Publication Month: Apr 2022 | Report Code: TIPRE00010129 | No. of Pages: 190 | Category: Electronics and Semiconductor | Status: Published
Smart sensor is faster and more accurate than traditional sensors. These sensors are smaller and consume less power than conventional sensors. The use of smart sensors technology in IoT-based devices and consumers electronics and its application in the aerospace & defense, automotive, biomedical & healthcare, industrial automation, building automation, consumer electronics, education, robotics, agriculture, and transportation industries have attracted much interest in the past few years. The increase in usage of smart sensors across the applications is a key factor boosting the smart sensor market size.
With rising safety and security concerns, the demand for smart sensors in consumer electronics is increasing, impacting the smart sensor market. Various sensors, such as night vision IR sensors, sound sensors or microphones, and smart toilets, are used in home automation. Companies incorporate various features, such as automatic cleaning, automatic flushing, tank-leak monitoring, water overflow protection, and health monitoring, into their smart sensors. Lights and fans can be controlled with an automatic system that uses infrared or motion sensors.
Further, with the changing lifestyle and new modern standard of living thus, the demand for modular kitchens integrated with home automation is witnessing exponential growth, positively impacting the smart sensor market. Manufacturers are developing synthetic sensor-based devices to monitor vibration, kitchen sounds, light, gas, temperature, heat, and electromagnetic temperature and noise, increasing the the smart sensor market size. For instance, Analog Devices, Inc. offers HMC1126 GaAs pHEMT sensors. It is a low noise amplifier that operates at a range of 400 MHz-52 GHz and is used in several applications, such as microwave radios, very small aperture terminals (VSATs), test equipment, and 5G communication.
Smart sensor technology has led to rapid technological advancements in smartphones and wearable devices. Automobile manufacturers are increasingly demanding smart sensors to improve safety and comfort. The use of wireless technology to monitor and control security devices equipped with smart sensors is becoming more common. Amid COVID-19, the surge in demand for smart sensor-enabled wearable devices, ongoing government support for green building construction, and predictive maintenance are offering lucrative opportunities for the smart sensor market players.
The rise in smartphone penetration has been substantially fuelling the smart sensor market growth. Smart sensors include popular sensors, such as motion, position, ambient light, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) sensors enhance connectivity for a wide range of wireless technologies, such as 5G sub-6/4G/Wi-Fi in smartphones, tablets, and laptops. SEMTECH, a leading semiconductor supplier, offers PerSeTM Connect, PerSe Connect Pro, and PerSe Control sensors, which can be used in various applications, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables.
Many companies are developing new and advanced smart sensors that combine microcontrollers in a single package. Modern technologies, such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT, enable this combination within small packaging. For instance, Bosch Sensortec's BHA250 can combine a 32-bit microcontroller with a 14-bit acceleration sensor in a 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.95 mm3 package. Further, the TE Connectivity company has integrated sensors with connectors to pack functionality into a small space. These developments in smart sensor technology are positively impacting the smart sensor market growth. With the growth in the consumer electronic industry, such as in smart beverage vending machines, smart home automation systems, simple computers, digital assistants (such as Alexa), and human wearable devices, the demand for smart sensors has increased in the smart sensor market. Traditional consumer products, such as laptops, smartphones, and televisions, continue to exceed expectations as consumers continue to adopt new and emerging products, including wearables, voice-activated smart speakers, and smart home devices.
According to multiple studies, tens of billions of IoT devices will connect to the Internet in the coming years, which will greatly impact the smart sensors market. COVID-19 is driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas as city governments adjust to a new reality.
The emergence of COVID-19 has brought the need to harness and leverage digital infrastructure for remote patient monitoring into sharp focus. Due to the slow development of current viral tests and vaccines, it has been determined that a greater need exists for more robust disease detection and monitoring of individual and population health, which wearable sensors could aid. While the utility of this technology has been used to correlate physiological metrics to daily living and human performance, it is still necessary to apply it to predict the occurrence of COVID-19.
The growing demand for energy-saving devices is driving up market demand for smart sensors in the smart sensors market in North America. Companies are shifting towards energy-efficient energy-saving equipment, as the changing scenario necessitates energy-efficient equipment and products. Further, sensor demand in the smart sensor market has increased across a variety of industries with the lifting of governments' stringent regulations, which are gaining traction in automation industries. In addition, the demand for sensors in the automotive sector is being driven by the desire to reduce the average weight of a car. Lightweight automobiles aid in both fuel efficiency and energy optimization.
Based on technology, the smart sensor market is segmented into MEMS, CMOS, and Others. In 2021, the MEMS segment led the market. Based on type, the smart sensor market is segmented into temperature & humidity sensors, pressure sensors, motion sensors, position sensors, and others. In 2021, the temperature & humidity sensors segment accounted for the largest market share. Based on end-use industry, the smart sensor market is segmented into consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and others.
Analog Devices Inc., Infineon Technologies Inc., STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity, Microchip Technologies, NXP Semiconductor, Siemens AG, ABB Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, and Honeywell International are among the key smart sensor market players. In addition to these, several other players were analyzed to understand the overall dynamics of the global smart sensor market.
The List of Companies - Smart Sensor Market