Friday, August 29, 2014

IR Detector Market Analysis

According to a new research report “Infrared Detector Market by Technology, Application and Spectral Range“, the global IR detector market value was estimated to be nearly $321.4 Million in 2013. It is expected to reach $704.8 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2014-2020. Thermopyle technology market is estimated to have the largest market share and will be mainly driven by the people and motion detection, and temperature measurement applications in the coming years.IR detector market application is gaining market penetration by leaps and bounds; and new technologies with respect to this market are evolving daily. These detectors are becoming the core of consumer electronics devices like smart phones, smart TVs, and tablets; which are making our daily life easier and productive.  Thanks to the advancement in the technologies, it is now possible to leverage higher technologies for processing a heap of data, and making systems around us smarter and responsive for our daily needs.


The single largest driver for the market is the lowering of the price in the coming years. Development of IR detectors in terms of size, weight, and power is also expected to drive the market. This report focuses on giving a bird’s eye-view on the complete market; from the short wave infrared to long wave infrared, with regards to the products market, with detailed market segmentations; combined with the qualitative analysis of each and every aspect of the market on the basis of application and geography. All the numbers, in terms of the revenue, at every level of detail, are forecasted till 2020, to give a glimpse of the potential revenue in this market.


The key players in the IR detector market are Excelitas (U.S.), Nicera (Japan), Murata Manufacturing (Japan), Hamamatsu (Japan), Flir (U.S.), Ulis (France), Raython (U.S.), Melexis (Belgium), Texas Instruments (U.S.), and Omron (Japan).


IR Detector Market Infograph (2013-2020)


IR Detector Market Analysis


Source: MarketsandMarkets, IR Detector Market Analysis


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report: “Infrared Detector Market by Technology, Application and Spectral Range“.


 




IR Detector Market Analysis

The CMOS Image Sensors Market Report

Driven by handset and tablet applications, a 10% CAGR is forecast for the CMOS image sensor market from 2013-2018, reaching a value of almost US$13B by 2018.   Many different applications are driving CMOS image sensor integration.


It’s likely that the consumer market will benefit from new mobile technologies. As such, we foresee consumer applications (tablets, DSC etc.) to be the growth driver over the next five years (which is the opposite of the previous five years, which were driven exclusively by mobile applications).


Moreover, after being dominated by CCD, DSC applications are now shifting towards CMOS.  And while DSLR will be a substitution market, the next wave is likely to be automotive applications, which could become CIS’ third big market.


Indeed, the CIS sensor market in automotive is showing steady growth, which is expected to continue in the coming years; possibly become CIS’ third-largest CIS market. Automotive also demands new technologies such as high dynamicrange sensors and near infra-red response, and will benefit (with appropriate optimization) from technology developments in the handset market.


A shift from driving assistance applications to security-based applications may imply significant quality and reliability design improvements in the near future, possibly leading to traditional automotive product providers entering the market with more exuberance.


Many other emerging applications are also set to drive CIS’ future growth, such as wearable electronics (i.e. smart watches), machine vision, security & surveillance, and medical applications. These applications are likely to be in position for strong growth in the mid and long-term.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report: Status of the CMOS Image Sensors Industry.


 



The CMOS Image Sensors Market Report

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Physical Security Market Worth $87.95 Billion by 2019

New market research report “Physical Security Market by System and Services (Access Control, IP Video Surveillance Management Software, Locks, PSIM, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, System Integration, and Designing and Consulting) – Worldwide Forecast & Analysis (2014 – 2019)”  focuses on the type of systems and services that are used to provide physical security. This report also enumerates the key factors that are driving growth in this market along with restraints and new opportunities for growth.


The market for physical security has been segmented by security systems such as access controls, biometrics scanners, locks, video surveillance, and physical security information management software and security services such as system integration, support and maintenance, and designing and consulting.


In the Physical Security Market, a wide range of products and services, such as video surveillance, access control, biometrics, remote management, technical support, security consulting, are included. Biometrics holds a major share in the products range. It is expected that the access control market will continue to grow at a higher pace. The Physical Security Market will witness a good growth trend in developing economies. There will be a rise in the demand for physical security solutions and services in these regions. With an increase in terrorist attacks and sabotages on critical infrastructure zones, the spending on physical security solutions and services will increase in the coming years. Besides, an increase in market acceptance for such solutions and services will be fuelling its growth. End users or consumers are not only looking for various devices, but are also increasingly interested in tailor-made solutions and integrated packages.


