Millimeter Wave Sensors & Modules Market Worth $671.0 Million By 2027

The global millimeter wave sensors and modules market size is estimated to reach USD 671.0 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 37.7% from 2020 to 2027, according to the new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The MMW (millimeter wave) sensors and modules are beneficial in extreme weather and low visibility conditions, such as fog, smoke, thunderstorm. These devices perform relatively better than infrared-based or microwave-based sensor technologies.

The MM wave sensors and modules are extensively used in applications across various sectors, such as military and defense, telecommunication, automotive, security, and healthcare. Increasing demand arriving from all these industrial and commercial sectors is further expected to catapult the market at a considerable pace. The usage of wireless and mobile networking equipment has risen drastically in the last few years. Increasing number of internet-driven applications and solutions is resulting in an augmented need for large amount of data transfer among various devices in the mobile connectivity ecosystem. This is expected to develop high-speed data transfer devices, wherein millimeter-wave modules and sensors are extensively used.

Major application areas of these devices include telecommunication, military and defense, security services, and medical and healthcare. Recent developments and continuous research and progress in the telecom industry are likely to lead to the evolution of the 5G technology.

Millimeter wave sensors and modules are anticipated to play a vital role in the development of fifth-generation technology owing to the need for higher bandwidth. The 5G technology is predicted to emerge in the coming years and the market is likely to witness its significant adoption. Eventually, demand for MMW sensors and modules is expected to boost, thus propelling the overall market growth, particularly across the telecom industry.

Increased government funding and initiatives, coupled with R&D activities carried out by the public and private sectors, are driving the market. E-band frequencies have extensive applications in the telecommunication sector and the segment is anticipated to generate the largest revenue over the forecast period on account of its growing applications in the sector. Therefore, the overall market is poised to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • North America accounted for the largest market share in 2019 owing to the early adoption of the MMW technology
  • Based on frequency band, the E-band segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to its extensive adoption in telecom applications
  • Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to growing urbanization and competitive rivalry amongst the telecom service providers for offering superior quality internet and other related services to expand customer base.

Flight Simulators Market Size Worth $6.4 Billion By 2027

The global flight simulator market size is expected to reach USD 6.4 billion by 2027, expanding at a revenue-based CAGR of 4.2%, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing adoption of Full Flight Simulator (FFS) owing to high fidelity and reliability is expected to provide adequate growth prospects over the coming years. Customers also opt for fixed Flight Training Devices (FTDs) on account of their low operational costs, modular approach, real-time aerodynamic aviation model, and remote configuration and management. The industry is expected to witness moderate growth over the forecast period owing to the aforementioned factors.

The market is poised for growth owing to advances in aircraft simulation technology which is expected to change the pilot training. The need to effectively replicate real flying training with the usage of motion and visual systems has resulted in the introduction of sophisticated simulators in the flight simulators market. Increase in government spending and growing security concerns particularly in the military sector is anticipated to escalate product demand significantly. The rising concerns over pilot training cost along with fluctuating fuel prices may further drive the market over the next eight years.

The design of aircraft simulators is based on original cockpit of respective aircraft models. Companies like Lufthansa Aviation Training offer simulators with cockpit designs from aircraft manufacturers like Airbus S.A.S, Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer. The company provides simulators with navigation trainer, which imparts practical instrument training by replicating different weather and environmental conditions. Technological advancements have significantly resulted in motion systems being converted from hydraulic to electric for improved fidelity and smoothness. Additionally, advancements such as the onset of advanced visual systems that offer more than 180-degree view in satellite quality of all important objects at the relevant airport is also anticipated to provide growth prospects in this industry.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The FFS product segment accounted for over 90% of the overall revenue in 2019 and is expected to witness a revenue-based CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period. This growth is owing to features that provide motion, sound, visuals, and all other aircraft operations that create a realistic aviation training environment
  • The demand in civil application segment is primarily due to the rising air traffic coupled with the growing emphasis on the passenger as well as pilot safety. Governments in several countries have enforced strict regulations regarding the use and significance of simulation training
  • Europe accounted for more than 30% of the overall market share in 2019 and is expected to exhibit a modest growth over the next eight years on account of the elevating enforcement of regulations pertaining to pilot training and passenger safety
  • In Asia Pacific, the flight simulator market is estimated to exhibit a substantial growth over the forecast period in light of the growing aviation industry, resulting in the increasing demand for aircraft simulators. Middle East and Africa is also projected to showcase a substantial demand of over 5%, which is primarily be attributed to the presence of carriers including Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar that are investing heavily in this industry
  • Prominent industry players include CAE, Boeing, L-3 Link Simulation and Training, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Thales and Saab. Industry participants emphasize on joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions in order to acquire greater financial, technical, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution expertise.

