Sensors in Mobile Phone Market: Snapshot

Technological inventions in electronic equipment has increased at a fast pace. Sensors are one such innovation that plays a vital role in the mobile industry. Sensors are the components which measure a physical or environmental quantity and convert it into a signal. Various types of sensors are embedded in mobile phones. The combination of sensors and mobile phones leads to the development of sensor technology which is likely to revolutionize a large number of business sectors. The introduction of smart sensors in smartphones results in an advance computing platform as well as richer functionalities for the smartphones.

global sensors mobile phone market

Sensors in mobile phones offer numerous opportunities for countries that are expected to invest in developing new technological features in the mobile industry. It is anticipated that various vendors are popularizing the use of sensors in order to develop interactive applications and games across operating systems such as Android OS, iOS, and Windows. Several mobile phone manufacturers are focusing on integrating various types of sensors in phones to extend the functional capabilities and features of phones. The embedding of sensors in mobile phones transforms the ordinary mobile phone into a smartphone.

Key drivers of the sensors in mobile phone market are increasing penetration of smartphones, increase in investments for research and development for technological inventions, and adoption of sensing applications. Demand for mobile phones or smartphones is increasing exponentially due to the advance features offered by the smartphones. Vendors across regions are investing more to develop advance technology for mobile devices. Sensors are widely adopted due to their multiple functions. For instance, smartphones are developed with various sets of cheap, powerful embedded sensors, such as accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, GPS, microphone, and camera which enable the creation of personal, group, and community scale sensing applications. Sensors in mobile phones will revolutionize many sectors of economies, including business, healthcare, social networks, environmental monitoring, and transportation. The major restraint faced by the market is the various challenges faced by vendors during the import and export of mobile phones due to the imposition of taxes. The market brings an opportunity for vendors across Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, and South Africa to develop new mobile sensing applications.

The sensors in mobile phone market is segmented on the basis of sensor type and region. By sensor type, the market is segmented as interface sensors, security sensors, environmental sensors, motion sensors, and others. Interface sensors are classified into proximity sensors, near to field communication (NFC), and ambient light sensor. Security sensors comprise fingerprint sensors and face recognition sensors. It is anticipated that fingerprint sensors have a strong opportunity for the sensors in mobile phone market. Environmental sensors are classified into humidity sensor, temperature sensor, and barometer. Motion sensor segment is segregated as gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, and pedometer.

Regional segmentation of the sensors in mobile phone market includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the sensors in mobile phone market due to the presence of strong players in countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. Europe and North America are likely to observe strong growth opportunities during the forecast period due to rising investments in the mobile phones manufacturing industry.

Key players of the sensors in mobile phone market are Alps Electric., Bosch Sensortec, Fujitsu Limited, Hillcrest Labs, Inc., InvenSense Inc., MEMSVision., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.., Goertek Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Pyreos Limited, Qualcomm Incorporated, Senodia Technologies, Sensirion, Silicon Laboratories, Inc. , and STMicroelectronics.

sensors in Mobile Phone Market: Overview

The sensors in mobile phone market report provides analysis for the period 2016 – 2026, wherein the period from 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2017 is the base year. The report covers all the major trends and technologies playing an influential role in the market’s growth over the forecast period. It also highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the analysis of market growth during the said period. The study provides a complete perspective on the evolution of the global sensors in mobile phone market throughout the above mentioned forecast period in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (Million Units).

The market overview section of the report demonstrates market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this market, key trends, regulations and policies, sensor in mobile phone analysis, ecosystem analysis, Porter’s Five Force Analysis, and PESTEL, adoption of mobile phones by price, and  analysis of the market. A market attractiveness analysis has been provided for every segment in the report, in order to provide a thorough understanding of the overall scenario in the sensors in mobile phone market. The report also provides an overview of various strategies adopted by key players in the market.

Global Sensors in Mobile Phone Market: Scope of the Report

The report segments the market on the basis of sensor types which are interface sensors, security sensors, environmental sensors, motion sensors, and other sensors such as optical sensors and touch sensors. 

The report provides in-depth segment analysis of the global sensors in mobile phone market, thereby providing valuable insights at the macro as well as micro levels. Additionally, the report comprises a competitive scenario and trends in which the sensors in mobile phone market concentration rate and mergers & acquisitions, and expansions undertaken by companies are provided.

The report also highlights the competitive landscape of the global sensors in mobile phone market, positioning all the major players according to their presence in different regions of the world and recent key developments initiated by them in the market. The comprehensive sensors in mobile phone market estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary research, primary interviews, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, and technological factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the growth of the sensors in mobile phone market.

This report provides all the essential information required to understand the key developments in the sensors in mobile phone market, and growth trends of each segment and region. It also includes basic overview, sales area/geographical presence, revenue, SWOT analysis, and strategy and developments under the company profile section. Also, the report provides insights related to trends and their impact on the market. Furthermore, Porter’s Five Forces analysis explains the five forces, namely buyers bargaining power, suppliers bargaining power, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and degree of competition in the market. This report also provides a comprehensive ecosystem analysis of the sensors in mobile phone market. It explains the various participants including sensor manufacturing vendors within the ecosystem of the market.

Global Sensors in Mobile Phone Market: Research Methodology

The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary research sources such as annual reports, company websites, broker reports, financial reports, SEC filings and investor presentations, national government documents, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, statistical databases, World Bank database and industry white papers are referred.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the sensors in mobile phone market, across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer first-hand information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends and outlook etc. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings and also help to develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.

Global Sensors in Mobile Phone Market: Competitive Dynamics

The research study includes profiles of leading companies operating in the global sensors in mobile phone market. Some of the key players profiled in the market include Alps Electric., Bosch Sensortec, Fujitsu Limited., Hillcrest Labs, Inc., InvenSense Inc., MEMSVision., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.., Goertek Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Pyreos Limited, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Senodia Technologies, Sensirion, Silicon Laboratories, Inc., and STMicroelectronics,

The global sensors in mobile phone market is segmented as below:

Global Sensors in Mobile Phone Market, by Sensor Type

  • Interface
    • Proximity
    • Near Field Communication(NFC)
    • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Security
    • Face/Eye/Iris Recognition
    • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Environmental
    • Barometer
    • Thermometer
    • Humidity Sensor
  • Motion
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyroscope
    • Compass
    • Pedometer
  • Others (Touch Sensors, Optical Sensors)

Global Sensors in Mobile Phone Market, by Geography

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • The U.K
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America
.