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Excelitas and Nicera: The Two Big Names in IR Detector Market


The major players involved in the IR Detector market include companies like Murata Manufacturing (Japan), Hamamatsu (Japan), Flir (U.S.), Ulis (France), Raython (U.S.), Melexis (Belgium), Texas Instruments (U.S.), and Omron (Japan). Currently, two companies dominate the IR Detector market: Excelitas (U.S.) & Nicera (Japan), both, account for a majorityof the market share.

Excelitas is a volume leader in the ‘Thermopyles’ technology. It has gained a worldwide recognition for the design and production of high-performance ‘Pyroelectric’ detectors, thermopile detectors, and sensor modules; and continues to drive the digital Thermopyles market for non-contact temperature measurement applications. Excelitas IR detectors are used for safeguarding homes, conserving energy, motion and, presence detection, gas detection, and indoor climate control applications. The company suppliesdetectors,also used forapplications such as ear and forehead thermometry. Excelitas comprised a work-force of approximately 3,000 employees in 2013 in North America, Europe, and Asia; serving customers across the world.

Nicera (Japan) is another key player in the IR detector market, which mainly supplies ‘Pyroelectric’ technology detectors. Its core products are ceramics and semiconductor materials, which are used to make— infrared sensors, to protect property and life; ultrasonic sensors for car safety and theft prevention;and gas sensors, to help maintain a clean environment. Some of the other applications for which it supplies the IR detectors are essential electronic components for computer and mobile communications.

Murata Manufacturing (Japan) is another key player in the IR detector market, which mainly supplies Pyroelectric detectors. The company is primarily involved in the manufacturing of ceramic passive electronic components, primarily capacitors; and has a strong worldwide presencewith regards to theceramic filters, high frequency parts, and sensors. It recently developed the world's first AMR sensor with 3D sensing capabilities, supporting 360-degree magnetic field detection with a uniform sensitivity in all directions. Magnetic field detection in three-dimensional space previously required the use of multiple magnetic sensors in combination, but the new sensor makes 3D magnetic field detection possible using a single device.

Related Reports:

IR Detector Market by Technology (MCT, InGaAs, Pyroelectric, Thermopyle, Microbolometer), Application (People & Motion Sensing, Temperature Measurement, Fire & Gas Detection, Spectroscopy), Spectral Range (S/M/LWIR) & by Geography - Global Forecast to 2013 - 2020

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