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Sensor Markets, Technologies, Leaders 2024-2044: By Inputs, Modes, Applications, Patents, Manufacturers, Research, Roadmaps, Forecasts

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  • 417 Pages
  • September 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Zhar Research
  • ID: 5725547

The new, 417-page report, “Sensor markets, technologies, leaders 2024-2044: by inputs, modes, applications, patents, manufacturers, research, roadmaps, forecasts” is now available. Its focus is commercial opportunities and potential partners, acquisitions and competitors. It even identifies several, totally new, large sensor markets ahead.

See the big picture - miss nothing

The author says, “Your opportunities are probably broader than you realise, whether your interest is as a manufacturer, integrator or user. We therefore recommend that you look at this full coverage before dipping into the many excellent reports on specifics. We see the total sensor hardware market approaching $250 billion in twenty years but within that there is an increasingly rapid change with some sectors declining and some growing very rapidly, supported by the many remarkable research advances in 2023. For example, sensors for conventional vehicles, conventional electricity production and fuel supply chains will mostly decline over twenty years.”

He adds, “The flood of patenting of LIDAR sensors was misleading because the biggest envisaged application in driverless cars is now doubtful as we warned years ago. Tesla is pulling ahead without it and, in 2023, Bosch exited LIDAR despite being a leading patentor at the time. In contrast, the advent of drone warfare, over 500 million diabetics, 6G Communications, cooling reinvented and massive, long duration grid storage are just some of the huge sensor growth opportunities that we analyse, many completely new. They kick in at various times over the coming twenty years. Looking at it another way, optical sensing, notably at infrared and visible wavelengths has a fabulous future across most applicational sectors for reasons we detail. They include the new THz far-infrared electronics, unmanned mining, factories and vehicles and much more” 

Leading sensor companies beyond catalog sellers

Catalog sensor suppliers are the tip of the iceberg because most of the investment, patenting and value sale of sensors is by giant companies selling custom sensors both to others and to themselves. On multiple strategy and achievement criteria, the report identifies and examines the 2024-2044 sensor leader, 11 in the second division and 15 in the third division estimating their sensor sales. This is backed by detail and a strategy score for 130 companies for you to consider as acquisitions, partners or suppliers. Indeed, over 200 sensor manufacturers are mentioned throughout the report. A profusion of new infograms, comparison tables, graphs and images make the report both original and readable.

Report Overview

Chapter 1: Executive summary and conclusions is 45 pages sufficient in themselves. After purpose, scope and methodology you see 19 primary conclusions, based on the latest situation through 2023. There follows sensor basics, trend to multiple sensors with 12 examples for smartphones, a number set to double but already including medical predictive analysis. Learn the industry structure, with a new infogram. Sensor market drivers by sector 2024-2044 are presented, with why light sensing dominates and a new SWOT appraisal of the leader’s sensor prospects 2024-2044. Market forecasts in are shown in 48 lines with tables, graphs and including valuation of important new markets for sensors that are emerging in these years. Then comes a detailed new 2024-2044 sensor roadmap. 

Chapter 2 Introduction uses eight pages to explain basic sensor design, inputs, categories, pricing issues, and the megatrends now driving sensor adoption. See why more sensors per device will often be more important to you than any increase in device sales.

Chapter 3 concerns primary factors now influencing sensor design, pricing and adoption. Its 40 pages closely examine definitions, inputs, anatomy, outputs, biomimetic and smart sensing, important sensor parameters, which sensing input will dominate 2024-2044. Also see the latest sensor trend from a new search of 3.7 million patents, the 12 most-patented sensors in common parlance and the top patentors in each case. In this chapter you also learn the size challenge with many examples and how multiple sensors, increasingly in one device, serve predictive analysis and sensor fusion. See 14 smartphone sensor families and why the number per phone will double. Understand skin sensors and self-healing sensors. Realise the importance of energy harvesting as on-board power and in reverse as forms of self-powered sensor input with great detail. Electrification is covered in the dramatically simpler electricity production and vehicle design that will collapse demand for many sensors.

Chapters 4 through 6 interprets, by parameter, the latest technologies, manufacturers, successes, prospects, patenting leaders and trends plus the research pipeline with best further reading including much from 2023. There are many new illustrations and informed comments throughout.

Chapter 4 covers latest analysis by parameter measured in 31 categories over 86 information-packed pages with illustrated examples, implications of research papers, patenting, patentors, products on sale, market drivers. Which have collapsing metrics, which are bursting on the scene and why? It is all here in data-based analysis.

Chapter 5 is a new analysis by mode of operation in 36 categories over 87 pages. That includes the new THz waveguide, infrasound, optical memtransistor, piezotronic, quantum and triboelectric sensors and other innovations that can boost your business.

Chapter 6 has analysis by application and business sector in 20 categories and 42 pages. That includes newly important sectors such as sensors for 6G telecommunications, electric vehicle traction motors and Internet of Things nodes each with their sensor patent trends, including forecasts of patenting to 2024, analysis and business appraisal. Other aspects are examination of common-parlance terms medical, healthcare, heart, exercise and fitness sensors each revealed by listing leading patentors, future prospects and research.

