Capacitive sensors are considered to be far better as compared to the resistive sensing technology due to high accuracy, sensitivity, and absence of wear & tear problem. They are continuously replacing the resistive sensors in most of the applications because of various advantages.

All the applications, industry verticals, and their sub segments are discussed in the report. Different operating modes of the capacitive sensors are also discussed in the report. The overall capacitive sensors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2013 to 2018. Projected capacitive technology is preferred in most of the applications as compared to the surface capacitive technology. Projected capacitance is further classified into two types, namely self capacitance and mutual capacitance.

Increasing demand of the sensors in the consumer electronics sector and reduction in the size of the sensor are considered to be the major driving factors of the market. Most of the major smartphone manufacturers like Apple (U.S.), Nokia (Finland), and Samsung (South Korea) are using the capacitive touch sensors for the touch screens in the smartphones as well as for the input devices like buttons, sliders, keypads, and touchpads. Capacitive touch sensors are in huge demand for the input devices as compared to the mechanical input devices because the problem of wear & tear is negligible for the capacitive sensing devices. In the retail & medical sector, there is a huge scope for the capacitive sensors in future as these sensors are continuously opting for care monitoring systems and other point-of-sale displays. Proximity Sensors are also in a huge demand in the industrial application and it is expected to show linear growth trend in the coming five years. The major barrier in the industry is the lack of product differentiation among the different manufacturing companies. Motion sensing application is expected to show the maximum growth because of the continuous growth in the applications of capacitive accelerometers and magnetometers in the smartphones & automotives.

Different geographical regions are also discussed on the basis of the different applications. APAC is expected to boost the growth rate of the market because of the continuous improvement and technological advancement in the sensors industry in the countries like Japan, Korea, China and India.

In different applications the companies are specialized in different sectors like some of the companies are manufacturing the sensors for the consumer electronics whereas some of the companies are manufacturing for the commercial applications like automotive, medical etc. Companies are inclined towards launching new products and technologies due to the increase in competition. Mergers and Acquisitions also play important role in the market. Some of the major acquisitions are also described in the report like the acquisition of SigmaTech Inc. (U.S.) by MicroSense LLC (U.S.) which enhances MicroSense’s portfolio of sensing technologies. Similarly, important partnerships & agreements are also discussed like the agreement between TPK Holdings (Taiwan) & Apple, Inc. (U.S.) under which TPK Holding’s touch panels are used in the Apple’s iPad.

Scope of the Report

This research report categorizes the global capacitive sensors market based on various applications and industry verticals market; it also covers the revenue foretold from 2013 to 2018 and future applications of the sensors. It describes the demand for capacitive sensors in various regions. The report describes the applications mapping in the market with respect to the growth potential and adoption by the various companies.

On the basis of the applications

Capacitive sensors are used for various applications like touch sensing, motion sensing, position sensing, pressure sensing, level sensing, and flow sensing. Touch sensing is considered to be the major application. Motion sensing application is expected to witness a significant growth in the next five years because of the technological advancement in the automotive industry and consumer electronics sector. Capacitive accelerometers and magnetometers are in huge demand in the above-mentioned sectors.

On the basis of the Industry verticals

All the applications mentioned above are used in different industry verticals like consumer electronics, factory automation, automotive, medical, and others. Consumer electronics is the major industrial sector that contributes the maximum to the overall revenue in the market. In consumer electronics, touch sensing & motion sensing applications are mostly used for various devices like smartphones, tablets, portable media players, gaming consoles, and others.

On the basis of the geographical regions

Geographical analysis covers North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW. In this report, North America is further segregated by countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Europe is further segregated into Germany, U.K., France, Italy, and others. APAC is segregated into Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and India. ROW is segregated into Africa and Middle East. APAC is leading in the market because of the huge potential market in the consumer electronics sector.

