The image sensors are primarily categorized as CCD image sensors (area image sensor), linear image sensors and X-ray image sensors. The linear image sensor segmented is subdivided into CMOS image sensors, NMOS image sensors and InGaAs image sensors. The linear image sensor is the largest segment; accounting for about 84.2% of the U.S. images sensor market in 2011, largely due to CMOS image sensors, which accounts for more than 90% of the linear image sensor market in the same year.
The CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors) image sensors segment dominates the U.S. linear image sensor market with more than 90% share. The cost of manufacturing CMOS-based image sensors is much cheaper than other competing technologies in the market. This low cost image sensor will have a good market in the industrial segment. The explosive growth and rapid development of CMOS image sensors are driven by the mobile phone market. Mobile devices with CMOS image sensors are expected to grow rapidly in the next 2 to 3 years in the U.S. market. This trend is expected to drive the growth of the emerging CMOS sensor markets of Latin America, India, Russia, and China.
The growth in image sensor market is driven by low cost CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors) based image sensor technology. The use of CMOS in image sensor technology helps in providing better quality images as compared to CCD (Charge Coupled Device) technology. The cost of manufacturing CMOS-based image sensors is much cheaper than other competing technologies in the market. This low cost image sensor will have a good market in the industrial segment.
The applications of image sensor devices in the consumer market are driving the U.S. image sensor market. Image sensor devices with CMOS technology are better than the other competitive technologies in the market. With advancement in technology, consumers are shifting towards modularization and the use of advanced devices with image sensor enabled applications.
Portable applications accounts for the largest share of the U.S. image sensors applications followed by toys astronomy. With growing safety and security standards, a large number of automobile manufacturers are upgrading their vehicles, which is expected to drive the image sensors market. Low-priced and efficient design capabilities of image sensors make them ideal for automotive applications. Mobile handsets are the leading application for CMOS sensors, representing more than 75% of the total CMOS shipments in 2011. The use of CCD technology will shrink from 14% in 2011 to just 1.3% by 2017.
Growing popularity of smartphones in the U.S. region is expected to increase the market prospects for image sensors in the near future. Significant opportunities in the image sensor market are expected over the next few years. With the increase in the use of image sensor devices in biometrics, medical, and film cameras in accordance with vehicle driver assistance systems, security and surveillance devices are expected to have a substantial market in the future.
The image sensor market in the U.S. is growing rapidly with a large number of competitors on the scene. Global players are forcing local players to manufacture new products as the market is growing rapidly. This is causing an add on advantage for good manufacturing practices for the U.S. image sensor market with the increase in market share in terms of quality of the image sensor products.
There are about 23 major sensor types used in a range of sub-systems and instruments for increasing number of end markets across the world. Image sensors now hold a commendable position in the global sensors market with variety of applications for a large number of end use segments.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 SCOPE OF THE REPORT
1.2 KEY TAKEAWAYS
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.2 SEGMENT REVIEW
2.3 APPLICATION MARKET REVIEW
2.4 PRICING ANALYSIS
CHAPTER 3 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 MARKET DYNAMICS
3.1.1 MARKET TRENDS
126.96.36.199 Low cost of CMOS image sensors to drive the U.S. market
188.8.131.52 Growth in consumer market for image sensor devices
184.108.40.206 Growth and rapid development of CMOS image sensors
220.127.116.11 Power efficient CMOS image sensor devices
18.104.22.168 Growth in multimedia enabled devices in the U.S. market
22.214.171.124 Image quality plays an important role in Image Sensor market
126.96.36.199 Labor cost depends upon the device manufacturing cost
188.8.131.52 Environmental factors
184.108.40.206 Adoption of 3G with video supportive mobile phones
220.127.116.11 Growth in countrywide distribution of image sensors
18.104.22.168 Focus on new product development
3.2 PRICING TRENDS
3.3 IMAGE SENSOR MARKET BY END USE
3.3.1 TELECOM MARKETS
3.3.3 CONSUMER MARKETS
3.3.6 MILITARY AND AEROSPACE
CHAPTER 4 IMAGE SENSORS MARKET, 2011 – 2017
4.1 TYPES OF IMAGE SENSORS
4.1.1 CCD IMAGE SENSORS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2011 – 2017
4.1.2 LINEAR IMAGE SENSORS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2011 – 2017
22.214.171.124 CMOS image sensor market size and forecast, 2011 – 2017
126.96.36.199.1 Passive-pixel sensors (PPS)
188.8.131.52.2 Active-pixel sensors(APSs)
184.108.40.206 NMOS image sensor market size and forecast, 2011 – 2017
220.127.116.11 InGaAs image sensor market size and forecast, 2011 – 2017
4.1.3 X-RAY IMAGE SENSOR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2011 – 2017
4.2 NEW TECHNOLOGY IN IMAGE SENSOR MARKET - BACKSIDE ILLUMINATION
18.104.22.168 Both side layers can be designed and optimized independently
22.214.171.124 Better sensitivity
126.96.36.199 Improved sensitivity and noise reduction
