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Automotive Sensors: MEMS Technology - Revolutionizing the Smart Sensors Industry

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Dublin, Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vkwqfq/automotive) has announced the addition of the "Automotive Sensors - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Sensors in US$ Million by the following End-Use Applications: Engine and Transmission Applications, Chassis Applications, Safety and Security Applications, Body Applications, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 110 companies including many key and niche players such as Allegro MicroSystems, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., Aptina Imaging Corporation, Autoliv, Inc., Bourns, Inc., CASCO, Continental AG, Corrsys-Datron Sensorsysteme GmbH, CTS Corporation, Custom Sensors & Technologies, Inc., BEI Sensors, Kavlico Corporation, Delphi Corporation, Denso Corporation, ELESYS North America, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., General Electric Company, Hamamatsu Photonics KK, Hamlin Electronics, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Hitachi Automotive Systems, Infineon Technologies AG., Kistler Group, Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems, Micralyne, Inc., NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Novotechnik U.S., Inc., Omron Corporation, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sensata Technologies, SSI Technologies, Inc., TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., TT electronics plc, and Valeo S.A.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Automotive Sensors I-3
  • End-Use Applications I-3

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

  • Automotive Sensors - A Market Overview II-1
  • A Review of Long-Standing Demand Drivers for Automotive Sensors II-2
  • Global Automotive Production Trends II-2
  • Growth in Number of Electronic Components Per Vehicle II-2
  • Impact of Exogenous Factors II-4
  • Automotive Sensors Market Hit Hard by 2007-2009 Economic Recession II-4
  • Market Springs Back to Normalcy in 2010 II-5
  • World Economic Outlook: A Curtain Raiser to the Future of Business Prospects II-5
  • Fiscal Cliff Concerns - A Peek into Its Implications for the Automobile Industry II-7
  • The Current State of Europe's Debt Crisis: At Bursting Point? II-9
  • European Auto Industry Plans for a Recession in Year 2013: Bracing for Negative Surprises II-11
  • Slowdown in Emerging Markets Disheartens the Automotive Industry II-13
  • Impact of China's Slowing Economic Growth On the Domestic Automotive Industry II-14
  • Global Automobile Sales in the Year 2013 to Slowdown & Impact Demand for Automotive Sensors - Key Research Takeaway II-16
  • Outlook II-16
  • Focus of Auto Manufacturers on Achieving Product Differentiation as a Survival Strategy to Drive Demand for Auto Sensors II-17
  • Improving Vehicle Sales to Sustain Demand for Automotive Sensors II-17
  • BRICs - The Current Growth Engine II-18
  • Basic Products- the Choice in Developing Markets II-19
  • Developed Markets Embrace Newer Technologies II-19
  • Competitive Scenario II-19
  • Sensor Manufacturing Continues to Move to Low Cost Countries II-19
  • Need to Improve Fuel Efficiency and Reduce Carbon Footprint to Drive Demand for Automotive Sensors II-20
  • Opportunity Indicator for Pressure Sensors in Automotive Market II-21
  • Integration of Safety & Control Technologies in Automobiles on the Rise - Bodes Well for Automotive Sensors Market II-21
  • Opportunity Indicators II-23
  • Airbags - A Key Application Area II-24
  • Use of Sensors in Futuristic Smart System II-24
  • Increasing Demand for Rollover Airbag Sensors II-24
  • Opportunity Indicators II-25
  • Intelligent Wiper Systems to Drive Demand for Sensors II-26
  • Opportunity Indicator II-27
  • Growing Adoption of Cruise Control Systems Augurs Well for the Market II-27
  • Growing Incorporation of Security Applications to Boost Demand for Automotive Sensors II-28
  • Integrated Systems - Fast Gaining Prominence II-28
  • Modularization - Trend of The Day II-28
  • Stringent Regulatory Mandates to Fuel Growth in Automotive Sensors Market II-29