Thermal Imaging Market Size Worth $6.50 Billion By 2020

Global thermal imaging market size is poised to reach USD 6.50 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 9.1%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. increasing demand for low-cost devices owing to its widespread applications. Commercialized thermal imagers resulting from the development of microbolometers expected to augment the growth of the market over the forecast period.

In addition to increasing demand in industrial and commercial sectors, thermal imaging devices are also used across several security and surveillance applications. Moreover, increasing adoption of integrated solutions across commercial applications would further fuel the growth of the industry. Furthermore, the use of thermal imaging in high-resolution camera and smartphone is expected to bolster further the growth of the industry.

Thermal Imaging application in commercial segment is also poised to experience growth over the next few years. Growth can be attributed to increasing the use of thermal imaging devices across various applications such as surveillance and security, thermography and transportation systems.

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Defense & Military was the dominant application segment in 2013 and accounted for over 40% of thermal imaging market during the same period. The thermal camera is used extensively by ground forces in the military to improve situational awareness. However, decreasing defense spending in developed markets would prove to be a restraining factor for the growth over the projected period.

North America was the largest regional market in 2013 and accounted for over 30% of the market. Growing industrial and commercial sectors are expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. The extensive use of thermal imaging sensors in security products and rising demand for safety and surveillance applications is expected to drive demand in Europe. Asia Pacific is also expected to witness significant growth owing to rising defense budget.

The market is highly competitive and is characterized by cost minimization strategies by key industry players. The companies emphasize on continuous innovation and R&D to outpace the competition. In the industry, there is a high degree of integration between the manufacturers and suppliers. Manufacturers focus on global deployment, technological innovation, and unique products to cater to growing demand. Furthermore, increasing focus on scaling production which leads to reduced product cost due to economies of scale is expected to propel demand over the next few years.

Key players in the industry include BAE Systems Inc., FLIR Systems Inc., Raytheon Company, and DRS Technologies Inc. Optimizing manufacturing throughput along with greater product reliability through vertical integration of production activities is expected to be a key growth driver.

Microcontroller Socket Market Size To Reach $1.46 Billion By 2024

The global microcontroller socket market is expected to reach USD 1.46 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The increasing development and growth of automation and re-automation in the emerging countries are expected to fuel the industry growth.

The growth of automation has led to miniaturization and digitization as well as facilitates dynamics in the field of technology. The increasing need of providing high performance with power efficiency has further led to the development of automation technology at a rapid pace. The increasing labor costs and the growing demand for higher quality have encouraged the industry participants to opt for automated equipment in the programming process.

Gradually reducing the package size in the microelectronics industry has also impacted the market growth in a positive manner. industry requirements, such as higher density, increased operating speed, and lower power, have driven packaging in the industry, which has further led to an enhanced demand within the market.

Furthermore, the demand for thinner, smaller, and lesser expensive device packaging has also encouraged manufacturers to control the programming cost. The increasing demand in automotive, consumer electronics, medical devices for more accurate data, and in military & defense for enhanced security has also encouraged the industry participants to further reduce the package size.

Intense competition in the market has led the industry participants to enhance the product quality and process technologies as per the market requirement. However, failure to develop new designs and delays in developing new products with advanced technology may adversely affect the manufacturer market.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The microcontroller socket market is expected to boost over the forecast period owing to the increasing microcontroller applications in various segments
  • The QFP socket is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2024, owing to the growing trend of automation and re-automation in the emerging countries
  • The automotive segment is projected to dominate over the forecast period owing to the huge application of the socket in the manufacturing of automobiles, such as body electronics, for enhancing driver safety
  • The majorindustry players in the microcontroller socket market include Texas Instruments, Aries Electronics, Mill-Max Manufacturing Corporation, and Samtec, Inc.

Anti-drone Market Size Worth $4.5 Billion By 2026

The global anti-drone market size is expected to reach USD 4.5 billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 29.9% from 2019 to 2026, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The industry is rapidly growing due to rising concerns over the potential security threats from unauthorized aircrafts systems among both the civilian and military sectors. Increasing number of security violation incidents by such unauthorized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), coupled with the rise in terrorism and illegal activities, has majorly driven the market over the last few years.

