1 INTRODUCTION 15
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 15
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 15
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 15
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.2 GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE 16
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 16
1.4 CURRENCY 17
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 17
1.6 LIMITATIONS 17
1.7 MARKET STAKEHOLDERS 17

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 18
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 19
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 19
2.1.1.1 Key Data from Secondary Sources 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.1.2.1 Key Data from Primary Sources 20
2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights 21
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 22
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 23
2.2.3 MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION 23
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 24
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 25
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 25
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 25

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 26

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 29
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MICROPHONE MARKET 29
4.2 MICROPHONE MARKET–APPLICATIONS 30
4.3 MICROPHONE MARKET IN THE AMERICAN REGION 31
4.4 THE AMERICAS ACCOUNTED FOR ONE-THIRD OF THE MARKET IN 2013 32
4.5 MICROPHONE MARKET, BY TYPE 33
4.6 MICROPHONE MARKET: ASIAN VS AMERICAN COUNTRIES 33
4.7 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY TYPE (2014–2020) 34

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 35
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 35
5.2.1 BY TYPE 36
5.2.2 BY APPLICATION 36
5.2.3 BY GEOGRAPHY 37
5.3 EVOLUTION 37
5.4 MARKET DYNAMICS 39
5.4.1 DRIVERS 40
5.4.1.1 Increasing Demand in Consumer Electronics 40
5.4.1.2 Low Cost and Compact Size 41
5.4.1.3 Increasing Number of Microphones Embedded Per Device 41
5.4.1.4 Adoption of Modern Microphones in the Smart Wearable Devices 41
5.4.2 RESTRAINTS 42
5.4.2.1 Difficult Packaging and Integration Process 42
5.4.2.2 High Cost of Electronic Stethoscopes 42
5.4.3 OPPORTUNITIES 43
5.4.3.1 Increased Number of Microphones in the Automotive Application 43
5.4.3.2 Adoption of Microphones in the Industrial Application 43
5.4.4 CHALLENGES 43
5.4.4.1 Limited Selection Available to End-Users 43
5.4.4.2 Limitation Over Sensitivity, Noise, and Power Consumption 44
5.5 BURNING ISSUE 44
5.5.1 CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION OF COMPONENTS AND DIE SIZE 44
5.6 WINNING IMPERATIVES 44
5.6.1 TAPPING THE POTENTIAL OF THE EMERGING MARKETS 44
5.7 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 45

6 MICROPHONE MARKET, BY TYPE 47
6.1 INTRODUCTION 48
6.2 ELECTRET MICROPHONES 50
6.3 MEMS MICROPHONES 53
6.4 OTHER MICROPHONES 58

7 MICROPHONE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 62
7.1 INTRODUCTION 63
7.2 AUTOMOTIVE 66
7.3 COMMERCIAL SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE 71
7.4 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 76
7.5 INDUSTRIAL 80
7.6 MEDICAL 85
7.7 SENSING APPLICATION 89

8 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 94
8.1 INTRODUCTION 95
8.2 THE AMERICAS 96
8.2.1 NORTH AMERICA 99
8.2.2 SOUTH AMERICA 99
8.3 EUROPE 100
8.3.1 FRANCE 103
8.3.2 GERMANY 103
8.3.3 U.K. 103
8.3.4 REST OF EUROPE 104
8.4 APAC 105
8.4.1 CHINA 108
8.4.2 JAPAN 108
8.4.3 SOUTH KOREA 108
8.4.4 REST OF APAC 109
8.5 ROW 110

9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 113
9.1 OVERVIEW 113
9.2 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 113
9.3 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 115
9.3.1 BATTLE FOR THE MARKET SHARE 115
9.3.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 116
9.3.3 PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, AND COLLABORATIONS 116
9.3.4 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 117
9.3.5 EXPANSIONS 117
9.3.6 OTHER DEVELOPMENTS 118

10 COMPANY PROFILES 119
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
10.1 INTRODUCTION 119
10.2 KNOWLES CORPORATION 121
10.3 AAC TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC. 123
10.4 INVENSENSE, INC. 125
10.5 GOERTEK 127
10.6 STMICROELECTRONICS N.V. 129
10.7 ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 131
10.9 BSE 134
10.10 CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 135
10.11 HOSIDEN CORPORATION 137
10.12 SHANDONG GETTOP ACOUSTIC CO., LTD. 139
*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development might not be Captured in case of Unlisted Companies

11 APPENDIX 141
11.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 141
11.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 142
11.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 144
11.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 146
11.5 RELATED REPORTS 147
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