Infrared Sensor

Infrared Sensor Market by Spectrum Range (Long-wave Infrared (LWIR), Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR), Short-wave Infrared (SWIR)), Working Mechanism (Active, Passive), Detection Type, Application, End-User - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[196 Pages Report] The Infrared Sensor Market size was estimated at USD 757.26 million in 2023 and expected to reach USD 802.47 million in 2024, at a CAGR 6.34% to reach USD 1,164.65 million by 2030.

Infrared Sensor Market
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Infrared sensors are electronic devices that detect and measure infrared radiation emitted by objects within their field of view. Infrared radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from 700 nanometers (nm) to 1 millimeter (mm). Infrared sensors are designed to detect, measure, and analyze infrared radiation and are utilized in various industries and applications, including consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace & defense, healthcare, and industrial automation. Infrared cameras equipped with specialized sensors are used for thermal imaging in search and rescue operations, building inspection for energy efficiency assessments, monitoring electrical systems for overheating components, and surveillance. They enable the visualization of temperature differences across surfaces, pinpointing areas requiring attention or further investigation. Moreover, increasing demand for automation within various industries, growing awareness about energy conservation initiatives from governments worldwide, and enhanced safety standards have raised the adoption of infrared sensors. However, high costs associated with specific types of infrared sensors and privacy concerns significantly impede the usage of infrared sensors. Rising research on developing low-cost manufacturing techniques to make infrared sensor technology more accessible and integrating AI & machine learning algorithms to enhance device performance through predictive analytics or pattern recognition features are expected to create opportunities for market growth.

Infrared Sensor Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Spectrum Range: Growing usage of long-wave infrared (LWIR) for thermal imaging applications

Long-wave infrared (LWIR) refers to the infrared light in the 8 to 14 micrometers wavelength range. This range typically captures thermal radiation emitted by objects at room temperature. LWIR sensors are widely used in thermal imaging applications for security, surveillance, and night vision. They are used in systems that require the detection of heat, such as temperature screening devices, or in building and construction for inspecting insulation and other heating issues. Mid-wave infrared (MWIR) encompasses wavelengths from approximately 3 to 8 micrometers. This range is notable for its ability to cut through some atmospheric obscurations including, smoke and fog. Sensors operating in this range are often used in industrial settings, such as in gas detection and chemical analysis. The ability of MWIR sensors to see through certain obstructions makes them valuable for firefighting operations and aviation safety. Short-wave infrared (SWIR) generally refers to wavelengths from 0.9 to 3 micrometers. Though close to visible light in the spectrum, SWIR light is invisible to the human eye. SWIR is used in a variety of applications, including optical communications, quality control in manufacturing, and sorting processes in agriculture and recycling. These sensors can also enhance visibility in low-light (night) or foggy conditions for imaging and tracking.

End-User: High potential of infrared sensors in the aerospace & defense sector for detecting heat emissions

In the aerospace & defense sector, infrared sensors are crucial for applications such as surveillance, missile guidance, and night vision. These sensors help in detecting heat emissions, which is vital for tracking and targeting military operations. In the automotive industry, infrared sensors enhance vehicle safety and functionality. They are used in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to detect objects and living beings in the vehicle's path, particularly in low visibility conditions. They also contribute to improving the comfort inside the vehicle through climate control systems. Within the chemical industry, infrared sensors play a role in safety and monitoring processes. They are used to detect gas leaks and monitor temperatures, which is essential for maintaining safe and efficient production environments. In consumer electronics, infrared sensors are commonly found in devices such as televisions, air conditioners, and smartphones. They are used primarily for user interface applications, including, gesture recognition and remote controls. The healthcare industry utilizes infrared sensors for a variety of applications, including non-contact thermometers and medical imaging. These sensors provide crucial data for diagnostic purposes without the need for direct contact with patients. In mining, infrared sensors contribute to safety and operational efficiency. They are used to monitor conveyor belts for overheating and to detect hazardous gases, helping to prevent accidents. The oil & gas sector employs infrared sensors for safety and maintenance. They detect leaks of hazardous gases and monitor machinery to prevent overheating, thereby ensuring smoother and safer operations.

Regional Insights

In the Americas region, increasing demand from military and homeland security sectors for surveillance and target acquisition, presence of key industry players, and advancements in IoT and wearable devices contribute to the rising adoption of infrared sensors across various industries. Investment in cutting-edge technologies for enhanced security applications propels the demand for advanced infrared sensing solutions across the Americas region. In Asia-Pacific, increasing consumer needs for energy-efficient solutions and technological advancements in IoT devices, wearable electronics, and automation significantly contribute to utilizing infrared sensors. The Chinese government's push towards smart manufacturing under its Made in China 2025 initiative has accelerated technology adoption among manufacturers seeking energy-efficient solutions. Similarly, Indian government initiatives such as Make in India encourage domestic production of electronic components, including infrared sensors, further expanding the market within the country. In Europe, EU countries are adopting infrared technology for automotive safety systems, building automation, and industrial process control. The European Union's commitment to decreasing carbon emissions has led to increased investments in thermal insulation monitoring using infrared sensors. The Middle East has experienced rapid expansion of smart city projects that integrate advanced technologies, including infrared sensors. Governments' focus on enhancing public safety measures drives demand for surveillance systems with high-resolution imaging capabilities using infrared technology. With increasing investments in technological innovation across healthcare, agriculture, and wildlife conservation, Africa offers substantial prospects for market penetration.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Infrared Sensor Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Infrared Sensor Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • New Infrared Sensor by STMicroelectronics Enhances Presence and Motion Detection

    STMicroelectronics N.V. has introduced an innovative infrared sensor as a human-presence and -motion detector. This cutting-edge technology allows for the detection of stationary objects, distinguishing it from traditional PIR detectors that solely rely on detecting moving objects. Moreover, the STHS34PF80 sensor incorporates thermal transistors, further enhancing its capabilities. [Published On: 2023-07-24]

  • Strategic Alliance Boosts ADASKY's Market Presence in Automotive Thermal Sensing

    Gentex Corporation announced the closure of an agreement with ADASKY, securing a Series B financing round. Additionally, both companies have established a collaborative effort encompassing commercial, engineering, and manufacturing aspects. This investment and collaboration aim to solidify ADASKY's position as an automotive thermal sensing solution provider. [Published On: 2023-05-01]

  • Introduction of HEROIC Project, Pioneering Next-Generation Infrared Sensor Technology

    Lynred has unveiled HEROIC, a USD 19.8 million project funded by the European Defense Fund. This initiative aims to advance the development of cutting-edge electronic components specifically for next-generation infrared (IR) sensors. Scheduled to commence in January 2023, the project is expected to span four years and to be led by Lynred in collaboration with ten esteemed European partners. [Published On: 2023-01-17]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Infrared Sensor Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include Amphenol Advanced Sensors, Analog Devices, Inc., Angst+Pfister Sensors and Power AG, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, Continental AG, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Excelitas Technologies Corp., Hamamatsu Photonics KK, Honeywell International Inc., InfraTec GmbH, KEYENCE CORPORATION, Lynred, Melexis NV, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Omron Corporation, OSRAM GmbH, Panasonic Corporation, Parallax Inc., Parker Hannifin Corp, Proxitron GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Seiko Epson Corporation, SICK AG, STMicroelectronics N.V., TDK Corporation, TE Connectivity, Teledyne Technologies Inc., Texas Instruments Incorporated, Texys International SARL, Trinity Electronics Systems Ltd., VEX Robotics, Inc. by Innovation First International, Inc., and Yole Group.

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Infrared Sensor Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Spectrum Range
    • Long-wave Infrared (LWIR)
    • Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR)
    • Short-wave Infrared (SWIR)
  • Working Mechanism
    • Active
    • Passive
  • Detection Type
    • Cooled
    • Uncooled
  • Application
    • Gas & Fire Detection
    • Motion Sensing
    • Security & Surveillance
    • Spectroscopy
    • Temperature Measurement
  • End-User
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Chemical
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Infrared Sensor Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Infrared Sensor Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Infrared Sensor Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Infrared Sensor Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Infrared Sensor Market?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Infrared Sensor Market, by Spectrum Range
  7. Infrared Sensor Market, by Working Mechanism
  8. Infrared Sensor Market, by Detection Type
  9. Infrared Sensor Market, by Application
  10. Infrared Sensor Market, by End-User
  11. Americas Infrared Sensor Market
  12. Asia-Pacific Infrared Sensor Market
  13. Europe, Middle East & Africa Infrared Sensor Market
  14. Competitive Landscape
  15. Competitive Portfolio
  16. List of Figures [Total: 26]
  17. List of Tables [Total: 474]
  18. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 35]
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