Chemical Sensors

A continued rebound in light vehicle production, along with the increasing use of advanced, higher cost UEGO sensors to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and performance, will drive advances.

US demand to rise 4.9% annually through 2017

Chemical sensor demand in the US will increase nearly five percent per year to $1.9 billion in 2017. A continued rebound in light vehicle production, along with the increasing use of advanced, higher cost universal exhaust gas oxygen (UEGO) sensors to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and performance, will drive advances. Growth will also be supported by healthy increases in medical chemical sensor demand as the aging of the baby boomer generation leads to above average growth in the diagnosis of diabetes and other chronic conditions. More broadly, gains across the entire industry will be supported by lower average prices and improved chemical sensor technology.

Motor vehicle market to offer best opportunities

Changes within the motor vehicle industry will have the greatest impact on chemical sensor demand going forward. The increased use of gasoline direct injection and turbocharged engines by vehicle manufacturers in an effort to comply with federal corporate average fuel economy requirements will necessitate the expanded use of higher cost UEGO sensors that allow engines to achieve both higher performance and better fuel efficiency. The shift in product mix toward the higher cost oxygen sensors, the increased adoption of cabin air quality sensors, and robust increases in nitrogen oxide and ammonia sensor demand due to a strong rebound in medium and heavy duty truck production will all support strong gains in the motor vehicle and chemical sensors markets.

Growth in chemical sensor demand will also be supported by the aging of the baby boomer generation and by above average increases in new diabetes diagnoses that will continue to drive demand for portable blood glucose monitors in the medical market. Rising medical chemical sensor demand will also reflect the development of new applications and the health care industry’s increased reliance on testing and benchmarks as a means of not only improving patient care, but also reining in rising costs.

Optical chemical sensors among fastest growing types

Optical chemical sensor demand will rise at a strong pace. Increased use of demand control ventilation in commercial properties and greater adoption of cabin air quality systems in motor vehicles will drive gains. Acceleration in chemical sensor demand growth in most environmental monitoring applications due to an expanding economy and the ongoing tightening of air and water quality standards will also support advances. However, even faster growth for optical sensors will be limited by declines in automobile emissions testing due to the falling number of vehicles that need to be tested via the tailpipe.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $1.5 billion US chemical sensor industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., electrochemical sensors, optical sensors, semiconductor sensors, pellistor/catalytic bead sensors), analyte (gases, liquids, solids) and market (e.g., industrial, environmental monitoring, medical, defense and homeland security).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry competitors, including Bosch, NGK Spark Plug and Delphi Automotive.

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  1. Chemical Sensors

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $140.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $138.00

      1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,967.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $186.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $198.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Health Care Industry Outlook

        $153.00

        1. Table | NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY CATEGORY (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $199.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $187.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Pollution Control Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Sensor Industry Overview

        $138.00

        1. Table | TOTAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $161.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR PRICES (dollars per unit)

      10. 3.10 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

        $491.00

        1. 3.10.1 Environmental Regulations

          $166.00

        2. 3.10.2 Motor Vehicle Emissions

          $82.00

        3. 3.10.3 Industrial Safety Regulations

          $82.00

        4. 3.10.4 Medical Regulations

          $82.00

        5. 3.10.5 Defense & Security Regulations

          $82.00

        6. 3.10.6 Food Safety Regulations

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $108.00

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

      $1,046.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Basic Sensor Technology

        $82.00

      3. 4.3 Chemical Sensor Technology

        $649.00

        1. 4.3.1 Electrochemical

          $95.00

        2. 4.3.2 Optical

          $202.00

        3. 4.3.3 Pellistor/Catalytic Bead

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.4 Semiconductor

          $82.00

        5. 4.3.5 Other Sensor Technologies

          $157.00

      4. 4.4 MEMS, Microsystems, &Nanotechnology

        $82.00

      5. 4.5 Biomimetics

        $188.00

        1. 4.5.1 Electronic Noses

          $82.00

        2. 4.5.2 Electronic Tongues

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,740.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $88.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Electrochemical Sensors

        $613.00

        1. Table | ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Potentiometric Sensors

          $184.00

          1. Table | POTENTIOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | POTENTIOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY ANALYTE (million dollars)

          3. Table | POTENTIOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Amperometric Sensors

          $187.00

          1. Table | AMPEROMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Conductometric Sensors

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONDUCTOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Other Electrochemical Sensors

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Optical Sensors

        $577.00

        1. Table | OPTICAL CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Infrared Sensors

          $237.00

          1. Table | INFRARED CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Other Optical Sensors

          $225.00

          1. Table | OTHER OPTICAL CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY ANALYTE & MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER OPTICAL CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Optical Sensor Market Share

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Semiconductor Sensors

        $159.00

        1. Table | SEMICONDUCTOR SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Analytes & Markets

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Suppliers & Market Share

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Pellistor/Catalytic Bead Sensors