188.8.131.52 Pixel size scaling is limited
184.108.40.206 Increasing the amount of light attracts noise
220.127.116.11 Speed and dynamic range of image sensor technology
18.104.22.168 Improved shutter efficiency
22.214.171.124 Research on for better image sensor technology
CHAPTER 5 IMAGE SENSORS MARKET BY APPLICATIONS
5.1 PORTABLE APPLICATIONS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
5.2 MEDICAL APPLICATIONS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
5.2.1 SENSORS FOR X-RAY
5.2.2 MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY
5.2.3 SPECIMEN RADIOGRAPHY
5.2.4 DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY
5.2.5 BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION
5.3 TOYS AND ASTRONOMY MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
5.3.1 LOTTERY READING DEVICES
5.3.2 SPACE SCIENCE
5.3.3 GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMY
5.3.4 EARTH OBSERVATION
5.4 MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
5.4.1 2D BAR CODE READER
5.4.2 MULTIFUNCTION COPIER/PRINTER
5.4.3 BANKING BILLS
5.4.4 FINGER PRINT READER
5.5 DOCUMENT SCANNING MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
5.5.1 TEST MARKER READER
5.5.2 LARGE FORMAT SCANNER
5.5.3 BUSINESS CARD READER
5.5.4 CHECK READER
5.5.5 ELECTRONICS WHITE BOARD
5.6 AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
5.6.1 GAMMA RAY SENSORS
5.7 OTHER APPLICATIONS MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2011 – 2017
CHAPTER 6 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
6.1 MARKET LEADERS
6.1.1 GLOBAL IMAGE SENSOR MARKET SHARES OF MAJOR PLAYERS 2011
6.1.2 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR MARKET SHARES OF MAJOR PLAYERS 2011
6.2 RECENT TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
6.3 LEADING PLAYERS IN THE U.S. REGION
6.3.1 OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
126.96.36.199 Company overview
188.8.131.52 Financial overview
184.108.40.206 Major products and services
220.127.116.11 Top competitors
6.3.2 MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Revenue analysis
6.3.3 SHARP MICROELECTRONICS OF THE AMERICAS
126.96.36.199 Company overview
6.3.4 DALSA CORPORATION (CANADA)
188.8.131.52 Company overview
184.108.40.206 Major products and services
220.127.116.11 Top competitors
CHAPTER 7 RECOMMENDATIONS
LIST OF FIGURES
FIG. 1 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS PRICING TREND BY TYPE
FIG. 2 COMPOSITION OF U.S. INDUSTRIAL IMAGE SENSOR MARKET
FIG. 3 U.S. CCD IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 4 U.S. CMOS IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 5 U.S. NMOS IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 6 U.S. INGAAS IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 7 U.S. X-RAY IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 8 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR PORTABLE APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 9 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR MEDICAL APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 10 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR APPLICATION IN MEDICAL DOMAIN
FIG. 11 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR APPLICATION IN BIOMETRIC
FIG. 12 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR TOYS AND ASTRONOMY APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 13 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR APPLICATION IN TOYS AND ASTRONOMY
FIG. 14 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 15 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR APPLICATION IN TOYS AND ASTRONOMY
FIG. 16 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR DOCUMENT SCANNING APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 17 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR APPLICATION IN TOYS AND ASTRONOMY
FIG. 18 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 19 U.S. IMAGE SENSOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION REVENUE AND SHIPMENT FORECAST 2011 – 2017
FIG. 20 GLOBAL IMAGE SENSORS REVENUET SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS 2011 (%)
FIG. 21 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS REVENUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS 2011 (%)
LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 1 COMPARISION OF CCD AND CMOS TECHNOLOGIES IN IMAGE SENSORS
TABLE 2 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE 2011 – 2017 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 3 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS SHIPMENT, BY TYPE 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 4 U.S. LINEAR IMAGE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE 2011 – 2017 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 5 U.S. LINEAR IMAGE SENSORS SHIPMENT, BY TYPE 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 6 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS 2011 – 2017 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 7 U.S. IMAGE SENSORS SHIPMENT, BY APPLICATIONS 2011 - 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
The U.S. Image Sensors Market: Overview
The use of image sensors spans across a large number of industries and consumer types. They find use from toys and children’s educational devices to the automotive industry and robotics. Image sensors primarily detect optical data and convey programmed information to wherever needed by converting the optical signal into an electric one. Image sensors are practically used in almost all electronic devices of today, including all key forms of consumer electronics. They are also used in high level fields within complex systems in the industries of defense and aerospace.