Table Of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 22

1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS 22
1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION 22
1.3 MARKETS COVERED 24
1.4 STAKEHOLDERS 24
1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 25
1.5.1 MARKET SIZE 27
1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES 29
1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES 29
1.5.4 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THIS REPORT 29
1.5.5 LIST OF COMPANIES COVERED DURING REPORT 30

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 32

3 MARKET OVERVIEW 35

3.1 MARKET DEFINITION 36
3.2 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: MARKET SEGMENTATION 37
3.3 DESIGNING PROCESS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS 38
3.4 PROPERTIES OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS 40
3.5 MARKET DYNAMICS 42
3.5.1 DRIVERS 42
3.5.1.1 Continuous growth of the capacitive sensors enabled devices in the consumer electronics sector 43
3.5.1.2 Less Calibration Required 44
3.5.1.3 Gradual reduction in size 44
3.5.1.4 Increasing demand of the All-in-one PCs 44
3.5.2 RESTRAINTS 45
3.5.2.1 Shortage of Indium Tin Oxide 45
3.5.2.2 Lack of product differentiation 46
3.5.2.3 Alternative technologies available at low cost 46
3.5.3 OPPORTUNITIES 46
3.5.3.1 Emerging Retail and media applications 46
3.5.3.2 Emerging applications of the capacitive sensors in the field of nanotechnology 47
3.6 BURNING ISSUE 48
3.6.1 OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY ENTERING THE SMALL DISPLAY MARKET 48
3.7 WINNING IMPERATIVES 48
3.7.1 LOCALIZING PRODUCTS FOR THE NICHE MARKET 48
3.7.2 HIGH SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (SNR) FOR THE SENSING APPLICATIONS 48
3.8 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL 49
3.8.1 THREAT FROM THE NEW ENTRANTS 50
3.8.2 THREAT FROM THE SUBSTITUTES 50
3.8.3 BARGAINING POWER OF THE SUPPLIERS 51
3.8.4 BARGAINING POWER OF THE BUYERS 51
3.8.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION 52
3.9 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 53

4 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: TECHNOLOGIES, STANDARDS and INITIATIVES 56

4.1 COMPARISON WITH OTHER SENSING TECHNOLOGIES 57
4.2 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: BY DIFFERENT MODES 59
4.2.1 LOAD MODE 59
4.2.2 TRANSMIT MODE 60
4.2.3 SHUNT MODE 60
4.3 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSING TECHNOLOGY 61
4.3.1 ADVANTAGES 62
4.3.2 DISADVANTAGES 63

5 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 64

5.1 INTRODUCTION 65
5.2 GROWTH OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS 66
5.3 TOUCH SENSING 67
5.3.1 COMPARISON OF THE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS WITH RESISTIVE TOUCH SENSORS 68
5.3.1.1 Market by Industry Verticals 70
5.3.1.2 Market by Geography 71
5.3.2 DISPLAYS 73
5.3.2.1 Drastic growth of the capacitive sensing devices 74
5.3.2.2 Single touch screen 75
5.3.2.3 Multi touch screen 76
5.3.2.4 Multi-touch screens hits the consumer electronics display market 77
5.3.2.5 Market by Industry Verticals 78
5.3.2.6 Market by Geography 78
5.3.3 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS: DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES 79
5.3.3.1 Surface Capacitance 81
5.3.3.2 Projected Capacitance 83
5.3.3.3 Projected Capacitive sensors: Sensing systems 85
5.3.3.3.1 Projected Self Capacitance 87
5.3.3.3.2 Projected Mutual capacitance 87
5.3.4 INPUT DEVICES 87
5.3.4.1 Buttons and Switches 89
5.3.4.2 Slider and Wheels 90
5.3.4.3 Trackpads/Touchpads 90
5.3.4.4 Market by Industry Verticals 91
5.3.4.5 Market by Geography 92
5.3.5 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS: BY SENSING TECHNOLOGY 92
5.3.5.1 Transparent 93
5.3.5.2 Opaque 94
5.4 MOTION SENSING 94
5.4.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS 96
5.4.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 97
5.4.3 ACCELEROMETERS 97
5.4.3.1 Capacitive accelerometers boost motion sensors market 98
5.4.3.2 Market by Industry Verticals 100
5.4.3.3 Market by Geography 100
5.4.4 MAGNETOMETERS and COMBASS 101
5.4.4.1 Market by Industry Verticals 103
5.4.4.2 Market by Geography 104
5.5 POSITION SENSING 105
5.5.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS 107
5.5.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 108
5.5.3 LINEAR DISPLACEMENT 109
5.5.3.1 Market by Industry Verticals 110
5.5.3.2 Market by Geography 111
5.5.4 PROXIMITY SENSING 112
5.5.4.1 Huge potential market of capacitive proximity sensors 113
5.5.4.2 Market by Industry verticals 114
5.5.4.3 Market by Geography 115
5.6 SENSORS FOR CAPACITY MEASUREMENT 116
5.6.1 MARKET BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS 117
5.6.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 118
5.6.3 PRESSURE SENSING 119
5.6.3.1 Capacitive pressure sensors have high penetration rate 120
5.6.3.2 Market by Industry Verticals 121
5.6.3.3 Market by Geography 122
5.6.4 FLOW SENSING 123
5.6.4.1 Market by Industry Verticals 124
5.6.4.2 Market by Geography 125
5.6.5 LEVEL SENSING 126
5.6.5.1 Market by Industry Verticals 127
5.6.5.2 Market by Geography 128

