Research and Markets: Latest Forecast Predicts That the Combined Shipments of Mobile Phone Sensors and Sensory Components Will Grow From 653 Million Units In 2009 To 4 Billion By 2014

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the "Mobile Phone Sensors and Sensory Interfaces: Market Analysis and Forecasts" report to their offering.

A variety of hardware sensors are gaining traction in the mobile phone market, and these components will support the development of breakthrough applications and user interface experiences. This report studies eight sensor and sensory interface components which are rapidly becoming part of the handset architecture:

  • Accelerometers
  • Biometric sensors (fingerprint readers)
  • Magnetometers (digital compasses)
  • GPS chips
  • Gyroscopes
  • Haptics
  • Pico projectors
  • Pressure sensors

The study examines the technology behind these sensors, the factors driving their incorporation into the handset, the vendor landscape and the market opportunity. ARCchart concludes that the market for these handset components will grow substantially over the coming five years. Our forecast predicts that the combined shipments of these components will grow from 653 million units in 2009 to 4 billion by 2014. In terms of market value, we estimate that the revenue generated from the sale of these hardware sensors and sensory interfaces will more than triple by 2014, reaching $3.6 billion.

Topics of coverage include:

  • Sensors accelerometers, biometric, gps, gyroscopes, magnetometers, pressure sensors
  • Sensory interfaces haptics and pico projectors
  • Sensor component market dynamics
  • Key applications augmented reality, gaming and navigation
  • Market size and forecasts
  • Vendor profiles
  • Opportunities for mobile industry stakeholders
  • Multi-sensor semiconductor combination
  • Sensor usage in mobile applications
  • Sensor penetration in smartphones and non-smartphones
  • Industry recommendations

Answers and opinions are provided with respect to the following essential questions:

  • What are the factors driving the uptake of each sensor?
  • How fast will the rate of pico projector take-up be?
  • How do different magnetometer technologies compare?
  • What are the use-cases for fingerprint readers?
  • What portion of smartphones will have integrated gyroscopes by 2014?
  • How will the market value for MEMS sensors grow over the coming five years?
  • Who are the main magnetometer vendors?
  • What should component vendors be doing to remain competitive?
  • Why should carriers be interested in handset sensors and sensory interfaces?
  • Which regions will see the highest shipment of biometric-enabled phones?

Key Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Structure and Strategies
  • Components
  • Market Size and Forecasts
  • Vendor Analysis
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • List of Figures

Some of the Companies Mentioned include:

  • 3M
  • Apple
  • Artificial Muscle
  • Bosch Sensortec
  • CSR
  • Electronics Arts
  • Freescale
  • Gameloft
  • Google
  • HoneyWell
  • Infinion
  • Kionix
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • NXP
  • Orange
  • Qualcomm
  • RIM
  • Samsung
  • Sensitec
  • Sharp
  • Sony Ericsson
  • ST-Ericsson
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716