Global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 78
  • SKU: IRTNTR14090

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This industry research report identifies FLIR Systems, Hamamatsu Photonics, Sensors Unlimited, and Xenics as the key vendors in the global shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market. This industry research report also presents a comprehensive analysis of the market by application (industrial manufacturing, military and defense, scientific research and life sciences, and others), by product (SWIR area cameras and SWIR linear cameras), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market

Technavio’s market research study identifies the increased government investments on military devices to be one of the primary growth factors for the shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market. The governments all over the world are taking measures to integrate next-generation technology including critical defense equipment such as guns, combat fighter platforms, and SWIR camera in the military technology to improve the accuracy of the information received. With the rising adoption of IR thermography devices, there is a high demand for SWIR cameras from the military sector. SWIR cameras provide rapid target acquisitions for military operations and night vision that enable soldiers to target object in complete darkness. According to our market research analysts, this market will grow steadily at a CAGR of almost 8% by 2021.

The increase in defense budget is identified to be one of the key trends contributing to the growth of the SWIR camera market. Major economies across the globe are increasing their defense budget to deploy latest technologies such as SWIR cameras for the warfare equipment and weapons. SWIR camera equipment and core component vendors are witnessing the maximum demand from the developed and developing economies including Germany, China, and Russia. The USA, China, Saudi Arabia, the UK, and Russia were the countries with the highest defense budget during 2015.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The SWIR camera market is fragmented due to the presence of several well-diversified international, regional, and local vendors. The international vendors are dominating the market in terms of features such as quality, features, functionality, and service. Local and regional vendors are providing customized and cost-effective infrared detectors (IR) when compared to international vendors. The market is competitive and the increase in product extensions, technological innovations, and M&As will intensify the competition level among the SWIR camera vendors.

The leading vendors in the camera market are -

  • FLIR Systems
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • Sensors Unlimited
  • Xenics

The other prominent vendors in the market are Allied Vision Technologies, Leonardo DRS, Episensors, IRCameras, InView Technology, Princeton Instruments, and Sofradir.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the SWIR camera market

  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Military and defense
  • Scientific research and life sciences

SWIR cameras are prominently used in several production processes in industrial manufacturing to check product quality, performance, and monitoring and for the thermal imaging of hot objects. Additionally, these infrared cameras are also used by the metal and glass industries for process and quality systems and by the paper manufacturing industry to determine the dryness of the paper, since these cameras can detect moisture.

Segmentation by product and analysis of the SWIR camera market

  • SWIR area cameras
  • SWIR linear cameras

SWIR area cameras are primarily used in the industrial manufacturing, military and defense, scientific research and life sciences segments as they provide the image of a defined area quickly. Moreover, these SWIR cameras can be easily installed and can provide segmented images that help in the detection of specific objects.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market?
  • 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 shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera market?

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Sensing in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras are capable of capturing a spectrum  (wavelengths from 0.9 to 1.7 microns), which is not visible to the human eye and can only be imaged by dedicated sensors such as InGaAs sensors. This upcoming market research report on the global SWIR camera market furnishes detailed inputs about the primary market drivers and trending market patterns that are augmenting the growth of the hardware and semiconductor industry. Technavio’s reports for the hardware and semiconductor industry also follow a comprehensive research approach to offer an extensive analysis of rapid growth market segments like embedded systems.   

This market study also offers a detailed analysis of various embedded systems based on the comprehension of the information gathered from informatory resources such as vendor briefings, industry journals, and webinars. Our team of market research experts offers an all-inclusive picture of the global SWIR camera market for the period of 2017 to 2021 by estimating the growth outlook of embedded systems market based on the data collected from channel partners and decision makers. 


This upcoming market research report on the global SWIR camera market also covers vendors like Sensors Unlimited, Flir Systems, Photonics Media, Allied Vision Technologies, Xenics, Princeton Instruments, Sofradir, and EpisensorsThis market report on the global SWIR camera market also covers geographies like the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Additionally, our research practices help clients in designing innovative growth strategies and staying updated about the changing hardware and semiconductor market topography. 

The upcoming industry research report on the global SWIR camera market also shortlists the drivers, apparent trends, as well as the hurdles that the embedded systems sector currently comes across. This upcoming report on the global SWIR camera market presents insights into the rapidly changing competitive landscape to offer clients a complete of the hardware and semiconductor industry. Technavio also provides deep-dive assessments into the sectors such as displayssemiconductor equipment, and computing devices. 


Our market research methodology for the global SWIR camera market  

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline
  • Common definitions used in industries related to IR light
  • Major types of SWIR cameras
  • Technological landscape

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation  by application

  • Global SWIR camera market by industrial manufacturing
  • Global SWIR camera market by military and defense
  • Global SWIR camera market by scientific research and life sciences
  • Global SWIR camera market by others

PART 07: Market segmentation by product

  • Global SWIR linear camera market
  • Global SWIR area camera market

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • SWIR camera market in APAC
  • SWIR camera market in Americas
  • SWIR camera market in EMEA

PART 09: Key leading countries

PART 10: Decision framework

PART 11: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 12: Market trends

  • Increase in defense budget
  • Adoption of SWIR cameras in smartphones
  • Increase in M&A
  • SWIR thermography for social cause

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive landscape
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

  • FLIR Systems
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • Xenics
  • Sensor Unlimited

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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