There has been a sharp rise in the adoption of UAVs for professional and leisure applications, which has resulted in the increasing concerns regarding aerial attacks among public and government. Such threats have contributed significantly towards the evolution of counter-drone measures. Several public safety departments as well as commercial establishments across the globe are increasingly deploying anti-drone systems in order to address the growing need for security.

UAVs are increasingly used for various illicit and undercover activities, such as smuggling contraband and spying. Although several prototypes have been developed to counter one UAV at a time, prominent manufacturers in the market are focusing on developing advanced solutions to counter simultaneous threats from multiple aircraft systems.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • There have been numerous instances of drones being used for illicit activities over the past years. Their detection and mitigation become critical concerns due to their small size and footprint
  • Military and defense is anticipated to emerge as the dominating end use sector over the next few years. Rise in the use of UAVs for smuggling and border trespassing, along with increasing R&D activities by defense prime contractors, has fueled the segment growth over the past few years
  • Innovative technologies such as radar and acoustic-based detection are increasingly implemented for the identification and classification of small unmanned aerial vehicles that are invisible to the naked eye
  • Significant investments have been made in the development of safer and effective anti-drone technologies by major venture capital firms
  • The Anti-drone market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth owing to increasing government expenditure on the expansion of the aerospace and defense infrastructure, especially in the emerging economies.

Microcontroller Market Size Worth $47.7 Billion By 2027

The global microcontroller market size is predicted to attain USD 47.74 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.8% over the forecast period, owing to the increasing focus on automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across various verticals such as automotive and industrial. Globally, more than 30 billion Microcontroller Units (MUCs) were shipped in 2019. Increasing demand for embedded control systems in multifunctional devices, such as vehicles, robots, medical devices, mobile radio, and residential appliances, is also playing a principal role in driving the market. The growing use of consumer electronics in day to day lives is anticipated to drive the need devices with higher performance and greater functionalities. Microcontrollers would play a crucial role in the development of such devices leading to the market growth.

Rising need for agility and flexibility in the industrial ecosystem due to the reducing product lifecycles is expected to further spur the demand for MCUs. The consumer electronics segment has also witnessed a significant growth owing to innovative technological developments such as wireless sensing and connectivity, automation, along with the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems in homes. Many market players are developing products with state-of-the-art architecture to make them compatible with such devices. Miniaturization of microcontrollers and the delivery of high performance with extremely low power usage are some of the key advantages offered by some of the new microcontroller units.

Rising demand for devices supporting Ethernet and IoT is also expected to impact the demand for microcontrollers over the forecast period favorably. The demand for MCUs integrated with wireless interfaces, such as ZigBee, microcontrollers, and Bluetooth, has witnessed a considerable rise. Furthermore, the rising need for wireless sensor-based networks for the controlling and monitoring of systems has enhanced the interest of companies in implementing a combination of low-cost systems. Increasing focus on the implementation of energy-efficient solutions for both discrete and process industries is anticipated to propel sustainable manufacturing in industrial automation for a more efficient process. Flexible production and asset management would also influence the factory integration, offering high potential for automation and customized solutions among industrial applications.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • The 32-bit microcontroller is anticipated to emerge as the fastest-growing product segment over the forecast period, owing to its ability to offer high computational power. Technological developments in the production of semi-autonomous and fully autonomous driving systems also require 32-bit microcontrollers, thus driving the growth of the product segment
  • The automotive application segment dominated the global market in 2019 and is estimated to witness a CAGR exceeding 11% over the forecast period. Increasing demand for enhanced safety features, convenience functions, and entertainment systems, along with government regulations on emission control are driving the segment growth
  • North America is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The use of microcontrollers for smart energy management and photovoltaic systems is expected to be the significant factor contributing to the regional growth
  • Asia Pacific microcontroller market is anticipated to witness substantial growth over the forecast period, owing to the rapidly growing consumer electronics sectors, as well as the presence of major market players, such as Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
  • Factors such as the Brexit and U.S.-China trade war have led to declining market conditions. New American tariffs on Chinese goods and slowdown in the Chinese economy are the major factors affecting the steady growth of the market
  • Key market players include Infineon Technologies AG; Microchip Technology Inc.; NXP Semiconductor; Renesas Electronics Corporation; STMicroelectronics; and Texas Instruments Incorporated