Global market of light sensors by functions, output quantities, end users, regions, industrial analyzes and forecasts, 2020

New York, December 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – announces the release of the report “Global Light Sensor Market by Function, Output, End User, Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2026.” –
These new technologies are often supported by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Developments in industrial automation in the telecommunications industry and the rise of IoT and related devices are some of the factors driving the growth of the light sensor market. There is a large impact of photonic applications in smart city infrastructure with regard to communication technologies, sensing and smart lighting. At the same time, several other emerging technologies, such as nanoscale photonics, are also seeing high demand in smart city infrastructure, leading to demand for light sensors.

Factors such as sensor miniaturization, the increasing use of consumer electronics, and the growing demand for the introduction of renewable energy are increasing the demand for light sensors. In addition, advances in the automotive sector, smart homes and outdoor lighting are expected to boost market growth. Factors such as advanced manufacturing technologies, low-cost electronic circuits and fast electronic circuits, and innovative signal processing methods have spurred the recent development of sensor technologies. These new achievements in the field offer robust technical solutions, which increases economic efficiency, reliability and quality of technical products.

By function

Based on the function, the market is segmented into Proximity Detection, Ambient Light Detection, RGB Color Sensor, Gesture Recognition and others. The ambient light sensor segment is expected to grow at a significant rate due to growing demand for electronic products. Light sensors have become an integral part of consumer electronics to meet a variety of design requirements. In addition, ambient light sensitivity technology is becoming popular due to the growing adoption of smart electronics. This is significant due to the fact that light detectors help to adjust the intensity of the LED and LCD screens according to the amount of ambient light. They also save energy and provide users with an appropriate amount of screen brightness.

After the exit

Based on the results, the market is segmented into digital and analog. Based on output, the market was dominated by the digital segment with a significant share in 2019. In applications such as air conditioning and heating, ventilation, lighting control or temperature control systems, control features must be adjusted based on ambient light intensity. Digital light detectors have become an integral part of such circumstances. With the increasing use of screen-based devices such as smartphones, televisions and laptops, the digital light sensor segment is likely to record major developments in the next few years.

End user

Based on end users, the market is segmented into consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, industry and others. The increasing use of ambient light sensors and proximity sensors in mobile devices has increased the development of the consumer electronics segment in the light sensor market. In-car technologies with built-in proximity sensors and gesture recognition features provided the driver with a user interface. In addition, increasing driver safety and assistance are driving market development for the automotive sector.

By regions

Based on regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The Asia-Pacific region (APAC) will dominate the light sensor market in the near future, due to the growing need for consumer electronics and cars and the emerging population in the region. In the regional automotive segment, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is a leading trend, as the authorities of many countries are increasing support for their deployment.

The main strategies followed by market participants are product launches and partnerships. Based on the analysis presented in the cardinal matrix; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a major forerunner in the light sensor market. Companies such as Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc. and Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., AMS AG, Rohm Semiconductors Co., Ltd., STMicroelectronics NV, Sharp Corporation, Broadcom, Inc. and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation are some of the key innovators in the market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key market stakeholders. Key companies presented in the report include Broadcom, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group), STMicroelectronics NV, Sharp Corporation, Rohm Semiconductors Co., Ltd., Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and AMS AG.

Strategies applied in the light sensor market

Partnerships, cooperation and agreements:

Jul-2019: AMS has partnered with SmartSens Technology. The goal of the collaboration was to expand AMS ’portfolio for all three 3D technologies; Active stereo vision (ASV), flight time (ToF) and structured light (SL), while accelerating the time to market for a differentiated set of new products. Both companies focused on 3D near-infrared (NIR) face recognition sensors and for applications needed high quantum efficiency (QE) in the NIR range (2D and 3D).

Jun-2019: Analog devices collaborated with First Sensor AG. The goal of this collaboration was to launch an autonomous reading technology that serves unmanned automotive, underwater and air vehicles in smart agriculture, transportation, industrial manufacturing and other industries. Both companies planned to develop LIDAR products that serve automotive and industrial production.

March 2019: Sharp collaborated with Office Automation Solutions. The goal of this collaboration was to launch the KC-G40M air purifier with a humidifier designed to boast smart holistic indoor air purification using dual technology.

July 2018: Analog Devices have partnered with Baidu. The aim of the collaboration was to improve autonomous driving solutions for the Apollo project. Both companies have shared their resources and technologies to further develop sensor and navigation applications for Project Apollo, including RADAR, LIDAR, Inertial Units of Measurement (IMU), A2B / C2B Bus, and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) products.

