Gas sensors are electronic devices that are typically utilized in industrial facilities to detect dangerous or combustible gases. They detect environmental changes, which are reflected in their output signal, which is typically a voltage signal relayed to the system, and necessary action is performed. They are frequently part of a bigger embedded system that is linked to an alarm or other security device. The micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) gas sensor is one of the most widely used gas sensors. These sensors are designed to be used in real-time environmental monitoring. A microheater, a sensing electrode, and a sensing substance make up a MEMS gas sensor. The resistivity of metal oxides varies. When nano powder is exposed to gases, it acts as a trigger to activate the security system. The MEMS gas sensor market size has witnessed increased demand as a result of recent developments in the Internet of Things (IoT).
The MEMS gas sensor market share is segmented on the basis of gas type, technology, output type, connectivity, product, industry, and region. Based on gas type, the market is bifurcated into oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, methane, hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds. By technology, it is categorized into electrochemical, holographic, photoionization detection, catalytic, infrared, laser, solid-state/metal-oxide-semiconductors, zirconia, and others. Based on output type, the market is bifurcated into analog and digital. By connectivity, it is categorized into wired and wireless. Based on product, the market is bifurcated into gas analyzers & monitors, consumer devices, gas detectors, hvac, medical equipment, air purifiers/air cleaners, air quality monitors. By industry, it is categorized into automotive & transportation, consumer electronics industry, smart cities & building automation, water & wastewater treatment, food & beverages industry, oil & gas industry, power stations, metal & chemical industry, medical industry, and mining industry. Based on region, the market is analyzed across North America (the U.S. and Canada), Europe (Germany, the UK, France, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, and Africa).
Key players operating in the MEMS gas sensor market include Honeywell Analytics, Senseair AB, MSA Safety Inc., Figaro Engineering, MEMBRAPOR AG, Alphasense Ltd., Amphenol, Sensirion AG, Dynament Ltd, ams AG. These players adopt collaboration, partnership, and agreement as their key developmental strategies to increase revenue of the communication processor industry and develop new products for enhancing product portfolio.
COVID-19 impact analysis
The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the growth of several sectors, including automobiles, oil & gas, and others. This is expected to lower the demand for MEMS gas sensors market size, resulting in a negative impact on the market. The electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries have been harmed by disruptions in raw material supply, temporary shutdown of manufacturing units, inadequate finance, and weak consumer demand. Whereas in March 2020, Honeywell added production capabilities to its existing aerospace site in order to create 20 million N95 masks in support of the U.S. government's COVID-19 response. This development is expected to assist the corporation in preserving long-term strategic relationships with local government as well as generating money in the post-pandemic future.
Top impacting factors
High demand for gas sensors in critical industries, formulation and implementation of various health and safety regulations globally, increasing integration of gas sensors in HVAC systems and air quality monitors, increasing air pollution levels and the need for air quality monitoring in smart cities, and increased demand for gas sensors in healthcare are some of the key factors driving the MEMS gas sensors market growth. The use of gas sensors in IoT, cloud computing, and big data as well as the expanding acceptance of gas sensors in consumer electronics and the demand for miniaturized wireless gas sensors contribute to a significant demand for gas sensors in industrial operations. While the growing use of gas sensors in autos, HVAC systems, air quality monitoring systems, and consumer products results in greater shipments of these sensors, price erosion limits sales growth. While the lower ASP is good for customers, it means that suppliers' profit margins are falling. As a result of the tremendous pricing pressure, the average selling price (ASP) falls, limiting revenue growth in the highly competitive gas market. Although gas sensors are not widely used in consumer electronics, gas sensor manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of these applications by producing application-specific gas sensors. Smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices are the most common types of consumer electronics. The demand for MEMS gas sensors market opportunity is expected to rise in this vertical due to the increasing number of integrated gas sensors in smartphones and wearable devices for continuous monitoring of ambient or atmospheric air quality.
New product launches to flourish the market
According to MEMS gas sensors market trends, in August 2020, Sensirion AG, a Switzerland based leading manufacturer of environmental and flow sensors introduced the new SGP40 VOC (volatile organic compound) sensor for indoor air quality applications such automated air quality management systems (air purifiers, kitchen hoods,and demand-controlled ventilation systems) and air quality monitoring. The SGP40 takes sensing material and micro-hotplate technology to new heights, resulting in a significant reduction in power consumption, making it suited for battery-powered applications.
Surge in usage in critical industries and automotive industry
Gas sensors are used in critical industries like oil and gas, chemical, mining, and power to detect and monitor the presence of flammable and poisonous gases. These vital businesses emit a huge amount of gases into the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and hydrocarbons. Excessive emissions of these gases into the atmosphere can have a negative impact on human health. Furthermore, some explosive gases, such as methane, propane, and butane, may be discharged by these important businesses, potentially resulting in fires. Various restrictions are being implemented by many regulatory agencies to protect the ecology from dangerous gases. This necessitates the detection and monitoring of these gases as well as the implementation of remedial actions to ensure that only a small amount of these gases is released directly into the atmosphere. The gas sensor market is projected to continue to be dominated by the automotive and transportation applications. Pollutant gases enter the vehicle cabin through the ventilation systems. When there is lack of fresh air intake, which results in low oxygen concentrations, pollutants enter through window apertures and hazardous gases enter via misdirected exhaust fumes. Gas sensor systems must be included in all vehicle and transportation OEMs' portfolios due to stringent environmental and safety laws.
Key benefits of the report
- This study presents the analytical depiction of the MEMS gas sensor market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the MEMS gas sensor market share.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight MEMS gas sensor market growth scenario.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the MEMS gas sensor market.
- The report provides a detailed MEMS gas sensor market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years
Questions answered in MEMS gas sensor market report
- Which are the leading players active in the MEMS gas sensor market?
- What are the detailed impacts of COVID-19 on the market?
- What current trends will influence the market in the next few years?
- What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
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Key Market Players
Zhengzhou Winsen Electronics Technology Co., Ltd., AMS AG, Breeze Technologies, KWJ Engineering Inc., SGX Sensortech Limited, Figaro Engineering Inc., Omron Corporation, Asahi Kasei Corporation, K-Free Wireless Ltd., Amphenol Corporation