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Capacitive Sensors Market (2013 - 2018): By Sensing Applications (Touch, Motion (Accelerometer, Magnetometer), Capacity (Pressure, Flow, Level), Position (Displacement, Proximity)); Devices (Touchpad, Buttons, Slider, Screens); Verticals & Geography

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: January 2013
Report Code: SE 1373

 

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Capacitive sensors are considered to be far better as compared to the resistive sensing technology due to high accuracy, sensitivity, and absence of wear & tear problem. They are continuously replacing the resistive sensors in most of the applications because of various advantages. Some of the major advantages are shown in the figure below.

Capacitive Sensors Market

All the applications, industry verticals, and their sub segments are discussed in the report. Different operating modes of the capacitive sensors are also discussed in the report. The overall capacitive sensors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2013 to 2018. Projected capacitive technology is preferred in most of the applications as compared to the surface capacitive technology. Projected capacitance is further classified into two types, namely self capacitance and mutual capacitance.

Increasing demand of the sensors in the consumer electronics sector and reduction in the size of the sensor are considered to be the major driving factors of the market. Most of the major smartphone manufacturers like Apple (U.S.), Nokia (Finland), and Samsung (South Korea) are using the capacitive touch sensors for the touch screens in the smartphones as well as for the input devices like buttons, sliders, keypads, and touchpads. Capacitive touch sensors are in huge demand for the input devices as compared to the mechanical input devices because the problem of wear & tear is negligible for the capacitive sensing devices. In the retail & medical sector, there is a huge scope for the capacitive sensors in future as these sensors are continuously opting for care monitoring systems and other point-of-sale displays. Capacitive Proximity Sensors are also in a huge demand in the industrial application and it is expected to show linear growth trend in the coming five years. The major barrier in the industry is the lack of product differentiation among the different manufacturing companies. Motion sensing application is expected to show the maximum growth because of the continuous growth in the applications of capacitive accelerometers and magnetometers in the smartphones & automotives. Linear position and displacement sensors are used for providing real time information in various applications. Capacitive linear displacement sensors can be further segmented into absolute and relative sensors. These sensors are used for precise displacement measurements and the other complex applications.

Different geographical regions are also discussed on the basis of the different applications. APAC is expected to boost the growth rate of the market because of the continuous improvement and technological advancement in the sensors industry in the countries like Japan, Korea, China and India.

In different applications the companies are specialized in different sectors like some of the companies are manufacturing the sensors for the consumer electronics whereas some of the companies are manufacturing for the commercial applications like automotive, medical etc. Companies are inclined towards launching new products and technologies due to the increase in competition. Mergers and Acquisitions also play important role in the market. Some of the major acquisitions are also described in the report like the acquisition of SigmaTech Inc. (U.S.) by MicroSense LLC (U.S.) which enhances MicroSense’s portfolio of sensing technologies. Similarly, important partnerships & agreements are also discussed like the agreement between TPK Holdings (Taiwan) & Apple, Inc. (U.S.) under which TPK Holding’s touch panels are used in the Apple’s iPad.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global capacitive sensors market based on various applications and industry verticals market; it also covers the revenue foretold from 2013 to 2018 and future applications of the sensors. It describes the demand for capacitive sensors in various regions. The report describes the applications mapping in the market with respect to the growth potential and adoption by the various companies.

On the basis of the applications

Capacitive sensors are used for various applications like touch sensing, motion sensing, position sensing, pressure sensing, level sensing, and flow sensing. Touch sensing is considered to be the major application. Motion sensing application is expected to witness a significant growth in the next five years because of the technological advancement in the automotive industry and consumer electronics sector. Capacitive accelerometers and magnetometers are in huge demand in the above-mentioned sectors.

On the basis of the Industry verticals

All the applications mentioned above are used in different industry verticals like consumer electronics, factory automation, automotive, medical, and others. Consumer electronics is the major industrial sector that contributes the maximum to the overall revenue in the market. In consumer electronics, touch sensing & motion sensing applications are mostly used for various devices like smartphones, tablets, portable media players, gaming consoles, and others.

