We interact with smart sensors across all walks of life. The “intelligence” component of these sensors differentiates them from other variants in the market. These sensors have evolved from being discrete devices designed to detect specific properties, to fully integrated sensor systems, offering enhanced computing capabilities. There has been a steady shift towards miniaturization of these devices, using MEMS technology. Smart sensor prices are expected to fall drastically in the coming decade, due to diminishing hardware costs, and ‘economies of scale’, which will be one of the major factors for increasing adoption of smart sensors in industries.
Technology Advancements in Miniaturization and Wireless Capabilities
Over the last few decades, smart sensors have evolved to become fully integrated sensor systems, from discrete analog devices. Originally, they performed simple functions, like converting impulses into electrical energy. However, rapid advancements in technology have led to the emergence of miniaturized versions of smart systems with enhanced reliability and sensitivity metrics. The smart sensors offer sensing and computing capabilities in a single device. The size of these sensors is rapidly diminishing, with changes in nanotechnology and material science. Silicon is the most used material in the manufacturing of smart sensors. Silicon-based miniaturization techniques offer better integration capabilities. Since, smaller versions of sensors are more flexible, they can be embedded in a variety of devices to obtain real time information.
The advent of MEMS (Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems) & on-board intelligence techniques has resulted in technological disruption in the field of smart sensors. MEMS comprise of three-dimensional structures, designed using micro-fabrication techniques. They enable the development of micron-sized sensors that can effectively interact with external environment. MEMS can be used to develop a wide variety of smart sensors, ranging from simple arrangements to high-end systems with multi-sensor capabilities, through the use of integrated microelectronics. Within the next decade, the market for MEMS devices is expected to surpass 1trillion units, per year, globally. MEMS-based smart sensors include equipment, like accelerometer, magnetometer, pressure sensors, environmental sensors, and many more.
North America to Hold the Largest Market Share
North America is expected to dominate the smart sensors market during the forecasted period, owing to the growing demand of IoT and Smart homes. IoT can be defined as an environment where various objects are connected to each other, through internet. Sensors embed IoT functionality into a wide range of systems and objects. The Growing trend of IoT, and increasing number of connected devices, is fuelling the growth of smart sensor market. Also, the emergence of new technologies, such as Zigbee, that work on inexpensive batteries, aid the growth of smart sensors. The overall demand for smart homes is forecasted to grow rapidly, owing to strong consumer interest, incremental technological innovations, and greater accessibility. Also, the rising level of disposable income has enabled consumers to opt for solutions that are more convenient. Smart homes, not only enhances energy conservation using smart meters, but also, have the ability to convert a home into a high-tech home connected by the Internet of Things (IoT). From using cameras to sensors, ensuring the authenticity and the safety, to sometimes even assessing the person’s physical conditions as part of the healthcare services, smart homes are bringing state-of-the-art technology and services together, for a safer and convenient life. The video monitoring, proactive event notification, and the alarms that further provide increased safety and security solutions, are alluring the consumers to adopt these solutions.
Key Developments in the Market
- August 2017 - Honeywell International launched self-diagnosing sensors to improve performance and safety of Aircraft systems
- August 2017 - Honeywell International launched indoor air-quality monitoring sensor for building owners and consumers
- May 2017 - Analog Devices launched two MEMS Accelerometers in its series of low noise, low drift, low power, three-axis MEMS accelerometers to provide Wireless Condition Monitoring
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1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Executive Summary
2. Research Approach and Methodology
2.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
2.2 Study Assumptions
2.3 Analysis Methodology
2.4 Research Phases
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
3.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
3.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Factors Driving the Market
4.1.1 Growing Demand of Energy Efficieny and Saving
4.1.2 Higher Demand for Smart Sensors in Healthcare and Automotive Industry
4.1.3 Rising Demand of Consumer Electronics Products
4.1.4 Technology Advancements in Miniaturization and Wireless Capabilities
4.2 Factors Restraining the Market
4.2.1 High Deployment Cost
4.2.2 Complex design as compared to traditional sensors
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Industry Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.3.5 Competitive Rivalry
5. Global Smart Sensors Market Segmentation
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Flow Sensors
5.1.2 Humidity Sensors
5.1.3 Occupancy Sensors
5.1.4 Position Sensors
5.1.5 Pressure Sensors
5.1.6 Speed Sensors
5.1.7 Temperature Sensors
5.1.8 Torque Sensors
5.1.9 Touch Sensors
5.1.10 Ultrasonic Sensors
5.1.11 Vibration Sensors
5.1.12 Water Sensors
5.2 By Technology
5.2.3 Optical Spectroscopy
5.3 By Network Connectivity
5.4 By Component
5.4.1 Analog-to-Digital Converter
5.4.2 Digital-to-Analog Converter
5.5 By Application
5.5.1 Aerospace & Defense
5.5.2 Automotive & Transportation
5.5.4 Industrial Automation
5.5.5 Building Automation
5.5.6 Consumer Electronics
5.6 By Region
5.6.1 North America
220.127.116.11 United States
18.104.22.168 United Kingdom
22.214.171.124 Rest of United Kingdom
126.96.36.199 South Korea
188.8.131.52 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.6.4 Latin America
184.108.40.206 Rest of North America
5.6.5 Middle East & Africa
220.127.116.11 Saudi Arabia
18.104.22.168 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles
6.1 ABB Ltd.
6.2 Honeywell International
6.3 Eaton Corporation
6.4 Analog Devices, Inc.
6.5 Infineon Technologies AG
6.6 NXP Semiconductors N.V.
6.8 Siemens AG
6.9 TE Connectivity Ltd.
6.10 Legrand Inc
6.11 General Electric
6.12 Vishay Technology Inc.
*List is not Exhaustive
7. Investment Analysis
8. Future Outlook of Smart Sensors Market
- ABB Ltd.
- Analog Devices, Inc.
- Eaton Corporation
- General Electric
- Honeywell International
- Infineon Technologies AG
- Legrand Inc
- NXP Semiconductors N.V.
- Siemens AG
- TE Connectivity Ltd.
- Vishay Technology Inc.