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?Thermopile infrared detectors are the sensors designed to detect the change in temperature by sensing the infrared radiations emitted by the object under observation. A thermopile is a combination of multiple thermocouple sensors, connected in series or parallel formation, onboard a semiconductor chip, and offers an excellent solution for non-contact or contactless temperature measurement. It consists of interconnected array of thermocouple, each of these thermocouples consists of two dissimilar material with a large thermoelectric coefficient and opposite polarities. In a typical thermopile sensor, the thermocouples are placed across the hot and cold regions of a structure, wherein the hot junctions and cold junctions are thermally isolated from each other. The hot region consists of a black body, which is used for absorbing the incident infrared radiation, which are further used to measure the temperature. The thermopile infrared detectors are manufactured in a variety of sensor packaging, which mainly includes stainless steel packaged housings, hermetically sealed housings, integral circuit boards and connectors.
Market Dynamics: Global Thermopile Infrared Detector Market
The thermopile infrared detector market is primarily driven by the increased deliveries of thermopile infrared detector in automotive industries, wireless temperature monitoring, medical scanners, and industrial scanners, as well as residential applications. Incorporation of advanced features in automobiles such as human occupancy detection, heating control and thermal isolation of passenger compartment, engine temperature monitoring and control, are strengthening the growth of thermopile infrared detector market. Moreover, thermopile infrared detectors exhibits broad infrared spectrum response and stable response to DC radiations as compared to other infrared detectors. As a result of these factors, expansion of thermopile infrared detector market is anticipated to boost during the forecast period.
Market Segmentation: Global Thermopile Infrared Detector Market
The global thermopile infrared detector market has been segmented based on type, material, application, packaging type, end-use industry, and region. Based on type, the global thermopile infrared detector market can be classified into thin film based thermopile, and silicon based thermopile. Based on material, the thermopile market can be segmented into silicon, sapphire, calcium fluoride (CaF2), and others. Based on application, the market can be segmented into gas detection, flame detection, occupancy detection or human body detection, temperature detection, and others. Based on packaging type, the global thermopile infrared detector market can be segmented into stainless steel packaged housings, hermetically sealed housings, integral circuit boards, and others. Based on end-use industry, the market can be segmented into automotive, defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, energy and utility, healthcare, mining and materials, logistics, and others. In terms of region, the global thermopile infrared detector market can be segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
North America is anticipated to contribute a significant share to the global thermopile infrared detector market due to the presence of leading thermopile infrared detector manufacturers, for instance Honeywell International Inc., General Electric Company, and Excelitas Technologies Corp. in this region. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace owing to the expansion of application industry verticals such as consumer electronics, automotive, and healthcare, in emerging economies such as India and China, in this region. Moreover, amongst the type of thermopile infrared detector, the thin film based thermopile infrared detector segment is anticipated to witness prominent growth due to the technical advantages offered by this type over silicon based thermopile infrared detectors.
Prominent Market Players
Key players operating in the global thermopile infrared detector market include Amphenol Advanced Sensors, Excelitas Technologies Corp., General Electric Company, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Heimann Sensor GmbH, Honeywell International Inc., InfraTec GmbH, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., NIPPON CERAMIC CO., LTD., OMRON Corporation, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments Incorporated. These players are actively focusing on organic and inorganic growth strategies in order to gain a competitive advantage in the market. Some of the important strategies adopted by the leading players in the global market are collaborations, partnerships, agreements, and new product launches. The report provides an in-depth analysis about the strategic business activities along with the market dynamics shaping the global thermopile infrared detector market over the period of study.
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