6 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS 129

6.1 INTRODUCTION 130
6.1.1 MAJOR SENSORS FOR DIFFERENT INDUSTRY VERTICALS 132
6.1.2 DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SENSORS 133
6.1.3 TARGET GROUP OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET 134
6.1.4 HIERARCHICAL REVENUE MODEL: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET 135
6.2 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 136
6.2.1 MOBILE PHONES and SMARTPHONES 138
6.2.2 SMARTPHONES CONTRIBUTES THE MAXIMUM IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SECTOR 139
6.2.2.1 Samsung Leads the smartphone market 139
6.2.2.2 Major sensors used for the smartphones 139
6.2.3 MULTI-MEDIA PLAYERS 140
6.2.4 TABLETS 140
6.2.5 GAMING CONSOLE 140
6.3 NON-CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 141
6.3.1 POINT-OF-SALES APPLICATIONS BOOST UP THE GROWTH RATE 141
6.3.2 FACTORY AUTOMATION 143
6.3.2.1 Increasing demand in the process automation industries 143
6.3.2.2 Food and Beverages 144
6.3.2.3 Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas 145
6.3.2.4 Pharmaceuticals 146
6.3.2.5 Automotive 146
6.3.3 COMMERCIAL 147
6.3.3.1 Rapid growth is expected in the medical sector 147
6.3.3.2 Automotive Sector 148
6.3.3.3 Medical Application 150
6.3.3.4 Point of Sales 151

7 CAPACITIVE SENSORS, GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 152

7.1 INTRODUCTION 153
7.2 NORTH AMERICA 155
7.2.1 INDUSTRIES BOOSTING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN NORTH AMERICA 155
7.2.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 156
7.2.3 MARKET BY APPLICATIONS 157
7.3 EUROPE 158
7.3.1 INDUSTRIES BOOSTING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN EUROPE 158
7.3.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 159
7.3.3 MARKET BY APPLICATIONS 160
7.4 APAC 161
7.4.1 INDUSTRIES BOOMING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN APAC 161
7.4.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 162
7.4.3 MARKET BY APPLICATIONS 163
7.5 ROW 164
7.5.1 INDUSTRIES BOOSTING THE MARKET OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN ROW 164
7.5.2 MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY 164
7.5.3 MARKET BY APPLICATION 166

8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 167

8.1 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES 167
8.2 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS 168
8.3 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 175
8.4 PARTNERSHIPS and AGREEMENTS 177
8.5 OTHERS 179
8.6 PATENTS RELATED TO THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS 181


