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Microphone Market by Type (MEMS (Analog and Digital), Electret, Other), by Application (automotive, commercial security & surveillance, consumer electronics, industrial, medical, and sensing), & by Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: May 2015
Report Code: SE 3295

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The total market for the Microphone market will be worth $1.81 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 7.5%.

Microphones Market are defined as the transducers which convert the acoustic pressure wave signals to the electrical signals. Microphones are mainly used to convert the acoustical energy into electrical energy in a wide range of applications, ranging from consumer level applications, such as smartphones, to large-scale applications, such as in industries. Microphones are widely used in voice recognition, voice transmission, noise recognition and reduction, and numerous sensing applications. For instance, they are used in different applications, namely automobile for driver assistance and positioning control, medical, electronic stethoscopes, commercial security for gunshot detection, and so on. Moreover, with the recent development in the MEMS technology and emergence of connected environment, multiple microphones are being implemented in a single device for features such as “always on”, noise reduction, and so on.

The microphone market has been divided into three types, namely MEMS microphones, electret microphones, and other microphones. MEMS microphones have further been segmented as digital MEMS microphones and analog MEMS microphones.

Some of the major applications in microphone market are such as VoIP, Gaming and virtual reality input devices, Digital still and video cameras, laptop and notebook computers, portable media players, cellphones, smart phones, laptop computers, headsets, smartwatches, antitheft systems, handsfree system, human machine interface, parking assistance systems. Some of the major industries in microphone market are such as automotive, commercial security & surveillance, consumer electronics, industrial, medical, and sensing applications.

APAC currently leads the market share of the microphone market as this region has the maximum adoption. The Americas is the emerging market for microphones and the European market is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2014 to 2020. For automotive applications America is the largest market and this trend is expected to be continuing in coming future.

Some of The major players in the microphone market are AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. (China), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), BSE (South Korea), Cirrus Logic Inc. (U.S.), Goertek (China), Hosiden Corporation (Japan), InvenSense, Inc. (U.S.), Knowles Corporation (U.S.), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), and Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co. Ltd. (China), among others.  

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the “Microphone Market” on the basis of different product types, applications, and geographical analysis; and also forecasts the revenues and analyzes the trends in the market.

On the basis of types

Some of the major applications in microphone market are such as electret, MEMS based microphones, and other microphones.

On the basis of applications

Some of the major industries in microphone market are such as automotive, commercial security & surveillance, consumer electronics, industrial, medical, and sensing applications.

On the basis of geography

  • Americas
    • North America
    • South America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Others
  • ROW

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Geographic Scope
           1.3.3 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Market 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
           2.2.3 Market Share Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions and Limitations
           2.4.1 Assumptions
           2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Market
    4.2 Market–Applications
    4.3 Market in the American Region
    4.4 The Americas Accounted for One-Third of the Market in 2013
    4.5 Market, By Type
    4.6 Market: Asian vs American Countries
    4.7 Life Cycle Analysis, By Type (2014–2020)

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Application
           5.2.3 By Geography
    5.3 Evolution
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Increasing Demand in Consumer Electronics
                    5.4.1.2 Low Cost and Compact Size
                    5.4.1.3 Increasing Number of Microphones Embedded Per Device
                    5.4.1.4 Adoption of Modern Microphones in the Smart Wearable Devices
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Difficult Packaging and Integration Process
                    5.4.2.2 High Cost of Electronic Stethoscopes
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Increased Number of Microphones in the Automotive Application
                    5.4.3.2 Adoption of Microphones in the Industrial Application
           5.4.4 Challenges
                    5.4.4.1 Limited Selection Available to End-Users
                    5.4.4.2 Limitation Over Sensitivity, Noise, and Power Consumption
    5.5 Burning Issue
           5.5.1 Continuous Optimization of Components and Die Size
    5.6 Winning Imperatives
           5.6.1 Tapping the Potential of the Emerging Markets
    5.7 Value Chain Analysis

6 Microphone Market, By Type (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Electret Microphones
    6.3 Mems Microphones
    6.4 Other Microphones

7 Microphone Market, By Application (Page No. - 64)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Automotive
    7.3 Commercial Security & Surveillance
    7.4 Consumer Electronics
    7.5 Industrial
    7.6 Medical
    7.7 Sensing Application

