FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxtech International, Inc. is releasing the 2013 edition of its market research report on commercial and dual-use infrared imaging equipment markets (Vol. IRW-C).
World infrared imaging markets continue to evolve rapidly. After double digit growth rates during the last five years, these markets took a pause in 2012 at $3 billion. The reason for this appears to be a combination of events in the various end-user markets, including thermography (temperature measurements), automotive night vision, fire fighting, aircraft Enhanced Vision Systems, and dual-use uncooled sights.
One of the primary objectives of this report is to analyze the reasons for this slowdown in some sectors while others continue to grow.
Despite this slowdown, there is considerable ferment in infrared markets and these markets are poised to grow as new uncooled focal plane arrays (FPAs) are developed and processing costs continue to drop steeply. This is partly due to an increasing number of uncooled FPA suppliers (two more in 2012) that are partnering with semiconductor fabs in order to take advantage of their economies of scale. All uncooled FPA suppliers are now developing wafer-level-packaging (WLP) so as to reduce costs.
In addition, new uncooled FPA suppliers have emerged in South Korea, China and Turkey and new materials are being used in microbolometers.
At the low end, prices of general purpose Thermography cameras have been reduced to less than $900 and tool companies are starting to enter the market. New emerging general-purpose applications are emerging to couple infrared imagers to smartphones at even lower prices.
Meanwhile, cooled infrared detector markets are expected to continue to grow due to technological improvements in superlattice detectors and high operating temperature ("HOT") FPAs.
NEW IN THIS REPORT: DETAILED MARKET SHARES OF SUPPLIERS OF INFRARED IMAGING CAMERAS AND SYSTEMS USED IN SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE.
Maxtech International's up-to-date research covers the following application areas:
Predictive Maintenance (electrical and mechanical condition monitoring), Building/HVAC Inspection, Process Control, Research & Development, Traditional Nondestructive Testing, Law Enforcement and Personal Vision Systems (for hunters and sportsmen), Medical/Biomedical, Automotive Night Vision, Aircraft Enhanced Vision Systems, Fire Fighting, Surveillance/Security and Remote Sensing (including space programs). Dual-Use applications covered include Weapon Sights, Driver's Vision Enhancers, Microsensors, Airborne and Ground applications and others. However, strictly military systems (infrared missile seekers, targeting systems, etc.) are not covered in this report.
The World Market for Commercial & Dual-Use Infrared Imaging and Infrared Thermometry Equipment contains over 400 pages of up-to-date market information and forecasts. It is only available directly from Maxtech (no third party distribution is authorized).
The report provides the following valuable market information:
- The current (2012) size of individual world product markets and application markets.
- Five-year projections in over 15 product and application markets (2013 - 2018)
- Geographic segmentation of the overall market into the following regions:
North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East
- The expected market growth of dual-use military IR equipment
- The expected growth of Emerging Markets (Aircraft Enhanced Vision, Micro Sensors, etc.)
- Technology trends and the effect of export controls on market growth
- Competitive analyses and market shares
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) of infrared companies
- Profiles of 64 suppliers of Infrared Imaging and Infrared Thermometry equipment
The structure of the report is as follows:
A concise summary of the important results in the report.
A review of definitions, the scope of topics covered, the methodology used and the sources of information.
Major product offerings, instrument capabilities and pricing trends of manufacturers are reviewed and compared.
Types of Infrared Detectors and Systems - An Analysis
Cooled Focal Plane Arrays, Cameras and Systems
- Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe) FPAs and systems
- Indium Antimonide (InSb) FPAs and systems
- QWIPs (Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors) FPAs and systems
- T2SL (Type II Superlattice) FPAs and systems
- nBn Detectors FPAs and systems
- Lead Sulfide and Lead Selenide (PbS and PbSe) FPAs and systems
- Extrinsic Silicon (Si:X) FPAs and systems
- Other cooled FPAs and systems
- HOT (High Operating Temperature) FPAs
The status of various detector technologies is discussed: which ones are declining, which ones are thriving.
New developments in detector cooling technologies: Thermoelectric, Stirling and Joule-Thomson.
New developments in small cryocoolers for use with HOT detectors.
New developments in infrared materials used for lenses (including molded lenses), windows and coatings.
Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays and cameras of the following types:
- Microbolometer Arrays (vanadium oxide, amorphous silicon and emerging materials: NiOx, vanadium niobium oxide)
- SOI FPAs
- Ferroelectric (Pyroelectric) Arrays
- Thermopile/Thermoelectric Arrays
- Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) short-wave arrays
- Novel new uncooled focal plane array technologies in development
Uncooled focal plane array development and production plans are described separately for the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and the Rest of the World.
Manufacturers' offerings in each of the following areas are described, compared and pricing given:
Infrared Viewers, Scanning Systems, Cooled and Uncooled Focal Plane Array Systems, Focal Plane Array Test Systems, Infrared Microscopes, Thermal Wave (Thermal Pulse) Systems for Flaw Detection, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (including all infrared payloads planned by NASA over the next ten years), Portable Infrared Thermometers (Spot Radiometers), Stationary Infrared Thermometers (Spot Radiometers) and Line Scanning Infrared Thermometers.
More than 100 specific models of equipment are described. In many cases, detailed specifications are given.
Dual-use programs covered include: uncooled Driver's Vision Enhancers (DVE), Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS), Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG), uncooled thermal binoculars, microsensors, airborne navigation and surveillance systems.
Leading research and technology developments are discussed. Government funding for infrared R&D is reviewed. Novel Uncooled Technologies: Who is developing what? Who are the leaders?
3D Imaging and Range Gated Imaging are reviewed as a complement to thermal imaging.
The effect of export controls (at both the national and international level) on market growth is discussed in detail.
The following applications and their market dynamics are discussed in detail:
- Predictive Maintenance/ Condition Monitoring
- Building/HVAC Inspection
- Process & Quality Control
- Failure Analysis
- Gas Sensing/Imaging
- Research & Development
- Laser Beam Profiling
- Nondestructive Testing
- Automotive Night Vision
- Fire Fighting
- Homeland/Border Security
- Law Enforcement
- Personal Vision Systems
- Aircraft Enhanced Vision
- Commercial Aircraft Anti-Missile Systems
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Marine Applications
- Medical & Biomedical
- Uncooled Thermal Weapon Sights and Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG)
- Other Uncooled Dual-Use/Military Sights
- Emerging Applications
Market sizes and forecasts from 2012 to 2018 are given for Infrared Imaging equipment. Forecasts are provided separately for cooled and uncooled infrared imaging equipment in the following application areas:
- Predictive Maintenance/Condition Monitoring
- Building Inspection/HVAC Inspection
- Process Control
- Research & Development
- Nondestructive Testing
- Law Enforcement/Personal Vision Systems
- Fire Fighting
- Automotive Night Vision (Consumer)
- Automotive Night Vision (Commercial)
- Aircraft Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS)
- Dual-Use/Military Airborne
- Dual-Use/Military Ground
- Dual-Use/Military Weapon Sights
- Dual-Use/Military Microsensors
All Forecasts are given separately for North America and the Rest of the World.
The overall market is segmented by geography into the following regions: North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East.
Suppliers of Infrared Imaging and Infrared Thermometry Equipment
The competitive environment in IR Imaging and IR Thermometry is analyzed. Major manufacturers of Infrared Imaging and Thermometry equipment, their marketing strategies and profitability (including market shares) are analyzed. Market shares are given separately for suppliers of Commercial & Dual-Use, Commercial Only, Thermography, Fire Fighting, Security/surveillance, Uncooled FPAs/Modules, and InGaAs cameras. A total of 64 company profiles are provided, including:
Dali (Zhejiang Dali)
Esterline CMC Electronics
FLIR Systems & FLIR/Indigo
General Dynamics GIT
L-3 Cincinnati Electronics
L-3 Infrared Products
Land Instruments Intl./Ametek
LumaSense & LumaSense ITC
Mine Safety Appliances
N2 Imaging Systems
Pelco (Schneider Electric)
Raytheon Vision Systems
Semi-Conductor Devices (SCD)
Sofradir EC (ex Electrophysics)
Teledyne Imaging Sensors
Teledyne Judson Technologies
UTC Aerospace (Sens. Unlim.)
