March 22, 2017
Wellesley, Mass., Mar 22, 2017 – New proprietary research by BCC Research anticipates wearable applications and the Internet of Things to drive double-digit growth in the global market for sensors. As manufacturing costs and power consumption of wireless sensors decrease, wireless sensors will become fully integrated into wireless networks, replacing hardwired configurations.
BCC Research's report expects the global market for sensors to reach $240.3 billion in 2021, up from about $123.5 billion in 2016, with fingerprint sensors leading all market types with a 15.9% CAGR.
"A broad spectrum of wireless communications hardware and software is already available, with the communication industry as the largest consumer of this technology, primarily in mobile phones and base stations," says BCC Research Editorial Director Kevin Fitzgerald. "BCC Research predicts that fiber optic sensors will play a pivotal role in networks and communications."
Large-Scale, High-Volume Consumer Apps on the Horizon
Small companies account for the majority of companies within the sensor manufacturing business. Most companies pursue a focused strategy, but competitive and technological pressures are leading to consolidation and increasing concentration. However, the semiconductor industry is attempting to recapture its intensive capital investment by developing sensor solutions to address large-scale high-volume consumer-related applications.
"This will allow specialized industrial sensor manufacturers time to develop strategies for dealing with the competition. There are also opportunities for new entrants into the business, especially in MEMS," notes Fitzgerald. "Companies with valuable intellectual property and strong customer bases make attractive acquisition candidates."
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