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Light Sensors Market by Function (Ambient Light Sensing, Proximity Detection, RGB Color Sensing, Gesture Recognition, UV/Infrared Light (IR) Detection), by Output, by Integration (Discrete, Combination), by Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: February 2016
Report Code: SE 4117

 

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The light sensors market was valued at USD 1.08 Billion in 2015 and is estimated to reach USD 2.14 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 9.3% between 2016 and 2022. The base year used for the study is 2015 and the forecast period is between 2016 and 2022. This report provides a detailed analysis of the light sensors market segmented on the basis of function, output, integration, application, and region. The growing use of light sensors to perform certain functions such as ambient light sensing, proximity detection, and RGB color sensing among others in the consumer electronics and automotive sectors is expected to impact the future of this market.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the light sensors market begins with capturing data on key vendor revenues through secondary research. The vendor offerings are also taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. The bottom-up procedure was employed to arrive at the overall market size of the global market from the revenue of the key players in the market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market was split into several segments and subsegments which are then verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key people such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. This data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of profiles of primary is depicted in the figure below:

Light Sensors Market

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The ecosystem of the light sensors market includes the raw material and sensor component suppliers, sensing ICs manufacturers, distributors/OEMs which include manufacturers of electronic devices and industry automation companies. The key players in the market include ams AG (Germany), Avago Technologies Inc. (Singapore), Elan Microelectronics Corp. (Taiwan), Everlight Electronics Co. (Taiwan), Heptagon (Singapore), Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (U.S.), ROHM Co., Ltd. (Japan), Sharp Corporation (Japan), Sitronix Technology Corp. (Taiwan), STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (U.S.) among others.

Key Target Audience:

  • Foundry players,
  • Light sensor developers
  • ODM and OEM technology solution providers
  • Research organizations
  • Technology investors
  • Technology standards organizations
  • Associations, forums, and alliances related to light sensor
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers

“Study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus in the next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

The research report segments the light sensors market into the following submarkets:

By Function:

  • Ambient light sensing
  • Proximity detection
  • RGB Color sensing
  • Gesture recognition
  • UV/IR detection

By Output:

  • Analog
  • Digital

By Integration:

  • Discrete
  • Combination

By Application:

  • Automotive
  • Consumer electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Entertainment
  • Home automation
  • Security

By Region:

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights – Light Sensors Market (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Light Sensors Market, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
    4.2 Market for Key Applications (2016–2022)
    4.3 Market, By Function and Region – 2016
    4.4 Market, By Geography – 2016
    4.5 Market, By Output (2016–2022)
    4.6 Market, By Integration, 2020

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Function
           5.2.2 By Application
           5.2.3 By Output
           5.2.4 By Integration
           5.2.5 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growing Implementation of Light Sensors in Smartphones and Pc Tablets Spurs the Growth of This Market
                    5.3.1.2 Advancements in the Automotive Sector Fuel the Market
                    5.3.1.3 Adoption of Smart Home Technology is Expected to Drive the Light Sensors Market
                    5.3.1.4 Exterior Building Lighting and Outdoor Lighting is Driving the Growth of the Market
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Low Light Sensing Capabilities Act as A Restraining Factor
                    5.3.2.2 Low-Cost Sensors are Increasing the Threat to Scale Down the Quality
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Industrial Sector Expected to Create Opportunities for the Market
                    5.3.3.2 Automation in Machine Vision is Expected to Create Huge Opportunities
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Increasing Demand for Miniaturization of Sensors

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.5 Threat of New Entrants

7 Market Analysis, By Function (Page No. - 53)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Ambient Light Sensing
    7.3 Proximity Detection
    7.4 Rgb Color Sensing
    7.5 Gesture Recognition
    7.6 UV/Infrared Light (IR) Detection

8 Market Analysis, By Output (Page No. - 71)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Analog
    8.3 Digital

9 Market Analysis, By Integration (Page No. - 76)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Discrete
    9.3 Combination

