feature, gaming control, activation of silent mode, and motion dialing. The swift rise in sale of consumer electronic equipment globally drive the need for accelerometers & gyroscopes.
Key findings of the Accelerometer & Gyroscope Market
In terms of revenue, MEMS accelerometer held the maximum market share, and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period.
In 2015, the 3-axis accelerometer & gyroscope dominated the overall market, and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR.
In 2015, the consumer electronic industry vertical held over 30% of market share, which was the highest among all the industry verticals.
Asia-Pacific is expected to continue dominating the market in the future. In 2015, the region accounted for about 40% share across all the geographical regions.
In 2015, Asia-Pacific accounted for over two-thirds of the accelerometer & gyroscope market, and is expected to retain its dominant position, owing to the presence of emerging nations with high share in consumer electronics market, rise in defense budget, and increase in industrialization in the countries.
The major companies profiled in the report include Analog Devices, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., InvenSense, Inc., KIONIX, Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH, NXP Semiconductors, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sensonor AS, and STMicroelectronics.