According to market research firm Yole Developpement’s report “Infrared Detector Technology & Market Trends 2015,” smart lighting, smart buildings and mobile devices will drive the infrared (IR) detector market to about $500M in 2020. Rather than addressing imaging, the report covers IR sensors that produce a signal to be analyzed for detection. It includes: market forecasts by applications/technologies from 2014-2020 in revenue ($M) and shipments (units), value chain and supply chain analysis and detailed application analysis. For the report, the researchers segmented the market into nine applications and four technologies. The technology analysis and evolution includes pixel size reduction, packaging, and optics.
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