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STMicroelectronics, Sony Corp, Synaptic, Texas Instruments and Bosch Sensortec Maintain its Dominance in Global Sensors Market in Consumer Electronics, 2013
The last decade has experienced the emergence of a large number of small and medium sized players in the sensors market in consumer electronics. Most of these players focus on selected product segments such as Image sensor or motion sensor only. For instance, Sony Corp. (Japan) and Aptina Imaging (U.S.) manufacture and supply Image sensors only. Similarly, Cypress Semiconductors (U.S.) and Synaptics (U.S.) hold expertise in touch sensing technology. Likewise, there are a few companies such as Bosch Sensortec (Germany), STMicroelectronics (U.S.) whose product portfolios for sensors extend across major applications in consumer electronics. Each of these sensors manufacturers are market leaders in the product fields they manufacture.
Several factors are responsible for bringing these players where they are today, major ones among these being strong R&D, profitable acquisitions and Joint Venture over the years. For e.g. Elliptic Labs (U.S.) along with Murata Manufacturing (Japan) brought out touchless gesture recognition system using ultrasonic sensor. With such a large number of patents to their name and a huge manpower at disposal, the major companies named above are always looking for ways to increase its market dominance through innovative solutions or expansion in untapped geographical regions. For example: Cyrpess recently claimed in its press release that it shipped its 1 Billion CapSense controller in November 2013. Aptina recently its new Clarity+™ 13-Megapixel (MP) sensor for smartphone applicationswhich enables mobile phone designers to boost the resolution of their cameras from 8MP to 13MP without any compromise.
Sensors Market in Consumer Electronics by Product (Touch, Image, Motion, Temperature, Position, Pressure), Application (Entertainment, I.T., Communication Products, Home Appliances), & Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, ROW) - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2020)
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