Smart Sensor Market (By Type: Pressure Sensors, Temperature & Humidity Sensors, Flow Sensors, Image Sensors, Touch Sensors, Water Sensors, Motion & Occupancy Sensors, Position Sensors, Light Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors, Others; By Technology: CMOS, MEMS, Others; By Industry: Industrial Automation, Biomedical & Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Building Automation, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Others; By Components: ADC, Microcontroller, Transceivers, Amplifier, DAC, Others; By Connectivity: Wired, Wireless) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast 2020 - 2027

Category : Semiconductor and Electronics | Published at : July-2021 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 190

The global smart sensors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 19.5% from 2020 to 2027 and expected to reach the market value of around US$ 88.9 Bn by 2027.

Report coverage

Market Smart Sensor Market
Analysis Period 2017 - 2028
Base Year 2020
Forecast Data 2021 - 2028
Segments Covered By Type, By Technology, By Industry, By Industry, By Components, By Connectivity and Geography
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Key Companies Profiled Infineon Technologies AG, Microchip Technology Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., TE Connectivity, STMicroelectronics, Eaton Corporation plc, Honeywell International Inc., and among others
Report Coverage
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis
Customization Scope 10 hrs of free customization and expert consultation

According to The Apache Software Foundation, a smart sensor is a service (run by a built-in DAG) that significantly reduces Airflow infrastructure costs by combining multiple instances of small, light-weight Sensors into a single process. The main idea of the smart sensor service is to improve the efficiency of these long-running tasks by using centralized processes to execute those tasks in batches, rather than using one process for each task.

COVID-19 has positive impact on smart sensors market

As energy costs continue to rise and environmental concerns persist around the world, there is increasing pressure for increased adoption of energy-saving and cost-effective solutions, particularly in smart buildings and cities. Technology will play a critical role in ensuring the safe return of businesses to their offices, particularly as lockdown restrictions ease. Automation of shared touch points such as door handles, elevators, and sanitary systems is a simple way to limit cross-contamination in shared office space. According to the ADJACENT DIGITAL POLITICS LTD report, technology can also be used to monitor hand soap and sanitizer bottle fill levels, monitor and alarm the mandatory two-meter distance between people using infrared beams, and analyze movement around the office and density in recreational areas using thermal imaging camera systems. Specialized equipment is also being used to take temperature readings of employees and visitors in order to detect high temperatures, which is a key indicator of COVID-19 positivity. Room sensors could be installed in offices to measure humidity and temperature levels and send alerts when the optimal conditions for virus multiplication are met, allowing for preventative measures to be taken.

Market Dynamics

Smart sensors mean energy savings; R&D has 100% gains in the global market

According to the ACEEE report, smart sensors installed in buildings save energy by automating controls and optimizing systems. This can result in energy savings of 5-15% when smart sensors are installed. Furthermore, smart sensors installed in buildings by incorporating such integrated systems can account for 30-50% of savings in buildings that would otherwise be inefficient. The purchase price, energy savings, and payback time of smart technologies vary depending on the type of technology. BAS installation, for example, is more cost effective when installed in larger buildings. Thus, the wireless capability of smart controls and smart sensors makes them a user-friendly retrofit choice for installation.  

Additionally, The DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2017 considered a broader set of smart energy efficiency measures, finding that integrating smart sensors and controls throughout the commercial building stock has the potential to save as much as 29% of building energy consumption through high-performance sequencing of operations, optimizing settings based on occupancy patterns, and detecting and diagnosing inadequate equipment operation and installation problems.

Big calls for “smart sensors” in development of smart cities majorly drive the growth of global market

Smart cities are proving to be an excellent model for researching the suitability of sensor-based monitoring instruments. According to a report published by downtoearth.org, smart cities - much-needed platforms for on-field use and evaluation of sensor-based technology - is projects launched in 2015 by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM). Smart sensors improve traffic flow, transportation efficiency, and solid waste collection routes; mobile applications allow citizens to report problems in real time and interact directly with city services. Low-cost mobile messaging, telemedicine, and video-consultations improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs, while self-driving cars and car-sharing platforms relieve pressure on land use according to the statistics released by the OECD 2019. Furthermore, it can have a significant impact on the local job market; for example, new ways of delivering public services may provide opportunities for start-ups, service providers, and consultancies related to digital innovation, as well as attract skilled workers.

