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Image Sensors Market - The U.S. Industry Analysis Market Share, Trends and Forecast, 2011 - 2017

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Published Date: 2012-06-04
 

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This comprehensive study on the Image Sensors Market in the U.S. presents key insights into the market forces, growth-driving and restraining factors in the United States. For the purpose of this study, the image sensors market in the United States is classed into the following segments: Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors, n-Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor (NMOS) image sensors, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors (CMOS), Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) image sensors, and X-ray images sensors. 

Image sensors find applications in a myriad of industries, from toys to automotive to machine vision. For this reason, the U.S. image sensor market is segmented based on applications for a more meticulous study. These segments collectively provide a basis on which the market can be studied in greater detail, with specific insights about the growth projections and market shares. Furthermore, the report covers in detail the strategies that are adopted by leading companies in the U.S. image sensor market. 

This report offers forward-looking insights on each important category within the U.S. image sensors market and helps market players chalk out their sales forecast for all major regions in the United States. Moreover, an analysis of the market shares of competing players forms an integral part of this report.

Overview

Image sensors detect and convey data about an optical image by converting it into an electric signal. Image sensors are ubiquitous by their presence in everyday items such as mobile phones, digital cameras toys, as well as more complex objects such as weapons and spacecraft. There are a myriad of market forces in the United States that augur well for the growth of the image sensor market. 

Broadly, imaging sensors can be categorized as: Linear image sensors, CCD/area image sensors, and X-ray image sensors. Linear image sensors segment can be further split into CMOS, NMOS and InGaAs image sensors. This segment is the largest in the U.S. image sensors market with an 84.2% share as of 2011. Much of this market share that liner image sensors boast can be credited to CMOS image sensors, which constituted over 90% of the market for linear image sensors in 2011. The low cost of CMOS production is the reason behind its widespread adoption, especially in the mobile phones segment. As mobile phone penetration in the United States is on the brink of reaching the coveted 100% mark, the future looks promising for CMOS-based image sensors.

The report also segments the U.S. image sensors market on the basis of applications into: Medical applications, portable applications, document scanning, machine vision systems, toys and astronomy, and automobile applications. Of these, portable applications formed the largest segment in the U.S. image sensors market in 2011, and were trailed by the toys and astronomy segment. The use of image sensors in the automotive industry is on an upswing supported by the many safety and performance regulations that have come into force in various countries worldwide.

In the context of the CMOS image sensors market, mobile handsets comprise the largest application. More than 75% of all CMOS image sensors shipments were for the mobile handsets industry as of 2011. It is expected that by 2017, CCD technology will see a dramatic dip in its market share, falling from an appreciable 14% in 2011 to a meager 1.3% by 2017.

Companies mentioned in the U.S. Image Sensors Market

The competitive landscape in the U.S. image sensors market features the following players: Micron Technology Inc., Omnivision Technologies Inc., Dalsa Corporation, and Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. The global and U.S. market shares of these players have been studied in the report and other key developments reported by them are also documented.

The U.S. image sensors market is segmented as follows:

By Types
  • CCD Image Sensors 
  • Linear Image Sensors 
  • CMOS Image Sensors
  • NMOS Image Sensors
  • INGAAS  Image Sensors
  • X-ray Image Sensors
By Applications
  • Portable Applications
  • Medical Applications
  • Toys and Astronomy
  • Machine Vision Systems
  • Document Scanning
  • Automotive Applications
  • Others
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

Table of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 SCOPE OF THE REPORT
1.2 KEY TAKEAWAYS
1.3 METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 OVERVIEW
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
      3.1.2 DRIVERS
              3.1.2.1 Low cost of CMOS image sensors to drive the U.S. market
              3.1.2.2 Growth in consumer market for image sensor devices
              3.1.2.3 Growth and rapid development of CMOS image sensors
              3.1.2.4 Power efficient CMOS image sensor devices
              3.1.2.5 Growth in multimedia enabled devices in the U.S. market
      3.1.3 RESTRAINTS
              3.1.3.1 Image quality plays an important role in Image Sensor market
              3.1.3.2 Labor cost depends upon the device manufacturing cost
              3.1.3.3 Environmental factors
     3.1.4 OPPORTUNITIES
              3.1.4.1 Adoption of 3G with video supportive mobile phones
              3.1.4.2 Growth in countrywide distribution of image sensors
              3.1.4.3 Focus on new product development
3.2 PRICING TRENDS
3.3 IMAGE SENSOR MARKET BY END USE
     3.3.1 TELECOM MARKETS
     3.3.2 COMPUTERS
     3.3.3 CONSUMER MARKETS
     3.3.4 AUTOMOTIVE
     3.3.5 INDUSTRIAL
     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
             4.1.2.1 CMOS image sensor market size and forecast, 2011 – 2017
                        4.1.2.1.1 Passive-pixel sensors (PPS)
                        4.1.2.1.2 Active-pixel sensors(APSs)
             4.1.2.2 NMOS image sensor market size and forecast, 2011 – 2017
             4.1.2.3 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
      4.2.1 DRIVERS
              4.2.1.1 Both side layers can be designed and optimized independently
              4.2.1.2 Better sensitivity
              4.2.1.3 Improved sensitivity and noise reduction
      4.2.2 RESTRAINTS
              4.2.2.1 Pixel size scaling is limited
              4.2.2.2 Increasing the amount of light attracts noise
      4.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES
              4.2.3.1 Speed and dynamic range of image sensor technology
              4.2.3.2 Improved shutter efficiency
              4.2.3.3 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
      5.6.2 SURVEILLANCE
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.
               6.3.1.1 Company overview
               6.3.1.2 Financial overview
               6.3.1.3 Major products and services
               6.3.1.4 Top competitors
      6.3.2 MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC.
               6.3.2.1 Company Overview
               6.3.2.2 Revenue analysis
      6.3.3 SHARP MICROELECTRONICS OF THE AMERICAS
               6.3.3.1 Company overview
       6.3.4 DALSA CORPORATION (CANADA)
               6.3.4.1 Company overview
               6.3.4.2 Major products and services
               6.3.4.3 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)

Market Overview




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.

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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.

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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. 

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