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Pressure sensors are expected to show good growth as they are widely used across different application segments. Currently, the market is dominated by piezoresistive and capacitive sensors but we predict strong growth of optical sensing technology as well in future due to their applications in hazardous environments. Piezoresistive sensors are heavily used in automotive and medical applications while capacitive sensing is highly recommended in the process and petrochemical and oil and gas industries.
Due to improved sensitivity, pressure sensors are used for a variety of applications such as petrochemicals, automotive segments, consumer electronics, utilities, and industrial segment. There has been a growth in the automotive industry that uses pressure sensors to a greater extent from applications such as TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), engine management to monitoring of air volume, exhaust gas pressure of EGR system. Acceptance of pressure sensors in many application segments will add on to their consumption in the future. Safety-related mandates in regions like North America and Europe are acting as a driver to the growth of these sensors.
Technological advancement is opening new doors to the growth of pressure sensors for automotive and medical applications. Penetration of MEMS technology in pressure sensing is expected to play a lead role in the overall market in the future. Sensors based on this technology are extensively used in medical and automotive applications due to their smaller form factor.
The market size of pressure sensors in the year 2011 was $5.11 billion and is expected to reach $7.34 billion units by 2017, at an estimated CAGR of 6.3%. In terms of volume the unit shipment for pressure sensors was 8.7 billion units in the year 2011 and is expected to reach 16.37 billion units by 2017, at an estimated CAGR of 11.3% from 2012 to 2017.
Pressure sensor market is triggered due to a lot of factors. Vehicle production in emerging markets, government regulations, gradual reduction in size, and the fast growth of Asian economies are acting as drivers to the pressure sensor market. Pricing and maturity of critical end-user segments act as restraints to this market while advancements in ICT technology and nanotechnology applications are the future opportunities for pressure sensor market.
Scope of the report
This research report categorizes the global pressure sensor market on the basis of different technologies used in sensors, the applications for which the sensors are used and geographical analysis; forecasting revenue and analyzing trends in the pressure sensor market.
On the basis of technology
In this section, pressure sensor market is divided on the basis of technology used in the sensor. Piezoresistive, capacitive, electromagnetic, resonant solid state, optical, and others are the prominent pressure sensor types used for various applications.
On the basis of applications
In this section, pressure sensor market is divided on the basis of applications of the sensors. Automotives, petrochemicals and oil and gas, consumer electronics, medical, utilities, process industries and others are the prominent segments that consume pressure sensors to a great extent.
On the basis of Geography
North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and ROW are covered in the report. North America is subdivided into U.S. and Canada. Latin America is subdivided into Brazil, Mexico and others. Europe is further divided into UK, Germany, France, Italy and others. Asia-Pacific is subdivided into China, Japan and India. ROW is segmented into Russia, Middle-East and Africa.
Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, key players, and competitive outlook. This report also makes ways for market tables for covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, it provides more than 20 company profiles covering the sub-segments such as “Overview”, “Products & Services”, “Financials”, “Strategy”, and “Developments”.
A new sensor hardly bigger than a wristwatch should soon offer a more pleasant method for measuring blood pressure. The company STBL Medical Research AG (STBL) has developed a device that can be worn comfortably on the wrist and records the blood pressure continuously, with no pressure cuff or invasive procedure. The measurement is carried out by several sensors which simultaneously measure the contact pressure, pulse and blood flow on the surface of the skin in the vicinity of the wrist.
With the introduction of the Galaxy S4, Samsung Electronics continues to lead the market in the adoption of pressure sensors in smartphones, paving the way for massive growth in the market for these devices in the coming years, according to IHS...
FRANCE: After years of limited growth, the MEMS pressure sensor market is growing due to consumer electronic applications and is expected to show a 22 percent CAGR. Pressure sensors are playing an important role today in modern industries.
USA: Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors will achieve accelerated growth this year and become the leading type of MEMS device, driven by increasing use in automotive and the fast-growing handset space, according to insights from...
Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check the condition of a patient's heart.
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