We recently read a press release by a research company discussing pressure sensors and MEMS. We found the article to be very interesting and thought we would share some key points:
- Pressure sensors generated $1.22 billion in revenue mostly driven by a strong automotive industry recovery, up 26% from 2009.
- By 2014, revenue for MEMS pressure sensors will be $1.85 billion.
- Automotive sector remains the largest area for MEMS pressure sensors at 72%, followed by medical electronics at 11%. The remaining area is general industrial and consumer electronics.
Automotive applications primarily reside in manifold air pressure sensors and a growing area in transmission systems. The most popular medical application involves low cost disposable devices for catheters used during surgical procedures, with additional growth in CPAC (continuous positive airway pressure) for sleep apnea.
Industrial applications are primarily in the HVAC sector, level measurements, and various industrial process and control applications. Consumer applications include weather stations, sports watches, bike computers, dive equipment, pedometer and white goods.
As a provider of MEMS pressure sensors that can work for all of the above mentioned applications, we were, of course, pleased to see forecasted growth. We have seen pressure sensor designs make tremendous gains in performance, calibration ranges, and reduced size. Product designers have a wide range of pressure sensors to choose from.
We are curious to know what you think of this predicted growth? Drop us a comment and let's talk.
See the following application pages to review MEMS pressure sensors offer by Servoflo: