Global Sensors Industry

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Global Sensors Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Sensors in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Pressure Sensors, Chemical Sensors, Flow Sensors, Level Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Proximity & Displacement Sensors, Force and Load Sensors, Position Sensors, Image Sensors, Fiber Optic Sensors, and Others. The specific end-use segments discussed are Automobile Applications, Process & Manufacturing Industries, Machine Tools & General Machinery, HVAC & Building Control, Office Automation & Communication, and Others (Household Appliances, Medical Applications and other miscellaneous applications). 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 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 916 companies including many key and niche players such as Analog Devices, Allegro, Atmel Corporation, Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Bourns Inc., Bourns Sensors GmbH, City Technology Limited, Continental Automotive Systems, Corrsys-Datron GmbH, CTS Automotive, Custom Sensors and Technologies Inc., BEI Sensors, Dalsa Corporation, Denso Corporation, Eaton Corp., ELMOS Semiconductor AG, Silicon Microstructures, Inc., GE Security, Goodrich Corporation, Sensors Systems, Honeywell International, Inc., Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V., OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Sensata Technologies Inc., Siemens AG, Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics NV, TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., and TT electronics plc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

A. Product Segments 3

Pressure Sensors 4

Chemical/Gas Sensors 4

Flow Sensors 4

Level Sensors 4

Temperature Sensors 5

Proximity and Displacement Sensors 5

Force and Load Sensors 5

Position Sensors 5

Image Sensors 5

Fiber Optic Sensors 6

Miscellaneous Sensors 6

B. End-Use Segments 6

2. AN INTRODUCTION TO SENSOR MARKET 7

A Quick Market Primer 7

Technology Effervesce: A Mirror Reflection of the Shifting

Trends in the Electronics Industry 8

Continued Expansion in Applications Broaden the Market 8

Sensor Market Segments and the Measured Technology 9

Emerging Sensor Technologies and Applications 11

Current Market Scenario 11

Challenges & Opportunities in the Currently Strained Economic

Climate: A Review 11

Chemical Sensors: Growth Fundamentals To Get Stronger in the

Post Recession Period 11

Level Sensors: Developing Nations Provide Untapped

Opportunities 12

Recovery for Inductive Sensors Market Expected in 2011 13

Position Sensors Market Improves in Most Application Areas 13

Image Sensors: Back On the Road to Recovery 13

Automotive Sector: The Largest End Use Market for Sensors 13

Mandates to Fuel Growth of Automotive Sensors Market in Post

Recession Period 14

Demand for MEMS Automotive Sensors Rebound After a Toughest

Year 14

Finding Opportunities in Difficult Times 15

New Technologies Provide Respite to End-Users in Recession 15

Manufacturers Seek Cost-Focused Approach in Taut Economic

Conditions 15

Price Pressure on Sensor Manufacturers to Persist 15

E-Commerce and Sensors 16

Innovative Classes of Sensors 16

Bi or Mono - Panoply of Applications 17

3. MARKET ANALYSIS - BY PRODUCT SEGMENT 18

Pressure Sensors 18

Market Analysis 18

Market Trends 18

New Technologies Drive Market Growth 18

Life Sciences and Automotive Industries Among Top End-Users 18

Micromachine Pressure Sensors - Potential High Growth Segment 18

Chemical Sensors 19

Market Analysis 19

Factors Affecting Market Growth 19

Technology Advancements 20

Fiber Optic Technology 20

Microprocessor Technology 20

Technological Challenges Faced by the Industry 20

Biosensors 21

Recent Technology Developments 21

Market Restraints 21

Outlook 22

Flow Sensors 22

Current and Future Analysis 22

Market Drivers 22

A Strategic Insight 22

Customer Service and Specialization - A Winning Strategy 23

Market Trends 23

Conventional Technologies Losing Share to Modern Technologies 23

Towards Better Flow Sensors 24

Level Sensors 24

Market Analysis 24

Table 1: Global Level Sensors Market (2005 & 2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Product Type -

Magnetostrictive, Tuning Fork, Hydro-static, Capacitance,

Conductivity, Ultrasonic, Radar Microwave, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 25

Factors Affecting Level Sensors 25

Technological Advancements 26

Non-Contact Level Sensors - Potential High Growth Segment 26

Key Technologies in the Level Sensors Market 26

Temperature Sensors 26

Current and Future Analysis 26

Key Drivers 27

Outlook 27

Trends in the IR-Industry 27

Affordability - The New Growth Mantra in IR Sensors Market 27

Compact - The Way to Go 27

Gaining New Shapes 27

Proximity and Displacement Sensors 28

Market Potential 28

Competition 28

Historic Market Share Statistics: A Review 29

Table 2: North American Market for Proximity Sensors

(2006): Percentage Share Breakdown of Key Players - TURCK

Inc, IFM Efector Inc, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 29

Automation Rolls in New Opportunities 29

Photoelectric Technology Gaining Pace 29

Outlook 29

Table 3: World Market for Photonic Sensors (2009):

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Type - Photonic Chemical

Sensors, Fiber Optic Point & Distributive Sensors, and

Photonic Biomedical Sensors (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 30

Force and Load Sensors 30

Current and Future Analysis 30

Position Sensors 30

Market Overview 30

Non-Contact Technology Advancements Drive Growth 30

Image Sensors 31

Current and Future Analysis 31

Global Image Sensors Market 31

Table 4: Global CMOS Image Sensors Market (2009):

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by End- Use Markets -

Camera Phones & PDAs, PC Cameras, Digital Cameras (Still &

Video), Optical Mouse, Industrial, Medical & Scientific,

Security Cameras, Toys and Video Games, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 31

Table 5: Global CMOS Image Sensors Market (2015P):

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Markets -

Camera Phones & PDAs, Automotives, PC Cameras, Digital

Cameras (Still & Video), Industrial, Toys and Video Games,

Medical & Scientific, Security Cameras, Optical Mouse, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 32

Table 6: Leading Players in Worldwide CMOS Image Sensors

Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown by Annual Sales

for OmniVision, Micron, STMicro, Toshiba, Sharp and Others

(includes corresponding graph/chart) 32

Fiber Optic Sensors 33

Market Analysis 33

Biosensors/Bioelectronics 33

Table 7: World Market for Biosensors/Bioelectronics (2004 &

2009): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Segment 33

Table 8: World Market for Biosensors/Bioelectronics (2004 &

2009): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Market 33

Other Sensors 33

Market Analysis 33

Table 9: World Market for Screening Sensors (2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Key Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 34

Table 10: World Market for Ultrasonic and Infrared Sensors

(2007): Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Key Players 34

4. END-USE ANALYSIS 35

I. Automobile Industry 35

Sensors Based on Vision, Radar, Sonic, and Laser

Technologies Become Long-term Interest of Automotive

Industry 36

Market Analysis 36

Automotive Sensors Will Continue to Rise 36

Fuel Efficiency Requirements, Environmental Regulations Are

Key Drivers 37

Table 11: World Automotive Sensor Market (2009): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 37

