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Market Trends: Machine Vision Will Be the Game Changer Across Markets

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00349501

Analyst(s): Claire Wen, Masatsune Yamaji


Evolving 3D sensing technology and declining image sensor prices are creating new markets for machine vision beyond traditional industrial use cases. Technology product management leaders at electronics OEMs must build new product roadmaps and partner ecosystems to tap into the opportunities.

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Market Trend

  • Machine Vision Is Opening Up New Market Opportunities
  • New Technologies Drive Use-Case-Specific Product Roadmaps
    • 940 nm Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) Will Be the Primary Near-Infrared Light Source
    • Red, Green, Blue (RGB) With Infrared Dual Cameras Improves "Judgment"
    • Enhanced Image Processing With Artificial Intelligence
    • Advanced Interface Standards for Faster Image Transfer
  • Partner Ecosystems Are Essential for Successful Go-to-Market

Contrarian View

  • Privacy Concerns May Hinder Growth on Nonindustrial Use Cases

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