Global Sensor Module Market in the Automotive Sector 2016-2020

April 21, 2016
This market research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global sensor module market in the automotive sector by application (powertrain and engine control, safety and chassis control, and others), by vehicle type (passenger cars and commercial vehicles), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The leading vendors in this market are Bosch, Continental, Delphi Automotive, DENSO, Infineon Technologies, and NXP Semiconductors.

Outlook of the sensor module market in the automotive sector

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted the sensor module market in the automotive sector to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% over the forecast period. The implementation of stringent regulations for emission control is one of the critical factors driving the growth of this market in the coming years. Sensors help to increase the efficiency of vehicles by monitoring their engines. The governments of countries around the world have set up emission control regulations to control the pollutants emitted from vehicles, for example, powertrain sensors such as airflow, pressure, and throttle position sensors are used to control emissions. Moreover, an augmented demand for automotive sensors from the manufacturers will also contribute to the growth of this market. Temperature sensors for an automobile are used for multiple applications, such as air intake temperature checks, engine coolant, transmission oil for measuring the temperature of transmission fluid, and in cylinder heads to inform the driver about engine overheating.

In this industry research report, the analysts have estimated factors such as the increasing demand for electric cars to propel the growth prospects for this market in the coming years. Recently, there has been an augmented demand for electric vehicles because of government promotions of campaigns and a considerable reduction in the cost of building electric vehicle batteries. Moreover, these batteries are envisaged to cost lesser than the internal combustion engine in the coming years, thereby fueling the demand for electric vehicles. This is expected to hamper the oil market and will, in turn, lead to a reduction in the price of sensor modules until the end of 2020.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the sensor module market for the automotive sector

  • Powertrain and engine control
  • Safety and chassis control

During 2015, the powertrain and engine control segment dominated this market and accounted for more than 76% of the market share in terms of revenue. The powertrain and engine control section of the car needs high-end sensor modules, which are essential to drive the sensors and other microcontrollers. Moreover, the sensors used in this section form an important component of the engine, as they monitor the temperature of the engine and keeps the engine from overheating. These factors are expected to aid in the growth of the powertrain and engine control segment until the end of 2020.

Geographical segmentation of the sensor module market for the automotive sector

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

APAC held the highest market share, accounting for more than 49% of the market share in 2015. The market in this region is expected to grow as all the major car manufacturers such as Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota have their bases in APAC.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly fragmented and is characterized by the presence of a large number of established manufacturers and a significant number of small- and medium-sized enterprises. The market also has the  presence of well-diversified global and regional vendors. The competitive nature of this market is envisaged to intensify as more sensors enter the mass market, which is inevitable in the wake of increasing government regulations and consumer demand for automotive safety and advanced features.

The key market vendors are -

  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Infineon Technologies
  • NXP Semiconductors

Other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are First Sensor, Heraeus Sensor Technology, National Instruments, and SHINYEI Technology.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global sensor module for automotive market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global sensor module for automotive market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global sensor module for automotive market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global sensor module for automotive market?

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