Research and Markets has expanded its sensor market report offerings with the addition of the report titled"Temperature Sensor Market - A Study of Major Sensor Types (Temperature ICs, Thermistor, Resistive Temperature Detectors (RTDs), Thermocouple and IRSensor) & Applications - Global Forecast & Analysis (2011-2016)."
The report indicates that temperature sensors are likely to witness phenomenal growth due to its integration in several application segments worldwide. The temperature sensor market, which is currently dominated by RTDs and thermocouples, will witness a competition between non-contact and contact temperature sensing technologies.Non-contact temperature sensor markets are dominated by Infrared (IR) temperature sensors, which are frequently being used in high temperature applications. The recommended applications of IR sensing technology include metal industry, plastic industry and the food & beverage industry.
Temperature sensors provide enhanced sensitivity and are employed in space applications, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, automotive segments, petrochemicals and industrial applications. Temperature sensing ICs are also featured in several consumer electronic devices featuring microprocessors, such as media players, gaming devices and smartphones.
The factors for the steady growth of the temperature sensor market include a growing demand for computing peripherals and consumer electronics, increasing intervention from the government and demand for vehicle production.
The report details the sensors based on the application segment, the product type and also includes a geographic analysis of the global market. Some of the key companies mentioned in the report include Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics, Sensata Technologies, Semtech, Mitsumi Electric, Micron Technology, Measurement Specialties, Freescale Semiconductor, Autoliv and Analog Devices.