The global optical sensor market is expected to grow at a steady pace over the forecast period, owing to the advancements in mobile technology, with new features and models. These advancements are expected to change the scenario for silicon technology as well. Moreover, the need for power-saving technologies is also changing the market, with companies shifting their focus toward silicon technology. The optical sensor market is also witnessing the development of sensors for niche, yet specific applications, including diffused device with intensity difference to detect the presence of filters in coffee capsules, and laser distance sensors for measuring thickness of medicinal capsules. In addition, the continuous persistence in innovation has improved investment opportunities in the optical sensors industry, to improve fabrication techniques and enhance the sensing abilities at significantly lower costs, thus, ensuring high profit margins and better sales.
Increasing Penetration of Automation Techniques across Industries
There has been an increase in automation across several industries, globally. This has further increased the demand for optical sensors across industry verticals. The latest technological breakthroughs have assisted the advancement of new optical sensors that can make the overall processes more efficient, and can significantly improve accuracy across various applications. There have been a series of new product launches, mergers, and acquisitions, globally, to take the advantages offered by optical sensors. The major driver behind the investments has been the continuous evolution and application of new technologies to unlock enormous volumes, which were previously considered non-commercial. With these series of investments, the automotive, power & utilities, and energy & mining applications are set to boom over the forecast period.
Advancements in Hyperspectral Imaging to Augment the Growth
Hyperspectral imaging integrates spectroscopy and digital imaging. A hyperspectral device helps in capturing a large number of spectral bands. Over the past few years, several technological advancements have led to the penetration of the hyperspectral technology, over a wide range of applications; these technologies include: satellite-based airborne sensing and target detection for military, along with the quality control processes for industrial applications. Owing to its ability in ensuring rich information content, the hyperspectral technology is widely accepted for automation in image processing techniques. These devices are capable of acquiring data that can be easily comprehended by human eye. In the recent years, these sensors have witnessed high penetration rate in the areas of research, to gain more accurate and reliable data for various applications
Growth in Fiber Optic Sensors Segment to Drive the Market
Over the past few years, optical fibers have seen significant in-roads across various sensors application, because of their small size and the ability to transmit huge amount of data without complexion, by consuming only a minimal or low electrical power for signal transmission. One of the key features of fiber optic sensors is that they do not face any interruption from electromagnetic waves and do not conduct electricity. Hence, they can be used in such places, where, high voltage current, along with flammable materials, are present.
Moreover, the technological advancements of photonics has been very fast, compared to other technologies. The photonics involvement in other potential technologies has grown enormously. Optical fibers have a major role in communication, as well as in the development of different types of sensors.
Key Developments in the Market
- October 2017 - AOMS Technologies Inc. announced the deployment of its patented Fiber Optic Sensing Technology (AOMS-FOS) for monitoring of soil and groundwater during In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) projects in Europe. It is the maiden deployment of AOMS-FOS technology in Europe after the adoption in North America, including Superfund remediation sites in the United States.
- February 2017 - ROHM announced the market availability of an optical sensor for heart rate monitoring optimized for wearable devices, such as sports bands and smart watches. The product BH1790GLC leverages proprietary analog circuit technology and optical sensor expertise to enhance sensitivity, allowing pulse waves to be detected with high accuracy, even with low LED brightness, resulting in low power consumption.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Factors Driving the Market
4.2.1 Rapid Technological Innovation
4.2.2 Growing Smartphone Penetration
4.2.3 Increasing Demand for Power Saving Devices Across Industries
4.2.4 Increasing Penetration of Automation Techniques Across Industries
4.3 Factors Restraining the Market
4.3.1 Imbalance Between the Image Quality and Price
4.3.2 Lack of Knowledge
4.4 Market Trends
4.4.1 Introduction of Miniaturized Versions
4.4.2 Increased Proliferation of Advanced Electronics
4.4.3 Increasing Number of Patents
4.4.4 Increasing Adoption Across Industries
4.5 Industry Attractiveness – Porter's Five Industry Forces Analysis
4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.5.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
5. Global Optical Sensors Market Segmentation
5.1 By Technology
5.1.1 Hyperspectral Imaging
5.1.2 Near IR Spectroscopy
5.1.3 Photo-acoustic Tomography
5.1.4 Optical Coherence Tomography
5.2 By Sensor Type
5.2.1 Fiber Optic Sensors
5.2.2 Image Sensors
5.2.3 Position Sensors
5.2.4 Ambient Light and Proximity Sensors
22.214.171.124 Cadmium Sulfide
126.96.36.199 InGaAs Sensors
188.8.131.52 Extended InGaAs Sensors
5.2.5 Infrared Sensors
5.3 By Application
5.3.2 Consumer Electronics
5.3.3 Medical (Opthamology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Neurology, Others)
5.3.6 Aerospace & Defence
5.4 By Geography
5.4.1 North America
184.108.40.206 United States
220.127.116.11 United Kingdom
5.4.4 Latin America
5.4.5 Middle East & Africa
18.104.22.168 Saudi Arabia
22.214.171.124 South Africa
6. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
6.1 ON Semiconductor
6.2 Microchip Technology Inc.
6.3 Eaton Corporation PLC
6.4 Honeywell International Inc.
6.5 Omnivision Technologies Inc.
6.6 Pepperl+Fuchs International
6.7 Rockwell Automation Inc.
6.8 Sick AG
6.11 Texas Instruments Incorporated
7. Investment Analysis
8. Future of the Optical Sensors Market
- ON Semiconductor
- Microchip Technology Inc
- Eaton Corporation Plc
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Honeywell International Inc
- Omnivision Technologies Inc
- Pepperl+Fuchs International
- Rockwell Automation Inc
- Sick AG
- Texas Instruments Incorporated