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Distance Image Sensor Market: Introduction

  • Sensors are devices used to detect and respond to certain types of input from the physical environment. The specific input are light, heat, motion, moisture, and pressure. The output is a signal that is converted to the location of the sensor on a human-readable screen for further reading or processing.
  • An image sensor is a device that converts an optical image into an electronic signal. It is utilized in digital cameras to convert the light received on the camera lens into a digital image. Typically, when light affects the lens of a camera, the image sensor captures that light, converts it into an electronic signal and subsequently transmits it to the camera processor, which transforms the electronic signal into a digital image. Image sensor are of two types:
    • Charged coupled device (CCD)
    • Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
  • Distance image sensor measure the distance to the target object using ToF (time of flight method)
  • The Time-of-Flight (ToF) principle is a method used to measure the distance between a sensor and an object, based on the time difference between the discharge of a signal and its return to the sensor, after being reflected by an object. Various types of signals can be used with the ToF principle; the most common being sound and light. For instance, the TeraRanger sensor uses light as a carrier because of its higher speed, longer range, lower weight, and safety for the eyes.
  • Indirect and direct ToF, both, have their own advantages. Both can simultaneously measure intensity and distance for every pixel in a scene.
    • Direct ToF sensors transmit short vibration of light for only for few nanoseconds and subsequently, measure the time it takes for some of the emitted light to return
    • Indirect ToF sensors transmit continuous, modulated light and measure the phase of the reflected light to calculate the distance of the object

Rise in Demand for Distance Image Sensor in Automotive Industry

  • Increase in demand for distance image sensor is fueling the market, as it offers technical advantages in terms of high reliability and non-edge exclusion. Moreover, ToF (time of flight) distance image sensors are preferred by consumers due to their preference in various tools over other 3D imaging technologies.
  • ToF distance image sensors offer numerous advantages as compared to other 3D imaging technologies
  • They are also utilized for eye-safety purposes. ToF sensors can use a low-power infrared laser diode, or LED, as a light source and drive it by a modulated pulse, therefore no need to worry about harming the eyes
  • ToF sensors require much less calculation, as they consume less power and process less data than other 3D imaging technologies, such as stereoscopic imaging and structured light
  • In terms of end-use industry, the information and communication technology is expected to be a highly prominent segment of the market during the forecast period
  • Apart from automotive, demand for distance image sensor is rising significantly due to extensive integration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) technologies in vehicles

Asia Pacific to Lead Global Distance Image Sensor Market

  • In terms of region, the distance image sensor market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
  • The distance image sensor market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a high growing CAGR during the forecast period
  • This expansion is attributed to a wide range of applications in various industries, such as consumer electronics and automotive, because of high data security, digitization of all types of object, the rise of Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. These factors are expected to boost the demand for distance image sensor products.
  • The distance image sensor market in North America and Europe is projected to expand at a considerable pace due to the presence of major players and increased competition among them. The market in Middle East & Africa is likely to expand at a steady pace during the forecast period.

Key Players in Global Market

The global distance image sensor market is highly fragmented, as a large number of medium and large enterprises are present. Prominent players operating in the global market are focusing on product launches and technological developments to cater to the rising demand.

Key players operating in the global distance image sensor market include:

  • Sony Group Corporation
  • OmniVision Technologies
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
  • Canon Inc.
  • Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Nikon Corporation
  • PixelPlus
  • PixArt Imaging Inc.
  • Murata Manufacturing Co, Ltd
  • TDK Corporation

Distance Image Sensor Market: Research Scope

Distance Image Sensor Market, by Type

  • Charged coupled device (CCD)
  • Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
  • Others

Distance Image Sensor Market, by Application

  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Thermometer
  • Inverter
  • ADAS (Advanced driver assist system)
  • PLC (Programmable logic controller)
  • AGV (Automatic guided vehicle)
  • Smart phones
  • Smart watch / health tracker
  • AI speaker
  • Smart watch and activity tracker
  • Internet of things
  • Others

Distance Image Sensor Market, by End-use Industry

  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Electronic
  • Information & Communication Technology

Distance Image Sensor Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & Commonwealth Independent States
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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