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Global Digital Compass Trends Industry

  • January 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 15 pages

Digital compass is a small compact device with integrated sensors such as MEMS based magnetometer that helps determine geographic direction by detecting the earth’s magnetic field. With the modern world revolving round mobility, digital compass is increasingly becoming a standard component in most handheld electronic devices like watches, smartphones, tablets, and GPS devices, among others.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Digital Compass market worldwide. Supported with 3 market data tables, the report in addition, provides global market estimates and projections for digital compass in US dollars and units for years 2012 through 2017. The report also discusses the launch of digital compasses by leading manufacturers including Robert Bosch, ST Microelectronics, Asahi Kasei Microdevices and others witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 34 companies operating in the Digital Compass arena worldwide are profiled.

Table Of Contents

Global Digital Compass Trends Industry


An Overview

Emergence of Digital Compass

History and Evolution

Comparison of a Digital Compass with GPS

Table 1: Global Digital Compass Shipments (2012-2017) in Millions of Units

Table 2: Global Digital Compass Sales (2012-2017) in US$ Million


Table 3: Mobile Phone Compass Market Share by Value Sales (2012): Percentage Breakdown by Company for AKM Semiconductor, and Others


Bosch Sensortec Launches Second Generation Electronic Compass BMC150

InvenSense Launches MPU-9250 MotionTracking Device

AKM Launches 3-Axis Compass, the AK8963C for Portable Appliances

AKM launches the AK8978, its new 6-axis e-compass

Dexter Industries Introduces DCompass for Lego Mindstorms

Sparton Introduces Adaptnavinit Application for GEDC-6 Compass

Baolab Unveils low-Cost 3D MEMS Compass

Ocean Server Launches Digital Compasses

AKM Launches Compact 3-axis Compass AK8975B

STMicroelectronics Launches Digital Compass Module


Aichi Steel Corporation (Japan)

Asahi Kasei Microdevices (Japan)

Baolab Microsystems, S.L (Spain)

BARIGO Barometerfabrik GmbH (Germany)

Bell Automotive Products, Inc. (USA)

Brunton Outdoor Group (USA)

Bushnell Outdoor Products (USA)

Celestron LLC (USA)

Coghlan's Ltd. (Canada)

DDK Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Fuzhou Evertop Electronic Co., Ltd. (China)

Garmin Ltd. (Switzerland)

Geomaster Group (China)

Honeywell International, Inc. (USA)

Honeywell Magnetic Sensors (USA)

Konus Italian Group SpA (Italy)

Kusaba Engineers Pvt., Ltd. (India)

KVH Industries, Inc. (USA)

New C and A Practice Instrument Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Ningbo Hongyuan Plastic Co., Ltd. (China)

OceanServer Technology, Inc. (USA)

Pentax Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. (Japan)

PNI Sensor Corporation (USA)

PT. Eigerindo Multi Produk Industri (Indonesia)

Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

RoboSail Systems BV (The Netherlands)

Silva Sweden AB (Sweden)

Sparton Corporation (USA)

Sunroad Technology Ltd. (China)

Suunto (Japan)

STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (USA)

True North Technologies (USA)

Wenger SA (Switzerland)


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