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High-end Inertial Sensors: At The Dawn Of A Mass-adoption?

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“In 2019, we estimate that the global high-end inertial systems market reached more than US$3 billion, which remains a highly fragmented market with many applications”, says Dimitrios Damianos PhD., Technology and Market Analyst within the Photonics and Sensing division at Yole Développement (Yole). “There is strong potential that the high-end inertial market will surpass the US$4 billion milestone by 2025. At Yole we announce a 4.7% during this period.”

And Guillaume Girardin, Director of the Photonics and Sensing Division at Yole adds: “In the long term, the market should be driven by long-awaited industrial applications. Yole predicted it before and these applications have already made their first baby steps: robotic cars, autonomous robots, IIoT and micro satellites”.

Newplayers in these domains come from various backgrounds and are ready to adopt inertial technologies.

“Honeywell is a good example,” comments Sylvain Hallereau, Senior Technology & Cost Analyst at System Plus Consulting. “This company is leading the high-end inertial industry for a while. Honeywell develops its own technologies and also integrates solutions proposed by devices makers such as STMicroelectronics. Behind this strategy, its aim is to offer to its customers a wide portfolio including the main inertial technologies, and especially MEMS”.

In these high-volume applications, integrators will be probably technology-agnostic and a good C-SWAP could prove beneficial for MEMS, FOG and HRG-based inertial systems. Nonetheless, with almost a 4,7% annual growth rate for the forecast period, the historically stable high-end inertial systems market looks promising…

Yole Group of Companies including System Plus Consulting and Yole are combining their expertise to release valuable analyses dedicated to the high-end inertial sector. Both companies investigate this industry with emerging and existing technologies.


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