A motion sensor is a device that is utilized for detecting any moving objects, especially people. It is often integrated as a component within a system that automatically alerts a user of a movement within a particular area. Motion sensors form a key component of energy efficiency, home control, automated lighting control, security, and other significant systems. The global motion sensors market is on the rise owing to the rising utilization of motion sensors within the gaming industry.
In addition, the increasing utilization of these components by the smartphones industry is also a key factor augmenting the growth of the market for motion sensors. The market for motion sensors is also fuelled by their increasing demand from the automotive sector wherein they are employed in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), security, and airbag deployment systems. In addition, the rising purchasing power of people globally and the increasing requirement for vehicles are also amongst the chief factors augmenting the growth of the market for motion sensors.
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MEMS Accelerometers Led Market in 2014
In terms of type, the market for motion sensors is segmented into MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) magnetometer, MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) gyroscope, MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) accelerometer, sensor combos, and ultrasonic sensors. Amongst these, MEMS accelerometers held the largest share on the basis of revenue in 2014. MEMS accelerometers are utilized for the detection of earthquakes and are also employed in medical devices including artificial body parts. By technology, the market is segmented into microwave, infrared motion, passive infrared, active infrared, tomographic, ultrasonic sensors, and other sensors. Amongst these, the segment of active infrared led the market in 2014 and is predicted to maintain its superiority in the coming years. The segment of microwave sensors trailed the active infrared segment and held the second-largest share in the market in the same year.
Demand for Motion Sensors was Highest in Consumer Electronics in 2014
In terms of application, the market is segmented into industrial, lighting controls (outdoor/indoor), service robotics, fire alarms and smoke detectors, consumer electronics, gaming and entertainment, wearable devices, smart phones and tablets, automotive application, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), airbag deployment system, security, others, fitness and wellness, healthcare, aerospace and defense, and other applications. Amongst these, the consumer electronics segment led the market in 2014 and was trailed by industrial application. The rising popularity of wearable technology is predicted to stimulate the demand for motion sensors within the consumer electronics segment.
Europe Motion Sensors Market held Largest Share in 2014
On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Amongst these, Europe led the market in 2014 and was trailed by Asia Pacific, North America, and Rest of the World (RoW). In Europe, consumer electronics lead the motion sensors market. The rising demand for these sensors in microwaves and smartphones is the reason behind the growth of the Europe motion sensors market.
The players dominant in the market are Memsic Inc. (United States), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Invensense Inc. (United States), Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Japan), Microchip Technology, Inc. (United States), Kionix Inc. (U.S.), and Analog Devices, Inc. (U.S.), among others.