The biggest driving force for the growth of microbolometers market is the fact that it helps to overcome the use of exotic and expensive cooling methods in a thermal imaging camera. They also are smaller form factor, lower power consumption, cheaper, reliable, and lightweight unlike other substitute technologies. These factors of microbolometers are fueling the application of thermal cameras into next generation commercial applications.
The major microbolometers and thermal camera manufacturers are focusing to address low cost applications and high-volume markets by investing largely on R&D to develop detector materials such as VOX and a-Si. The report focuses on major two types of materials used in microbolometers amorphous silicon (a-Si) and vanadium oxide (VOX); wherein currently VOX has dominant share in the market.
The report also gives in-depth insights on different application markets served by microbolometers; among those are automotive, aerospace & defense, thermography, and vision enhancement. Safety regulations mandate in the U.S. and few countries in Europe have trigged the use of thermal cameras in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Owing to the compact size and cost-effectiveness of microbolometers the demand for thermal imaging systems in commercial applications is ever increasing.
The report gives analysis of various factors such as demand and supply side factors, market dynamics, and driving and inhibiting forces in the microbolometers market. The pricing analysis of microbolometers and its impact on value chain of the industry is also analyzed in the report. The opportunity matrix, product lifecycle analysis and mapping of major suppliers and OEMs are also covered in the report extensively.
The report analyzes the different geographic markets such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa. Likewise, market insights on country level with special focus on leading developed and developing nations is also covered in the report.
The competitiveness among the microbolometers players is measured based on the business developments strategies adopted such as new product launches and developments, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations.
The leading microbolometers profiled in the report are
- BAE Systems
- Fluke Corporation
- Teledyne DALSA
- Seek Thermal Inc