Global Capacitive Sensors Industry

Jan 14, 2016, 17:20 ET from ReportBuyer

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Capacitive Sensors in US$ Thousand by the following Application Segments: Touch Sensors; Position Sensors; Flow, Level, and Pressure Sensors; and Motion Sensors. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 70 companies including many key and niche players such as
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3M Company
ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.
Contrinex
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
ELK Corporation

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Capacitive Sensors.............. I-3 Touch Sensors.............. I-3 Position Sensors..............I-3 Flow, Level & Pressure Sensors I-4 Motion Sensors.............. I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Sensors Industry: An Introductory Prelude II-1 Key Statistical Findings..............II-2 Table 1: Global Sensors Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Sensor Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-2

Table 2: World Market for Sensors by End-Use Segment (2014, 2016, 2018 & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Automobile Applications, HVAC & Building Control, Machine Tools & General Machinery, Office Automation & Communication, Process & Manufacturing Industries, and Others Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Capacitive Sensing - A Key Sensing Technology II-4 Outlook.............. II-4 Developing Markets to Drive Growth II-4

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, DRIVERS & CHALLENGES II-6 Capacitive Touch Sensors Scores over Resistive Touch Sensors for Human Interface Capabilities in Electronic Devices II-6 Widespread Adoption of Touch Screen Displays for Electronic Devices Drive Demand for Capacitive Touch Sensors II-6 Table 3: World Shipments of Touchscreen Devices by Type (2013, 2014 & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipment for All-in-one PCs, Feature Phones, Monitors, Notebook PCs, Smartphones, Tablet PCs and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-8

Table 4: Global Market for Notebooks by Touch Proliferation (2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-9 Projected Capacitance Scores Over Surface Capacitive as Designing Technology of Choice for Touch Screen Displays II-9 Self Capacitance Gains Acceptance over Mutual Capacitance in Industrial Applications II-9 Proximity & Displacement Sensing Applications - Key Growth Areas for Capacitive Sensors..............II-10 The Trend towards Non-Contact Sensing Drives Demand for Capacitive Proximity & Displacement Sensors II-11 Capacitive Motion & Capacity Sensors Finding Robust Growth Opportunities.............. II-11 Rising Proliferation of Consumer Electronic Devices Signals Growth Prospects for Capacitive Sensors II-12 Table 5: Global Market for Consumer Electronics by Region/Country (2012 & 2015): Breakdown of Annual Revenue (in US$ Billion) Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Canada, Europe, Middle East, US, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-13

Table 6: World Smartphones Market by Region/Country (2015 & 2020): Breakdown of Annual Shipments (thousand units) for Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Canada, Europe, Middle East, US, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 7: World Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual Volume Sales (in Million Units) for the Years 2013 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-14