8 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 96)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 The Americas
           8.2.1 North America
           8.2.2 South America
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 France
           8.3.2 Germany
           8.3.3 U.K.
           8.3.4 Rest of Europe
    8.4 APAC
           8.4.1 China
           8.4.2 Japan
           8.4.3 South Korea
           8.4.4 Rest of Apac
    8.5 RoW

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 115)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Market Share Analysis
    9.3 Competitive Scenario
           9.3.1 Battle for the Market Share
           9.3.2 New Product Launches
           9.3.3 Partnerships, Agreements, and Collaborations
           9.3.4 Mergers & Acquisitions
           9.3.5 Expansions
           9.3.6 Other Developments

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 121)
(Overview, ProduCTS and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Knowles Corporation
     10.3 AAC Technologies Holdings, Inc.
     10.4 Invensense, Inc.
     10.5 Goertek
     10.6 Stmicroelectronics N.V.
     10.7 Robert Bosch Gmbh
     10.9 BSE
     10.10 Cirrus Logic, Inc.
     10.11 Hosiden Corporation
     10.12 Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd.
*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

11 Appendix (Page No. - 143)
     11.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     11.2 Discussion Guide
     11.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     11.4 Available Customizations
     11.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (73 Tables)

Table 1 The Increasing Demand in Consumer Electronics is the Major Driver of the Market
Table 2 The Difficult Packaging and Integration Process Are Restraining the Growth of the Market
Table 3 Adoption in Various Industries Are Generating New Opportunities for the Market
Table 4 Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 5 Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 6 Electret Microphone Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 7 Electret Microphone Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 8 Electret Microphone Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 9 Mems Microphone Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Mems Microphone Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 11 Mems Microphone Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Mems Microphone Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Mems Microphone Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 14 Other Microphone Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 15 Other Microphone Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 16 Other Microphone Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 19 Market for the Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 20 Market for the Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 21 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 23 Mems Microphone Market for the Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 Mems Microphone Market for the Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 25 Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 26 Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 27 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 28 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 29 Mems Microphone Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 30 Mems Microphone Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 31 Market for the Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 32 Market for the Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 33 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 34 Digital Microphone Market for the Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 35 Mems Microphone Market for the Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 36 Mems Microphone Market for the Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 37 Market for the Industrial Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 38 Market for the Industrial Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 39 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Industrial Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 40 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Industrial Application, By Region, 2013-2020 (Million Units)
Table 41 Mems Microphone Market for the Industrial Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 42 Mems Microphone Market for the Industrial Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 43 Market for the Medical Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 44 Market for the Medical Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 45 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Medical Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 46 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Medical Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 47 Mems Microphone Market for the Medical Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 48 Mems Microphone Market for the Medical Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 49 Market Size for the Sensing Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 50 Market for the Sensing Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 51 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Sensing Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 52 Digital Mems Microphone Market for the Sensing Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 53 Mems Microphone Market for the Sensing Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 54 Mems Microphone Market for the Sensing Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Table 55 American Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 56 American Market, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 American Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 58 European Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 European Market, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 60 European Market, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 APAC Market, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 62 APAC Market, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 APAC Market, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 64 RoW Market, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 RoW Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 66 Ranking of the Top Five Mems Manufacturers in 2013 on the Basis of Revenue Generation
Table 67 Ranking of the Top Five Mems Suppliers in the Mobile Phones and Tablets Market in 2013
Table 68 Top Mems Microphone Suppliers, By Region
Table 69 Most Significant New Product Launches in the Market
Table 70 The Most Significant Partnerships, Agreements, and Collaborations in the Market
Table 71 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions of the Market
Table 72 Recent Expansions of the Market
Table 73 Other Recent Developments in the Market


List of Figures (78 Figures)

