Europe Optical Sensors Market - By Sensor Type ( Fiber Optic Sensors, Image Sensors, Position Sensors, Ambient light and proximity Sensors, Infrared Sensors), Application, Geography, Trends, Forecast - (2020 - 2025)

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In 2013, the number of Internet users in Europe constituted more than 20% of the total internet users. This huge market is still growing with the advent of smartphones, tablets and laptops. The use of optical fibres has increased.

The use of optical fibres has also increased in the medical industry with the  increase in endoscopic imaging.

Optical Sensors convert light rays into electronic signals. It measures physical quantity of light and translates into a value that can be read by an instrument. It has many applications like in research and development, manufacturing, defense, healthcare and process control. The market is still evolving with continuous innovations being done.  The market for sensors is also being driven by the growing penetration of smart devices. The demand for smart devices is expected to maintain consistency in the near future, so will be the demand for optical sensors.

The market is still innovating, with more companies focusing on new applications of this technology. Some of the major vendors mentioned in the report are Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Atmel, Bosch and STMicroelectronics. Some of the other manufacturers of the optical sensor, who are serving this market in their own unique way mentioned in the report are OptiSense, Compact Imaging, Ocean Optics and Banpil Photonics.

What the Report Offers           

  • Market definition for the Optical Sensor market along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.
  • Market analysis for the Optical Sensor market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their share of markets.
  • Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Optical Sensor market on both global and regional scale.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.


  • Vendors who are into manufacturing of these products as they can get an overview of what competitors are doing and also which markets they can look forward to expand their operations
  • Enterprises using this technology for usage in different products and services they provide
  • Investors who are willing to invest in this market
  • Consultants who can have readymade analysis to guide their clients
  • Anyone who wants to know about this industry

1. Introduction

1.1 Description

1.2 Research Methodology

1.3 Report Outline by Applications, Industry Usage and Geographies Covered

2. Executive Summary 3. Market Overview

3.1 Current Market Scenario

3.2 Applications of Wireless Sensors

3.3 Factors Driving the Market

3.3.1 Reducing cost of sensors

3.3.2 Wide range of applications

3.3.3 Innovations are leading to more applications of these sensors

3.4 Factors Restraining the Market

3.4.1 Trade-off between image quality and price remains a major challenge

3.5 Current Opportunities in the Market

3.6 Technology Snapshot

3.7 Porter’s Five Forces

3.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

3.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

3.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

3.7.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry

3.8 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4. Technology Overview

4.1 Technology Snapshot

4.2 Applications of Optical Sensors

4.3 Types of Optical Sensors

4.3.1 Ambient Light Sensors

4.3.2 Fiber Optic Sensors

4.3.3 Image and Colour Sensors

4.3.4 Infrared Detectors

4.3.5 Light to Digital Convertors

4.3.6 Optical Navigation Sensors

4.3.7 Optical Switches

4.3.8 Photodiodes

4.3.9 Photoelectric Sensors

4.3.10 Phototransistors

4.3.11 Others

4.4 New Developments in Optical Sensor Technology

5. Europe Optical Sensor Market by End-User Industry

5.1 Manufacturing

5.1.1 Introduction

5.1.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.2 Chemical

5.2.1 Introduction

5.2.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.3 Defense

5.3.1 Introduction

5.3.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.4 Healthcare

5.4.1 Introduction

5.4.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.5 Retail

5.5.1 Introduction

5.5.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.6 Communications

5.6.1 Introduction

5.6.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.7 Energy

5.7.1 Introduction

5.7.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.8 Others

5.8.1 Introduction

5.8.2 Market Share and Forecast

6. Europe Optical Sensor Market by Type

6.1 Ambient Light Sensors

6.1.1 Introduction

6.1.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.1.3 Analyst View

6.2 Fiber Optic Sensors

6.2.1 Introduction

6.2.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.2.3 Analyst View

6.3 Image and Colour Sensors

6.3.1 Introduction

6.3.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.3.3 Analyst View

6.4 Infrared Detectors

6.4.1 Introduction

6.4.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.4.3 Analyst View

6.5 Light to Digital Convertors

6.5.1 Introduction

6.5.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.5.3 Analyst View

6.6 Optical Navigation Sensors

6.6.1 Introduction

6.6.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.6.3 Analyst View

6.7 Optical Switches

6.7.1 Introduction

6.7.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.7.3 Analyst View

6.8 Photodiodes

6.8.1 Introduction

6.8.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.8.3 Analyst View

6.9 Photoelectric Sensors

6.9.1 Introduction

6.9.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.9.3 Analyst View

6.10 Phototransistors

6.10.1 Introduction

6.10.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.10.3 Analyst View

6.11 Others

6.11.1 Introduction

6.11.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.11.3 Analyst View

7. Europe Optical Sensor Market Segmentation

7.1 Europe

7.1.1 Introduction

7.1.2 United Kingdom

7.1.3 Germany

7.1.4 France

7.1.5 Others

8. Vendor Market Share 9. Company Profiles of Key Vendors

9.1 Mouser Electronics

9.1.1 Overview

9.1.2 Major Products and Services

9.1.3 Financials

9.1.4 Recent Developments


9.2.1 Overview

9.2.2 Major Products and Services

9.2.3 Financials

9.2.4 Recent Developments

9.3 Rockwell Automation

9.3.1 Overview

9.3.2 Major Products and Services

9.3.3 Financials

9.3.4 Recent Developments

9.4 Honeywell

9.4.1 Overview

9.4.2 Major Products and Services

9.4.3 Financials

9.4.4 Recent Developments

9.5 Eaton

9.5.1 Overview

9.5.2 Major Products and Services

9.5.3 Financials

9.5.4 Recent Developments

9.6 Turck

9.6.1 Overview

9.6.2 Major Products and Services

9.6.3 Financials

9.6.4 Recent Developments

9.7 Bosch

9.7.1 Overview

9.7.2 Major Products and Services

9.7.3 Financials

9.7.4 Recent Developments

9.8 Atmel

9.8.1 Overview

9.8.2 Major Products and Services

9.8.3 Financials

9.8.4 Recent Developments

9.9 STMicroelectronics

9.9.1 Overview

9.9.2 Major Products and Services

9.9.3 Financials

9.9.4 Recent Developments

9.10 Hitachi

9.10.1 Overview

9.10.2 Major Products and Services

9.10.3 Financials

9.10.4 Recent Developments

9.11 Omnvision

9.11.1 Overview

9.11.2 Major Products and Services

9.11.3 Financials

9.11.4 Recent Developments

10. The Challengers

10.1 OptiSense

10.2 Weatherford

10.3 Compact Imaging

10.4 Ocean Optics

10.5 Banpil Photonics

11. Investment Analysis

11.1 Role of Business Accelerators

11.2 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions

11.3 Investor Outlook

12. Future of Europe Optical Sensor Market

List of Figures

List of Tables


Works Cited


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