Table 8: World All-in-One PC Shipments for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in Million Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14 Industrial Automation to Spur Growth Prospects for Capacitive Sensors.............. II-14 Table 9: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments by Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 10: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments by End-Use Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 11: Global Industrial Automation Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments on Robot Technology by Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 Steady Growth in Oil & Gas Industry to Sustain Demand for Capacitive Sensors.............. II-16 Commercial Applications of Capacitive Sensors to Gain Traction in Coming Years.............. II-17 Growing Penetration of Electronic Sub-Systems in Automobiles Drives Demand for Capacitive Sensors in Automobile Segment II-17 Opportunity Indicator..............II-18 Table 12: Global Automobile Industry (2014, 2016 & 2018P): Breakdown of Production Volume (in Thousand Units) by Segment - Passenger Cars & Commercial Vehicles (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-18 Rising Use of Touch Screen Interfaces in Automobiles Bodes Well for Capacitive Touch Sensors Market II-18 Table 13: Automotive Touch Panels Market by Technology (2013, 2015 & 2018): Percentage Share Breakdown of Shipments (Volume) for Projected Capacitive Touch Panels and Resistive Touch Panels (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-19 Capacitive Proximity Sensors Finds Tremendous Use in Automotive Applications - A Case in Point II-20 Opportunity Indicators..............II-21 Table 14: Intelligent Parking Assistance (IPA) Systems Market in the United States (2012 & 2015E): Breakdown of Sales in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 15: Blind Spot Detection & Lane Departure Warning System/Intelligent Parking Assistance (IPA) Systems in Asia-Pacific, Latin America & Middle East: Breakdown of Sales in US$ Million for Years 2012 & 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-21 Connected Cars Expand Opportunities for Sensors in the Automotive Sector..............II-22 Point of Sale Devices - A Growing Opportunity II-22 Adoption of Touch Interface in the Growing EFTPOS Market - A Business Case for Capacitive Sensors II-23 Opportunity Indicator:..............II-24 Table 16: World Market for EFTPOS Terminals by Region/Country (2014, 2016, & 2018): Breakdown of Unit Sales (Thousands/) for Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-24 Rising Integration of Touch Panels in Medical Systems to Benefit Capacitive Touch Sensors in the Medical Electronics II-24 Expanding Applications & End-Use Markets Signal Bright Future Prospects for Capacitive Sensors II-25 Touch Screens in Public Shared Devices: An Attractive Opportunity.............. II-25 Growing Trend towards Touch Screen ATMs: Opportunity for Growth II-25 Table 17: Rising World Installations of Automated Teller Machines Suggest Potential for Touch Proliferation - Breakdown of Installed Base in '000 Units by Geographic Region/Country for 2013, 2014, & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-26 Growing Market for Wearable Electronics to Spur Opportunities for Capacitive Sensors..............II-26 Smart & Intelligent Fabrics - A Nascent yet High Potential Market for Capacitive Sensors..............II-27 Expanding IoT Ecosystem to Promote Growth in Sensors II-28 Table 18: World IoT Semiconductors Market by Function (2015, 2018, & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Communications, Processing, and Sensing (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-30

Table 19: World Market for IoT Technology by End-use Sector (2013 & 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative No. of Connected Devices for Automotive, Consumer, and Industrial/Business Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-31 R&D and Technology Landscape..............II-31 Low Calibration Requirements - A Technology Boon for Capacitive Sensors..............II-32 Miniaturization Trend Grips Capacitive Sensors Market II-32 Advanced Properties of Capacitive Sensors Make it Apt for Nanotechnology Applications..............II-33 Manufacturers Focus on Customizing Products for Niche Market Applications.............. II-33 Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Develops Goosebumps Sensor.............. II-34 Carnegie Mellon and Disney Researchers Develop Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing II-34 Capacitive Touch Sensing Technology - A Peek into the Patent Landscape.............. II-34 Table 20: Patent Application for Capacitive Touch Sensing Technology by Country (2014): Percentage Breakdown of No. of Applications for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, US, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 21: Patent Application Trend for Capacitive Touch Sensing by Technology (2012, 2013, & 2014): Percentage Breakdown of No. of Applications for 1-layer, 2-layer, and In/On-Cell (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35 Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Register a Rise in Patent Application.............. II-36 Key Challenges.............. II-36 Short Supply Of Indium Tin Oxide - A Major Issue for Capacitive Touch Sensors..............II-36 Lack of Breakthrough Developments II-36 Competing Technologies..............II-37 Competition.............. II-37

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-38 Capacitive Sensors..............II-38 Types of Capacitance..............II-38 I. Surface Capacitance..............II-38 II. Projected Capacitance..............II-38

III. Mutual Capacitance..............II-38 Capacitive Sensor Applications II-38 Touch Sensors.............. II-38 Position Sensors.............. II-39 Proximity and Displacement Sensors II-39 Flow Sensors.............. II-39 Level Sensors.............. II-39 Pressure Sensors.............. II-40 Motion Sensors.............. II-40