Figure 1 Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Assumptions of the Research Study
Figure 6 Limitations of the Research Study
Figure 7 Mems Microphones Accounted for the Largest Share in the Market in 2014
Figure 8 Microphones in the Medical Application Are Expected to be the Fastest-Growing Segment
Figure 9 The Americas and APAC Are the Most Favourable Regions in the Market
Figure 10 The Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% Between 2014 and 2020
Figure 11 Consumer Electronics Held the Largest Share in the Market in 2014
Figure 12 The U.S., Canada, and Mexico Are the Major Consumers of Microphones in the Americas
Figure 13 APAC Accounted for the Largest Share of the Overall Market
Figure 14 Americas and Europe to Dominate the Overall Market in 2013
Figure 15 The Asian Sub-Regions Are Growing at a Faster Rate Than the American Sub-Regions
Figure 16 The Emerging Microphone Types, Such as the Digital Mems Microphones, Recorded the Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 17 Market Segmentation
Figure 18 Market Segmentation: By Type
Figure 19 Market Segmentation: By Application
Figure 20 Market Segmentation: By Geography
Figure 21 Evolution of Microphones
Figure 22 Major Parameters Impacting the Market Dynamics
Figure 23 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value is Added During the Raw Material Supply and Original Equipment Manufacturing Phase
Figure 24 The Mems Microphones Are the Fastest-Growing Type
Figure 25 The Mems Microphone Dominated the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 26 Electret Microphones Are Seeing a Decline Across All Applications
Figure 27 The Consumer Electronics Application Accounted for the Largest Share of Electret Microphones in 2014
Figure 28 Electret Microphone Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 29 The Digital Mems Microphones Are the Fastest-Growing Type and Are Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 30 The Analog Mems Microphones Are Declining During the Forecast Period, Which Are Dominated By the Digital Mems Microphones
Figure 31 Mems Microphone Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 32 Other Microphones in the Medical Application Are Growing at the Highest Rate
Figure 33 The Automotive Application Accounted for the Largest Share of the Other Microphones Market in 2014
Figure 34 Other Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 35 The Medical Application is Expected to be the Fastest-Growing Segment
Figure 36 The Consumer Electronics Application Has Been Contributing a Major Share in the Market
Figure 37 Automotive Application Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 38 Market for the Automotive Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 39 Market for the Automotive Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Figure 40 Commercial Security & Surveillance Application Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 41 Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 42 Market for the Commercial Security & Surveillance Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Figure 43 Consumer Electronics Application Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 44 Market for the Consumer Electronics Application 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 45 Market Size for the Consumer Electronics Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Figure 46 Industrial Application Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 47 Market for the Industrial Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 48 Market Size for the Industrial Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Figure 49 Medical Application Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 50 Market for the Medical Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 51 Market for the Medical Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Figure 52 Sensing Application Market Size Comparison in Terms of Value, 2014 & 2020
Figure 53 Market for the Sensing Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 54 Market for the Sensing Application, 2013–2020 (Million Units)
Figure 55 Geographic Snapshot (2013)
Figure 56 The American Microphone Market Snapshot
Figure 57 The North American Microphone Market Accounted for the Largest Volume Share
Figure 58 European Microphone Market Snapshot
Figure 59 Germany Accounted for the Largest Volume Share in the European Microphone Market
Figure 60 APAC Microphone Market Snapshot
Figure 61 China Accounted for the Largest Volume Share in the APAC Microphone Market in 2014
Figure 62 RoW Microphone Market Snapshot
Figure 63 Goertek Emerged as the Fastest-Growing Company Between 2009 and 2013
Figure 64 Market Share of the Top Five Players in the Mems Microphone Market, 2013
Figure 65 Geographic Revenue Mix of the Top Five Market Players
Figure 66 Competitive Benchmarking of the Key Market Players (2009–2013)
Figure 67 Knowles Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 68 SWOT Analysis
Figure 69 AAC Technologies: Company Snapshot
Figure 70 Invensense, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 71 Goertek: Company Snapshot
Figure 72 Stmicroelectronics N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 73 Robert Bosch Gmbh: Company Snapshot
Figure 74 SWOT Analysis
Figure 75 BSE: Company Snapshot
Figure 76 Cirrus Logic, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 77 Hosiden Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 78 Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The Microphone market is currently going through a steady growth phase. In this market, MEMS based microphones are expected to substitute the popular traditional electret microphones. This research indicates that the growth for this market is closer to 7.5%, with the global market size valued at $1,175.29 million in 2014.

The market of microphones is heavily driven by the consumer electronics devices. The devices such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones are now operated on voice commands. These applications need more quality input of voice. MEMS based microphones are the best suited option for this requirement. Many players adopted this new MEMS based microphone technology. The latest trends also show that the number of microphones used per devices is increasing, in order to provide better signal to noise ratio.

The major players in microphone market include:

  • Americas - BAKER-CALLING, INC. (U.S.), Akustica Inc. (Bosch Group) (U.S.), InvenSense, Inc. (U.S.), Knowles Corporation (U.S.)
  • Europe - Wolfson Microelectronics PLC (U.K.) (CirrusLogic), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)
  • APAC - TDK-EPC Corporation (Japan), Hosiden Corporation (Japan), GoerTek(China), AAC Technologies (China)

The figure below shows the estimated continuous growth of the Microphone market by applications in the period from 2013 to 2020.

Microphone Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

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