Sensors

As Quoted In Forbes

Demand will be fueled in part by government mandates requiring that all new light vehicles be equipped with electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring systems.

US sales to climb 6.1% annually through 2016

US sales of sensors are forecast to climb at a 6.1 percent annual rate through 2016 to $14.9 billion, showing significant improvement over market performance from 2006 to 2011. Demand will primarily be fueled by a rebound in motor vehicle production and government mandates requiring that all new light vehicles be equipped with electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring systems. Growth in machinery and process manufacturers’ output will also support market gains. Further development of, and new applications for, technologies such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), optoelectronics, and photoelectronics will also help bolster sensor sales. However, the maturity of many sensor markets and improved fabrication techniques that have led to increased sensing abilities at lower costs will temper value gains. In addition, the manufacture of many sensor-laden products, such as consumer electronic devices, has moved overseas, which will further limit market advances.

Process variable sensors to remain largest category

Process variable sensors will remain the largest product category in 2016, approaching $4 billion, while chemical property sensors and proximity and positioning sensors will post the fastest growth, averaging 9.7 percent and 7.9 percent per year, respectively. Chemical sensor sales will be boosted by technological advances that have resulted in smaller, more precise sensors at lower costs, allowing them to be used for additional applications in existing markets, as well as in a number of new markets.

The rebound in motor vehicle production, and an expected increase in aftermarket demand for engine oxygen sensors, will provide growth opportunities for chemical sensors used in vehicle emission systems. Proximity and positioning sensor demand will be spurred by output increases for motor vehicles, where these devices are important components in active safety systems like electronic stability control. The renewed strength in output of machinery, another important market for proximity and positioning sensors, will also support sales gains.

Motor vehicles to reclaim top sensor market position

By 2011, industrial applications had overtaken motor vehicles to become the largest major sensor market. However, motor vehicles will once again become the leading sensor market, expanding at a 13 percent annual rate to $4.4 billion in 2016 and accounting for over half of all dollar gains between 2011 and 2016. This growth will be due to a continuing rebound in motor vehicle production and new, sensor-heavy systems including cylinder deactivation, direct fuel injection, electronic stability control, roll-over protection, tire pressure monitoring, and variable-valve timing systems.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $11.1 billion US sensors industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by sensor type (e.g., process variable, physical property, proximity and positioning, chemical property, electrical property, imaging) and market (e.g., industrial, motor vehicles, military/aerospace, electronic, medical, consumer electrical and electronic, information technology).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry competitors, including Honeywell, Sensata Technologies, and Northrop Grumman. .

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  1. Sensors

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $121.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $111.00

      1. Table | US SENSOR SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,191.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $155.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Personal Income & Expenditure Patterns

        $125.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Fixed Investment Outlook

        $125.00

        1. Table | PRIVATE FIXED INVESTMENT (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $163.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Electrical & Electronic Sector Outlook

        $87.00

        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | SENSOR MARKET, 2001-2011

      8. 3.8 Pricing Patterns

        $82.00

      9. 3.9 Legal & Regulatory Trends

        $96.00

      10. 3.10 International Environment

        $263.00

        1. 3.10.1 World Supply & Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | WORLD SENSOR DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)

        2. 3.10.2 Trends in US Foreign Trade

          $148.00

          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN SENSORS (million dollars)

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

      $963.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Sensor Technology

        $488.00

        1. Table | SENSOR DEMAND BY TECHNOLOGY (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Electrical & Magnetic

          $111.00

        3. 4.2.2 Photoelectric & Optoelectronic

          $84.00

        4. 4.2.3 Mechanical

          $93.00

        5. 4.2.4 Sonic & Ultrasonic

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        6. 4.2.5 Other

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Advanced Sensor Technologies

        $442.00

        1. 4.3.1 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

          $94.00

          1. Table | MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS DEMAND

        2. 4.3.2 Smart Sensors & Smart Dust

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Nanotechnology

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.4 Electronic Noses & Tongues

          $83.00

        5. 4.3.5 Telematics

          $83.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

        $114.00

        1. Table | SENSOR SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Process Variable Sensors

        $861.00

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

        2. 5.2.1 Pressure Sensors

          $169.00

          1. Table | PRESSURE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Temperature Sensors

          $285.00

          1. Table | TEMPERATURE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Flow & Level Sensors

          $276.00

          1. Table | FLOW & LEVEL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Other Process Variable Sensors

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER PROCESS VARIABLE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Physical Property Sensors

        $463.00

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

        2. 5.3.1 Speed Sensors

          $147.00

          1. Table | SPEED SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Motion Sensors

          $159.00

          1. Table | MOTION SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Other

          $107.00

          1. Table | OTHER PHYSICAL PROPERTY SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Proximity & Positioning Sensors

        $127.00

        1. Table | PROXIMITY & POSITIONING SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Chemical Property Sensors

        $147.00

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

      6. 5.6 Electrical Property Sensors

        $114.00

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

      7. 5.7 Imaging Sensors

        $176.00

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

      8. 5.8 Other Sensors & Transducers

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

        $91.00

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

      2. 6.2 Industrial

        $427.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Process Manufacturing Outlook