Other companies included in the report: Active Photonics, AeroVironment, Agiltron, Allied Vision Technologies, Amorphous Materials, Artray, ATCCQ, ATN, Audi, Automation Technology GmbH, Avon-ISI, BMW, BeiJing GWIC, Bendix, Boeing Spectrolab, Bop, Bruker, CI Sys., Cal Sensors, Cantronic, Cobham (RVision), Chino, Chunghwa Telecom, Cohu, Compix, Controp, CorDEX Instruments, Cox, Critical Imaging, Current Corp., CVI Melles Griot, Cypress Semiconductor, Daimler, DataRay, Delphi, Denel, EMX, Equinox, Exergen, Fermionics, Fraunhofer Institut, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu, Gulfstream, HGH Infrared Systems, Hamamatsu, HanVision, Headwall Photonics, Heimann Sensor, Honda, Honeywell/Morning Pride, Horiba, Hurley, i3system, INO, Ideal Industries, Infrared Newco, Intevac, IR Cameras Inc., IRCAM, IRay, ISP Optics, IR Labs, Janos Technology, Keii, KLA-Tencor, LETI/LIR, Lexavia, Lightpath Technologies, Lumiense, Magnity, McBain Systems, MikroSens, Milwaukee Tool, Movitherm, Mu Optics, New Imaging Technologies (NIT), New Infrared Technologies (NIT), NikkoIA, Nissan, Nivisys, NORIR (Kunming North Infrared), Northrop Grumman, Novati Technologies, Nova Sensors, Novotech, Ocean View, Omron, ON Semiconductor, Optex, Optics 1, Optikos, Palmer Wahl, Panasonic, Photonis, Princeton Lightwave, Quantum Focus Instruments, QWIP Technologies, Raptor Photonics, Rockwell Collins, Roper Scientific, SKF, Sage, Santa Barbara Focalplane, Santa Barbara Infrared, Sarnoff, Schott, Seiko NPC, Sensonor, Siemens, SiOnyx, Snell Group, Tamron, Telops, Thermal Wave Imaging, Thermoconcept, Toshiba, Trijicon, Trueview EVS, UD Holdings, Umicore, Valeo, Visteon, Williamson, Xenics, Zytemp.
TABLES IN THE REPORT
Table 1.1 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR WORLDWIDE COMMERCIAL & DUAL-USE INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT
Tables 3.1 PROPERTIES OF INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIALS
Table 3.2 and 3.3 CHRONOLOGY OF INFRARED FPA PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS
Table 3.4 MEMS STRUCTURES USED IN UNCOOLED FPAs
Table 5.1 MID-FORMAT THERMOGRAPHY CAMERAS MADE BY FLIR and FLUKE
Table 5.2 SMALL-FORMAT THERMOGRAPHY CAMERAS MADE BY FLIR and FLUKE
Table 5.3 BUILDING INSPECTION THERMOGRAPHY CAMERAS MADE BY FLIR and FLUKE
Table 5.4 PERSONAL VISION SYSTEMS (PVS) MADE BY FLIR
Table 6.1 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR WORLDWIDE COMMERCIAL & DUAL-USE INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT
Table 6.2 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR COMMERCIAL AND DUAL-USE COOLED INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT BY APPLICATION (NORTH AMERICA)
Table 6.3 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR COMMERCIAL AND DUAL-USE COOLED INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT BY APPLICATION (REST OF WORLD)
Table 6.4 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR COMMERCIAL AND DUAL-USE UNCOOLED INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT BY APPLICATION (NORTH AMERICA)
Table 6.5 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR COMMERCIAL AND DUAL-USE UNCOOLED INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT BY APPLICATION (REST OF WORLD)
Table 6.6 COMMERCIAL AND DUAL-USE MARKETS BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Tables 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 RECENT COMPANY CHANGES (ACQUISITIONS, NEW COMPANIES, CO. NEWS)
Table 7.4 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF COMMERCIAL AND DUAL-USE INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT
Table 7.5 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF COMMERCIAL-ONLY INFRARED IMAGING EQUIPMENT
Table 7.6 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF UNCOOLED THERMOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT
Table 7.7 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF INFRARED IMAGING CAMERAS FOR FIRE FIGHTING
Table 7.8 U.S. MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF INFRARED IMAGING CAMERAS FOR FIRE FIGHTING
Table 7.9 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF INFRARED IMAGING CAMERAS AND SYSTEMS USED FOR SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE
Table 7.10 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES FOR SUPPLIERS OF UNCOOLED FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS AND MODULES
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