Market Segmentation

The global smart sensor market is segmented as type, technology, industry, components, and connectivity. By type, the market is segmented as pressure sensors, temperature & humidity sensors, flow sensors, image sensors, touch sensors, water sensors, motion & occupancy sensors, position sensors, light sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and others. Based on technology, the market is segmented as CMOS, MEMS, and others. Industry is segmented as industrial automation, biomedical & healthcare, consumer electronics, building automation, automotive, aerospace & defense, and others. By components, the market is segmented as ADC, microcontroller, transceivers, amplifier, DAC, and others. Furthermore, connectivity is classified into wired and wireless.

Temperature and humidity sensors are expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Temperature sensors that are smart are widely used in measurement control systems and instrumentation. Temperature sensors provide an interpretable temperature reading in a digital format that can be used in a variety of applications including healthcare, automotive, and building automation. Such factors contribute to the expansion of the global smart sensors market.

According to the industry, consumer electronics is growing at an exponential rate and will continue to do so throughout the forecast period. As consumers become more technologically savvy, the adoption of advanced technology is increasing at a rapid pace. As a result, many smart cities have taken the first step toward installing smart sensors in buildings. With the advancement of technology, it now provides tangible benefits to an ever-increasing consumer base. The installation of such smart sensors is cost-effective, simple to deploy, and requires less maintenance. This outcome will result in significant benefits, including improvements to energy use, hyper-efficiency, and automated operational purposes, resulting in both energy and cost savings.

Regional Overview

Asia Pacific region to grow at a highest CAGR for the smart sensor market

Asia Pacific is expected to have the fastest growing CAGR and to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. Rising technological adoptions, combined with the government's increased emphasis on infrastructure development, will drive demand for smart sensors in this region even higher. India is expected to be the fastest growing market for smart sensors in APAC during the forecast period. India is one of the world's fastest developing countries, with the government heavily investing in advanced technologies and smarter infrastructure. With such rapid advancements, sensors in the country are finding widespread use in smart phones, automobiles, and healthcare, among other areas.

Competitive Landscape

The prominent players of the global smart sensor market involve Infineon Technologies AG, Microchip Technology Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., TE Connectivity, STMicroelectronics, Eaton Corporation plc, Honeywell International Inc., and among others

Market Segmentation

Market By Type

Pressure Sensors
Temperature & Humidity Sensors
Flow Sensors
Image Sensors
Touch Sensors
Water Sensors
Motion & Occupancy Sensors
Position Sensors
Light Sensors
Ultrasonic Sensors

Market By Technology


Market By Industry

Industrial Automation
Biomedical & Healthcare
Consumer Electronics
Building Automation
Aerospace & Defense

Market By Components


Market By Connectivity


Market By Geography

North America
•    U.S.
•    Canada

•    U.K.
•    Germany
•    France
•    Spain
•    Rest of Europe

•    China
•    Japan
•    India
•    Australia
•    South Korea
•    Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America
•    Brazil 
•    Mexico
•    Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa
•    GCC
•    South Africa
•    Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Smart sensor market is expected to reach a market value of around US$ 88.9 Bn by 2027.

The smart sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 19.5% from 2020 to 2027.

Based on industry, consumer electronics segment is the leading segment in the overall market.

Smart sensors mean energy savings is one of the prominent factors that drive the demand for smart sensor market.

Infineon Technologies AG, Microchip Technology Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., TE Connectivity, STMicroelectronics, Eaton Corporation plc, Honeywell International Inc., and among others.

North America is anticipated to grab the highest market share in the regional market

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market in the forthcoming years

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