          $139.00

          1. Table | PROCESS MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Process Control Sensor Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | PROCESS CONTROL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Machinery Outlook

          $90.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Machinery Sensor Market

          $92.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Motor Vehicles

        $1,137.00

        1. 6.3.1 Motor Vehicle Outlook

          $147.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 6.3.2 Automotive Electronics Demand

          $141.00

          1. Table | OEM AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.3 Motor Vehicle Sensor Market

          $786.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE SENSOR MARKET BY TYPE & SYSTEM (million dollars)

          2. Table | SELECTED SENSORS IN MOTOR VEHICLES BY SYSTEM & SENSOR TYPE

          3. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

          4. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY & SECURITY SYSTEM SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

          5. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS CONTROL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

          6. Table | OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEM SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Military/Aerospace

        $247.00

        1. 6.4.1 Military/Aerospace Sector Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS & NATIONAL DEFENSE EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 6.4.2 Military/Aerospace Sensor Market

          $131.00

          1. Table | MILITARY/AEROSPACE SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Electronic Security

        $235.00

        1. 6.5.1 Electronic Security Outlook

          $86.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC SECURITY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.5.2 Electronic Security Sensor Market

          $115.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC SECURITY SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Medical

        $231.00

        1. 6.6.1 Health Care Sector Outlook

          $134.00

          1. Table | HEALTH CARE INDICATORS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.6.2 Medical Sensor Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Consumer Electrical & Electronic Products

        $226.00

        1. 6.7.1 Consumer Electrical & Electronic Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.7.2 Consumer Electrical & Electronic Sensor Market

          $160.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

          3. Table | CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Information Technology

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        1. 6.8.1 Information Technology Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.8.2 Information Technology Sensor Market

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          1. Table | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 6.9 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER SENSOR MARKET (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US SENSOR SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share & Leading Producers

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      4. 7.4 Research & Product Development

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        1. Table | RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED SENSOR MANUFACTURERS, 2009-2011 (percent of corporate revenues)

      5. 7.5 Manufacturing

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        1. Table | CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED SENSOR MANUFACTURERS, 2009-2011 (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 Financial Issues & Requirements

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      7. 7.7 Marketing & Distribution

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      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $86.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.10.1 AMETEK Incorporated

          $265.00

        2. 7.10.2 Analog Devices Incorporated

          $102.00

        3. 7.10.3 Autoliv Incorporated

          $102.00

        4. 7.10.4 Avago Technologies Limited

          $82.00

        5. 7.10.5 Banner Engineering Corporation

          $164.00

        6. 7.10.6 Boeing Company

          $86.00

        7. 7.10.7 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

          $200.00

        8. 7.10.8 Continental AG

          $205.00

        9. 7.10.9 Danaher Corporation

          $148.00

        10. 7.10.10 Delphi Automotive plc

          $132.00

        11. 7.10.11 DENSO Corporation

          $137.00

        12. 7.10.12 Eaton Corporation

          $119.00

        13. 7.10.13 Emerson Electric Company

          $183.00

        14. 7.10.14 Ford Motor Company

          $106.00

        15. 7.10.15 Freescale Semiconductor Incorporated

          $100.00

        16. 7.10.16 General Electric Company

          $149.00

        17. 7.10.17 Heraeus Holding GmbH

          $146.00

        18. 7.10.18 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $395.00

        19. 7.10.19 Invensys plc

          $86.00

        20. 7.10.20 Johnson Controls Incorporated

          $116.00

        21. 7.10.21 L-3 Communications Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 7.10.22 Measurement Specialties Incorporated

          $267.00

        23. 7.10.23 Nagano Keiki Company Limited

          $82.00

        24. 7.10.24 NGK Spark Plug Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 7.10.25 Northrop Grumman Corporation

          $187.00

        26. 7.10.26 OMRON Corporation

          $177.00

        27. 7.10.27 PerkinElmer Incorporated

          $130.00

        28. 7.10.28 Raytheon Company

          $166.00

        29. 7.10.29 Rockwell Automation Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 7.10.30 Schneider Electric SA

          $198.00

        31. 7.10.31 Sensata Technologies BV

          $171.00

        32. 7.10.32 Siemens AG

          $184.00

        33. 7.10.33 Stoneridge Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 7.10.34 TE Connectivity Limited

          $156.00

        35. 7.10.35 TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation

          $146.00

        36. 7.10.36 TT electronics plc

          $82.00

        37. 7.10.37 United Technologies Corporation

          $175.00

        38. 7.10.38 Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated

          $82.00

        39. 7.10.39 Visteon Corporation

          $82.00

        40. 7.10.40 ZF Friedrichshafen AG

          $85.00

      11. 7.11 Additional Companies in the Study

        $489.00

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