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES..............II-41 Fujitsu to Expand PalmSecure-SL Series for Enterprises II-41 Zytronic Unveils ZYFILM® Multitouch II-41 Lion Rolls Out LRD6300..............II-41 European Sensors Systems Unveils ESCP3-002 II-41 Atmel Introduces QTouch® Surface Platform II-41 Zytronic Reveals ZXY110..............II-41 Microchip Reveals MTCH652..............II-42 SICK Rolls out New Capacitive Proximity Sensor II-42 Carlo Gavazzi Launches TRIPLESHIELD™ CA30CA II-42 Micro-Epilson Rolls Out capaNCDT 6110 II-42 Carlo Gavazzi Unveils CA30CLN12M Capacitive Sensors II-42 FPC Rolls out FPC1020..............II-42 Kodak Partners Xymox Technologies II-42 Molex Unveils Customized Fluid-Level Sensors II-42

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-43 Spansion Merges with Cypress..............II-43 Fingerprint Cards and Atmel Join Hands to Develop Touchscreen and Fingerprint Solutions..............II-43 IDEX and Cypress Sign Partnership Agreement II-43 Microsense and Japan Laser Corporation Enter Distribution Agreement.............. II-43

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-44 3M Company (US).............. II-44 ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)..............II-44 Contrinex (Switzerland)..............II-44 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (US) II-45 ELK Corporation (Korea)..............II-45 Fujitsu Limited (Japan)..............II-45 General Electric Company (US)..............II-46 IDEX ASA (Norway).............. II-46 Iljin Display Co. Ltd. (Korea) II-46 Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) II-47 Lion Precision Inc. (US)..............II-47 Micro-Epsilon (Germany)..............II-47 Microchip Technology, Inc. (US)..............II-48 MicroSense LLC (US).............. II-48 MTI Instruments (US)..............II-48 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands) II-49 Omron Corporation (Japan)..............II-49 RECHNER Industrie- Elektronik GmbH (Germany) II-50 Synaptics Corporation (US)..............II-50 Siemens AG (Germany)..............II-50 STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland) II-50 Texas Instruments, Inc. (US)..............II-51 Zytronic Plc (UK).............. II-51

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-52 Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 23: World Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-53

Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Touch Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 26: World Historic Review for Touch Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-56

Table 27: World 14-Year Perspective for Touch Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 29: World Historic Review for Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-59

Table 30: World 14-Year Perspective for Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-60

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Position Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 32: World Historic Review for Position Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-62

Table 33: World 14-Year Perspective for Position Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Motion Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 35: World Historic Review for Motion Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-65

Table 36: World 14-Year Perspective for Motion Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Sensors Market Overview..............III-1 Short Market Snippets..............III-1 Role of Government and Regulatory Authorities III-2 Improving Industrial Activity Bodes Well for Capacitive Sensors III-3 Automotive Applications too Provide Healthy Opportunities for Capacitive Sensors..............III-3 Product Launches..............III-4 Strategic Corporate Developments III-5 Key Players.............. III-5 B.Market Analytics..............III-8 Table 37: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 38: US Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-9

Table 39: US 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

2. CANADA.............. III-11 A.Market Analysis.............. III-11 Procuring Sensor Technologies from Majors III-11 B.Market Analytics..............III-12 Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-13

Table 42: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN.............. III-15 A.Market Analysis.............. III-15 Academic Institutions Supporting Sensor R&D III-15 Role of Government and Authorities in Strengthening Sensor Technology.............. III-15 Statistical Findings:..............III-16 Table 43: Japanese MEMS Devices Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Device Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-16 Product Launch.............. III-16 Strategic Corporate Development III-16 Key Players.............. III-16 B.Market Analytics..............III-18 Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19

Table 46: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4. EUROPE.............. III-21 Market Analysis.............. III-21 Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-21

Table 48: European Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 49: European 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 51: European Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-25