2. A REVIEW OF SELECT PRODUCT SEGMENTS & SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES II-30

  • Pressure Sensors Find Lucrative Opportunities in Automotive Industry II-30
  • Expanding Opportunities for Position Sensors II-30
  • Opportunities Galore for Flow Sensors in Automotive Industry II-31
  • Temperature Sensors Finding New Applications II-31
  • Technology Developments - The Ongoing Saga II-32
  • Review of Key Focus Areas of Technology Developments II-32
  • Packaging: A Necessary Component in Sensor Costs II-32
  • Smart Sensors in the Spotlight II-33
  • Critical Role of Smart Sensors in Collision Avoidance Systems II-33
  • Weight Reduction of Automobiles to Drive Demand for Light-Weight and Smaller Smart Sensors II-33
  • MEMS Technology - Revolutionizing the Smart Sensors Industry II-34
  • Growing Penetration of MEMS Pressure Sensors in Automotive Segment - A Case in Point II-34
  • MEMS/MST Application Opportunities in Vehicle Diagnostic/Monitoring Systems II-35
  • Magnetic Sensors Rise in Popularity II-36
  • Opportunity Indicator II-37
  • Promising Growth for CMOS Sensors in the Auto Industry II-37
  • Microprocessor-based Smart Versions Replace Conventional Ones II-38
  • Silicon Sensors Open New Avenues II-38

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-39

  • Automotive Sensors II-39
  • Types of Automotive Sensors II-39
  • Pressure Sensors II-39
  • Temperature Sensors II-39
  • Position Sensors II-40
  • Load Sensors II-40
  • Acceleration Sensors II-40
  • ADAS Sensors II-40
  • Air Quality Sensors II-40
  • Angular-Rate Sensors II-41
  • Automotive Current Sensors II-41
  • Distance Sensors II-41
  • Engine Oil Sensors II-41
  • Flow Sensors II-41
  • Humidity Sensors II-41
  • Image Sensors II-42
  • Knock Sensors II-42
  • Light Sensors II-42
  • Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensors II-42
  • NOx Sensors II-43
  • Oxygen/Lambda Sensors II-43
  • Rollover Sensors II-43
  • Speed Sensors II-43
  • Torque Sensors II-43
  • Seat Occupant Detection Sensors II-44
  • Vehicle Occupant Detection Sensors II-44
  • Yaw-Rate Sensors II-44
  • Automotive Applications of Sensors by End-Use Applications II-44
  • Automotive Sensors by End-Use Applications II-45
  • Technologies Involved in Automotive Sensors Industry II-46
  • Potentiometer II-46
  • Inductive Sensors II-46
  • Hall Effect Sensors II-46
  • Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) II-46
  • MEMS Applications in the Automotive Industry II-47
  • Safety System Applications II-48
  • Engine/Drive Train II-48
  • Vehicle Diagnostics/Monitoring II-48
  • Electromechanical Sensor Technology II-48
  • EMS Applications in Automotive Industry II-49

4. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY - MARKET ENVIRONMENT II-50

  • Automotive Manufacturing Industry - A Review II-50
  • Global Automobile Production Trends II-52
  • Key Issues II-53
  • Vehicle Affordability II-53
  • Fluctuating Oil Prices II-53
  • Cost Curtailment II-54
  • Notable Trends in Automotive OEM Segment II-54
  • Platform Rationalization on Rise II-54
  • Consolidation - A Panacea for all Frills? II-54
  • Automobile Components Market - A Snapshot II-54
  • Automotive Electronic Components - Growing in Number and Popularity II-55
  • Strategies Adopted by Component Suppliers II-55
  • OEM Suppliers Focus on Cost Cutting II-55

5. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS II-56

  • Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology Launches ViSe II-56
  • Melexis Launches Innovative MLX92212 line of Digital Output Hall-Effect Sensors II-56
  • Hamamatsu Unveils New Image Sensors for Real-Time, High-Precision Distance Measurement Systems II-57
  • OxygenSensorWorld.com Launches One-Stop Shop Concept for Automotive Oxygen Sensor Requirements II-57
  • Melexis Introduces New Programmable High-Speed Hall-Effect Sensor, MLX91209 II-57
  • ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS Launches New Detection Sensor IC II-57
  • Freescale Semiconductor Unveils Smallest ARM Powered Kinetis KL02 Microcontroller II-58
  • DENSO Introduces Sensor for Pedestrian Collision Detection II-58
  • AUTOLIV Introduces Dynamic Light Spot Pedestrian Illumination System for BMW II-59
  • Continental Unveils Tire Sensors to Detect Vehicle Weight II-59
  • INFINEON Unveils Innovative Transceiver Product Line II-59
  • Honeywell Introduces Range of High Pressure Switches II-60
  • Melexis Introduces Active Light Sensor Interface MLX75030 IC II-60
  • Melexis Introduces Programmable MLX92232 Hall Effect Sensor II-61
  • Infineon Launches New Line of TLE496x Ultra-Small Sensors II-61
  • Toshiba Unveils TCM5117PL Full HD CMOS Image Sensor II-62
  • ams Releases Reference Design Implementing Comprehensive Automotive IBS II-62
  • ZMD Launches ZSSC3015 Automotive-Qualified Sensor Signal Conditioner II-63
  • JohnDow Introduces New Sensor Product Line for Tire Pressure Monitoring System II-64
  • Infineon Technologies Launches Samples of XMC1000 II-64
  • Freescale Launches High Precision Xtrinsic Pressure Sensors II-65
  • Aptina Launches Automotive Image Co-Processors for HDR Sensors II-65
  • Freescale Launches First Xtrinsic CAN-Based Battery Sensor II-65
  • NXP Introduces Dual Magnetic Sensor for Automotive Operations II-66
  • Infineon Unveils Worlds Tiniest Combustion Engine Management ICs II-66
  • INFINEON Launches LINLED Drivers for Multicolor Ambient Lighting in Vehicles II-66
  • Infineon Supplies KP200 Pressure Sensor for Pedestrians and Occupants Safety in Car Collision II-67
  • Melexis Introduces New Intelligent Position Sensor IC, MLX90365 II-67
  • Melexis Launches New MLX90809 MEMS Pressure Sensor II-67
  • Plessey Semiconductors Launches New EPIC Automotive Sensor, PS25203 II-68
  • Allergo Introduces New Programmable, Unipolar, Hall-Effect Switch, A1128 II-68
  • Allergo Introduces New Highly Integrated Power Management IC, A8600 II-68
  • Allergo Launches New Custom Programmable Linear Hall-Effect Sensor IC, A1357 II-69
  • APTINA Introduces New ASX340AT SOC II-69
  • Freescale Launches New Advanced Powertrain Microcontroller, Qorivva MPC5777M II-69
  • Continental Launches VDO ContiSys Check TPMS II-70
  • Honeywell Introduces a Range of Safety and Pressure Sensors and Switches II-70
  • Pirelli Launches Cyber Fleet System Equipped with Magneti Marelli Telematic Box II-71
  • Continental Develops Fuel Quality Sensor II-71
  • Freescale Introduces Selfassure Program II-72
  • Continental to Unveil Inertial Sensors for Agricultural Vehicles II-72
  • Allegro Launches Sensorless, 3-Phase BLDC Motor Controller II-73
  • Freescale to Launch Xtrinsic MMA65xxKW Range of Airbag Sensors II-73
  • OmniVision Announces OV10630 Automotive Sensor II-74
  • Freescale Launches MM912J637 Intelligent Battery Sensor II-75
  • Continental Announces M2XPro Sensor II-76
  • Freescale Unveils Multicore Qorivva MPC5676R MCU for Automotive Powertrain Solutions II-76
  • Continental Develops evSAT Sensor for Improved Safety in Electric Vehicles II-77
  • NXP Semiconductors Launches KMZ60 II-77
  • Melexis Introduces New MLX75411 'Avocet' HDR Sensor II-78
  • Honeywell Launches Two New Arc Configurations to its SMART Position Sensor SPS Range II-78
  • Magneti Marelli Motorsport Chooses Wind River II-79
  • Melexis Introduces Integrated Pressure Sensors II-79
  • Melexis Launches MLX75412 Image Sensor II-80
  • Melexis Introduces Advanced Triaxis Sensors II-80
  • Delphi to Launch Brushless Fuel Pumps and New Sensors II-81
  • Allegro MicroSystems Unveils A1152/3/5/6 Range of Unipolar, Two-Wire, Hall-Effect Switches II-81
  • Aptina Introduces MT9M024 Image Sensor II-82
  • Omnivision Releases OV9715 CMOS Image Sensor II-82
  • SICK Introduces OLM High-Speed Sensor II-83
  • Piher Launches PSC-360 Hall Effect Sensor II-84
  • Honeywell Launches SMART Position Sensor II-84
  • Kavlico Introduces New Range of CNG and LPG Fuel Pressure Sensors II-85
  • Allegro MicroSystems Launches A1356 User- Programmable, Linear Hall-Effect Sensor IC II-85
  • Allegro MicroSystems Launches ACS711 Hall-Effect Linear Current Sensor IC for DC or AC Current Sensing II-85
  • Continental Unveils Crash Impact Sound Sensing Technology for Occupant Protection II-86
  • Continental Unveils Sensor-based Pedestrian Protection System II-86
  • Continental Unveils Novel Approach for Sensor Fusion for Identifying Low-Grip Conditions on Road II-87