The recent trend in the industry shows that the Physical Security Market is continually improving, and there is a huge demand for physical security solutions and services in almost every industry. The current services, such as remote management, security consulting, and technical support, are suitable for usage in almost every vertical. Some of the advanced products are next-generation analytics and infinite storage devices. In recent times, there has been continuous innovation in this market. Ubiquitous sensors, smarter devices, and cloud technologies are some of the emerging technologies in the Physical Security Market.


The important vendors in the market for physical security are Anixter, CSC, Cisco, EMC Corporation, HP, Honeywell International, IBM, Genetec, Lockheed Martin, and Schneider Electric. This report on the Physical Security Market provides an in-depth analysis of the key players in tools and services ecosystem with their profiles and recent developments, key issues and opportunities in the market, global adoption trends, and future growth potential.


According to this report, the Physical Security Market will grow from $57.72 billion in 2014 to $87.95 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.8%. In terms of regions, North America (NA) and Europe are expected to be the biggest markets in terms of revenue contribution, while Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to surpass Europe during the forecast period. Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America (LA) are also expected to experience increased market traction during the forecast period.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the reportPhysical Security Market by System and Services (Access Control, IP Video Surveillance Management Software, Locks, PSIM, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, System Integration, and Designing and Consulting) – Worldwide Forecast & Analysis (2014 – 2019).



Physical Security Market Worth $87.95 Billion by 2019

Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020

Image sensor is a vital part of any imaging device that converts the optical information into electrical signals. In 1960s, image sensors have gone through several technological advancements due to the continuous demand in the market for higher resolution, smaller form factor and lower power consumption.


Image sensors are being widely used in consumer sector like for digital cameras, mobile phones, tablet PC camcorders and so on. Other application area for image sensor is medical diagnosis, fault detection, visual feedback to controller, surveillance, infotainment, and entertainment since decades. Technology is never constant. Earlier, analog film based sensors and phosphor plates were used. The digitization of imaging technologies resulted in emergence of technologies such as, CCD and CMOS.


Currently, automotive and security are few sector where implementation of cameras has recently increased when compared with the earlier days. Implementation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is expected to boost the demand for cameras which leads to the higher demand for image sensor. According to estimation, more than 10 cameras may be implemented in a vehicle under ADAS. Growing awareness of security has also fueled the growth of cameras with special features such as; infrared enabled camera, ability to take picture even in low light. This has helped in the growth of image sensor market.


The figure below shows the estimated growth of the image sensor market from 2013 to 2020.


image sensor market


The image sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020. In the report, the driver, restraints, and opportunities for the market are covered. The major driving factors are increased demand for camera enabled mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets PC, implementation of machine vision, increased adoption of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) systems in vehicles, increased awareness about security. High power consumption by CCD image sensor is considered as the major restraining factor in the development of market.


The players involved in the development of image sensor include Aptina Imaging Corporation (U.S.), Canon Inc. (Japan), CMOSIS (Belgium), OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), ON Semiconductor (U.S.), Samsung Group (South Korea), Sony Corporation (Japan), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Teledyne DALSA (Canada), and Toshiba Corporation (Japan).


Geographically, the image sensor market is segmented into North America (the U.S., Canada, & Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, Sweden, the Netherland, & France), APAC (China, India, & Japan), and Rest of the World (the Middle East, South America, & Africa). The APAC market accounts for the highest market size of 38.30% and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.15% from 2014 to 2020. RoW (Rest of the World) is also expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 9.75% from 2014 to 2020; this is mainly due to the fact that telecommunication infrastructure is improving in these region which is then translated to higher demand for camera enabled mobile phone and thus, will boost the demand for image sensor.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the reportImage Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, CCD), Spectrum, Array, Scanning Method, Application and by Geography – Analysis and Forecast 2013 – 2020.


 



Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Flexible, Organic and Printed Electronics Market Forecast

New market research report, entitled Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities, provides the most comprehensive view of the topic, giving detailed ten year forecasts by device type. The market is analyzed by territory, printed vs non printed, rigid vs flexible, inorganic vs organic, cost of materials vs process cost and much more, with over 160 tables and figures. Activities of over 1,000 leading companies are given, as is assessment of the winners and losers to come.


The total market for Flexible, Organic and printed electronics will grow from $16.04 billion in 2013 to $76.79 billion in 2023. The majority of that is OLEDs (organic but not printed) and conductive ink used for a wide range of applications. On the other hand, stretchable electronics, logic and memory, thin film sensors are much smaller segments but with huge growth potential as they emerge from R&D.