On the basis of the geographical regions

Geographical analysis covers North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW. In this report, North America is further segregated by countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Europe is further segregated into Germany, U.K., France, Italy, and others. APAC is segregated into Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and India. ROW is segregated into Africa and Middle East. APAC is leading in the market because of the huge potential market in the consumer electronics sector.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
      1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
      1.5.4 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THIS REPORT
      1.5.5 LIST OF COMPANIES COVERED DURING REPORT

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3 MARKET OVERVIEW
  3.1 MARKET DEFINITION
  3.2 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: MARKET SEGMENTATION
  3.3 DESIGNING PROCESS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS
  3.4 PROPERTIES OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS
  3.5 MARKET DYNAMICS
      3.5.1 DRIVERS
            3.5.1.1 CONTINUOUS GROWTH OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS ENABLED DEVICES IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SECTOR
            3.5.1.2 LESS CALIBRATION REQUIRED
            3.5.1.3 GRADUAL REDUCTION IN SIZE
            3.5.1.4 INCREASING DEMAND OF THE ALL-IN-ONE PCS
      3.5.2 RESTRAINTS
            3.5.2.1 SHORTAGE OF INDIUM TIN OXIDE
            3.5.2.2 LACK OF PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION
            3.5.2.3 ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE AT LOW COST
      3.5.3 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.5.3.1 EMERGING RETAIL AND MEDIA APPLICATIONS
            3.5.3.2 EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN THE FIELD OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
  3.6 BURNING ISSUE
      3.6.1 OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY ENTERING THE SMALL DISPLAY MARKET
  3.7 WINNING IMPERATIVES
      3.7.1 LOCALIZING PRODUCTS FOR THE NICHE MARKET
      3.7.2 HIGH SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (SNR) FOR THE SENSING APPLICATIONS
  3.8 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL
      3.8.1 THREAT FROM THE NEW ENTRANTS
      3.8.2 THREAT FROM THE SUBSTITUTES
      3.8.3 BARGAINING POWER OF THE SUPPLIERS
      3.8.4 BARGAINING POWER OF THE BUYERS
      3.8.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
  3.9 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS

4 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: TECHNOLOGIES, STANDARDS AND INITIATIVES
  4.1 COMPARISON WITH OTHER SENSING TECHNOLOGIES
  4.2 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: BY DIFFERENT MODES
      4.2.1 LOAD MODE
      4.2.2 TRANSMIT MODE
      4.2.3 SHUNT MODE
  4.3 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSING TECHNOLOGY
      4.3.1 ADVANTAGES
      4.3.2 DISADVANTAGES