Chapter 7 presents in detail what the publisher finds to be the top 16 sensor companies with their 17 SWOT analyses, financials, profiles, sensor patent emphasis maps etc. 

Finally, Chapter 8. Is called “130 sensor companies compared by country, capability, strategy score”. In 29 pages, it includes all the leaders identified earlier by both grouped multiple criteria, simply by patenting rate and it adds a deliberately varied mix of very small to very large other players to give a good understanding of the overall sensor business which runs to around 1000 companies. This chapter is structured as a two-page overview mentioning several other companies then a long table of the 130 chosen sensor companies with columns for company name, country, sensors examples with background and strategy score out of ten based on the scope of sensors made and used plus financial, market and technical positioning in the light of which markets we see growing and which collapsing 2024-2044.

The report has a Glossary but also terms explained through the text. There are a large number of latest research papers recommended throughout for those wishing to dig deeper on specifics. 

What's Included

  • 8 chapters
  • 17 SWOT appraisals
  • 20 analyses by business 
  • 31 analyses by parameter
  • 36 analyses by operation mode
  • 48 forecast lines 2024-2044 
  • 97 PatSnap ® engine analyses
  • 3.7 million patents searched for trends
  • 200+ companies mentioned, most compared

Table of Contents

1. Executive summary and conclusions, sensor company league table, roadmaps and forecasts 2023-2043
1.1 Purpose of this report
1.2 Scope of this report
1.3 Why precision is impossible
1.4 Methodology of this analysis
1.5 19 primary conclusions
1.6 Sensor basics: biomimetics, inputs, outputs, smart sensors
1.7 Trend to multiple sensors: 12 examples for smartphones, medical predictive analysis
1.8 Look beyond the tip of the iceberg: catalog sensor vendors are only the tip
1.9 Sensor business infogram
1.10 Sensor market drivers by sector 2024-2044
1.11 Light sensing dominates
1.12 Establishing the leading sensor companies for 2024-2044 with leader SWOT
1.13 Market forecasts in 48 lines
1.13.1 Methodology and reality checks
1.13.2 Market growth rate
1.13.3 Sensor location hardware market $ billion 2024
1.13.4 Sensors global value market for seven application sectors $ billion 2023-2044: table
1.13.5 Sensors global value market for seven application sectors $ billion 2023-2044: line graphs with market drivers explained
1.13.6 Sensors global value market for seven application sectors $ billion 2023-2044: area graph
1.13.7 Global total sensor hardware market $ billion 2024 with linear average
1.13.8 Sensor value market % by 6 input media 2024, 2034, 2044: table with sub-categories and reasons
1.13.9 Sensor value market % by six input media 2024-2044: graphs
1.13.10 Smartphones and their sensor market units, unit price, value market $ billion 2023-2044
1.13.11 Rapidly emerging sensor market: Active cooling market forecasts in eight categories $ billion 2023-2043
1.13.12 New sensor market: Long Duration Energy Storage LDES market by 11 primary technology applications and new market needs 2023-2043
1.13.13 New sensor market: Terahertz electronics 2028-2044
1.14 Sensor roadmap 2024-2044

2. Introduction
2.1. Definition and design
2.2. Categories
2.3. Primary parameters measured each become multi-faced
2.4. Megatrends driving sensor adoption
2.5. Sensor usefulness
2.6. Demand trends

3. Primary factors influencing sensor design, pricing and adoption
3.1. Definitions, inputs, anatomy, outputs
3.2. Smart sensor anatomy and purpose
3.3. Important sensor parameters
3.4. Why light sensing will dominate 2024-2044
3.5. Sensor trend from search of
3.7 million patents
3.6. Look beyond the tip of the iceberg: catalog sensor vendors are only the tip
3.7. The size challenge and significance of energy harvesting
3.8. Trend to multiple sensors: 12 examples for smartphones, medical predictive analysis
3.9. Biomimetics: skin sensors, self-healing sensors and sensor fusion
3.9.1. Skin sensors and self-healing
3.9.2. Sensor fusion
3.9.3. Printed sensors
3.10. Importance of energy harvesting as on-board power and in reverse as forms of sensor
3.10.1. Overview
3.10.2. Mechanical (electrodynamic and acoustic) harvesting including acoustic in detail
3.10.3. Sources of electromagnetic sensing targets and sensor power options 2023-2043
3.10.4. Patenting self-powered sensors using energy harvesting modes or separate harvester modules
3.10.5. Importance of flexible laminar energy harvesting and sensing 2023-2043
3.11. Shrinking the market for sensors - host system and vehicle simplification