10 Market Analysis, By Application (Page No. - 82)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Consumer Electronics
     10.3 Automotive
     10.4 Industrial
     10.5 Home Automation
     10.6 Healthcare
     10.7 Entertainment
     10.8 Security

11 Market, By Region (Page No. - 100)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 North America
     11.3 Europe
     11.4 Asia-Pacific
     11.5 Rest of the World

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 115)
     12.1 Overview
     12.2 Market Ranking Analysis: Light Sensors Market
     12.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
             12.3.1 New Product Launches
             12.3.2 Acquisition, Agreements, and Strategic Alliances
             12.3.3 Collaborations and Patents

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 120)
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
     13.1 Introduction
     13.2 AMS AG
     13.3 Avago Technologies Inc.
     13.4 Sharp Corporation
     13.5 Stmicroelectronics NV.
     13.6 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
     13.7 Apple, Inc.
     13.8 Elan Microelectronic Corp.
     13.9 Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
     13.10 Heptagon
     13.11 Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
     13.12 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
     13.13 Sitronix Technology Corporation
     13.14 ROHM Co., Ltd.

*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

14 Appendix (Page No. - 151)
     14.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     14.2 Discussion Guide
     14.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     14.4 Available Customizations
     14.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (77 Tables)

Table 1 Light Sensors Market Size, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 2 Light Sensor Market, By Function
Table 3 Light Sensor Market, By Application
Table 4 Light Sensor Market, By Output
Table 5 Light Sensor Market, By Integration
Table 6 Growing Implementation of Light Sensor in Smartphones and Pc Tablets Expected to Boost the Market Growth
Table 7 Low Light Sensing Capabilities Limit the Growth of This Market
Table 8 Light Sensors Expected to Have A Large Application Area in Industrial and Machine Vision
Table 9 Rising Demand for Small-Sized Sensors is Challenging
Table 10 Light Sensors Market Size, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Market Size for Ambient Light Sensing Function, By Output, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Market Size for Ambient Light Sensing Function, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Market Size for Ambient Light Sensing Function, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Market Size for Ambient Light Sensing Function, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Market Size for Proximity Detection Function, By Output, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Market Size for Proximity Sensing Function, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Light Sensors Market Size for Proximity Sensing Function, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Light Sensors Market Size for Proximity Sensing Function, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Market Size for Rgb Color Sensing Function, By Output, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Market Size for Rgb Color Sensing Function, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Market Size for Colour Sensing Function, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Market Size for Rgb Color Sensing Function, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Market Size for Gesture Recognition Function, By Output, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Market Size for Gesture Recognition Function, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Market Size for Gesture Recognition Function, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Market Size for Gesture Recognition Function, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Market Size for UV/IR Detection Function, By Output, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Market Size for UV/IR Detection Function, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Market Size for UV/IR Detection Function, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Market Size for UV/IR Detection Function, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Light Sensors Market Size, By Output, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Market Size for Analog Output, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Market Size for Digital Output, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Light Sensors Market Size, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Market Size for Discrete Integration, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Light Sensors Market Size for Discrete Integration, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Light Sensor Market Size for Combination Integration, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Market Size for Combination Integration, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Market Size, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Market Size for Consumer Electronics Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Light Sensors Market Size for Consumer Electronics Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Market Size for Consumer Electronics Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Market Size for Automotive Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Market Size for Automotive Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Light Sensors Market Size for Automotive Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Market Size for Industrial Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Market Size for Industrial Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Light Sensors Market Size for Industrial Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Market Size for Home Automation Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Light Sensors Market Size for Home Automation Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Market Size for Home Automation Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Market Size for Healthcare Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Light Sensors Market Size for Healthcare Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Market Size for Healthcare Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Market Size for Entertainment Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Market Size for Entertainment Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Light Sensors Market Size for Entertainment Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Market Size for Security Sector, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Light Sensors Market Size for Security Sector, By Integration, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Market Size for Security Sector, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Market Size in North America, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 Light Sensors Market Size in North America, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 Light Sensors Market Size in North America, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 Light Sensors Market Size in Europe, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 Light Sensor Market Size in Europe, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 Light Sensor Market Size in Europe, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 Light Sensors Market Size in APAC, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 69 Market Size in APAC, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 70 Market Size in APAC, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 71 Market Size in Row, By Function, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 Light Sensors Market Size in Row, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 Market Size in Row, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 74 Light Sensors Market Ranking, By Key Player, 2014
Table 75 New Product Launches, 2012–2015
Table 76 Acquisitions, Agreements, and Strategic Alliances (2012–2015)
Table 77 Collaborations and Patents (2012–2015)