Penetration Status of Automotive Sensors 37

Applications by Sensor Type 38

Pressure Sensors 38

Temperature Sensors 38

Position Sensors 38

Force and Load Sensors 39

Packaging: A Necessary Component in Sensor Costs 39

II. Process and Manufacturing Industries 39

Market Analysis 39

Applications by Sensor Type 39

Pressure Sensors 39

Chemical Sensors 40

Biosensors 40

Flow Sensors 40

Temperature Sensors 40

Proximity and Displacement Sensors 41

Position Sensors 41

Factor Affecting Market Performance 41

III. Machine Tools and General Machinery 41

Market Analysis 42

Position Sensors in General Machinery 42

IV. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 42

Market Analysis 42

HVAC - A Potential Market for Temperature Sensor 42

V. Office Automation and Communication 42

Market Analysis 43

Sensors Esteemed in Office Automation and Communication

Industry 43

VI. Other Applications 43

Market Analysis 43

Sensors in Other Applications 43

Pollution Control 43

Medical Applications 44

Environmental Applications 44

Other Miscellaneous/Niche Applications 44

End-Use Applications of Various Sensors 44

A. Application Markets for Pressure Sensors 44

B. Application Markets for Chemical Sensors 45

C. Application Markets for Flow Sensors 45

D. Application Markets for Flow Sensors 45

E. Application Market for Position Sensors 45

5. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 46

Opportunities 46

Entry Barriers 46

High Switching Costs Limits Revenues Growth 46

Legislative Pressures to Drive Growth in Key Market Segments 47

Improper Legislation Restraining Markets for Emerging

Applications 47

Industry Consolidation 47

Need for Consolidation 48

6. A STRATEGIC INSIGHT 49

Strategies Vary Across End-Use Industries 49

Competitive Factors 49

Competitive Focus on Specific Geographic Regions 49

Developing Economies - Potential Overrules Risk Elements in

Investment 49

Distribution Plays a Pivotal Role 50

A Few Strategies to Excel in Sensor Market 50

e-Commerce and Sensor Distribution 50

7. MARKET TRENDS 52

Increasing Environmental and Safety Legislation Will Create

Demand 52

Modularization - Trend of the Day 52

Emerging Economies - Exotic Markets to be In 52

Impact of Exogenous Factors 52

Proliferation of Pressure Sensors 52

Microprocessor-based Smart Versions Replace Conventional Ones 53

Silicon Sensors Open New Avenues 53

Emerging Applications Fuel Rapid Growth 53

Developments in Related Fields Increase Sensor Applications 54

Low-Cost Sensors Win Over Industrial Consumers 54

CMOS and CCD to Develop Separate Niche 54

Consumer Market - The Next Big Application Arena 54

Remote Sensing - Expanding Applications 55

On-line Sensing of Food & Drink - Benefits Coax Higher Adoption 55

It Pays to be a Sensor Supplier for Automobile Industry 55

Increasing Penetration of Non-Contact Technologies 55

Sensors Reduce Construction Accidents 56

Trends in Temperature Sensors Market 56

Multitude of Factors Spurring Electronic Sensor Sales 56

Nanosensors - An Unexplored Segment 56

Nano-Sensor Technology Demonstrate Bright Future Prospects 57

8. BUSINESS TRENDS 58

Vertical Integration - A Paradigm Shift 58

Prospects Brighten Up in Defense Applications 58

Stringent Entry Regulations in the Japanese Market 59

Wireless Sensors Revolutionize Applications 59

Examples Galore 59

Obstacles in Adoption 59

Benefits at a Price 60

9. PRODUCT ANALYSIS 61

Classification of Sensors 61

I. Pressure Sensors 61

Types of Pressure Sensors 61

i) Absolute Sensors 61

ii) Gage Pressure Sensors 62

iii) Piezoresistive Sensors 62

iv) Capacitive Pressure Sensors 62

v) Optical Pressure Sensors 62

II. Chemical/Gas Sensors 62

Types of Chemical Sensors 63

i) Gas Sensors 63

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Sensors and Oxygen (O2) Sensors 63

