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Optical Position Sensor Market Expected to Reach $2,589 Million, Globally, by 2022


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quote Optical position sensors offer numerous benefits such as high efficiency and reduced system maintenance. Multiaxial sensor represents almost 44% of the total market, owing to their low power consumption and high efficiency. In addition, substantial demand for electronics applications and customer shift toward compact size to achieve better efficiency are expected to fuel its adoption in the consumer electronics, automotive, and other applications. quote

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Optical Position Sensor Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, was valued at $1,376 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $2,589 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2016 to 2022. The multiaxial segment held over 40% of the total market share in 2015.

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Optical position sensors are widely used in consumer electronics such as televisions, smart phones, medical devices, wearable devices, and others. Growth in demand for consumer electronic goods and increase in adoption of sensors in remote monitoring medical devices drive the market growth. Moreover, increase in demand for automated vehicles is expected to provide lucrative opportunities to market players.

Consumer electronics dominated the global optical position sensor market in 2015, accounting for about 50% of the global optical sensor market size. However, healthcare is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 10.3% from 2016 - 2022, owing to increase in demand for durable devices with enhanced efficiency.
Multiaxial led the optical position sensor market in 2015, and is expected to maintain this trend throughout the forecast period. One-dimensional sensor segment is expected to witness significant growth, owing to their compact size and low power consumption.

Asia-Pacific was the major revenue contributor in 2015, and is expected to maintain its dominance in the future, owing to increase in number of electronic applications. The ongoing technological developments in consumer electronics and healthcare sectors are expected to boost the optical position sensor market growth, especially in the Asian countries, such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India.

Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to increase in portable appliances and rise in the adoption of sensors in automotive applications. Moreover, technological advancements to overcome dispersion issues in extreme conditions are projected to offer lucrative opportunities for market players.


  • In 2015, multiaxial sensor dominated the global optical position sensor market, in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2016 - 2022.
  • Consumer electronics led the market, accounting for about 50% revenue share in 2015.
  • China was the major shareholder in the Asia-Pacific optical position sensor market, constituting about 27% of the optical position sensor revenue in 2014.

Key players operating in the optical position sensor market have adopted product launch as their preferred strategy to expand their market foothold. The major players profiled in this report include 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.

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

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