5 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: BY APPLICATIONS
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
  5.2 GROWTH OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS
  5.3 TOUCH SENSING
      5.3.1 COMPARISON OF THE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS WITH RESISTIVE TOUCH SENSORS
            5.3.1.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.3.1.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.3.2 DISPLAYS
            5.3.2.1 DRASTIC GROWTH OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSING DEVICES
            5.3.2.2 SINGLE TOUCH SCREEN
            5.3.2.3 MULTI TOUCH SCREEN
            5.3.2.4 MULTI-TOUCH SCREENS HITS THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DISPLAY MARKET
            5.3.2.5 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.3.2.6 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.3.3 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS: DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES
            5.3.3.1 SURFACE CAPACITANCE
            5.3.3.2 PROJECTED CAPACITANCE
            5.3.3.3 PROJECTED CAPACITIVE SENSORS : SENSING SYSTEMS
                    5.3.3.3.1 PROJECTED SELF CAPACITANCE
                    5.3.3.3.2 PROJECTED MUTUAL CAPACITANCE
      5.3.4 INPUT DEVICES
            5.3.4.1 BUTTONS & SWITCHES
            5.3.4.2 SLIDER & WHEELS
            5.3.4.3 TRACKPADS/TOUCHPADS
            5.3.4.4 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.3.4.5 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.3.5 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS: BY SENSING TECHNOLOGY
            5.3.5.1 TRANSPARENT
            5.3.5.2 OPAQUE
  5.4 MOTION SENSING
      5.4.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
      5.4.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.4.3 ACCELEROMETERS
            5.4.3.1 CAPACITIVE ACCELEROMETERS BOOST MOTION SENSORS MARKET
            5.4.3.2 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.4.3.3 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.4.4 MAGNETOMETERS & COMPASS
            5.4.4.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.4.4.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
  5.5 POSITION SENSING
      5.5.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
      5.5.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.5.3 LINEAR DISPLACEMENT SENSORS
            5.5.3.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.5.3.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.5.4 PROXIMITY SENSORS
            5.5.4.1 HUGE POTENTIAL MARKET OF CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS
            5.5.4.2 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.5.4.3 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
  5.6 SENSORS FOR CAPACITY MEASURMENT
      5.6.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
      5.6.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.6.3 PRESSURE SENSING
            5.6.3.1 CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSORS HAVE HIGH PENETRATION RATE
            5.6.3.2 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.6.3.3 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.6.4 FLOW SENSING
            5.6.4.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.6.4.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.6.5 LEVEL SENSING
            5.6.5.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
            5.6.5.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY

6 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
      6.1.1 MAJOR SENSORS FOR DIFFERENT INDUSTRY VERTICALS
      6.1.2 DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SENSORS
      6.1.3 TARGET GROUP OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET
      6.1.4 HIERARCHICAL REVENUE MODEL: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET
  6.2 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
      6.2.1 SMARTPHONES
      6.2.2 SMARTPHONES CONTRIBUTES THE MAXIMUM IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SECTOR
            6.2.2.1 SAMSUNG LEADS THE SMARTPHONE MARKET
            6.2.2.2 MAJOR SENSORS USED FOR THE SMARTPHONES
      6.2.3 MULTI-MEDIA PLAYERS
      6.2.4 TABLETS
      6.2.5 GAMING CONSOLE
  6.3 NON-CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
      6.3.1 POINT-OF-SALES APPLICATIONS BOOST UP THE GROWTH RATE
      6.3.2 FACTORY AUTOMATION
            6.3.2.1 INCREASING DEMAND IN THE PROCESS AUTOMATION INDUSTRIES
            6.3.2.2 FOOD AND BEVERAGES
            6.3.2.3 PETROCHEMICALS, OIL AND GAS
            6.3.2.4 PHARMACEUTICALS
            6.3.2.5 AUTOMOTIVE
      6.3.3 COMMERCIAL
            6.3.3.1 RAPID GROWTH IS EXPECTED IN THE MEDICAL SECTOR
            6.3.3.2 AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
            6.3.3.3 MEDICAL APPLICATION
            6.3.3.4 POINT OF SALES(POS)

7 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
  7.1 INTRODUCTION
  7.2 NORTH AMERICA
      7.2.1 INDUSTRIES BOOSTING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN NORTH AMERICA
      7.2.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      7.2.3 MARKET BY APPLICATIONS
  7.3 EUROPE
      7.3.1 INDUSTRIES BOOSTING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN EUROPE
      7.3.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      7.3.3 MARKET BY APPLICATIONS
  7.4 APAC
      7.4.1 INDUSTRIES BOOMING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN APAC
      7.4.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      7.4.3 MARKET BY APPLICATIONS
  7.5 ROW
      7.5.1 INDUSTRIES BOOSTING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN ROW
      7.5.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
      7.5.3 MARKET BY APPLICATION

8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  8.1 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES
  8.2 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  8.3 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
  8.4 PARTNERSHIPS & AGREEMENTS
  8.5 OTHERS
  8.6 PATENTS RELATED TO THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS

9 COMPANY PROFILES
  9.1 3M
  9.2 ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
  9.3 ATMEL CORPORATION
  9.4 CONTRINEX
  9.5 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR
  9.6 DISPLAX INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS
  9.7 ELK CORPORATION
  9.8 ELO TOUCHSYSTEMS
  9.9 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR INCORPORATED
  9.10 FUJITSU
  9.11 LION PRECISION
  9.12 MICRO EPSILON MESSTECHNIK
  9.13 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  9.14 MICROSENSE LLC
  9.15 MTI INSTRUMENTS
  9.16 NISSHA PRINTING COMPANY LTD.
  9.17 OMRON CORPORATION
  9.18 RECHNER SENSORS
  9.19 SILICON LABORATORIES
  9.20 SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
  9.21 SIEMENS AG
  9.22 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
  9.23 TPK HOLDING CO. LTD.
  9.24 TURCK INC.
  9.25 WINTEK CORPORATION
  9.26 ZYTRONIC PLC
 
 
LIST OF TABLES
 
TABLE 1  GLOBAL MARKET REVENUE OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 2  GLOBAL UNIT SHIPMENTS OF THE DEVICES, BY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS,2012-2018 (MILLION)
TABLE 3  COMPARISON TABLE OF DIFFERENT SENSING TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 4  ADVANTAGES OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS
TABLE 5  DISADVANTAGES OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS
TABLE 6  CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS ARE BETTER THAN THE RESISTIVE TOUCH SENSORS
TABLE 7  CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 8  CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 9  CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 10 SIZES OF THE CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANELS
TABLE 11 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS UNIT SHIPMENTS IN DISPLAYS, BY SIZE, 2012-2018 (MILLION)
TABLE 12 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN DISPLAYS, BY SIZE, 2012 -2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 13 SINGLE TOUCH SCREENS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012 -2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 14 MULTI-TOUCH SCREENS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012 -2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 15 DISPLAYS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 16 DISPLAYS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 17 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 18 PROJECTED CAPACITIVE SENSING MARKET REVENUE, BY SENSING SYSTEMS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 19 INPUT DEVICES: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 20 COMPARISON BETWEEN THE CAPACITIVE SENSING BUTTONS & MECHANICAL BUTTONS
TABLE 21 CAPACITIVE SENSING TOUCHPADS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018
TABLE 22 INPUT DEVICES: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 23 INPUT DEVICES: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 24 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY SENSING TECHNOLOGY, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 25 CAPACITIVE MOTION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 26 CAPACITIVE MOTION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 27 CAPACITIVE MOTION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 28 CAPACITIVE ACCELERATION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 29 CAPACITIVE ACCELEROMETER SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 30 CAPACITIVE ACCELEROMETER SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 31 CAPACITIVE MAGNETOMETERS SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 32 CAPACITIVE MAGNETOMETERS SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 33 CAPACITIVE MAGNETOMETERS SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 34 CAPACITIVE POSITION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 35 DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES USED FOR THE POSITION SENSORS
TABLE 36 CAPACITIVE POSITION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 37 CAPACITIVE POSITION SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 38 CAPACITIVE DISPLACEMENT SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 39 CAPACITIVE DISPLACEMENT SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 40 CAPACITIVE DISPLACEMENT SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 41 USAGE OF THE CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS
TABLE 42 CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 43 CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 44 CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 45 CAPACITY MEASUREMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 46 CAPACITY MEASUREMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 47 CAPACITY MEASUREMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 48 CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 49 CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 50 CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 51 CAPACITIVE FLOW SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 52 CAPACITIVE FLOW SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 53 CAPACITIVE FLOW SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 54 CAPACITIVE LEVEL SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 55 CAPACITIVE LEVEL SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 56 CAPACITIVE LEVEL SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 57 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 58 MAJOR SENSORS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRY VERTICALS (MERITS, DEMERITS, APPLICATIONS)
TABLE 59 TECHNOLOGIES USED IN THE VARIOUS SENSORS
TABLE 60 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 61 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 62 NON-CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 63 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN NON-CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 64 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN THE FACTORY AUTOMATION SECTOR, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 65 COMMERCIAL SECTOR: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 66 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 67 NORTH AMERICA: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY,2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 68 NORTH AMERICA: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 69 EUROPE: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 70 EUROPE: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 71 APAC: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 72 APAC: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 73 ROW: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 74 ROW: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 75 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2007-2012
TABLE 76 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, 2010-2012
TABLE 77 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: PARTNERSHIPS & AGREEMENTS, 2007-2012
TABLE 78 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: EXPANSION, NEW PRODUCTION UNITS, DISTRIBUTION AND OTHERS, 2005-2012
TABLE 79 US PATENTS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS
TABLE 80 EUROPE PATENTS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS
TABLE 81 JAPAN PATENTS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS
TABLE 82 ANALOG DEVICES: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS & SERVICES, 2010 – 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 83 ANALOG DEVICES: MARKET REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 84 ANALOG DEVICES: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 85 ATMEL CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS, 2010– 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 86 ATMEL CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 87 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS, 2010 - 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 88 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION OVERALL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 89 ELK CORPORATION, OVERALL REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 90 ELO TOUCHSYSTEM: MARKET REVENUE (2009 – 2011)
TABLE 91 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS, 2009–2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 92 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2009 – 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 93 FUJITSU LTD.: OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCT SEGMENTS, 2010-2011($BILLION)
TABLE 94 FUJITSU LTD.: OVERALL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2011($BILLION)
TABLE 95 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC. : OVERALL REVENUE, 2010-2012 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 96 NISSHA PRINTING CO. LTD.: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010-2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 97 OMRON AUTOMATION: FINANCIAL 2010-2011
TABLE 98 SILICON LABORATORIES OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS, 2010 - 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 99 SYNAPTICS INC.: OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS, 2010 - 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 100 SYNAPTICS INC.: REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2011
TABLE 101 SIEMENS AG: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010-2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 102 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TOTAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS,2010 – 2011($MILLION)
TABLE 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TOTAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY (2009 – 2010)
TABLE 104 ZYTRONICS PLC: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010-2012 ($MILLION)
 