Different Classes of Gas Sensors 64

a) Catalytic Gas Sensors 64

b) Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) Gas Sensors 64

c) Infrared Sensors 64

d) Electrochemical Gas Sensors 65

Types of Electrochemical Gas Sensors 65

1. Fuel Cell Sensors 65

2. Galvanic Electrochemical Sensors 65

3. Thermal Conductivity (TC) Sensors 66

4. Diode Laser Based Sensors 66

Volatile Organic Compound Sensors 66

Biosensors - A Sub-Class of Chemical Sensors 66

Types of Biosensors 67

a) Potentiometric Biosensors 67

b) Amperometric Biosensors 67

c) Optical Biosensors 67

d) Other Physicochemical Sensors 67

III. Flow Sensors 68

Types of Flow Sensors 68

i) Magnetic Flow Sensors 68

ii) Mass Flow Sensors 68

iii) Vortex Flow Sensors 68

iv) Ultrasonic Flow Sensors 69

IV. Level Sensors 69

Types of Level Sensors 69

i) Point Level Sensors 69

Types of Point Level Sensors 69

ii) Continuous Level Sensors 70

Types of Continuous Level Sensors 70

a) Ultrasonic Level Sensors 70

b) Nuclear Level Sensors 70

c) Radar/Microwave Level Sensors 70

V. Temperature Sensors 71

Types of Temperature Sensors 71

i) Thermocouple Temperature Sensors 71

ii) Thermistor Temperature Sensors 72

iii) Resistance Temperature Detectors 72

iv) Infrared Pyrometer Sensors 72

v) Acoustic Temperature Sensors 72

vi) Other Types of Temperature Sensors 72

VI. Proximity and Displacement Sensors 73

Types of Proximity and Displacement sensors 73

i) Inductive and Photoelectric Sensors 73

ii) Capacitive Proximity Sensors 73

iii) Photoelectric Sensors 74

iv) Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors 74

VII. Force and Load Sensors 74

Types of Force and Load Sensors 74

i) Force Sensors 74

ii) Accelerometers 75

VIII. Position Sensors 75

Types of Position Sensors and their Applications 76

i) Mirror Position Sensor 76

ii) Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve Position Sensors 76

iii) Precision Potentiometer 76

iv) Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT)