List of Figures (81 Figures)

Figure 1 Light Sensors Market Covered
Figure 2 Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Light Sensor Market: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Light Sensor Market: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Light Sensor Market Segmentation
Figure 7 Snapshot of Light Sensors Market, By Function 2016–2022: Light Sensors Market for Ambient Light Sensing Expected to Account for A Large Market Share During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Light Sensor Market, By Application (2016)
Figure 9 Light Sensor Market, By Region (2016)
Figure 10 Attractive Growth Opportunities for the Market
Figure 11 Consumer Electronics Would Hold the Largest Share of the Light Sensors Market Based on Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Ambient Light Sensoning Function Expected to Dominate the Global Light Sensors Market in 2016
Figure 13 U.S. Expected to Hold the Largest Share of the North America Light Sensors Market
Figure 14 Market for Digital Output Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 15 Light Sensors Market for Combination Integration Expected to Show A Potential Growth in Terms of Value By 2022
Figure 16 Market, By Region
Figure 17 Increasing Demand From Smartphones and Pc Tablets Would Support the Light Sensors Market Growth in the Consumer Electronics Sector
Figure 18 Value Chain Analysis: Maximum Value is Added During the Manufacturing Stage
Figure 19 Bargaining Power of Buyers Expected to Have A High Impact
Figure 20 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 21 Light Sensors Market: Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
Figure 22 Market: Threat of Substitutes
Figure 23 Market: Bargaining Power of Buyers
Figure 24 Market: Bargaining Power of Suppliers
Figure 25 Market: Threat of New Entrants
Figure 26 Market for Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 27 Digital Output Expected to Hold the Largest Market Size in Terms of Value By 2022
Figure 28 Market for Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function in the Automotive Sector Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Light Sensors With Digital Output Expected to Hold A Large Market Size By 2022
Figure 30 Light Sensors Market in the Automotive Sector Expected to Show Exponential Growth By 2020
Figure 31 The Market in Asia-Pacific Expected to Grow at A High Rate Between 2013 and 2022
Figure 32 Combination Integration of Color Sensors Expected to Fuel the Light Sensors Market By 2022
Figure 33 Market for Light Sensors With Digital Output Expected to Grow at A High Rate Between 2013 and 2022
Figure 34 Consumer Electronics Sector Expected to Lead the Market By 2022
Figure 35 Market for Light Sensors With Combination Integration of IR/UV Sensors Expected to Grow at A High CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 36 Market for Light Sensors With UV/IR Detection Function in the Automotive Sector Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Market for Digital Light Sensors Expected to Grow at A High Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 38 Market for Analog Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 39 Market for Digital Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function Expected to Grow at the Hightest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 40 Market for the Combination Integration Expected to Grow at High Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 41 Market for Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Funcion Expected to Witness Potential Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 42 Automotive Sector to Boost the Growth of the Market Based on Combination Integration During the Forecast Period
Figure 43 Market for Automotive Sector Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 44 Market for Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function Expected to Show Potential Growth By 2022
Figure 45 Light Sensors With Combination Integration Expected to Lead the Market for Automotive Sector By 2022
Figure 46 Market for Light Sensors With Proximity Detection Function Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate in Industrial Sector During the Forecast Period
Figure 47 Market for Light Sensors With Combination Integration Expected to Grow at A High Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 48 Market for Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function Expected to Witness Potential Growth in Healthcare Sector During the Forecast Period
Figure 49 Light Sensors With Ambient Light Sensing Function Expected to Hold A Large Market Share By 2022
Figure 50 Market for Light Sensors With Combination Integration Expected to Witness Potential Growth in Security Sector By 2022
Figure 51 Geographic Snapshot – Global Light Sensors Market, By Geography
Figure 52 Light Sensors Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 53 North American Light Sensors Market Snapshot (2016–2022): Demand for Light Sensors Would Be Driven By the Consumer Electronics Sector
Figure 54 Market in the Automotive Sector Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 55 U.S. Market Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 56 The European Light Sensors Market for the Automotive Sector Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast
Figure 57 Asia-Pacific Light Sensors Market Snapshot: India Expected to Be the Most Lucrative Market By 2022
Figure 58 Market for the Automotive Sector Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate in APAC During the Forecast Period
Figure 59 Indian Market for Light Sensors Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 60 Market in the Middle East Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 61 Companies Adopted New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2013 and 2015
Figure 62 Market Evolution Framework: New Product Launches Fuelled Growth in the Light Sensors Market
Figure 63 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches—The Key Strategy
Figure 64 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Players
Figure 65 AMS AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 AMS AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 67 Avago Technologies Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 68 Avago Technologies Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 69 Sharp Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 70 Sharp Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 71 Stmicroelectronics: Company Snapshot
Figure 72 Stmicroelectronics NV: SWOT Analysis
Figure 73 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 74 Vishay Intertechnology: SWOT Analysis
Figure 75 Apple, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 76 Elan Microelectronics Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 77 Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 78 Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 79 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 80 Sitronix Technology Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 81 ROHM Co.,Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The light sensors market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% between 2016 and 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2.14 Billion by 2022. The growth of the light sensors market is driven by the growing implementation of light sensors to perform certain functions in consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets. Also, advancements in the automotive sector, smart homes, and outdoor lighting are expected to boost the growth of the market.

