Thin-film Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025
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Thin-film technology is technology of applying a very thin film of material between a few nanometers to about hundreds of micrometers, or even the thickness of a few atoms on a “substrate” surface that is to be coated. Thin-film Sensors refers to sensors containing films that are less than 5 micrometer. The layer of material could range from fractions of nanometer to several micrometers. This technology is based upon self-organizational structure. The main purpose of thin-film sensors is to enhance surface uniformity and reduction in the amount of light absorbed. Due to their small size and light weight they require very small amount of raw material. Thin-film technology based sensors are used for medical purposes such as implantation and encapsulation are biodegradable. They are capable of protecting environment, support in medical diagnosis and life support systems, help in automating laboratory and industrial operations and provide better safety features.
With rising demand for biological sensors to test blood glucose levels for a quickly growing population of diabetics, the thin-film sensors market is flourishing. There are several advantages of using thin-film sensors such as it can do measurement for every position in the system, the system is independent of coating, quick response time and the reliability of the tool is unaffected. Also, increase in application areas of thin film technology such as military and consumer electronics is driving market growth. Increased popularity of portable, wearable, and flexible devices and the ongoing miniaturization trend is expected to provide growth opportunities for the thin-film sensors market. However, thin-film sensors are difficult to repair due to small size which is hindering market growth. Thus, thin-film sensors market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to highly flexible design, simple fabrication process and good adhesion features.
The global thin-film sensors market is categorized on the basis of sensor type, application, end use and geographic regions. Segmentation on the basis of sensor type includes thin film temperature sensors, thin film photo sensors, thin film chemical sensors and thin film pressure sensors. Thin-film sensors market by application is categorized into environmental cleanup, industrial process control, emission monitoring and home and workplace safety. Segmentation on the basis of end use comprises automotive, instrumentation, military, consumer electronics, aeronautics, healthcare, industrial process, energy and others. The thin-film sensors market has been studied for five geographic regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Among major end-use segments, healthcare sector is expected to lead the global thin-film sensors market followed by military segment during the forecast period because of simple fabrication and high flexibility. Thin-film sensors find diverse application in healthcare sector such as orthopedic plants and micro encapsulation due to small size and good process control capabilities. By application, industrial process control is forecasted to hold most of the market share because thin-film sensors can be used at high temperatures and harsh environment. Advancement in thin-film technology and advanced analytics likely to foster the demand for thin-film sensors. North America is predicted to be major revenue shareholder due to presence major market players, technological innovations and relatively mature market for automotive industry and industrial process. Europe is expected to be the second major revenue holder due to adoption of thin film technology in digital marketing platform and application of thin-film technology in marine, industrial, and offshore industries while Asia Pacific region is expected to have fastest growth rate.
The key players of the global thin-film sensors market are Honeywell Sensing and Control, Heraeus Sensor Technology, Measurement Specialties, Madison Company, Innovative Sensor Technology, Temperature Specialists, Inc., Sensing Devices, Inc., United Electric Controls, Strain Measurement Devices, Vishay, Gems Sensors & Controls, AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems, Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Baumer Group, and ARKRAY among others.
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