9 COMPANY PROFILES 189

9.1 3M 189
9.2 ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 191
9.3 ATMEL CORPORATION 196
9.4 CONTRINEX 201
9.5 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR 203
9.6 DISPLAX INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS 208
9.7 ELK CORPORATION 211
9.8 ELO TOUCHSYSTEMS 213
9.9 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR INCORPORATED 216
9.10 FUJITSU 220
9.11 LION PRECISION 225
9.12 MICRO EPSILON MESSTECHNIK 227
9.13 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY, INC. 229
9.14 MICROSENSE LLC 232
9.15 MTI INSTRUMENTS 235
9.16 NISSHA PRINTING COMPANY LTD. 239
9.17 OMRON CORPORATION 243
9.18 RECHNER SENSORS 246
9.19 SILICON LABORATORIES 248
9.20 SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 251
9.21 SIEMENS AG 255
9.22 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED 258
9.23 TPK HOLDING CO. LTD. 263
9.24 TURCK INC. 265
9.25 WINTEK CORPORATION 267
9.26 ZYTRONIC PLC 269



LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET REVENUE OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS,
BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 33
TABLE 2 GLOBAL UNIT SHIPMENTS OF THE DEVICES, BY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, 2012 - 2018 (MILLION) 43
TABLE 3 COMPARISON TABLE OF DIFFERENT SENSING TECHNOLOGIES 57
TABLE 4 ADVANTAGES OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS 62
TABLE 5 DISADVANTAGES OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS 63
TABLE 6 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS ARE BETTER THAN THE RESISTIVE TOUCH SENSORS 69
TABLE 7 TOUCH SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 70
TABLE 8 TOUCH SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 71
TABLE 9 TOUCH SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 72
TABLE 10 SIZES OF THE CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANELS 73
TABLE 11 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS UNIT SHIPMENTS IN DISPLAYS, BY SIZE, 2012 - 2018 (MILLION) 74
TABLE 12 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN DISPLAYS, BY SIZE, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 75
TABLE 13 SINGLE TOUCH SCREENS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 76
TABLE 14 MULTI-TOUCH SCREENS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 77
TABLE 15 DISPLAYS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 78
TABLE 16 DISPLAYS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 79
TABLE 17 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 81
TABLE 18 PROJECTED CAPACITIVE SENSING MARKET REVENUE, BY SENSING SYSTEMS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 86
TABLE 19 INPUT DEVICES: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 88
TABLE 20 COMPARISON BETWEEN THE CAPACITIVE SENSING BUTTONS and MECHANICAL BUTTONS 89
TABLE 21 CAPACITIVE SENSING TOUCHPADS MARKET REVENUE, 2012 - 2018 90
TABLE 22 INPUT DEVICES: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 91
TABLE 23 INPUT DEVICES: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 92
TABLE 24 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY SENSING TECHNOLOGY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 93
TABLE 25 MOTION SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 95
TABLE 26 MOTION SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 96
TABLE 27 MOTION SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 97
TABLE 28 ACCELEROMETERS, CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 98
TABLE 29 ACCELEROMETRS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 100
TABLE 30 ACCELEROMETERS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 101
TABLE 31 MAGNETOMETERS, CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 102
TABLE 32 MAGNETOMETERS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 103
TABLE 33 MAGNETOMETERS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 104
TABLE 34 POSITION SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 105
TABLE 35 DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES USED FOR THE POSITION SENSORS 106
TABLE 36 POSITION SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 107
TABLE 37 POSITION SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 108
TABLE 38 LINEAR DISPLACEMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 109
TABLE 39 LINEAR DISPLACEMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 110
TABLE 40 LINEAR DISPLACEMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 111
TABLE 41 USAGE OF THE CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS 112
TABLE 42 PROXIMITY SENSORS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 113
TABLE 43 PROXIMIY SENSORS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 114
TABLE 44 PROXIMIY SENSORS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 115
TABLE 45 CAPACITY MEASUREMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 116
TABLE 46 CAPACITY MEASURMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 117
TABLE 47 CAPACITY MEASUREMENT: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 118
TABLE 48 PRESSURE SENSORS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 120
TABLE 49 PRESSURE SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 121