There is a growing market for light sensors in consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial machineries. The growing implementation of ambient light sensors and proximity sensors in mobile devices has accelerated the growth of the consumer electronics sector in the light sensors market. The innovations in the car with in-built proximity sensors and gesture recognition functions have offered the driver a user-friendly interface. Also, increasing driver safety and assistance is supporting the growth of the market for the automotive sector. Moreover, growing focus of manufacturers on energy saving by light sensors has expected to boost the adoption in the industrial sector. The lighting fixtures equipped with light sensors provide cost-saving advantages and long-lasting light.

The light sensors market on the basis of function is segmented into ambient light sensing, proximity detection, RGB color sensing, gesture recognition, and UV/IR detection. The growing implementation of light sensors to perform the functions stated above in various applications including automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, and home automation among others is supporting the growth of market. The ambient light sensor in a device provides a benefit of saving the battery power. The automatic adjustment (auto-dimming) of the backlight offers power savings in these devices.

Also, ambient light sensor in the automotive sector supports automatic dimming in automobiles to ensure reliable visibility under all circumstances. The headlamp control in cars improves road safety by automatically turning on the lights in twilight or while entering a tunnel. These factors are driving the growth of the market for light sensors based on the ambient light sensing function.

In 2015, consumer electronics held the largest market in Asia-Pacific, whereas the automotive application is expected to grow at a high CAGR between 2016 and 2022. The major reasons driving the growth of the light sensors market in APAC is the large number of mobile, laptop, and tablet users.

Light Sensors Market

APAC offers potential growth opportunities as there is a rise in the adoption of light sensors among the major OEMs and one such company is Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea). Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) is a prominent player in the light sensors market. It has implemented light sensors which perform certain functions such as proximity detection in various product segments including mobile devices such as Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

The low light sensing capability of light sensors and the threat to scale down the quality in low-cost sensors are the restraining factors for the light sensors market. In the market, ams AG (Germany) is a major player which develops and manufactures high-performance analog semiconductors. With its diversified product portfolio and strong geographic presence, the company had succeeded in acquiring a large market share. For the market, the company launched discrete and combination light sensors in the past three years. Also, the company invests heavily in R&D for designing innovative products to match the market needs, and explore new opportunities in the market to drive growth and profitability. The product launches of the company have made it one of the prominent players in this market. Recently, in April 2015, the company launched TSL2584TSV, an ambient light sensor (ALS) which is used in display management applications.

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