Projected global Internet of Things enabled sensors market in 2020, by segment

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This statistic gives a breakdown of the global Internet of Things enabled sensors market in 2020, by segment. In 2020, inertial sensors are expected to account for 22 percent of the global IoT enabled sensors market. Total revenue generated by the enabled sensors market is estimated to reach 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

The Internet of Things enabled sensors market

Advances in the field of sensor technology continue to trigger the evolution of innovative consumer and industrial products. Without sensors, most things that are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) today would lose much of their functionality. A thing can range from heart monitoring implants, DNA analysis devices for food monitoring or built-in sensors in automobiles. The IoT technology of sending the data to the cloud for analysis, where it is distilled and interpreted before delivering the high-value information back to the device, has allowed society to make more efficient and accurate decisions not only in people’s daily lives but also in a business environment.

It is expected that the global IoT market will almost double between 2014 and 2017 and exceed one trillion U.S. dollars in 2017. By 2019, the market is forecast to have an estimated size of more than 1.7 trillion U.S. dollars. With a vast array of applications, the Internet of Things has seen a consistently growing number of connected devices worldwide. By 2020, it is predicted that 50 billion devices will be connected to the IoT around the globe. This technology is slated to have numerous applications, predominantly in the fields of consumer electronics, industrial manufacturing, automotive and life sciences.

By 2020, complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) sensors are expected to account for 23 percent of the global IoT enabled sensors market. The CMOS technology is increasingly being used in cameras. Its main advantage is that it consumes less power but delivers higher performance. Sensors in inertial measurement units (IMUs) are at the heart of another promising market. IMUs are mostly used as a navigation aid to calculate the position, orientation and velocity of vehicles such as ships, aircraft and drones.

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