2012 Instrumentation and Sensors Research Review

Published - Dec 2012| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - IAS035C
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Report Highlights

  • Analyses of each bulk acoustic wave technology type, its current market status, examines its impact on future markets and technologies play in wireless communication and industrial, military and safety monitoring as well as instrumentation.
  • Information about technological processes that have been made toward bridging the terahertz gap and assessing the commercial potential of THz radiation devices over the next five to 10 years.
  • Information about pharmacy automation markets by inpatient and outpatient pharmacy settings, and by product type. Each segment is further extrapolated to provide detailed information of current and emerging products, current market estimates and market forecasts, and competitive analyses.


Instruments and sensors are the eyes, ears and backbone of technology industries.  In this review we focus on three techniques and two applications—but truthfully all our reports have elements that are based on progress made in this research category.  In particular, Terahertz technology has become portable enough to potentially be a game changer for a broad spectrum of markets.

The modern luxury car has upwards of 100 sensors and electronic service modules, but this will likely increase seem old fashioned if the “driverless car” becomes a reality.

This 2012 Instrumentation and Sensors Research Review provides a sampling of the type of quantitative market information, analysis and guidance that has been aiding business decision making since BCC was founded in 1971.  It includes highlights of reports published in 2012 on the following instrument and sensor markets:

  • Global Markets and Technologies for Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices.
  • Terahertz Radiation Systems: Technologies and Global Markets.
  • Pharmacy Automation: Technologies and Global Markets.
  • Global Markets and Technologies for Wireless Sensors.
  • Global Markets for Automotive Sensor Technologies.

We hope you find this Research Review valuable, and we look forward to serving our customers’ instrumentation and sensors market research needs.

Chris Spivey
Senior Editor
BCC Research


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Published - Jan-2012| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - IAS035B

Report Highlights

  • The global market for process analytical technology (PAT) instrumentation was valued at nearly $195 million in 2010. This market is expected to increase by a 7.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach an estimated $279 million in 2015.
  • The global environmental sensor and monitoring market was worth $11.1 billion in 2010. This market is expected to reach $11.3 billion in 2011 and $15.3 billion in 2016, a CAGR of 6.5% between 2011 and 2016.
  • The global market for microscopes and accessories was worth $3.1 billion in 2010. Sales are projected to exceed $3.2 billion in 2011 and $4.1 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 5% for 2011 to 2016.
Published - Jan-2011| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - IAS035A

Report Highlights

  • BCC Research estimates the global market for gas flow meters, sensors, monitors, and secondary flow instrumentation at about $3.6 billion in 2009 and $3.9 billion in 2010.  Growing at a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9%, the market should approach $5.2 billion by 2015. 
  • BCC estimates the total global market for RFID technologies at about $5.9 billion in 2009 and $6.4 billion in 2010. By 2015, BCC expects the market to grow to $11.3 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1% over the next 5 years. 
  • BCC estimates the global market for electronic, electro-optical, and other modern technologies used in airports to have been nearly $8.2 billion in 2009.  BCC estimates the market at $10.3 billion in 2010 and expects it to exceed $13.7 billion in 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% over the next 5 years.

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