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Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets -- Focus on Europe

Abstract

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global surface acoustic wave sensors market reached $997.7 million in 2010 and nearly $1.1 billion in 2011. The market is expected to reach $1.8 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8%.

The European market for surface acoustic wave sensors reached $247.3 million in 2010 and $262.0 million in 2011. The market is expected to reach $366.9 million by 2016, a CAGR of 7.0%.

The United Kingdom region for surface acoustic wave sensors reached $33.1 million in 2010 and $34.4 million in 2011. The market is expected to reach $48.2 million by 2016, a CAGR of 7.0%.

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INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

BCC's goal in conducting this study was to determine the current status of the worldwide demand for surface acoustic wave filters and duplexers and to assess its growth potential over a five-year period from 2011 to 2016. We were particularly interested in the stimulation in demand for acoustic wave technology induced by the recent surge in the usage of handsets and tablets and wireless devices. In addition, we were interested in the market potential for new emerging surface acoustic wave sensor technologies.

Our key objective was to present a comprehensive analysis of the current surface acoustic wave technologies market and its future direction.

REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY

In addition to their traditional functions in national defense and industrial applications, surface acoustic wave technologies are becoming a significant component of the world's consumer electronics market. We were interested in determining where surface acoustic wave devices were being used and examined their growth potential. We also were especially interested in determining the technology types currently in use and their specific applications.

BCC has over the past several years examined the sensor industry. Within this time period, surface acoustic wave devices have emerged rapidly as a passive sensor having diverse applications; as a consequence, the use of this technology is changing fast and we wanted to conduct a thorough and detailed analysis and project its growth potential.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

We have compiled a study of current surface acoustic wave devices and new emerging surface acoustic wave sensor technologies. We present the surface acoustic wave technology industry economic environment, technological descriptions and issues, applications, market factors and potential, and project shipments for 2011 and 2016. We also project market values and distribution of surface acoustic wave technologies by five major market sectors. This study will be of interest to the sensor technologies industry, surface acoustic wave filter and duplexer manufacturers, distributors, system integrators, and research institutions. It will be of interest also to manufacturers of wireless device and systems, communication technology developers in addition to manufacturers of information technology hardware devices, semiconductor device manufacturers, and electronic component manufacturers.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The scope of this study encompasses the major types of surface acoustic wave technologies. BCC analyzes each surface acoustic wave technology type, determines its current market status, examines its impact on future markets, and presents forecasts of growth over the next five years. Technological issues including the latest trends are discussed. Other influential factors such as the increased use of surface acoustic wave sensors detection applications by law enforcement and emergency responder entities are explored.

BCC analyzes the industry on a worldwide basis, both from a manufacturing and demand point of view. We examine government regulation and surface acoustic wave industry organizations and activities in major regions of the world. The role that surface acoustic wave sensor technologies play in wireless communication, industrial, military, and safety monitoring, as well as instrumentation is also examined.

METHODOLOGY

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC presents an analysis, by each surface acoustic wave technology type, of the estimated demand for filters and duplexers in 2011. Our estimated value is what buying entities have paid in un-depreciated dollars. Then, based on our study, we analyze the potential applications for each technology, and forecast unit shipments for 2011 and 2016. We also analyze the demand for surface acoustic wave devices by five major market sectors that use surface acoustic wave technology. Also, all the tables are calculated in 2011 constant U.S. dollars.

INFORMATION SOURCES

BCC analyzed data produced by the U.S. government agencies industry trade association and international organizations to obtain data for this study. We also spoke with manufacturers of various surface acoustic wave technology types in the United States and manufacturers' associations in Japan. In addition, we compiled data from current financial and trade information sources.

AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS

Carlet Auguste is president and CEO of Efficiency Engineering Inc., a consulting firm that provides technology engineering services to corporations and nonprofit organizations. He consults regularly with government and private industry companies from a variety of fields of engineering to help create technology innovations for the private sector as well as government customers needing technology solutions for national defense. He previously worked for a U.S. government agency in the area of intelligence and security.

