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    Infrared (IR) Sensor Market Analysis | 2023-2028

    Infrared (IR) Sensor Market Analysis | 2023-2028
    Report code - SR2489 Published On : Apr,2023 No. of Pages: 160
    Infrared (IR) Sensor Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth See more...

    Market Highlights

    The Infrared (IR) Sensor Market is likely to grow at a promising CAGR of 5.1%, in the long run, to reach US$ 1.4 Billion in 2028.

    The market for infrared (IR) sensors is driven by the growing demand for automation across several sectors, including industrial, aerospace, and automotive. The IR sensors are of two types: thermal imagers and thermal detectors, forming a crucial part of several automated systems as they help in capturing high-resolution images, along with detecting and monitoring characteristics like temperature, humidity, and gas levels. There are several advantages of thermal imagers and detectors such as ease of use, non-contact sensing, detection of invisible radiation, high sensitivity, and low power consumption. As a result, these sensors are used in several applications.

    Thermography is a major application of thermal imagers, used for several purposes, such as industrial inspections, medical diagnostics, and building inspections. Similarly, position and motion detection, a critical feature in surveillance systems, is one of the major applications of thermal detectors, enabling highly effective security systems that can detect intruders even in complete darkness or adverse weather conditions. As a result of the increasing demand for thermal imagers and detectors across industries, the IR sensor market is likely to witness a significant boost in the coming years.

    The increasing adoption of IR sensors in smartphones, wearables, and other consumer electronics is a key driver of the overall market. These sensors are used for facial recognition, proximity sensing, and other applications, enhancing the user experience and improving device security. In addition, the market for IR sensors is also being driven by the increasing number of smart homes and building automation systems, where they are used for motion detection, temperature monitoring, and occupancy sensing.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions:

    Most companies are focusing on creating new products like passive infrared sensors, infrared motion sensors, infrared temperature sensors, and infrared proximity sensors. Product line expansion and mergers &acquisitions are prominent techniques used to broaden the company’s market shares. There were a fair number of mergers & acquisitions in the IR sensor market. Some of which are the following.

    • In 2021, Teledyne acquired FLIR Systems through a cash and stock transaction worth nearly US$ 8 billion. The company is the undisputed leader in the IR sensor market and will continue providing a full spectrum of imaging technologies.
    • In 2019, Sofradir merged with its subsidiary ULIS and formed Lynred, a stronger player in the IR detector market.

    Segments Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Product-Type Analysis

    Thermal Detector and Thermal Imager

    Thermal imager is expected to be the dominant segment. Thermal detector is estimated to be the faster-growing segment.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market and is also grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.


    By Product Type

    The IR sensor market is classified as thermal detectors and thermal imagers. Between the two product types, thermal imager is expected to remain the dominant segment during the forecast period, owing to its applications in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, military, and security. In addition, thermal imagers also have several advantages over traditional IR sensors, such as cost-effectiveness, small size, high sensitivity, uncooled operation, and improved resolution, which make them one of the most preferred IR sensors. On the other hand, the thermal detector is estimated to witness the fastest market growth in the coming years, owing to its lower cost as compared to the thermal imager and increasing demand in a wide range of applications such as temperature measurement, gas sensing, and motion detection due to their features like non-contact temperature measurement, quick response time, and wide detection range.

    Regional Analysis

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for Infrared (IR) sensors during the forecast period. This region is home to many Chinese and Japanese players such as NICERAWuhan Guide Sensmart Tech Co., Ltd.Global Sensor Technology, and Murata Manufacturing Ltd. Moreover, the region has been witnessing significant demand in industries, such as aerospace, defense, automotive, and healthcare, in recent years, particularly in countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea.

    Key Players

    The market for IR sensors is highly consolidated, with a few companies controlling the majority of the industry. The market is competitive with the presence of several regional and global players. Most of the major players compete in some of the governing factors including price, product offerings, industry expertise, and regional presence. The following are the key players in the IR sensor market:

    • Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
    • Excelitas Technologies Corp.,
    • Lynred
    • NICERA
    • Seek Thermal
    • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    • Melexis
    • Heimann Sensor GmbH
    • Wuhan Guide Sensmart Tech Co., Ltd.
    • Global Sensor Technology

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s infrared sensor market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

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    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Infrared (IR) Sensor Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The infrared sensor market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% in the coming five years, driven by an increasing demand for automation and IOT-enabled devices coupled with the growing demand for security and surveillance systems.

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Excelitas Technologies Corp., Lynred, NICERA, Seek Thermal, Murata Manufacturing Ltd., Melexis, Heimann Sensor GmbH, Wuhan Guide Sensmart Tech Co., Ltd., and Global Sensor Technology are some of the leading players in the IR sensor market. The global market is highly consolidated.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain dominant in the infrared sensor market in the foreseeable future. The key economies driving the regional demand for IR sensors are China and Japan.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for infrared sensors in the foreseeable future, owing to the increasing dominance of regional players in the IR sensor market coupled with the rising expenditure in the regional commercial and military applications.