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Market Trends: Supplying Intelligent Sensors for the IoT Takes Cooperation, Integration and Software

Published: 18 November 2014

ID: G00259257

Analyst(s): Adriana Blanco, Satish R.M, Ganesh Ramamoorthy


An increase in sensors and connectivity for the Internet of Things offers new opportunities for nonoptical sensor vendors, in a variety of low-volume end applications. Semiconductor product managers should continue to develop customized offerings, ensuring ease of use via strong ecosystems.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Getting Ready for the IoT
    • An Increasingly Fragmented Market
    • Falling Prices and Sensor Fusion
    • Establishing Ecosystems
  • Technology Trend
    • Beyond Smart Sensors
    • Integrated MEMS Sensors
    • Software Is the Differentiator
  • Buyer Trend
    • App Developers Want Easy-to-Use Sensors

Vendors to Watch

  • Appendix
    • The Growth of Nonoptical Sensors and MEMS Technology

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