6 and 9-Axis Sensors Consumer Inertial Combo Sensors

DUBLIN, Jan. 02, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Research and Markets

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Value is moving to function delivery with embedded sensor fusion. Recent acquisition of companies like Movea, Wifislam or CSR is proof of high interest in sensor fusion and also the internet of things' trend. A lot of actors are considering fusion sensors as a way to make sensors smart, because competition isn't on performance any more, but in functions/applications. Companies need to add value to their sensors with software solutions. There has been hype about this for many years, but now we're starting to see commercial implementation. The first real products with sensor fusion are already on the market, such as sensor hubs in the latest smartphones and tablets from Samsung and more recently from Apple, with the M8 processor in the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus. In addition, GPS chipsets with indoor navigation capability relying on MEMS sensors are now available from CSR, Qualcomm and Broadcom.

2013 and 2014 have continued the growth of combo sensors, and cellphones and tablets are still driving this market. This market growth will tend to slow down in coming years, but new applications, like wearables, will enable stabilization of the overall market. Other markets, like gaming, were quite promising but cellphones and tablets are competing really hard, and that's impacted growth harshly. Fast growing niche markets, like drones, are expected to have a positive future, especially thanks to easy integration of 9-axis combos. Combo solutions are being slowly introduced with the wearable market a major target.

Two types of different sensor combo are emerging: closed sensor hubs (inertial, magnetic) and open sensor hubs (pressure, gas, temperature), each has a different sensing structure. Combining all these pressure sensing, health sensors, processing units, and RF capabilities is a huge challenge. Sensor hubs are therefore an opportunity for discrete sensors to withstand the combo threat. They promise low power consumption and can combine several sensors without integration constraints.

The combo sensor market is estimated at $420M in 2013, $585M in 2014, growing to $1.4B in 2019. This represents 28% of the global inertial consumer market in 2014, and will grow to almost 60% by 2019. While smartphones and tablets are still driving volume increases and adoption of combos, the picture should be different in 2019. Combo sensors will take a significant portion of total market share, but opportunities will remain for discrete sensors, from accelerometers used in basic activity trackers to gyroscopes for camera module stabilization.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction, definitions & methodology

2. Executive summary

3. Market drivers for combo sensors

4. 2012-2019 market for inertial combo sensors

5. Application trends

6. Competitive trends

7. Sensor fusion: challenges and opportunities 254> Status of sensor fusion in 2014

8. Conclusion & perspectives

Companies Mentioned:

  • 94Fifty
  • AKM
  • AMS
  • ASE
  • Adidas
  • Aichi MI
  • Alps Electric
  • Analog Devices
  • Apple
  • Archos
  • Aruba Networks
  • Atlas
  • Atmel
  • Babolat
  • Blackberry
  • Bosch Sensortec
  • Broadcom
  • CSR
  • Cambridge Mechatronics
  • Casio Micronics
  • DNP
  • Domintech
  • EMMicroelectronics
  • Epson
  • FitBark
  • Fitbit
  • Freescale
  • Fujitsu
  • Full Flight Technology
  • Garmin
  • Gionee
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Google
  • HTC
  • Hana Microelectronics
  • Hillcrest Labs
  • Hisense
  • Honeywell
  • Huawei
  • ICsense
  • Instabeat
  • Intel
  • InvenSense
  • Isentek
  • JCAP
  • Jabra
  • Kionix KYEC
  • Kyocera
  • LG
  • Lingsen Precision Industries
  • Marvell
  • Maxim
  • Mcube
  • Mediatek
  • Melexis
  • Memsic
  • Metaio
  • Microsistemler
  • Microsoft
  • MiraMEMS
  • Mobiplex
  • Mosoro
  • Motorola
  • Movea
  • MultiDimension Technology
  • Murata
  • NEC
  • NXP
  • Nike
  • Nikon
  • Nintendo
  • Nokia
  • Nvidia
  • Nyko
  • Orbotix
  • PNI Sensors
  • Panasonic
  • Pantech
  • Pebble
  • QFO Labs
  • QST
  • Qualcomm
  • Qualtre
  • Recon
  • Rohm
  • SAE Magnetics
  • SMIC
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Samsung
  • Senodia
  • Sensitec
  • SensorPlatforms
  • Sharp
  • Sigurd
  • Sixense Entertainment
  • Sony
  • Sony Mobile
  • Spreadtrum
  • TCL
  • TI
  • TSMC
  • Teledyne Dalsa
  • ThalmicLabs
  • TomTom
  • Toshiba
  • Tronics
  • Vuzix
  • Whistle
  • Withings
  • XFab
  • XSens
  • Xiaomi
  • Yamaha
  • ZTE

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