Capacitive Sensor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Sensing Type (Mutual Capacitance, Self Or Absolute Capacitance), By End User Industry (Automotive, Aerospace And Defense, Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, Others), And By Geography- Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Sep 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061610056
  • Pages : 125

The capacitive sensor market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.76% from US$11.880 billion in 2021 to US$16.448 billion by 2028.

Capacitive sensing technology is rapidly evolving to match the complex user interface demands of modern applications. One of the main reasons propelling the expansion of the market under study is the growing preference for capacitive sensors due to their excellent durability, superior sensibility, and higher measurement accuracy than resistive or inductive sensors.

The demand for components that can deliver crucial data connected to the production process has increased due to the automation of complicated production systems. By identifying the presence and location of metal objects, these sensors aid process control in industries. Further, the need for capacitive devices in the medical and automotive sectors is also anticipated to increase as manufacturing processes become increasingly automated. Demand for capacitive sensors is also predicted to be boosted by the usage of touchscreen display systems for interaction between humans and machines by end users in the consumer, commercial, automotive, and medical sectors.


Rising demand for consumer electronics

The market for capacitive sensors is growing owing to the growing demand for consumer electronics products with tracking and motion-stabilizing capabilities. Additionally, the size of sensors has been significantly reduced because of the development of fabrication processes like Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS). They can now be found in portable consumer gadgets like cellphones, smartwatches, and tablets. For instance, in February 2022 – Xiaomi introduced the Redmi K50, equipped with the FPC1552 curved Fingerprint Cards AB's second-generation tiny and curved capacitive touch sensor. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the side of the phone and has a curved surface.

Further, the Consumer Technology Association 2022 prediction projects that smartphone revenue will increase by 15% to $61.37 billion in 2022, up from $53.38 billion in 2021 in the United States. Moreover, 5G smartphones are anticipated to account for 62% of all smartphone units in 2021 and 72% in 2022. The market is expanding due to the extensive use of touchscreen display technologies for human-machine interfaces, which is increasing smartphone penetration.

Vendor Analysis

Many vendors on the market offer capacitive touch sensors that are scratch-resistant. For instance, Ifm Electronic offers the Capacitive Touch Sensor KT5050, which has low maintenance requirements and is impact, scratch, wear, and wear resistant.

Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor is a crucial component that reads, recognizes, and scans fingerprints. Although the iPhone 5S was used to illustrate the function, it has since been added to several other recent iPhone models, including the iPhone SE (2020), iPads, and MacBooks. The sensor captures fingerprint images in high definition using cutting-edge capacitive touch technology.

Market Developments:

Furthermore, investments and funding by key firms in this market are also expected to fuel its growth.

  • In November 2022, TouchNetix, a fabless touch controller integrated circuits manufacturer, received investments of about $12 million from companies such as Alliance Venture, Reitan Kapital, Djerv Holding, and others.
  • Somalytics is enhancing human engagement with the Internet of Things using ground-breaking capacitive sensors that significantly improve natural control and interaction with the digital environment. Somalytics anticipates that by the end of 2023, its new headquarters and production facility in Redmond, Washington, will be producing its capacitive sensors in large quantities.
  • In August 2022, Projective Capacitive, or PCAP, was launched. PCAP touchscreen technology's multi-touch capabilities enable enhanced gesture detection, including pinch, zoom, and rotate functionalities. The purpose of the multi-touch feature in medical apps is to make it easier to analyze visual pictures; for instance, the zoom-in and zoom-out capability allows doctors to examine even minute details.

Application in Cutting-edge medical equipment

Capacitive sensors are incorporated into medical equipment to track vital signs, identify changes in patient conditions, and give healthcare workers real-time feedback. This use of technology in cutting-edge medical equipment, particularly in emerging nations like India, Brazil, and Mexico, will enable people to access better healthcare. For instance, the World Bank and the Government of India agreed on two loans on March 3, 2023, each for USD 500 million, to strengthen and enhance India's healthcare system. In addition, Japanese researchers are looking at novel uses for tablets and touchpads in addition to more conventional ones.

Asia Pacific region accounts for a significant market share.

Due to the region's developed electronics sector and uptake of cutting-edge technology, the Asia Pacific region controls a sizeable percentage of the global market for capacitive sensors. Several significant capacitive sensor manufacturers are also present in the area, including Renesas Electronics and Omron Corporation, which have helped to propel the capacitive sensors market. There has also been a rise in demand for touch screens from smartphone manufacturers due to the region's expanding smartphone adoption, which has had a beneficial effect on the market.

Chinese market Insight:

The automotive segment is growing in China, providing an edge for capacitive manufacturers to hold a prominent market share. The electric flow in the car is reported with the presence of capacitive sensors. Furthermore, numerous research institutions, including universities such as the Chinese Academy of Science and the Applied Institutes of Industrial Ministries, have active research and development programs on sensors.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and 12 other agencies released "The 14th Five-Year Development Plan for the Robotics Industry" in December 2021, allowing the sensors market to develop in China.

Capacitive Sensor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$11.880 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$16.448 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.76% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Sensing Type, End User Industry, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered OMRON Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, NXP Semiconductors, Capacitec, Inc., ELK Corporation, Pepperl+Fuchs SE, Schneider Electric
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Sensing Type
    • Mutual Capacitance
    • Self or Absolute Capacitance
  • By End User Industry
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Healthcare
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Manufacturing
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Other

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global capacitive sensor market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.76% during the forecast period.
Capacitive Sensor Market was valued at US$11.880 billion in 2021.
The capacitive sensor market is estimated to reach a market size of US$16.448 billion by 2028.
The capacitive sensor market is growing owing to the growing demand for consumer electronics products with tracking and motion-stabilizing capabilities.
Asia Pacific region accounts for a significant share of the capacitive sensor market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Mutual Capacitance

5.3. Self or Absolute Capacitance


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Automotive

6.3. Aerospace and Defense

6.4. Healthcare

6.5. Consumer Electronics

6.6. Manufacturing

6.7. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. By Sensing Type

7.2.2. By End-User Industry

7.2.3. By Country USA By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Canada By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Mexico By Sensing Type By End-User Industry

7.3. South America

7.3.1. By Sensing Type

7.3.2. By End-User Industry

7.3.3. By Country Brazil By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Argentina By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. By Sensing Type

7.4.2. By End-User Industry

7.4.3. By Country United Kingdom By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Germany By Sensing Type By End-User Industry France By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Italy By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. By Sensing Type

7.5.2. By End-User Industry

7.5.3. By Country United Arab Emirates By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Israel By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. By Sensing Type

7.6.2. By End-User Industry

7.6.3. By Country Japan By Sensing Type By End-User Industry China By Sensing Type By End-User Industry India By Sensing Type By End-User Industry South Korea By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Thailand By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Taiwan By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Indonesia By Sensing Type By End-User Industry Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. OMRON Corporation

9.2. Texas Instruments Incorporated

9.3. NXP Semiconductors

9.4. Capacitec, Inc.

9.5. ELK Corporation

9.6. Pepperl+Fuchs SE

9.7. Schneider Electric 

OMRON Corporation

Texas Instruments Incorporated

NXP Semiconductors

Capacitec, Inc.

ELK Corporation

Pepperl+Fuchs SE

Schneider Electric