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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.1, January 2013
In this Issue:
1. Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.148, Issue 1, January 2013
2. Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs
3. New Sensors Related Published Books
4. Sensors Related Events
5. Global Capacitive Sensors Market (2013 - 2018)
6. Global Level Sensors Market worth $ 4084 Million by 2018
8. Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions
New Sensors Related Published Books
I. The 4th International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES' 2013), 25-31 August 2013, Barcelona, Spain
10 Top Reasons to visit it:
1) Interdisciplinary conference collocated with other related conferences from NetWare IARIA conference umbrella
2) Work in Progress and Research Ideas Tracks
3) Oral or Poster Presentation ? Both !
4) Three Publications during One Year: Paper, Article and Book Chapter.
5) Attendees from Academia and Industry
6) Tutorials, Keynote Presentations and Panel Discussions
7) Excellent Location and Time
8) Social Program and Conference Tour
9) Awards and IARIA Fellowship
10) Friendly and Professional Staff
Deadline for paper: 30 March 2013
For more details please read a full page article: '10 Top Reasons to Include SENSORDEVICES Conference in your Calendar of Events', Sensors & Transducers, Vol.18, Special Issue, January 2013, pp. 1-4 and visit the conference's web site: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/SENSORDEVICES13.html
II. Smart Sensors and Systems Design (SSSD' 2013) - A Two-day Advanced Engineering Course, 14-15 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Deadline for Registration: 7 June 2013
For more details, please <click here>
III. Image Sensors Conference IS2013,
The leading commercial image sensor forum
The agenda for
the 2013 Image Sensors conference has been finalised.
In addition to the workshops and 2 day conference
IS2013 welcomes INNOVATION PLATFORMS where both academics and SME’s will present
their innovations on the opening evening.
For more details please read the conference's press release
Capacitive Sensing is one of the sensing technologies along with various others like resistive sensing, inductive sensing, and acoustic sensing. The capacitive sensor detects an object or target by measuring the changes in the capacitance between the two conductive objects. A capacitive sensor basically works in three different operating modes, namely load mode, transmit mode, and shunt mode. Projected capacitive sensing technology is preferred in most of the applications as compared to the surface capacitive technology. Projected capacitance is further classified into two types, namely self capacitance and mutual capacitance. Capacitive sensors are considered to be far better as compared to the resistive sensing technology because of high accuracy, sensitivity and absence of wear & tear problem. Capacitive sensors are continuously replacing the resistive sensors in most of the applications.
Capacitive sensors are used for various applications like touch sensing, motion sensing, position sensing, pressure sensing, level sensing, and flow sensing. All the above-mentioned applications are used in different industry verticals like consumer electronics, factory automation, automotive, medical and others. Touch sensing is the major application of the capacitive sensors and consumer electronics is the major industrial sector which contributes the maximum to the overall revenue of the capacitive sensors. In consumer electronics, it is used for various devices like smartphones, tablets, portable media players, gaming consoles, and others. All the applications, industry verticals and their sub segments are discussed in the report. The overall capacitive sensors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.08% from 2013 to 2018. Motion sensing application is expected to show a significant growth in the coming five years because of the technological advancement in the automotive industry and consumer electronics sector. Capacitive accelerometers and capacitive magnetometers are in huge demand in the above sectors. The table below shows the overall market of the capacitive sensors on the basis of different applications from 2012 to 2018.
The overall market of the capacitive sensors is expected to grow from $8,869.32 million in 2013 to $17,898.10 million in 2018 at a CAGR of 15.08 % from 2013 to 2018. Touch sensing is the major application and holds about 65% of the total capacitive sensors market as of 2012. It is projected that touch sensing application will the market in the next five years also because of huge demand of the capacitive touch sensing applications in almost every sector and industry verticals.
All the manufacturers of the capacitive sensors are focusing towards the untapped market of the APAC and ROW regions. APAC is expected to show the maximum growth rate in the capacitive sensors market in the next five years. The target countries for the capacitive sensors market are U.S., Germany, France, Japan, China, Korea, Middle East, and India.
Adoption of the capacitive sensors is growing at a rapid rate and it is projected that it continues in the subsequent five to ten years as well due to the high strength, accuracy, low cost, and negligible wear & tear problems. Some of the major drivers to the market like increasing demand in the consumer electronics, less calibration required, increasing demand of the all-in-one PCs are also discussed in the report. Various opportunities like increasing retail and media applications are covered to show the overall capacitive sensors market scenario.
Some of the major players in the capacitive sensors market are Zytronic PLC (U.K.), Rechner Sensors (U.K.), TPK Holdings (U.K.), Synaptics Inc. (U.S.), Cypress Semiconductor (U.S.), MicroSense LLC (U.S.), Microchip Technology Inc. (U.S.), Lion Precision (U.S.), and others.
For more details please visit http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/
According to a new market research report "Level Sensors Market: Global Forecast & Analysis - Focus on Technologies [Contact Type (Magnetostrictive, Vibratory probe, Hydrostatic, Magnetic float) and Non Contact Type(Ultrasonic, Radar, Optical, Laser)], Applications and Geography (2013-2018)", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total level sensor market is expected to reach $4,084 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 7.8 % from 2013 to 2018. In terms of volume, the total number of level sensors shipped was 117.41 million units in 2012 and is expected to reach 248.46 million units by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 12.9 % from 2013 to 2018.
In modern world, non contact level sensors are the need of the hour. Also, these sensors have proved themselves as a continuously growing revenue stream due to increase in penetration into many applications. Major non contact level sensing technologies that will contribute more to the global level sensors market are Radar and ultrasonic growing at a CAGR greater than 10 % while contact level sensing technologies like magnetostrictive and vibratory probe technologies will grow at a CAGR of 5.1 % and 9.0 % from 2013-2018. The largest application segment for level sensors is industrial, power & manufacturing application contributing nearly 65 % to the total market in 2012 and it is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. North America is the leading region in the overall level sensors market with 33 % of market share in 2012; followed by Europe and APAC with 28 % and 25 % each in 2012. In ROW, Russia and Brazil are the largest contributors with total share of 15 % occupied in global level sensors market.
For more details please visit http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/level-sensors-market-926.html
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