Position Sensor 76

v) Magnetic Field Sensors 76

vi) Magnetostrictive Position Sensors 76

vii) Position-compensation Sensors 76

viii) Optical Position Sensors 76

IX. Image Sensors 76

Types of Image Sensors 77

i) CMOS Image Sensors 77

ii) CCD Image Sensors 77

X. Fiber Optic Sensors 78

Types of Fiber Optic Cables 78

a) Glass Fibers 78

b) Plastic Fibers 78

Benefits 78

XI. Miscellaneous Sensors 78

Types of Sensors 79

i) Humidity Sensors 79

ii) Magnetic Sensors 79

iii) Motion Sensors 79

iv) Navigational Sensors 80

v) Ultrasonic Sensors 80

vi) Squid Sensors 80

vii) Film Sensors 80

10. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS 81

Sensor Technologies - An Introduction 81

Technology Snapshots 81

Sensor Technology - The Market Stature 82

Demand Drivers for New Technologies 82

Restraints for Commercialization of New Sensor Technologies 83

Advanced Technologies Involved in Sensors Market 83

1. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) 84

Market Overview 84

MEMS - The 21st Century Technology 85

End-Use Applications 86

a. Automotive 86

Global Automotive MEMS Sensors Market 87

Table 12: Global Market for Automotive MEMS Sensors

(2006 & 2011): Breakdown of Revenues by Type - Pressure

Sensors, Gyroscopes, Accelerometers, and Flow Sensors

(In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87

Safety System Applications 87

Engine/Drive Train 87

Vehicle Diagnostics/Monitoring 88

Safety Application Opportunities of MEMS/MST in Automobiles 88

1. Antilock Braking/Vehicle Dynamics/ Suspension 88

2. Airbag Actuation 88

3. Seat Occupancy / Passenger Position 89

4. Seatbelt Tensioner 89

5. Object Avoidance 89

6. Navigation 89

7. Road Condition 89

Comfort, Convenience and Security Application

Opportunities of MEMS/MST in Automobiles 89

1. Seat Control 89

2. Climate 90

3. Compressor Control 90

4. Security 90

MEMS/MST Application Opportunities in Automotive Engine

/Drivetrain Systems 90

1. Digital Engine Control 90

MEMS/MST Application Opportunities in Vehicle

Diagnostic/Monitoring Systems 91

1. Coolant System 91

2. Brake System 91

3. Transmission Fluid 91

4. Fuel System 92

5. Vehicle Speed 92

b. Medical Applications 92

c. Industrial Applications 92

d. Information Technology Applications 92

e. Military and Aerospace Applications 92

2. Fiber Optic Technology 93

The Market Stature 93

End-Use Applications 93

3. Semiconductive Sensors 94

Charge-Coupled Device 94

Market Overview 94

Manufacturing Aspects Related to CCD Technology 94

End-Use Applications 95

4. Magnetic Sensors 96

Market Stature 96

End-Use Applications 96

5. Electromechanical Sensor Technology 97

End-use Applications 97

Automobiles 97

6. Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Sensors 98

Advantage of CMOS over CCD 98

Market Overview 99

7. Chemical Sensors Technology 99

Historical Overview 100

End-Use Applications 100

Biosensors 101

Smart Sensors 101

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 102

BEI Duncan Electronics Merged and Renamed to BEI Sensors 102

UTC Takes Over GE Security 102

Preh Integrates Sensor into Throttle Body for Ford Coyote V-8

Engine 102

Acuity Brands Lighting Acquires Sensor Switch 103

Bosch Signs Agreement with Digi-Key 103

MASTInc, Unotron Sign Agreement 103

Sensata to Sell its Vision Business to Melexis 104

Sonavation Enters into Agreement with Internix 104

Amer Sports UK Completes Acquisition of Tacktick 105

Marport Enters into PDA with Marine Division 105

MEAS Takes over Atexis 106

ThorSol, ARGUS Form Joint Venture 106

Ultra Acquires Weed 106

Beijing Orders EST Instruments 106

Digi-Key Signs Agreement with Measurement 107

FISO Receives Fiber Optic Product Orders 107

Measurement Takes over GS 107

MEMS Places an Order with Tegal for DRIE 3200 108

GE Sensing Signs Contract with PureChoice Inc 108

Goodrich Signs Agreement for Acquisition of Atlantic Inertial 108

Opticon Systems and PowerCon Systems Join Forces to Launch AMPCO 109

Opsens Bags Order for Multiple Temperature and Pressure Sensor

Systems 109

L-3 WESCAM Bags Order from Boeing for Digital Imaging Sensors 109

Opsens Secures Multi-well Order for Fiber Optic Sensors from

Leading Oil Producer 110

MATECH Announces Plans to Set Up Brazilian Subsidiary for

Promoting EFS 110

Northrop Grumman Bags Contract for Airborne Sensor Demonstration 110

AuthenTec and Murata Enter a Distributor Partnership 111

Validity Sensors Announces Licensing Two Tensilica Processors

for High-Volume Fingerprint Sensors 112

Owlstone Nanotech Signs Development Contract with Alphasense 112

Catch the Wind Supplies Laser Wind Sensor to AXYS Technologies 112

IDT Acquires Leadis Technology's Touch Sensor Assets 113

AT&T and Cooper Sign Marketing Agreement for Smart Grid Sensors 113

Maxim Opts for microFLEX™ Test System for Automotive Sensor Test 113

Tower and Panavision Enter into Agreement for Production of

Image Sensors 114

ST and Soitec to Collaborate to Develop Advanced CMOS Image

Sensors 114

Hongtech to Market Sonavation's New Fingerprint Sensor 115

Dongbu HiTek Supplies CMOS Image Sensor Chips to SETi 115

ADI and Infineon Collaborate 116

STZ and Melexis Collaborate 116

National Instruments and Honeywell Form Collaboration 117

12. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST 118

Atmel to Take Over Quantum Research Group 118

CTS Corporation Acquires Tusonix 118

GE Security and Schiphol to Improve Security Jointly 118

Goodrich Receives Contract from US Naval Research Lab 118

Gyration Employs Acceleration Sensors from TMicroelectronics 118

Lockheed Martin Opts for Goodrich Air Data System 119