Table of Contents

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary

  • STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • SCOPE AND FORMAT
  • METHODOLOGY
  • INFORMATION SOURCES
  • AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS
  • RELATED BCC REPORTS
  • BCC ONLINE SERVICES
  • DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY

  • Table Summary : GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSORS, THROUGH 2016
  • Figure Summary : GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES, 2010-2016

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW

  • INTRODUCTION TO SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES
  • OTHER POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS FOR ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSORY DEVICES

Chapter- 4: THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SAW TRANSDUCERS

  • SAW FILTERS
  • GLOBAL SAW DUPLEXERS MARKET

Chapter- 5: THE EUROPEAN MARKET

  • EUROPE

Chapter- 6: GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

  • UNITED STATES

Chapter- 7: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • A SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE INCLUDES A MICRO-MACHINED PRESSURE TRANSDUCER FOR MONITORING TIRE PRESSURE
  • NON-INVASIVE INSPECTION OF MICROCRACKS
  • A NOVEL SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE-BASED BIOSENSOR FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE FUNCTIONAL ASSAYS OF OLFACTORY RECEPTORS
  • METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CODING SAW OFC DEVICES TO MITIGATE CODE
  • SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE OPTO-MECHANICAL OSCILLATOR AND FREQUENCY COMB GENERATOR
  • A SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE HUMIDITY SENSOR WITH HIGH SENSITIVITY BASED ON ELECTROSPUN MWCNT/NAFION NANOFIBER FILMS
  • A NOVEL SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE-BASED BIOSENSOR FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE FUNCTIONAL ASSAYS OF OLFACTORY RECEPTORS
  • TRANSPORTATION AND MIXING OF DROPLETS BY SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE
  • METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CODING SAW OFC DEVICES TO MITIGATE CODE
  • SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE OPTO-MECHANICAL OSCILLATOR AND FREQUENCY COMB GENERATOR
  • A NOVEL SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE-BASED BIOSENSOR FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE FUNCTIONAL ASSAYS OF OLFACTORY RECEPTORS
  • SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE HYDROGEN SENSOR
  • SENSITIVE AND SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF CARDIAC MARKERS IN HUMAN SERUM USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE IMMUNOSENSORS
  • ACOUSTICALLY-DRIVEN MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS ACOUSTIC FILTRATION, FRACTIONATION, AND MIXING IN MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS INTELLIGENT FRONT-END SAMPLE PREPARATION TOOL USING ACOUSTIC STREAMING MICROFLUIDIC SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR IMMUNOASSAYS MICROFLUIDIC TOOLS FOR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE PREPARATION
  • SENSITIVE, SELECTIVE, FAST-RESPONDING, LOW-POWER, AND ROBUST SENSORS
  • MEASUREMENT OF MATERIAL NONLINEARITY USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE PARAMETRIC INTERACTION AND LASER ULTRASONICS
  • THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SENSITIVE, SELECTIVE AND FAST-RESPONDING SAW HYDROGEN SENSORS THAT OPERATE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE AND TO UTILIZE THESE ADVANCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAW AND OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSORS FOR OTHER GASES. THE APPROACH IS TO USE SYNTHESIS OF NANOMATERIALS AND THEIR UTILIZATION AS SAW SENSOR MATERIALS, GUIDED BY THEORETICAL CALCULATIONS AT MULTIPLE SCALES.
  • TIO2/LICL-BASED NANOSTRUCTURED THIN FILM FOR HUMIDITY SENSOR APPLICATIONS

Chapter- 8: COMPANY PROFILES12$355

  • NORTH AMERICA
  • EUROPE
  • ASIA
  • Table 39 : RANKING OF LEADING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE MANUFACTURERS

Chapter- 9: PATENT ANALYSIS110$3,250

  • GLOBAL PATENT TRENDS
  • U.S. PATENT TRENDS
  • U.S. REGISTERED PATENTS
  • SAMPLE ABSTRACTS OF U.S. PATENTS
  • EUROPEAN PATENT TRENDS
  • EUROPEAN REGISTERED PATENTS
  • CARRIER MODULATED NARROW SAMPLE ABSTRACTS OF EUROPEAN REGISTERED PATENTS
  • ASIAN PATENT TRENDS
  • CHINESE PATENT ABSTRACTS
  • JAPANESE PATENT ABSTRACTS
  • TAIWANESE PATENT ABSTRACTS
  • KOREAN PATENT ABSTRACTS