Table 52: European 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4a. FRANCE.............. III-27 Market Analysis.............. III-27 Table 53: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 54: French Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-28

Table 55: French 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4b. GERMANY.............. III-30 A.Market Analysis.............. III-30 Automotive Market Extends Opportunities for Pressure Sensors III-30 Sensors Market a Review..............III-30 Industry Size and Activities III-30 Market Trends.............. III-31 Technology Trends.............. III-31 Product Launch.............. III-31 Key Players.............. III-31 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 56: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 57: German Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-34

Table 58: German 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4c. ITALY.............. III-36 Market Analysis.............. III-36 Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 60: Italian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-37

Table 61: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4d. UNITED KINGDOM.............. III-39 A.Market Analysis.............. III-39 Overview.............. III-39 Market Trends.............. III-39 Role of Government & Regulatory Authorities - A Historic Perspective.............. III-39 Product Launches..............III-40 Zytronic Plc - Key Player..............III-40 B.Market Analytics..............III-41 Table 62: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 63: UK Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-42

Table 64: UK 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4e. SPAIN.............. III-44 Market Analysis.............. III-44 Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 66: Spanish Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-45

Table 67: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-47 Market Analysis.............. III-47 Table 68: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-48

Table 70: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-50 A.Market Analysis.............. III-50 Product Launch.............. III-50 Strategic Corporate Development III-50 Key Players.............. III-51 B.Market Analytics..............III-53 Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 72: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-54

Table 73: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-56 A.Market Analysis.............. III-56 Asia-Pacific - Fastest Growing Sensors Market Worldwide III-56 Diffusion Rates Differ with Technology Adoption III-56 The High Dependence upon Exports III-56 B.Market Analytics..............III-57 Table 74: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 75: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 76: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-59

Table 77: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 78: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-61

Table 79: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

5a. CHINA.............. III-63 A.Market Analysis.............. III-63 Huge Automotive & Processing Industry Set Up Augurs Well for Capacitive Flow Sensors Market III-63 Huge Industrial Set Up Augurs Well for Capacitive Pressure Sensors Market.............. III-63 B.Market Analytics..............III-65 Table 80: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 81: Chinese Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-66

Table 82: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

5b. INDIA.............. III-68 A.Market Analysis.............. III-68 Indian OEM Automotive Sensors Market Poised for a Period of Strong Growth.............. III-68 Table 83: Indian Automotive OEM Sensor Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-68 Indian Automotive Sensors Market Attracting Close Attention of Foreign Players..............III-68 Role of Government in Indian Automotive Sensors Industry III-69 B.Market Analytics..............III-70 Table 84: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 85: Indian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-71

Table 86: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-73 A.Market Analysis.............. III-73 Strong Increase in ASEAN Auto Sensor Market III-73 Imports Erode Local Manufacturer Profits III-73 ELK Corporation - Key Korean Player III-73 B.Market Analytics..............III-74 Table 87: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 88: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 89: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-76

6. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-77 A.Market Analysis.............. III-77 Sensors - Market Overview..............III-77 Market Trends.............. III-77 Factors Stimulating Market Growth III-78 Role of Government and Authorities III-78 B.Market Analytics..............III-79 Table 90: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 91: Latin American Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 92: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-81

Table 93: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 94: Latin American Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-83

Table 95: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

6a. BRAZIL.............. III-85 Market Analysis.............. III-85 Table 96: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 97: Brazilian Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-86

Table 98: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-88 Market Analysis.............. III-88 Table 99: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 100: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 101: Rest of Latin America 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-90

7. REST OF WORLD.............. III-91 A.Market Analysis.............. III-91 South Africa: A Hot Spot for Flow Sensors III-91 B.Market Analytics..............III-92 Table 102: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 103: Rest of World Historic Review for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousands for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-93

Table 104: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Capacitive Sensors by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Touch Sensors, Flow, Level, & Pressure Sensors, Position Sensors, and Motion Sensors Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

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