Silicon Microstructures Supplies Pressure Sensors to OMRON

Healthcare 119

OmniVision Produces 3 MegaPixel System-On-A-Chip Sensor 119

Continental Automotive Produces Infrared Sensors for Volvo 119

Hella Develops Sensors for Audi 119

TT electronics to Provide Sensors for Tata Nano 120

Matsushita Electric to be Renamed as Panasonic Corporation 120

Panasonic to Expand Image Sensor Production 120

13. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/ DEVELOPMENTS 121

IFM Launches New Analog Inductive Sensors 121

IFM Introduces Tube and Ring Inductive Sensors 121

System Sensor Introduces Intelligent New Photoelectric

Detector with Remote Test Capability 121

IFM Unveils New Optical Angle and Fork Sensors 122

TURCK Announces Single Axis Inclinometer Sensor 122

TURCK Introduces BIM-UNR Dual Sensors 123

STMicroelectronics Improves Performance of Portable Appliances

with Touch Sensor IC 123

OmniVision Commences Commercial-Scale Production of OV9715

CMOS Image Sensor 124

OmniVision Launches New 5-MP, 1/4-Inch, RAW CMOS Image Sensor,

OV5647 125

OmniVision Introduces New 1080p/60 HD, 14.6MP CMOS Imaging Sensor 126

Sharp to Introduce CMOS Camera Unit for Automobile Use 127

STMicroelectronics Introduces iNEMO™ Line of IMU Devices 127

STMicroelectronics to Develop Wireless MEMS Sensor for

Optimized Glaucoma Treatment 128

ELMOS Introduces Advanced IC for PIR Alarm Systems and Motion

Sensors 129

Honeywell Introduces Zephyr™ Digital Airflow Sensors 130

Honeywell Unveils High Sensitivity Bipolar Latching Hall

Effect Digital Sensor ICs 131

IDT Launches Precision Temperature Sensors 132

Hermetic Switch, Inc. Launch Cylindrical Proximity Sensors 133

Microteknix Launch New Digital Humidity and Temperature Sensor 133

STMicroelectronics Unveils Single Module Combining Magnetic

and Magnetic Sensing 134

Honeywell Introduces New Digital Position Sensors 135

Honeywell Launches SMART Position Sensor 136

Honeywell Releases SS30AT Bipolar Hall-Effect Magnetic

Position Sensor 137

Honeywell Releases HIH-5030/5031 Series Humidity Sensors 137

Honeywell Adds New Bipolar Sensors to Hall-Effect Sensors

Portfolio 138

Honeywell Announces ASDX Series Silicon Pressure Sensors 138

Analog Devices Expands iSensor® Smart Sensor Portfolio with

Highly-Integrated Inertial Sensors 139

Hella Unveils Smart Battery Sensor for Caravan/Motor Home Drivers 140

Honeywell Debuts the Cost-Efficient Omnipolar Hall-Effect Sensors 141

Continental Initiates Series Manufacturing of Mini Speed Sensor 141

Analog Devices Introduces an Inertial 6 DoF Sensor under the

iSensor™ Smart Sensor Range 142

City Technology Releases Enhanced Hydrogen Sulphide and Carbon

Monoxide Sensors 143

STMicroelectronics Combines Angular and Linear Motion Sensors

in a Single Module 144

TURCK Unveils New Target Pucks for DSU35 Valve Sensors 145

OmniVision Unveils the OV9810 Sensor 145

IFM Releases OG Series Photoelectric Sensors for Washdown

Applications 146

TURCK Adds Dual Sensor to BIM-UNT Family of Compact Sensors 146

TURCK Releases Sensors with Capability to Detect Metal Types 147

TURCK Adds Q10S Sensor to uprox®+ Family 147

TURCK Rolls Out 2 and 3-Wire DC ArmorGuard™+ Stainless Steel

Sensors 147

TURCK Upgrades Sensors with Extended Range Functionalities 147

Allergo Launches New A1222 Stress-Resistance, Temperature-

Stable Sensor IC 148

Allergo Introduces New ATS667LSG, 3-Wire, True Zero-Speed,

High-Accuracy, Gear-Tooth Sensor IC 148

Allergo Launches New 3-Wire, Peak-Detection, Differential,

Dynamic, Hall-Effect Sensor IC 149

Bourns Launches New AMR Technology Based Custom Steering Angle

Sensors 149

Bourns Introduce New Upgrades for Model-3382 Rotary Position

Sensor 150

City Technology Launches Advanced Sensoric Hydride Gas Sensors 150

OmniVision Releases New 1080p HD Surveillance and Security Sensor 151

OmniVision Launches New OV7739 Extremely Thin Video Sensor 151

City Technology Develops New High Precision Nitric Oxide Sensor 152

Allegro MicroSystems Unveils 120 kHz Bandwidth Sensor IC 153

STMicroelectronics Launches Novel Motion Sensor 153

Aptina to Launch MT9V117 VGA Camera Sensor 153

OmniVision Launches High-Definition Image Sensor for Video

Applications 154

Aptina Develops New Small-Form Image Sensor 154

Melexis Launches First Sensor IC with Integrated SENT protocol 155

Honeywell Launches New FSS-SMT Series Compact Force Sensor 155

Honeywell Launches New TruStability™, Silicon Pressure Sensors 156

TURCK Launches New Q25L Cylinder Position Sensor 156

STMicroElectronics Launches New Image Sensors Incorporating

Integrated EDoF Capabilities 157

Aptina Introduces MT9F001 Camera Image Sensor 157

Aptina Introduces MT9M033 Surveillance Image Sensor 158

OmniVision Forays into Mobile Handsets and Notebooks Market

with New Image Sensor 158

Toshiba Rolls Out CMOS Image Sensor and Forays into Market for

Digital Cameras 159

TURCK Expands BIM-UNT Family of Cylinder Position Sensors 159

GE Launches NPA Sequence of Pressure Sensors for Medical Devices 160

STMicroelectronics Launches New 5M-pixel CMOS Image Sensors 160

Honeywell Releases New Series of Unipolar Digital Position

Sensors 161

Allegro Unveils a New Programmable, Linear, and Two-wired

Hall-Effect Sensor 162

Allegro Unveils a New Thermally Enhanced, Linear, Hall-effect

Current Sensor 162

TURCK Unveils a New line of Mobile Equipment Sensors 163

TURCK Includes a New Integrated Terminal Chamber into uprox ®+

Sensor Line 163

STMicroelectronics Unveils Unique Image Sensors with EDoF

Capabilities 164

STMicroelectronics Includes the New 3-axis Motion Sensor to

MEMS Sensor Line 164