List of Tables

  • Summary Table : GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSORS, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 1 : KEY SAW DEVICE CONSUMER APPLICATIONS
  • Table 2 : OTHER GENERAL SAW DEVICE USAGE
  • Table 3 : KEY SAW DEVICE MILITARY APPLICATIONS
  • Table 4 : SURFACE ACOUSTIC DEVICE PACKAGING
  • Table 5 : SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER MATERIALS
  • Table 6 : WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES HAVING SAW RADIO FREQUENCY FILTERING APPLICATIONS
  • Table 7 : FREQUENCY DIVISION DUPLEXING (FDD) DOWNLINK PEAK DATA RATES
  • Table 8 : FREQUENCY DIVISION DUPLEXING (FDD) UPLINK PEAK DATA RATES
  • Table 9 : TRANSMISSION BANDWIDTH CONFIGURATION
  • Table 10 : FREQUENCY BAND SUPPORTED IN LTE
  • Table 11 : GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SAW FILTERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 12 : KEY DRIVERS OF THE SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSOR INDUSTRY
  • Table 13 : GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SAW DUPLEXERS, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 14 : GLOBAL SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 15 : GLOBAL SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 16 : THE WORLD'S TOP BUYERS OF SURFACE ACOUSTIC SENSORS
  • Table 17 : EUROPEAN DEMAND FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES BY REGION, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 18 : EUROPEAN DEMAND FOR SAW DUPLEXERS, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 19 : EUROPEAN DEMAND FOR SAW FILTERS, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 20 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR EUROPE BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 21 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR EUROPE BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 22 : ESTIMATES FOR EUROPEAN TERRITORIES GENERATING SIGNIFICANT SALES ACTIVITY FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES
  • Table 23 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR FRANCE BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 24 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR FRANCE BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY THROUGH 2016
  • Table 25 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR GERMANY BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 26 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR GERMANY BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 27 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR ITALY BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 28 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR ITALY BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 29 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR SPAIN BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 30 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR SPAIN BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 31 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR NORWAY BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 32 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR NORWAY BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 33 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR THE NETHERLANDS BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 34 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR THE NETHERLANDS BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 35 : SAW FILTER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 36 : SAW DUPLEXER SHIPMENT ESTIMATES FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM BY AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016
  • Table 37 : ESTIMATES FOR EUROPEAN TERRITORIES GENERATING SIGNIFICANT SALES ACTIVITY FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES
  • Table 38 : (A) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXEMPTED IN 15.23, 15.103, AND 15.113, UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS SHALL BE AUTHORIZED PRIOR TO THE INITIATION OF MARKETING, AS FOLLOWS:
  • Table 39 : RANKING OF LEADING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE MANUFACTURERS
  • Table 40 : PATENTS BY REGION
  • Table 41 : GLOBAL PATENT GENERATION TRENDS BY TECHNOLOGY
  • Table 42 : GLOBAL PATENTS STATISTICS BY INDUSTRY SECTORS
  • Table 43 : U.S. PATENT GENERATION TRENDS BY TECHNOLOGY
  • Table 44 : U.S. PATENTS STATISTICS BY INDUSTRY SECTOR
  • Table 45 : UNITED STATES SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSOR PATENTS
  • Table 46 : EUROPE PATENT GENERATION TRENDS BY TECHNOLOGY
  • Table 47 : EUROPEAN PATENTS STATISTICS BY INDUSTRY SECTOR
  • Table 48 : EUROPE SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE PATENTS
  • Table 49 : KEY ASIA PATENT GENERATION TRENDS BY TECHNOLOGY
  • Table 50 : ASIAN PATENTS STATISTICS BY INDUSTRY SECTOR
  • Table 51 : CHINESE SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE PATENTS
  • Table 52 : JAPANESE SAW PATENTS
  • Table 53 : TAIWANESE SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE PATENTS
  • Table 54 : SOUTH KOREAN SAW PATENTS

List of Figures

  • Summary Figure : GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES, 2010-2016
  • Figure 1 : INDUSTRY FORECASTS OF MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC
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