Flexible, organic and printed electronics market forecast by component type in US$ billions*



Source: IDTechEx * For the full forecast data please purchase this report


The following components are assessed, and for each one ten year forecasts are given, along with companies and their activities, case studies, impediments to commercialization and timescales:


  • Logic and memory

  • OLED displays

  • OLED lighting

  • Electrophoretic and other bistable displays

  • Electrochromic displays

  • Electroluminescent displays

  • Other displays

  • Thin film batteries

  • Photovoltaics

  • Sensors

  • Conductors

  • Other



If you are looking to understand the big picture, the opportunity, the problems you can address, or how you can start to use these technologies and the implications involved, this report is a must.  Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site: Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities





Partial list of tables:


1.1.    Description and analysis of the main technology components of printed and potentially printed electronics

1.2.    Current opportunity, market size and profitability

1.3.    Market forecast by component type for 2013-2023 in US $ billions, for printed and potentially printed electronics including organic, inorganic and composites

1.4.    The different states of readiness of organic and inorganic electronic technologies (semiconductors and conductors)

1.5.    Spend on organic versus inorganic materials 2013-2023 US$ billion

1.6.    Split of material types by component

1.7.    Market value $ billions of only printed electronics 2013-2023

1.8.    Total market value of printed versus non-printed electronics 2013-2023 US$ billion

1.9.    Market value $ billions of only flexible/conformal electronics 2013-2023

1.10.    Total market value of flexible/conformal versus rigid electronics 2013-2023 in US$ billion

1.11.    The market for printed and potentially printed electronics by territory in $ billion 2013-2035

1.12.    Possible breakdown of the market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2035 by numbers and value

1.13.    Success and failures

2.1.    Market forecasts for 2035 in US$ billion

2.3.    Leading market drivers 2023

2.4.    Some potential benefits of printed and partly printed organic and inorganic electronics and electrics over conventional devices and non-electronic printing in various applications

2.5.    Types of printed/thin film photovoltaics beyond silicon compared, with examples of suppliers

2.6.    Primary assumptions of organic electronics in full production 2013-2035

3.1.    Global market for printed electronics logic and memory 2013-2023 in billions of dollars, with % printed and % flexible

3.2.    Scope for printed TFTCs to create new markets or replace silicon chips

3.3.    Advantages of printed and thin film transistors and memory vs traditional silicon

3.4.    Key parameters of thin-film deposition techniques

4.1.    Some new and established display technologies compared

4.2.    Comparison of the features of various technologies for advertising and signage

4.3.    Announced and exiting production plans of major companies

4.4.    Market forecasts for OLED panel displays 2013-2023

4.5.    Electrophoretic and Bi-stable displays market forecasts 2013-2023

4.6.    Electrochromic displays market forecasts 2013-2023

4.7.    Electroluminescent displays market forecasts 2013-2023

5.1.    Electrochromic displays market forecasts 2013-2023

7.1.    Shapes of battery for small RFID tags advantages and disadvantages

7.2.    The spectrum of choice of technologies for laminar batteries

7.3.    Examples of potential sources of flexible thin film batteries

7.4.    Some examples of marketing thrust for laminar batteries

7.5.    Batteries forecasts 2013-2023

8.1.    Sensor forecasts 2013-2023

8.2.    Leading market drivers 2023

9.1.    The market for printed and potentially printed electronics by territory in $ billion 2013-2035

9.2.    Examples of giant corporations intending to make the printed and potentially printed devices with the largest market potential, showing East Asia dominant.

9.3.    Examples of giant corporations, making or intending to make materials for printed and potentially printed electronics

9.4.    Most supported technology by number of organizations identified in North America, East Asia and Europe

9.5.    Summary of the trends by territory

9.6.    Market forecast by component type for 2013-2023 in US $ billions, for printed and potentially printed electronics including organic, inorganic and composites

9.7.    Market forecasts for 2032 in US$ billion

9.8.    Spend on organic versus inorganic materials 2013-2023 US$ billion

9.9.    Split of material types by component

9.10.    Market value $ billions of only printed electronics 2013-2023

9.11.    Market value $ billions of only flexible/conformal electronics 2013-2023

9.12.    Materials market forecasts 2013-2023 US$ billion

9.13.    End user markets relevant to printed and potentially printed electronics

9.14.    Possible breakdown of the market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2032 by numbers and value

10.1.    Water vapour and oxygen transmission rates of various materials.

10.2.    Requirements of barrier materials

10.3.    Market share of transparent conductive films

11.1.    Other players in the value chain



Flexible, Organic and Printed Electronics Market Forecast

Quantum Dots Market worth $3,414.54 Million by 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research  and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Quantum Dots Market by Product, Application, Material, and Geography – Forecast & Analysis 2013-2020″,  which focuses on advanced technology, current trends, & opportunities.  The total market for Quantum dots is expected to reach $3,414.54 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 71.13% from 2014 to 2020.


