Analysis

Current sensor market worth over $3.5bn by 2026

24th July 2020
Alex Lynn

According to a recent study from Global Market Insights, the global current sensor market is projected to observe momentous growth over the coming years due to the ongoing rise in factory automation trend and the use of industrial robots, with the current sensor market projected to be worth over $3.5bn by 2026.

These robots need current sensors across various applications such as converters, motor drives, battery management, and others. Rising deployment of these robots across several industry verticals should positively impel the industry through the forecast timeframe.

Increasing application scope of current sensors in battery management within electric vehicles, automotive circuit protection systems, and EV-charging systems in the automotive sector would outline the market growth from battery management application segment.

The rising number of vehicles that incorporate rechargeable batteries; including PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles), HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles), and EVs (electric vehicles) need battery management systems to make the vehicles more efficient, which would stimulate the segment size. Based on these growth factors, the segment is slated to expand at a CAGR of more than 5% through the forecast timeframe.

In 2019, the consumer electronics end-use segment held a industry share of more than 5%. The segment is further slated to grow at a CAGR of 3% over the forthcoming timeframe. This growth is attributed to the rising adoption of smart home technologies across developing countries.

Current sensors are used across a broad range of consumer electronic devices such as televisions, smartphones, laptops, and smart speakers among others. They are also used in home appliances such as lawn mowers, electric ovens, air conditioning, and washing machine, providing the industry a lucrative growth avenue. The rising adoption of connected devices and IoT (Internet of Things) is likely to augment the segment size.

Moreover, the industry is expected to witness tremendous revenue growth over the projected time period owing to increasing adoption of electric vehicles. According to LME (London Metal Exchange), the global EV adoption rate is slated to go up to approximately ten to 12.5% by 2025, a significant rise from the current two percent adoption rate.

Current sensors witness extensive use in the electric vehicles industry, specifically in the vehicle charging infrastructure. With many developed economies offering tax benefits to promote adoption of electric vehicles and promote environmental sustainability, current sensor industry would increase significantly.

Europe current sensor market is slated to foresee distinguished growth due to the presence of stringent safety as well as emission regulations. These regulations favour the implementation of e-mobility across the region. In fact, the EC (European Commission) has set a CO2 emission reduction goal for the transport industry that is to be achieved by 2050. Owing to this objective, the transportation industry would observe a tremendous shift towards EVs between2030 and 2050.

In addition, key automotive companies like BMW Group, Audi, PSA Group are increasingly focusing towards the creation of more enhanced automotive safety systems like ADAS and autonomous driving, which is likely to propelling the regional market outlook further.

Speaking of companies, current sensor market giants are focusing on consolidating their foothold in the industry landscape to capitalize on the projected revenue opportunities from the Industry 4.0 trend. Taking June 2020 for instance, Allegro Microsystems, a renowned sensing solutions provider for energy-efficient systems, reportedly launched a series of the advanced hall-effect current sensors, ACS37002.

The competitive landscape of the global current sensor market is inclusive of players such as Honeywell International Inc., Infineon Technologies, Aceinna, Silicon Laboratories, and TDK Corporation among others.

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