Introduction to Mobile Sensors

Sensors define the ability of the device to interact and make sense of information gathered from the outside world. Thanks to the various sensors and sensor combinations embedded in modern mobile phones and tablets, these devices can now automatically react to some specific conditions under which the device operates. Sensors can authenticate the user identity; enable the device to track its location, its orientation, how fast it is moving; how healthy the user is; and under what condition he or she is using the device. All data tracked from various sensors can be processed in a sensor hub to determine the context under which the device is used. Not only is this information valuable for improving the user experience and for optimizing the performance of the device but it could be of paramount importance in tracking the device usage patterns, which could enable the device to learn and predict the user behavior in the future.   

This analysis evaluates key opportunities and challenges facing the various sensor technologies and combinations in the mobile market and across various segments from low-end to high-end devices. Sensors are segmented by technology and by function. A specific attention is dedicated to MEMS and combo sensors.

Table of Contents

  • 1. What Is a Sensor Chip?
  • 2. Sensors in the Mobile Market
  • 3. Combo versus Discrete Sensors in Mobile
  • 4. MEMs versus Non-MEMs Sensors in Mobile
  • 5. Mobile Sensors by Type
    • 5.1. Motion and Inertial Sensors
    • 5.2. Environmental Sensors
    • 5.3. Sensors for Human Interaction
    • 5.4. Biometric Sensors
    • 5.5. Healthcare Sensors

Tables

  1. Sensor Market Segmentation and Vendor Positioning by Use Case
  2. Total Shipments and Revenues of Discrete Sensors in Mobile Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  3. Mobile Sensors Shipments and Revenues by Combo versus Stand-alone, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  4. Shipments and Revenues of MEMS Sensors in the Mobile Market Broken Down by Combo versus Stand-alone, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  5. Shipments and Revenues of Motion Sensors in the Mobile Market, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  6. Mobile Environmental Sensors Shipments and Revenues, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  7. Shipments and Revenues of Mobile Sensors for Human Interaction, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  8. Shipments and Revenues of Biometric Sensors in the Mobile Market, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  9. Shipments and Revenues of Dedicated Mobile Sensors for Heart-rate Monitoring, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019

Charts

  1. Revenues Associated with Sensor Chips Deployed in Mobile Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  2. Mobile Sensors Revenues, Combo versus Stand-alone Breakdown, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  3. Revenues from Mobile Sensors Broken Down by MEMs versus Non-MEMs, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  4. Revenues from 3-Axis, 6-Axis, and 9-Axis Motion Sensors in the Mobile Market, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
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Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2015
Code
AN-1768
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
17