June 2018: Rohm collaborated with Kionix. The goal of the collaboration was to launch the RoKiX sensor node. The sensors made it possible to measure 3D acceleration, 3D magnetism, 3D rotation, atmospheric pressure and temperature according to the given sensors.

Merger and acquisition:

Jul-2020: Analog Devices is taken over by Maxim Integrated. The purchase expanded the range of Analog Devices products to more markets. It has also strengthened its position as a leader in the semiconductor market.

March 2016: Analog Devices is taken over by SNAP Sensor SA. This acquisition has strengthened Analog Devices ’leading position in signal sensing and processing and is built on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at the platform level such as ADI’s award-winning Blackfin Low Power Imaging Platform (BLiP).

Product launch and product expansion:

November 2020: STMicroelectronics introduced the VL53L5. The product has expanded the range of FlightSense in-flight sensors (ToF). It offers radical performance improvements in laser autofocus, presence detection, touch focus and gestures, helping developers create more innovative image processing applications.

November 2020: b Rohm launches VCSEL technology. Demand for VCSEL is expected to increase with the advent of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and industrial inspection systems that use gesture and shape recognition.

November 2020: Vishay launched a new fully integrated sensor close to Automotive Grade and ambient lighting for gesture recognition. The AEC-Q101 certified sensor has an interrupt function and supports the I2C bus communication interface for portable electronics and smart homes, industrial and automotive applications.

September 2020: AMS introduced the TMD3719. It is the first optical sensor in the industry to integrate ambient light sensor, proximity detection and flicker detection into a single module optimized for operation that supports the smartphone’s OLED screen.

July 2020: AMS launches the smallest integrated ambient light sensor (ALS) and proximity detection module, TMD2755. The product has enabled OEMs for mobile phones to serve a mid-range market category for the development of frameless mobile devices.

January 2020: Vishay introduced VCNL36821S and VCNL36826S. Both sensors are designed to increase efficiency and performance in consumer and industrial applications. VCNL36821S and VCNL36826S sensors combined with photodiode, signal processing IC and 12-bit ADC in a compact package for surface mount from 2.55 mm to 2.05 mm and 1.0 mm.

September 2019: Everlight Electronics launches the EL SMARTLED series. The series consisted of a built-in intelligent IC driver for better color management and brightness adjustment via a controller, and provided complete and smart solutions for OEMs.

April 2019: Vishay introduced the VCNL4040. The VCNL4040 combined an IR emitter, proximity and ambient light photodetectors, signal processing IR and a 16-bit ADC. This new device is offered in one of the smallest surface mount packages on the market, measuring only 4x2x1.1 mm. The three-in-one sensor had an interrupt function and assisted the communication interface of the I²C bus, which greatly simplified the installation of windows and sensors.

February 2019: STMicroelectronics launched the innovative full color ambient light sensor (ALS), VD6281. The VD6281 allows the camera to correct white balance and improve color presentation and set the appropriate exposure for the camera to avoid flicker and remove streaks in images and videos.

December 2018: Sharp introduced the new “J Series” room air purifiers, specially designed and manufactured for India. The series used Active Plasmacluster high-density technology, along with passive mechanical filtration systems to capture and remove harmful substances.

December 2018: Vishay launched the VCNL4030X01, a fully integrated automotive proximity and ambient light sensor complete with four different glory address options. VCNL4030X01 features Filtron technology, combined with proximity and ambient light photodetectors, signal conditioning IC, 16-bit ADC and high-power IRED in a 4 × 2.36 × 0.75 mm surface mount package .

Scope of the study

Market segments covered by the report:

By function

• Proximity detection

• Feeling of ambient light

• RGB color sensitivity

• Gesture recognition

• Other

After the exit

• Digital

• Analog

End user

• Consumer electronics

• Car industry

• Healthcare

• Industrial

• Other

By Geography

• North America

about the USA

o Canada

about Mexico

o The rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

about the UK

o France

o Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o The rest of Europe

• Asia-Pacific region

about China

about Japan

o India

o South Korea

of Singapore

o Malaysia

o The rest of Asia and the Pacific


o Brazil

o Argentina

about the UAE

o Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o the rest of the LAMEE

Profiling companies

• Broadcom, Inc.

• Analog Devices, Inc.

• Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

• Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group)

• STMicroelectronics NV

• Sharp Corporation

• Rohm Semiconductors Co., Ltd.

• Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

• Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.


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