According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “IoT Sensors Market By Type, Network Technology, and End Use: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2030”, the global IoT sensors market size was valued at $12.37 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $141.80 billion by 2030, to register a CAGR of 28.1% during the forecast period.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a complex technology. It has several architecture layers and a network of connected devices that interact with each other to build convenient and valuable applications. Although the components of IoT systems may vary depending on scope and scale of the application, most of these tools share data collection mechanisms and rely on sensors. IoT sensor is a device that captures real-world data and translates it into a piece of information that could be interpreted by other instruments. There are many different types of sensors used in IoT applications, including acoustic, vibration, load, motion, water & air quality, and even infrared radiation.
The Bluetooth enabled IoT sensor, which is the most commonly offered wireless type sensor that allows data to be transferred to central terminal for processing on a regular basis. Many of the wireless type sensors incorporate button or coin cell batteries that allow sensors to acquire data as long as the battery keeps feeding power. Wireless communication function included in these sensors enables to send acquired data to other devices.
Prominent factors that drive the growth of the IoT sensors market include increasing use of sensors in IoT applications, high demand for connected and wearable devices, and growth in use of IoT sensors in automotive and industrial sectors. However, data privacy and security related concern restricts the IoT sensors market growth. Conversely, surging demand for industrial IoT sensors in development of smart cities is anticipated to provide potential opportunities for the expansion of the IoT sensors market.
The global IoT sensors market is segmented into type, network technology, end use, and region. On the basis of sensor type, it is categorized into temperature sensor, proximity sensor, pressure sensor, level sensor, gas sensor, image sensor, gyroscope sensor, humidity sensor, accelerometer sensors, and others. On the basis of network technology, it is categorized into wired and wireless. The wireless technology segment is further divided into Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, NFC, RFID, and others. Depending on end use, it is fragmented into automotive, healthcare, food & beverages, aerospace & defense, transportation, oil & gas, agriculture, mining, power & energy, and others.
Region wise, the IoT sensors market trends have been analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The analysis had identified that Asia-Pacific contributed for maximum revenue in 2020, and is expected to grow at a faster rate as compared to other regions. Rapid growth of industrialization and development of smart cities are the key factors responsible for the growth of the market in Asia-Pacific. In addition, Asia-Pacific is the largest contributor to automotive industry due to growing economy and advancements in regular framework of sensors.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The impact of COVID-19 on the manufacturing industry has significantly affected the global economy. Electronic components and semiconductor devices are mostly imported from China. Attributed to the temporary shutdown of manufacturing units, prices of semiconductor components have increased, owing to shortage of supplies. Shortages of components and materials have significantly impacted the global supply chains. In addition, reductions in various capital budgets and delay in various planned projects in various end-use industries have hampered the global economy.
The COVID-19 outbreak has positively as well as negatively affected major businesses worldwide by disrupting production cycles and supply chains across industries. However, as vaccines roll out across the globe and the pandemic situation is better controlled, especially in North America and Europe. This is expected to boost recovery of the market.
Key Findings of the Study
- In 2020, the pressure sensor segment accounted for the maximum revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 26.50%% during the forecast period.
- Wired segment accounted for more than 60.0% of the IoT sensors market share in 2020.
- The agriculture segment is anticipated to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period.
- Germany was the major shareholder in the Europe IoT sensors market, accounting for approximately 36.0% share in 2020.
The key players of IoT sensors market analysis include Texas Instruments (U.S.), Siemens (Germany), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland), Honeywell (U.S.), TE Connectivity (Switzerland), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), Infineon Technologies (Germany), General Electric (U.S.), OMRON Corporation (Japan) and Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan). These market players have adopted various strategies such as product launch, partnership, and agreement to expand their foothold in the IoT sensors industry.