 
LIST OF FIGURES
 
FIGURE 1 STEPS IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
FIGURE 2 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET RESEARCH STRATEGY
FIGURE 3 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET CRACKDOWN STRATEGY
FIGURE 4 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: MARKET SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 5 MANUFACTURING DESIGN PROCESS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS
FIGURE 6 MAJOR PROPERTIES OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS
FIGURE 7 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF THE DRIVERS
FIGURE 8 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF THE RESTRAINTS
FIGURE 9 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL
FIGURE 10 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
FIGURE 11 MAJOR SENSING TECHNOLOGIES
FIGURE 12 DIFFERENT MODES OF OPERATION FOR CAPACITIVE SENSORS
FIGURE 13 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS
FIGURE 14 APPLICATIONS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS
FIGURE 15 INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 16 GROWTH IN THE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET
FIGURE 17 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCREENS
FIGURE 18 DIFFERENT DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS
FIGURE 19 THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT PARAMETERS ON SURFACE AND PROJECTED CAPACITANCES
FIGURE 20 ADVANTAGES OF SURFACE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS
FIGURE 21 WORKING OF THE SURFACE CAPACITANCE
FIGURE 22 ADVANTAGES OF THE PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS
FIGURE 23 WORKING OF THE PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH
FIGURE 24 PROJECTED CAPACITIVE SENSORS: TYPES OF SENSING SYSTEMS
FIGURE 25 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSING BASED INPUT DEVICES
FIGURE 26 CAPACITIVE MOTION SENSING APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 27 BASIC ACCELEROMETER SENSING PRINCIPLE
FIGURE 28 DIFFERENT CAPACITIVE POSITION SENSORS
FIGURE 29 DIFFERENT SENSORS FOR CAPACITY MEASURMENT
FIGURE 30 CAPACITIVE SENSORS APPLICATIONS, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS
FIGURE 31 TARGET INDUSTRY VERTICALS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
FIGURE 32 HIERARCHICAL REVENUE MODEL, 2012
FIGURE 33 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE SENSORS APPLICATIONS, BY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
FIGURE 34 SMARTPHONES: MARKET SHARE OF THE TOP PLAYERS, 2011-2012 (%)
FIGURE 35 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE SENSORS APPLICATIONS, BY FACTORY AUTOMATION
FIGURE 36 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET, BY COMMERCIAL SECTOR
FIGURE 37 MAJOR SENSORS USED IN THE AUTOMOTIVES FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 38 MAJOR APPLICATIONS IN THE MEDICAL SECTOR
FIGURE 39 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 & 2018
FIGURE 40 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES
FIGURE 41 ATMEL: PRODUCT SEGMENTS
FIGURE 42 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION PRODUCT SEGMENT
FIGURE 43 FUJITSU: PRODUCT SEGMENT
FIGURE 44 FUJITSU: APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 45 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.: PRODUCT SEGMENT
FIGURE 46 MTI INSTRUMENTS: PRODUCT SEGMENTS
FIGURE 47 NISSHA PRINTING CO. LTD., BUSINESS SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 48 SILICON LABORATORIES BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM
FIGURE 49 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TOUCH CONTROLLER PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

Capacitive sensors are the devices capable of high-resolution measurement of the position or change in position of any conductive target. They are also used to measure the properties of the nonconductive objects. The electrical property of "capacitance" is used to make measurements. Capacitance is a property that exists between two conductive surfaces within some reasonable closeness. The change in capacitance takes place with the change in distance between the surfaces. These sensors use the change in capacitance to indicate the change in position of the object or target.

Capacitive sensors work in three different modes of operation; namely load mode, transmit mode, and shunt mode. All the different modes are discussed in the report. On the basis of the contact and non-contact properties of the capacitive sensors, they are used in different applications like touch sensing, motion sensing, position sensing, and capacity measurement sensing. Touch sensing is the major application segment that holds about 60% of the market share. Motion sensing and capacity measurement sensing are the most growing applications. The capacity measurement application includes pressure sensing, flow sensing, and level sensing applications. Pressure sensing is the most demanding applications among others in the capacity measurement segment.

The capacitive sensors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% in the next five years (2013-2018). Various factors are responsible for driving the market in the current scenario and the major driver is the increasing demand for capacitive sensors in the consumer electronics sector. Most of the smartphone or tablet manufacturers prefer capacitive sensors as compared to resistive or the other sensing technologies. Lack of product differentiation and shortage of indium tin oxide are considered to be the major restraints for the market.

On the basis of the different applications, capacitive sensors are used in various industry verticals. Some of the major industry verticals that are covered in the report are consumer electronics, automotive, medical, factory automation, and others. Consumer electronics is the major industry vertical, which contributes the maximum in the overall revenue of the market. There is a huge potential for capacitive sensors in the medical sector because of the requirement of high accuracy and sensitivity in the measurements. Proximity sensing applications drives the market in the industrial sector.

Some of the major players in the market are Zytronic (U.K.), Wintek (Taiwan), Rechner Sensors (Germany), Lion Precision (U.S.), Synaptics Inc. (U.S.), Cypress Semiconductors (U.S.), Silicon Laboratories (U.S.), Atmel Corporation (U.S.), Analog Devices (U.S.), TPK Holdings (Taiwan), Texas Instruments (U.S.), MicroSense LLC (U.S.), and others.

The figure below shows the continuous growth of the market in the coming five years from 2013 to 2018.

Capacitive Sensors Market

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