Honeywell Launches Hall-effect Magnetic Position Sensors 165

Eaton Launches View Series Photoelectric Sensors 165

DENSO Develops Improved Diesel Exhaust Temperature Sensor 166

ifm Launches C Series Sensors 166

Turck Launches PT4400 Pressure Sensors 167

IFM Introduces PMP Pressure Sensors 167

Atmel Unveils AT42QT1040 Device 167

ADI Unveils ADXL346 Digital Three-Axis Imems® Smart Motion Sensor 168

ADI Unveils ADXL345 Three-Axis Imems® Digital Accelerometer 169

Hella Launches Latest Technology Sensors 169

Aptina Rolls out MT9E013 8MP 169

14. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 170

Analog Devices (US) 170

Allegro MicroSystems Inc (US) 170

Atmel Corporation (US) 170

Bosch Sensortec GmbH (Germany) 170

Bourns, Inc. (US) 171

Bourns Sensors GmbH (Germany) 171

City Technology Limited (UK) 171

Continental Automotive Systems (Germany) 172

Corrsys-Datron Sensorsysteme GmbH (Germany) 172

CTS Automotive (US) 173

Custom Sensors and Technologies Inc. (US) 173

BEI Sensors (US) 173

Dalsa Corporation (Canada) 174

Denso Corporation (Japan) 174

Eaton Corp. (US) 174

ELMOS Semiconductor AG (Germany) 174

Silicon Microstructures, Inc. (US) 175

GE Security (US) 175

Goodrich Corporation (US) 175

Sensors Systems (US) 175

Honeywell International, Inc. (US) 176

Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V (Belgium) 176

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (US) 176

Panasonic Corporation (Japan) 176

Rockwell Collins, Inc (US) 177

Sensata Technologies Inc. (US) 177

Siemens AG (Germany) 177

Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) 178

STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland) 178

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (US) 178

TT electronics plc (UK) 179

15. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 180

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 180

Table 14: World Historic Review for Sensors by Geographic

Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 181

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Sensors by Geographic

Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 182

Sensors Market by Product Segment 183

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Pressure Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 183

Table 17: World Historic Review for Pressure Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 184

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Pressure Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 185

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Chemical Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 186

Table 20: World Historic Review for Chemical Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 187

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Chemical Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 188

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Flow Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 189

Table 23: World Historic Review for Flow Sensors by Geographic

Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 190

Table 24: World 11-Year Perspective for Flow Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart 191

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Level Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 192

Table 26: World Historic Review for Level Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 193

Table 27: World 11-Year Perspective for Level Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 194

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 195

Table 29: World Historic Review for Temperature Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 196

Table 30: World 11-Year Perspective for Temperature Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 197

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Proximity & Displacement Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country -

United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 198

Table 32: World Historic Review for Proximity & Displacement

Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 199

Table 33: World 11-Year Perspective for Proximity &

Displacement Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 200

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Force and Load Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 201

Table 35: World Historic Review for Force and Load Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 202

Table 36: World 11-Year Perspective for Force and Load Sensors

by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 203

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Position Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 204

Table 38: World Historic Review for Position Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 205

Table 39: World 11-Year Perspective for Position Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 206

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Image Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 207

Table 41: World Historic Review for Image Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 208

Table 42: World 11-Year Perspective for Image Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 209

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Fiber Optic Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 210

Table 44: World Historic Review for Fiber Optic Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 211

Table 45: World 11-Year Perspective for Fiber Optic Sensors by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan),

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