Opto, sensors chip markets are at record highs

Opto, sensors chip markets are at record highs

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The overall chip market is in the midst of a slowdown but several product categories in the optoelectronics, sensors and discrete semiconductor sector are expected to set a record high market value in 2019 and then gradually strengthen in 2020 and 2021.
By Peter Clarke


That’s according to market research firm IC Insights.

The inhibiting effect of the US-China trade war will limit growth of the combined OSD market in 2019 to 1 percent, a market of $83.5 billion. That would be a tenth consecutive year of growth for the market. It comes after rises of 9 percent in 2018 and 11 percent in 2017, according to IC Insights. IC Insights believes O-S-D products will account for about 19 percent of total worldwide semiconductor sales in 2019 with integrated circuits representing 81 percent of the entire chip market this year.

Record-high sales are expected in sensor and actuator products made with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and in total sensors this year.

Optoelectronics sales are expected to increase by about 3 percent in 2019 to $41.5 billion, with strong growth in CMOS image sensors and laser transmitters offsetting declines in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), optical couplers, charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors, infrared devices, and other products in this market segment.

Sensor/actuator sales are projected to be up by 1 percent in 2019 to $14.9 billion. Is this market heavy price erosion is cancelling out double-digit percentage growth in unit shipments this year. The discrete chip market is forecast to drop 1 percent in 2019 to $27.1 billion with power transistors being the only product category in this segment growing in the year.

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