The report on the U.S. image sensors market relies on tried and tested industry analytics to produce the most accurate predictions for it till 2017. For this, the report gathers all relevant data from the recent past as well as the current scenario of the market. These facts and figures are used to extrapolate the status of the market in the near future with a high level of precision.
The U.S. Image Sensors Market: Trends and Opportunities:
The U.S. image sensors market is expected to be continually driven by an incremental demand for portable scanning equipment and consumer electronics. The use of portable devices is creating a high scope of development for image sensors by allowing them to be more efficient in power consumption and to transmit data securely and speedily across wireless communication passages.
Key sensor types in the U.S. image sensors market include linear image sensors, X-ray image sensors, and CCD/area image sensors. Of these, linear image sensors are in extremely high demand, especially CMOS-based image sensors, which is a sub-segment of it. This is another key aspect that needs to be considered in the progression of the U.S. image sensors market: the growing use of CMOS-based image sensors. These sensors come at affordable prices, can be easily mass-produced and are efficient enough for generalized usage. As a result, CMOS-based image sensors not only take up a majority share of the U.S. image sensors market, but are also further driving the usage of image sensors as a whole.
The U.S. Image Sensors Market: Applications Outlook:
CMOS-based image sensors – being the dominant type in the U.S. image sensors market – have found a massive volume of demand from mobile handset manufacturers. In 2011, over 75% of the total shipments of CMOS-based image sensors in the U.S. were shipped to the mobile handset industry. On the other hand, CCD image sensors are expected to witness a drastic drop in demand. By 2017, this segment is expected to fall to 1.3% from a substantial share of 14% in 2011.
The application segments of the U.S. image sensors market have a large part to play in the type of sensors that are being manufactured and developed. The key application segments of the U.S. image sensors market have consistently been in the fields of toys and astronomy, and automotive. At the same time, the U.S. image sensors market is witnessing a significant upswing in the demand for its products in portable applications. With the rising number of portable devices, the U.S. image sensors market needs to develop superior wireless imaging sensors to match the rate of technological advancement of the devices that they will be used in.
Companies Mentioned in the Research Report:
The key players in the U.S. image sensors market include Omnivision Technologies Inc., Micron Technology Inc., Dalsa Corporation, and Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas.
Key segments of the U.S. Image Sensors Market:
The U.S. Image Sensors Market, By Types
- CCD Image Sensors
- Linear Image Sensors
- CMOS Image Sensors
- NMOS Image Sensors
- INGAAS Image Sensors
- X-ray Image Sensors
The U.S. Image Sensors Market, By Applications
- Portable Applications
- Medical Applications
- Toys and Astronomy
- Machine Vision Systems
- Document Scanning
- Automotive Applications
Major regions analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
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- Market growth drivers
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Image sensors are broadly categorized under CCD image sensors (area image sensor), linear image sensors and X-ray image sensors. Linear image sensors are further segmented into CMOS image sensors, NMOS image sensors and InGaAs image sensors. The linear image sensors command the largest share of shipment and revenue, largely due to CMOS image sensors, which accounts for more than 90% of the linear image sensor market.
Growing technological advancement and faster adoption of new generation of mobile technology has spurred the demand for high resolution imaging technology. With nationwide mobile penetration inching towards 100%, mobile phone manufacturers are introducing a new array of imaging-enabled products. Current differentiators for imaging in mobile technology are low cost, low power, high performance and small size. Increasing integration and low power operation has opened new application segments for image sensors.
CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) image sensors facilitate large scale integration and can enable a single chip to accommodate all camera functions, which eliminates the need for additional support packaging and assembly; thus lowering cost. Market players are progressively providing higher levels of integration by incorporating DSPs (digital signal processing), as well as ISPs (integrated signal processing). Other ground-breaking features such as multiple color filters that allow JPEG images conversion on the sensor are also supporting the market growth.
Continuously growing different varieties and forms of sensors used in handsets, tablets and motion-based image sensors applications are becoming more sophisticated and elegant; moving further than screen rotation. The blending of signals of various sensors is facilitating the faster, smoother and precise description of motion in mobile devices. This accuracy is well-matched for novel applications including gaming, augmented reality and motion-based web browsing.
Image sensor prices have shown a downward trend over the last few years and are expected to have a similar trend over the next few years. The average selling price per unit of overall image sensors in the U.S. stood at USD 3.9 in 2011. Average cost per unit for CMOS image sensors in the same year was USD 3.5 whereas average cost of CCD image sensors was USD 8.3 per unit.