3D sensor is considered as one of the most vibrant sectors owing to its presence, usage, and overlap with many other industry verticals. 3D sensor is the extension of well-established sensor market, a way of treating communications and data into the business of efficient product handling, from consumer to media and entertainment. It makes the electronics more attractive with the growing acceptability of gesture applications; and it makes hybrid cars feasible.
It is important to recognize the role played by 3D sensor as an enabling technology. Frequently, the performance and efficiency of a large and complex system can be critically determined by the 3D sensor within that system. 3D sensor is, therefore, not simply a component, but can be considered the heart of many systems. 3D sensor products are the result of hierarchies of research, design, and manufacturing activities across many scientific and engineering disciplines.
Its other important aspects include basic technologies, product technologies, types, applications, and geography. The technology market entails five major types viz.; Leap, Ultrasound, Stereo Camera, Structured Light, and TOF. The product segment caters consumer, automotive, medical, media and entertainment, and 3D robots market. The geography segment includes Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. This supply chain is of critical importance to the industry. Indeed, it is well-known that SMEs, alongside academia, generate a large proportion of the novel innovative technologies. Major players in this field include: Infineon Technologies (Germany), PrimeSense (Israel), LMI Technologies (Canada), SoftKinetic (Belgium), Cognivue (Canada), IFM Electronic (Germany), SourceFire (U.S.), ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Japan), Omnivision Technologies (U.S.), and Panasonic Corporation (Japan).
This report is focused on giving a detail-view of the complete 3D sensor industry with regards to the products market and device market with detailed market segmentations, combined with qualitative analysis at each and every aspect of the classifications done by substrate wafer technology, devices, characteristics, products, application verticals (sectors), sub- applications, and geography. All the numbers, both – in terms of the revenue and volume, at every level of detail, are forecasted till 2020 to give a glimpse of the potential revenue base in this market.