Quantum Dots (QD) is the most advanced area of “semiconductor nanoparticles”, Wherein a host of massive research activities are being undertaken, currently. QDs are semiconductor nanoparticles, and, as the name suggests, come in sizes ranging from 2 nm to 10 nm. Due to their miniature property; they are highly versatile and flexible. The uniqueness of QD material lays in the fact that its power intensity depends on the input source and size of QD. There are several ways to confine excitons in semiconductors, resulting in different methods to produce quantum dots. In general, quantum wires, wells, and dots are grown by advanced epitaxial techniques in nanocrystals produced by chemical methods or by ion implantation, or in nanodevices created from state-of-the-art lithographic techniques.


The QD market is expected to grow from $108.41 million that it accounts for, currently, in 2013 to $3,414.54 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 71.13% from 2014 to 2020. Optoelectronics application is expected to be the major market share holder with an expected revenue generation of $2,458.47 million in 2020.


Healthcare industry is one of the key areas of QD technology. There are numerous applications in the biomedical and biotechnology field that are already being exposed to QD technology and; hence, it accounts for the largest percentage of the QD market, on the whole. Applications in biomedical and biotechnology fields are expected to increase as and when the technology progresses.


Healthcare industry is one of the key areas of QD technology. There are numerous applications in the biomedical and biotechnology field that are already being exposed to QD technology and; hence, it accounts for the largest percentage of the QD market, on the whole. Applications in biomedical and biotechnology fields are expected to increase as and when the technology progresses.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report:Quantum Dots Market by Product, Application, Material, and Geography – Forecast & Analysis 2013-2020“.




Quantum Dots Market worth $3,414.54 Million by 2020

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

IPC-8701 - First Manufacturing Acceptability Standard for Photovoltaic (Solar) Module Assemblies Debuts

IPC-8701 Acceptability specs will help provide infrastructure for solar panel assembly


Solar panels have been in volume production for quite some time, but there are still just a limited number of standards to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) companies determine whether completed modules meet design and assembly requirements. IPC recently published the first document to set common acceptance criteria for finished assemblies.


IPC-8701, Final Acceptance Criteria Standard for PV Modules-Final Module Assembly, was written as a first step toward providing an infrastructure that will help companies increase volumes, hold costs down and obtain common acceptance requirements between customers and manufacturers. Like IPC standards for printed boards and other products, it eliminates the inconsistency that comes when companies all use different criteria for determining acceptability requirements.


“EMS companies are getting different criterion from each customer,” said Jasbir Bath, senior director, Standards at IPC. “It’s challenging to work with these different acceptance criterion, in terms of training of manufacturing personnel on the line and manufacturing quality inspections.”


In 60 pages, IPC-8701 describes best practices for inspecting photovoltaic assemblies, providing more than 120 photos to clarify the differences between acceptable and unacceptable elements. It focuses on the housing and support electronics used by both crystalline silicon cells, which dominate shipments today, as well as thin film cells in photovoltaic (PV) module production.


“This covers things like ensuring that the frame is square, the junction box is connected properly and that the label is in place and readable,” Bath said. “It even includes packaging in the shipping box, describing the protective packaging that keeps panels from getting cracked or undergoing too much stress during transit.”


One section focuses on the frames that enclose and support the solar cells. These are critical for product quality and they help shape the perception of quality.


“IPC-8701 sets parameters for both incoming frames and acceptable quality after manufacturing,” Bath said. “It describes what’s acceptable in terms of scratches, sharp edges, burrs, etc. There are specifications on how large scratches can be.”


The document also sets acceptance requirements for the junction boxes of the module.  Parameters for determining whether the plug-in terminals in the junction box pass or fail are also detailed.


 also looks at the sealant, tapes and potting compounds used in the module. The bus bars that connect solar cells in the module are also described. One of the final production steps, creating labels, is also included. The legibility of serial numbers and manufacturing date codes are described along with information on where these labels should be placed.


IPC-8701 PDF Standard download IPC-8701


For additional information or to purchase the standard, visit IPC-8701.


By Terry Costlow, IPC online editor



IPC-8701 - First Manufacturing Acceptability Standard for Photovoltaic (Solar) Module Assemblies Debuts