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Optical Position Sensor Market

Optical Position Sensor Market Type (One-Dimensional, Two-Dimensional, and Multiaxial) and End User (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

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Author's: Jeshin Jayamon | Sonia Mutreja
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Optical Position Sensor Market Overview:

The global Optical Position Sensor Market is anticipated to reach $2,589 million by 2022 from $1,376 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2016 to 2022. Optical position sensor detects the position of the targeted object. These sensors are widely used in semiconductor modules and chips, for example, automobiles, consumer electronics, medical devices, aircrafts, and others.

Increase in demand for automobile safety, rise in number of consumer electronics, and cost-efficiency of sensor drives the growth of OPTICAL POSITION SENSORS market. Growth in adoption of wearable medical devices and need for high-performance sensors are further projected to fuel the market growth. However, low accuracy and less customization of sensor hamper the growth of the market. Irrespective of these challenges, rise in demand and production of consumer electronic devices, such as cellular phones, provides lucrative opportunities to boost the market growth.

Optical Position Sensors Market

Increase in demand for automobile safety

Optical position sensors detect changes in vehicle positions and provide parking assistance. In addition, these sensors ensure driver safety, thus releasing airbag depending on the position of the driver. Thus, rise in use of vehicles is projected to fuel the growth of OPTICAL POSITION SENSORS market.

Optical Position Sensors Market by Type

Rise in need for optical position sensors among different application areas

The demand for optical position sensors has increased due to their applications in as automobiles, consumer electronics, medical devices, and aircrafts. Owing to their compact size, reliability, and low power consumption, these sensors are widely adopted in consumer electronic applications. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Optical Position Sensor Market Segment Overview

The optical position sensor is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography.

Optical Position Sensors Market by Region

By type, the market is divided into one-dimensional optical position sensor, two-dimensional optical position sensor, and multiaxial optical position sensor. Based on application, it is categorized into aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, and others. Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest revenue share, owing to the increase in demand for semiconductor and portable devices.

Optical Position Sensors Market by Application

Consumer Electronics sector dominates the optical position sensor market constituting around 50% of the market revenue in 2015. The application of these sensors in consumer electronics would continue to be a key revenue generator throughout the analysis period. Aerospace & Defense is the second largest revenue generating sector, followed by automotive sector.

Competition analysis

Comprehensive competitive analyses and profiles of major market players, including First Sensors AG, Siemens AG, Panasonic Corporation, Opto Diode Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Micro-Epsilon, Balluff GmbH, Sensata Technologies, Hamamastu Photonics K.K., and Melexis N.V. are provided in the report. These players have adopted partnership and acquisition to expand their customer base and increase their shares.

Key benefits

  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global optical position sensor market to elucidate the prominent investment pockets.
  • Current trends and future estimations from 2016 2022 are outlined to determine the overall market potential and single out profitable trends to gain a stronger foothold.
  • It presents information about key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their impact analyses.
  • Value chain analysis enables to understand the roles of intermediaries in the production processes.

Optical Position Sensor Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • One-dimensional
  • Two-dimensional
  • Multi axial
By Application
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Others
By Geography
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • AFRICA
Key Market Players

Balluff GmbH., Hamamastu Photonics K.K., Opto Diode Corporation., Sensata Technologies, Micro-Epsilon., Panasonic Corporation., Melexis N.V., First Sensors AG, Siemens AG, Sharp Corporation

Analyst Review

The global optical position sensor market is expected to witness significant growth in the near future, owing to rise in sales of consumer electronics and automobiles. Optical position sensors are designed to detect the position of the desired object without physical contact using light. The reflection of the light measures the distance of the target object. These sensors are primarily incorporated in smart applications, such as televisions, smartphones, medical devices, wearable devices, and others. However, other industries such as healthcare, aerospace & defense, and automotive have adopted sensors owing to their efficiency, reliability, and increase in awareness about their benefits.

Optical position sensors possess multiple advantages such as lightweight nature, simple structuring, cost-saving, and design freedom that drive the market growth. However, low accuracy in extreme conditions and light dispersion hamper the market growth. Nevertheless, adoption of optical position sensor in semiconductor devices for automation and increase in demand for electronic gadgets provide various growth opportunities to market players. Prominent players have developed low-cost, compact, affordable, and energy-efficient sensors to increase the efficiency of the applications. Asia-Pacific is the major revenue contributor to the global market, followed by North America.

Author Name(s) : Jeshin Jayamon | Sonia Mutreja

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Optical Position Sensor Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022