Global Markets and Technologies for Wireless Sensors

Published - Feb 2012| Analyst - Shalini Ramamurthy| Code - IAS019A
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Report Highlights

The global market for wireless sensor devices totaled $532 million in 2010 and $790 million in 2011. This market is expected to increase at a 43.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and reach an estimated $4.7 billion by 2016.

Report Scope

This report presents the forecasts for wireless sensor devices employed in PANs and LANs for 2011 through 2016 on a volume and value basis.  These forecasts are further broken down by the various parameters that can be measured by the sensors, by end applications, and by geographical regions.

The report covers the following parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices:

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Level
  • Flow
  • Chemical composition
  • Biological characteristics
  • Motion and position
  • Surveillance and image
  • Humidity

The end vertical application breakdown includes:

  • Industrial installations
  • Ecology and agriculture
  • Logistics and transport
  • Defense and surveillance
  • Medicine
  • Residential automation and energy management

The regional breakdown focuses on the following geographical areas:

  • The Americas
  • Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
  • The Asia-Pacific region (APAC)

Country-specific analyses are included for the following countries:

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • The Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia

The report covers the following wireless technologies and standards:

  • Bluetooth
  • Radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID)
  • Wi-Fi + IPv6 over low-power, wireless PANs (6LoWPAN)
  • ZigBee + RF for consumer electronics (RF4CE)
  • Domain-specific and proprietary technologies

The Executive Summary chapter provides an end application, domain-wise breakdown of the dollar sales of wireless sensor devices.  The Overview chapter deals with the fundamentals of sensors and introduces the various measurable parameters.  It also covers the major technology and business challenges confronting the wireless sensor domain and introduces the reader to the concepts of energy harvesting.  The chapter familiarizes the reader with the leading wireless PAN and LAN technologies and standards. 

The Global Markets chapter deals exclusively with quantitative forecasts with a special focus on the application of sensors.  After providing a broad breakdown of the global market for wireless sensors, this section provides an overview of the astonishing body of use cases for wireless sensors and gives a detailed breakdown of the sensor market along these domains.

The Regional Analysis chapters take a closer look at the wireless sensor market for the various regions highlighted in this report.  The Major Players chapter covers the extremely well-populated landscape of the wireless sensor industry.  It identifies and explains the major stakeholder categories and then analyzes the initiatives undertaken by key companies.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter covers innovative activities that impact wireless sensors.  Patents are also categorized in terms of application and architecture, as well as timing, assignee countries, and assignee organizations.

Analyst Credentials

Shalini R. has extensive experience analyzing and evaluating advanced information technology, including telecommunications and optical networks.  She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, as well as a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

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