An integral part of smart buildings and even regular homes and commercial buildings, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems strive to reduce air extraction and limit energy consumption. In the process, limiting humidity and CO2 concentration and providing optimum and efficient comfort must also be achieved. To address these issues, the sensors need to […]
What’s happening in air quality sensing?
Many people take clean air as a given. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates (2014) that 4 million deaths globally are caused, at least in part, by air pollution. WHO also estimates (2016) that more than 90% of the world’s population lives in regions where air pollutant levels are higher than the WHO specified […]
How big is the magnetic sensing market?
Angle, position and current sensing as well as compasses and even some switches rely on magnetic sensors. While Hall-effect technology has been a dominant enabler of these sensors, so-called xMR or magnetoresistive/magnetoresistance technologies are playing an increasing role. The x can stand for anisotropic (AMR), giant (GMR) or tunnel (TMR). With these new technologies playing […]
How big is the MEMS pressure sensor market?
According to Yole Développement’s “MEMS Pressure Sensor Comparison 2018 report,” the global microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) pressure sensor market was about $1.6 billion US in 2017. It will grow by 3.8% per year to reach a value of $2B in 2023. While automotive and consumer applications are the largest markets, medical and industrial markets continue to […]