TABLE 50 PRESSURE SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 122
TABLE 51 FLOW SENSORS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 123
TABLE 52 FLOW SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 124
TABLE 53 FLOW SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 125
TABLE 54 LEVEL SENSORS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 126
TABLE 55 LEVEL SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 127
TABLE 56 LEVEL SENSING: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 128
TABLE 57 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 131
TABLE 58 MAJOR SENSORS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRY VERTICALS (MERITS, DEMERITS, APPLICATIONS) 132
TABLE 59 TECHNOLOGIES USED IN THE VARIOUS SENSORS 133
TABLE 60 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 137
TABLE 61 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 138
TABLE 62 NON-CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 141
TABLE 63 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN NON-CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 142
TABLE 64 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE IN THE FACTORY AUTOMATION SECTOR, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 144
TABLE 65 COMMERCIAL SECTOR: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 148
TABLE 66 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 154
TABLE 67 NORTH AMERICA: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY COUNTRY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 156
TABLE 68 NORTH AMERICA: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE,
BY APPLICATION, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 157
TABLE 69 EUROPE: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 159
TABLE 70 EUROPE: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 160
TABLE 71 APAC: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 162
TABLE 72 APAC: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 163
TABLE 73 ROW: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY,
2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 165
TABLE 74 ROW: CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION) 166
TABLE 75 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS,
2007 - 2012 168
TABLE 76 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS,
2010 - 2012 175
TABLE 77 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: PARTNERSHIPS and AGREEMENTS,
2007 - 2012 177
TABLE 78 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: EXPANSION, NEW PRODUCTION UNITS, DISTRIBUTION AND OTHERS, 2005 - 2012 179
TABLE 79 U.S. PATENTS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS 181
TABLE 80 EUROPE PATENTS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS 184
TABLE 81 JAPAN PATENTS: CAPACITIVE SENSORS 186
TABLE 82 ANALOG DEVICES: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS and SERVICES, 2010 - 2011($MILLION) 193
TABLE 83 ANALOG DEVICES: MARKET REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS,
2010 - 2011($MILLION) 193
TABLE 84 ANALOG DEVICES: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2010 - 2011($MILLION) 194
TABLE 85 ATMEL CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS,
2010- 2011 ($MILLION) 198
TABLE 86 ATMEL CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2010 - 2011 ($MILLION) 198
TABLE 87 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION OVERALL REVENUE,
BY PRODUCTS, 2010 - 2011($MILLION) 205
TABLE 88 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION OVERALL REVENUE,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2011($MILLION) 205
TABLE 89 ELK CORPORATION, OVERALL REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 ($MILLION) 212
TABLE 90 ELO TOUCHSYSTEM: MARKET REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 214
TABLE 91 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS,
2009 - 2011 ($MILLION) 217
TABLE 92 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 - 2011($MILLION) 218
TABLE 93 FUJITSU LTD.: OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCT SEGMENTS,
2010 - 2011($BILLION) 222
TABLE 94 FUJITSU LTD.: OVERALL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2010 - 2011 ($BILLION) 223
TABLE 95 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.: OVERALL REVENUE,
2010 - 2012 ($MILLION) 230
TABLE 96 NISSHA PRINTING CO. LTD.: OVERALL REVENUE,
2010 - 2012 ($MILLION) 241
TABLE 97 OMRON AUTOMATION: FINANCIAL 2011 - 2012 244
TABLE 98 SILICON LABORATORIES OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS,
2010 - 2011($MILLION) 250
TABLE 99 SYNAPTICS INC.: OVERALL REVENUE, BY PRODUCTS,
2010 - 2011($MILLION) 252
TABLE 100 SYNAPTICS INC.: REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2011 253
TABLE 101 SIEMENS AG: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010 - 2011 ($BILLION) 256
TABLE 102 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TOTAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 - 2011($MILLION) 260
TABLE 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TOTAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2010 - 2011($MILLION) 261
TABLE 104 ZYTRONICS PLC: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010 - 2012 ($MILLION) 270



LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 STEPS IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 26
FIGURE 2 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET RESEARCH STRATEGY 27
FIGURE 3 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET CRACKDOWN STRATEGY 28
FIGURE 4 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: MARKET SEGMENTATION 37
FIGURE 5 MANUFACTURING DESIGN PROCESS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS 38
FIGURE 6 MAJOR PROPERTIES OF CAPACITIVE SENSORS 40
FIGURE 7 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF THE DRIVERS 42
FIGURE 8 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF THE RESTRAINTS 45
FIGURE 9 CAPACITIVE SENSORS: PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL 49
FIGURE 10 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET: VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 53
FIGURE 11 MAJOR SENSING TECHNOLOGIES 57
FIGURE 12 DIFFERENT MODES OF OPERATION FOR CAPACITIVE SENSORS 59
FIGURE 13 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS 61
FIGURE 14 APPLICATIONS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS 65
FIGURE 15 INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS 66
FIGURE 16 GROWTH IN THE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS MARKET 68
FIGURE 17 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCREENS 73
FIGURE 18 DIFFERENT DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS 80
FIGURE 19 THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT PARAMETERS ON SURFACE AND PROJECTED CAPACITANCES 80
FIGURE 20 ADVANTAGES OF SURFACE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS 82
FIGURE 21 WORKING OF THE SURFACE CAPACITANCE 83
FIGURE 22 ADVANTAGES OF THE PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS 84
FIGURE 23 WORKING OF THE PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH 85
FIGURE 24 PROJECTED CAPACITIVE SENSORS: TYPES OF SENSING SYSTEMS 86
FIGURE 25 CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSING BASED INPUT DEVICES 88
FIGURE 26 CAPACITIVE MOTION SENSING APPLICATIONS 94
FIGURE 27 BASIC ACCELEROMETER SENSING PRINCIPLE 98
FIGURE 28 DIFFERENT CAPACITIVE POSITION SENSORS 105
FIGURE 29 DIFFERENT SENSORS FOR CAPACITY MEASUREMENT 116
FIGURE 30 CAPACITIVE SENSORS APPLICATIONS, BY INDUSTRY VERTICALS 130
FIGURE 31 TARGET INDUSTRY VERTICALS OF THE CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 134
FIGURE 32 HIERARCHICAL REVENUE MODEL, 2012 135
FIGURE 33 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE SENSORS APPLICATIONS, BY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 136
FIGURE 34 SMARTPHONES: MARKET SHARE OF THE TOP PLAYERS, 2011-2012 (%) 139
FIGURE 35 GLOBAL CAPACITIVE SENSORS APPLICATIONS, BY FACTORY AUTOMATION 143
FIGURE 36 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET, BY COMMERCIAL SECTOR 147
FIGURE 37 MAJOR SENSORS USED IN THE AUTOMOTIVES FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS 149
FIGURE 38 MAJOR APPLICATIONS IN THE MEDICAL SECTOR 150
FIGURE 39 CAPACITIVE SENSORS MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 and 2018 153
FIGURE 40 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES 167
FIGURE 41 ATMEL: PRODUCT SEGMENTS 197
FIGURE 42 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION PRODUCT SEGMENT 204
FIGURE 43 FUJITSU: PRODUCT SEGMENT 221
FIGURE 44 FUJITSU: APPLICATIONS 221
FIGURE 45 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.: PRODUCT SEGMENT 229
FIGURE 46 MTI INSTRUMENTS: PRODUCT SEGMENTS 236
FIGURE 47 NISSHA PRINTING CO. LTD., BUSINESS SEGMENTATION 240
FIGURE 48 SILICON LABORATORIES BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM 249
FIGURE 49 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TOUCH CONTROLLER PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 259



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