DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mqkxm8/micro_market) has announced the addition of the "Micro Market Monitor : Global Microbolometer IR Detector Market Research Report" report to their offering.
Uncooled infrared detectors have recently gained wide attention for infrared imaging applications, due to their several advantages such as low cost, low weight, low power, wide spectral response, and long-term operation compared to those of photon detectors. Microbolometers are most widely used uncooled infrared detectors due to their compatibility with CMOS technology. They can be monolithically integrated with CMOS circuitry which allows their cost to be low. Some of the manufacturers in this technology are ULIS (France).
The global market size of IR detectors from Microbolometers was estimated to be nearly $65 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $125 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 10% from 2014-2020. The market is estimated to be dominated by people and motion sensing and temperature measurement applications.
The market for IR detectors from Microbolometers is mainly dominated by LWIR spectral range as majority of the end users applications fall in this range. Some of the new developments have helped Microbolometers to be available in MWIR spectral range apart from LWIR. The market size from LWIR was estimated to be $60 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $115 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 10%, for the given period.
The following companies are developing new products to expand their markets share- L-3 Communications Holdings (U.S.), Testo Inc. (U.S.), DRS Corporation, Raytheon Corporation (U.S.), Nippon Avionics Co. Ltd. (Japan), Honeywell Security (U.S.), Hamamatsu Corp. (U.S.), and GE (U.S.), Majority of the companies are looking at JV and mergers for growth. IR detector market is mainly driven by new technological changes brought about by participating companies.
The Asia-Pacific region dominated the market for IR detectors - Microbolometers in 2013, and it was the largest market share holder in 2013 with revenue of around $25 million and it is expected to reach around $ 55 million by 2018. The APAC market registered the highest number of patents for IR detectors - Microbolometers. APAC has emerged to be a major consumer of these products and hence, this region will continue to dominate the geographic market share of MWIR by 80% of the total revenue generated in this market.
There are various materials used to manufacture a number of IR detectors from Microbolometers, these include large wafer size, small variations in composition, doping across a large wafer, and few defects across large wafer. Some of the manufacturers in this technology are Vigo (France), ULIS (France), and Hamamatsu (Japan).
Key Topics Covered:
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Market Overview
5 Global Microbolometer Market, By Material
6 Global Microbolometer Market, By Application
7 Global Microbolometer Market, By Geography
8 Micro Bolometer Market, By Company
- Bae Systems
- Drs Technologies, Inc
- Flir Systems, Inc
- Raytheon Co.
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