        $150.00

        1. Table | PELLISTOR/CATALYTIC BEAD SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.5.1 Analytes & Markets

          $82.00

        3. 5.5.2 Suppliers & Market Share

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 Other Chemical Sensors

        $152.00

        1. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 ANALYTES

      $1,198.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY ANALYTE (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Gases

        $659.00

        1. Table | GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Oxygen

          $147.00

          1. Table | OXYGEN SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Toxic Gases

          $82.00

          1. Table | TOXIC GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Combustible Gases

          $82.00

          1. Table | COMBUSTIBLE GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Other Gases

          $236.00

          1. Table | OTHER GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Liquids & Solids

        $479.00

        1. Table | LIQUID & SOLID PHASE CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 pH

          $111.00

          1. Table | pH SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Dissolved Gases

          $82.00

          1. Table | DISSOLVED GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Oxidation-Reduction Potential

          $95.00

          1. Table | OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.3.4 Carbohydrates

          $82.00

          1. Table | CARBOHYDRATE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 6.3.5 Other Liquids & Solids

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER LIQUID & SOLID PHASE CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 MARKETS

      $1,786.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $141.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Industrial

        $818.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.1 Motor Vehicles

          $337.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE OXYGEN SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.2 Process Industries

          $305.00

          1. Table | PROCESS INDUSTRY MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

          2. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

          3. Table | CHEMICAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER PROCESSING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        4. 7.2.3 HVAC & Other Equipment

          $103.00

          1. Table | HVAC & OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Environmental Monitoring

        $401.00

        1. Table | ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.1 Industrial Safety & Emissions

          $156.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & EMISSIONS MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        3. 7.3.2 Water & Wastewater

          $82.00

          1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER MONITORING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        4. 7.3.3 Automotive Emissions Testing

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONS TESTING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        5. 7.3.4 Other Environmental Monitoring

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Medical

        $147.00

        1. Table | MEDICAL MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Defense & Homeland Security

        $177.00

        1. Table | DEFENSE & HOMELAND SECURITY MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 Other Markets

        $101.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $144.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $181.00

      4. 8.4 Competitive Strategies

        $309.00

        1. 8.4.1 Research & Development

          $84.00

          1. Table | RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SPENDING PATTERNS, 2010-2012: SELECTED SENSOR MANUFACTURERS (percent of corporate revenues)

        2. 8.4.2 Product or Market Focus

          $82.00

        3. 8.4.3 Low-Cost Position

          $82.00

        4. 8.4.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

          $102.00

          1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 8.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $96.00

      6. 8.6 Company Profiles

        $5,132.00

        1. 8.6.1 ABB Limited

          $198.00

        2. 8.6.2 Alpha MOS SA

          $160.00

        3. 8.6.3 Alphasense Limited

          $92.00

        4. 8.6.4 AMETEK Incorporated

          $109.00

        5. 8.6.5 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

          $82.00

        6. 8.6.6 Delphi Automotive plc

          $99.00

        7. 8.6.7 Delphian Corporation

          $91.00

        8. 8.6.8 DENSO Corporation

          $101.00

        9. 8.6.9 Draegerwerk AG & Company KGaA

          $101.00

        10. 8.6.10 Emerson Electric Company

          $125.00

        11. 8.6.11 e2v technologies plc

          $82.00

        12. 8.6.12 General Electric Company

          $208.00

        13. 8.6.13 Halma plc

          $188.00

        14. 8.6.14 Heraeus Holding GmbH

          $100.00

        15. 8.6.15 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $371.00

        16. 8.6.16 Horiba Limited

          $194.00

        17. 8.6.17 Industrial Scientific Corporation

          $175.00

        18. 8.6.18 International Sensor Technology

          $90.00

        19. 8.6.19 Johnson & Johnson

          $128.00

        20. 8.6.20 Mine Safety Appliances Company

          $191.00

        21. 8.6.21 Nemoto & Company Limited

          $103.00

        22. 8.6.22 NGK Spark Plug Company Limited

          $115.00

        23. 8.6.23 Nipro Corporation

          $86.00

        24. 8.6.24 Nova Biomedical Corporation

          $110.00

        25. 8.6.25 Novatech Controls Pty Limited

          $90.00

        26. 8.6.26 Polymer Technology Systems Incorporated

          $155.00

        27. 8.6.27 Roche Holding Limited

          $177.00

        28. 8.6.28 SAFRAN SA

          $146.00

        29. 8.6.29 SGX Sensortech Limited

          $118.00

        30. 8.6.30 Siemens AG

          $86.00

        31. 8.6.31 Smiths Group plc

          $131.00

        32. 8.6.32 Spectris plc

          $181.00

        33. 8.6.33 Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

          $177.00

        34. 8.6.34 Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated

          $185.00

        35. 8.6.35 Tokuyama Corporation

          $119.00

        36. 8.6.36 United Technologies Corporation

          $236.00

        37. 8.6.37 Vaisala Oyj

          $89.00

        38. 8.6.38 VTI-Valtronics Incorporated

          $82.00

        39. 8.6.39 Xylem Incorporated

          $258.00

      7. 8.7 Other Sensor Industry Participants

        $82.00

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