4. Analysis by parameter measured in 31 categories: technologies, manufacturers, successes, prospects, patenting leaders and trends, research pipeline including 2024 Patsnap engine forecasts
4.1. Overview
4.2. Acoustic (sound) sensors
4.3. Alcohol sensors
4.4. Altitude sensors
4.5. Angle-of-attack sensors
4.6. Attitude sensors
4.7. Blood glucose sensors
4.8. Blood oxygen sensors
4.9. CGM continuous glucose monitoring sensors
4.10. Chemical sensors
4.11. Colour sensors
4.12. Distance sensors
4.13. Flow sensors
4.14. Force sensors
4.15. Fuel injection sensors
4.16. Humidity sensors
4.17. Incontinence sensors
4.18. Image sensors
4.19. Level sensors
4.20. Light sensors
4.21. Measurement sensors
4.22. Metal sensors
4.23. Moisture sensors
4.24. Motion sensors
4.25. Position sensors
4.26. Pressure and strain sensors
4.27. Proximity sensors
4.28. Temperature sensors
4.29. Tilt sensors
4.30. Touch sensors
4.31. Vibration sensors
4.32. Weight sensors



Companies Mentioned

  • ABB
  • Abbott
  • Aclima
  • Ahlborn Mess
  • Ajay Sensors & Instruments
  • Allegro Microsystems
  • Amazon
  • Amphenol
  • amsOSRAM
  • Analog Devices
  • Apple
  • Aquacheck
  • Asahi Kasei Microdevices
  • AT&T
  • ATI Industrial Automation
  • Automation4
  • Autosense
  • Baker Hughes
  • Baluff GmbH
  • Banner Enginerring Corp.
  • Baseline
  • Baumer Group
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Beijing Collihigh Sensing Technology Center
  • Beijing Xiaomi
  • Bigfoot Biomedical
  • Bigfoot Medical
  • Biosense Webster
  • Boeing
  • Boltsafe
  • Canon
  • Christian Burkert GmbH
  • Coimatore
  • Continental
  • Datalogic
  • Deca
  • Decagon Devices
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Delta T
  • Denso
  • Dexcom 
  • Di-soric Industrie-electroni
  • EarlySense
  • Elan Microelectronics
  • Elmos Instruments
  • Emerson Electric Co
  • Ericsson
  • Ethicon
  • Everlight Electronics
  • F. Hoffmann La Roche
  • Figaro Engineering, Inc.
  • First Sensor Technology
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Ford
  • Fuji Electric Group 
  • Garmin
  • GDS Technology
  • GE
  • Gefran
  • Gencom
  • Genentech (Roche)
  • General Electric Company
  • GM
  • Google
  • Green Sensor 
  • Halliburton
  • Hans Turck
  • Haris Sensor
  • Hella
  • Henan Hanwei
  • Heptagon
  • Hitachi
  • HITEK Sensor
  • Honda
  • Honeywell International Inc. 
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • ICU Medical
  • Infineon
  • Insulet
  • Intel
  • Irrometer
  • Keyence Corp
  • Kistler Instrument Corp
  • Knowles
  • Konnklike Philips
  • Ledkia
  • LG Electronics
  • Load Cell Central
  • Magna International
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Medtronic
  • Merit Sensor Systems
  • Metallux SA
  • Meter Group
  • Microsoft
  • Microtel Tecnologie Elettronische spA
  • Milan
  • MIT
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Murata
  • Nagpur
  • NeuroSky
  • Neurovigil
  • Nissan
  • Nokia
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • OMEGA Engineering
  • Omnivision
  • OMRON Corp.
  • OTT Hydromet
  • Owlstone Medical
  • PA Stellar Technology
  • Panasonic
  • PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
  • Peppert & Fuchs
  • Pressac
  • Pressure Development of Korea
  • Proxitron GmbH
  • Qualcomm
  • Raytheon
  • Reliance Industries
  • Renesas
  • Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen
  • Ricoh
  • Robert Bosch
  • Roche
  • Rockwell Automation Co. Ltd.
  • Rohm Semiconductor
  • Rosemount Aerospace
  • Safran
  • Samsung
  • Sanofi 
  • Scientific
  • SDEC France
  • Seiko Epson
  • Semiconductor Energy Laboratory
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Sensirion AG
  • Sensor System Technology(Sensys)
  • Sensoria
  • Sentek
  • Sharp
  • Sintokogio
  • Sitronix
  • SmartCultiva
  • Snap Inc.
  • Sony
  • Spectris PLC
  • Spectrum Technologies
  • Splio
  • Sri Electronics
  • ST Microelectronics
  • Starlink
  • Stevens Water
  • Strainsert
  • Strong Force IoT
  • STS Sensor Technik Sirnach AG
  • Sunpro Instruments (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Synaptics
  • Syscon Instruments Pvt
  • SZ DJI Tech Co Ltd.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor
  • Tamil
  • TDK
  • TE Connectivity
  • Teledyne
  • Teledyne Technologies
  • TelefonAB LM Ericsson
  • Tesla
  • Texas Instruments
  • Tianjin Zhonghuan Temperature Meters Co., Ltd.
  • Toro
  • Toshiba
  • Toyota
  • Trellis
  • TyTek Industries
  • United Technologies
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Valencell
  • Valeo
  • Vishay
  • Walmart
  • WIKA
  • Wise Control
  • Xerox
  • Yokogawa Electric 


Research Inputs Include:

  • Appraisal of which targeted needs are genuine
  • Web, literature, databases, experience and patents
  • Close study of research pipeline
  • Appraisal of regional initiatives
  • Actitivies of standard bodies
  • Limitations of physics and chemistry
  • Interviews