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-88

  • NXP Takes Over Code Red II-88
  • Littelfuse to Purchase Hamlin II-88
  • CTS Takes Over D&R II-88
  • Littlefuse Takes Over Accel II-89
  • Murata Expands its MEMS Sensor Business by VTI Acquisition II-89
  • Infineon Enters into Development and Production Agreement with Global Foundries II-90
  • NXP Inks CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium MoU with Cohda II-90
  • Aptina Enters into Strategic Alliance with AND LFoundry II-91
  • NXP Enters into Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Delphi II-91
  • Freescale to Enter into Collaboration with eSOL II-91
  • Audi Enters into Strategic Alliance with NXP for Automotive Innovation II-92
  • Honda Performance Development Inks Technical Partnership Agreement with Magneti Marelli II-93
  • NXP Semiconductors Enters into Agreement to Takeover Catena Group II-93
  • Magneti Marelli and Changchun Fudi Enter into JV II-93
  • GreenCell Enters into JV with General Automotive II-94
  • Magneti Marelli Sets Up Industrial Plant II-94
  • ACTS and NHTSA Select Autoliv for DADSS II-95
  • GM Selects Freescale Semiconductor's iMX 6Solo II-95
  • Magneti Marelli Announces Installation of SFS® in 10 Million Vehicles II-95
  • Continental Opens New Business Unit II-96
  • Iteris Divests Vehicle Sensors Business to Bendix II-96
  • Micralyne Enters into Partnership with Nanoshift II-97
  • Maxim Integrated Products Takes Over Sensor Dynamics II-97
  • Sensata Technologies Holding to Take Over Sensor-NITE II-97
  • Moog Takes Over Crossbow Technology II-98
  • Sensata Technologies Holding Acquires Certain Assets of Honeywell International II-98
  • Stoneridge Revises Joint Venture Agreement with Minda Group II-98
  • BEI Duncan Electronics, BEI Ideacod and BEI Industrial Encoders Merge to Form BEI Sensors II-99
  • Silicon Laboratories Takes Over ChipSensors II-99
  • TowerJazz Collaborates with Soitec on BSI Platform Development II-99

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-100

  • Allegro MicroSystems LLC (US) II-100
  • Analog Devices, Inc. (US) II-100
  • Aptina Imaging Corporation (US) II-100
  • Autoliv, Inc. (Sweden) II-100
  • Bourns, Inc. (US) II-101
  • CASCO (US) II-101
  • Continental AG (Germany) II-101
  • CTS Corporation (US) II-102
  • Custom Sensors & Technologies, Inc. (US) II-102
  • Delphi Corporation (US) II-103
  • Denso Corporation (Japan) II-103
  • Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (US) II-103
  • General Electric Company (US) II-103
  • Hamamatsu Photonics KK (Japan) II-104
  • Hamlin Electronics (US) II-104
  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. (Germany) II-104
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (Japan) II-104
  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) II-105
  • Kistler Group (Germany) II-105
  • Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems (Belgium) II-105
  • Micralyne, Inc. (US) II-106
  • NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc. (US) II-106
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. (The Netherlands) II-106
  • Novotechnik U.S., Inc. (US) II-106
  • Omron Corporation (Japan) II-107
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany) II-107
  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) II-107
  • Sensata Technologies (US) II-108
  • SSI Technologies, Inc. (US) II-108
  • TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (US) II-108
  • TT electronics plc (UK) II-109
  • Valeo S.A. (France) II-109

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-110

III. Market

1. The United States

2. Canada

3. Japan

4. Europe

5. Asia-Pacific

6. Middle East

7. Latin America

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 110 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 123)

  • The United States (52)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (10)
  • Europe (50)
  • - France (1)
  • - Germany (17)
  • - The United Kingdom (11)
  • - Italy (4)
  • - Spain (2)
  • - Rest of Europe (15)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)
  • Middle-East (1)

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