Capacitive Sensor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Capacitive 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 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610056
  • Pages : 125

The capacitive sensor market is expected to surge with a CAGR of 5.99% to achieve a market size of US$16.596 billion by 2027, from US$11.048 billion in 2020.

The rising manufacturing of automobiles is one of the major drivers of the capacitive sensor market. Increasing demand for smartphones and gaming consoles worldwide is fueling the demand for capacitive touch displays, thus positively impacting the demand for capacitive sensors.

The growing robotics industry will further bolster the growth of the capacitive sensor market in the coming years. Geographically, North America and Europe are estimated to hold a significant market share in the global capacitive sensor market. On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region will witness the fastest regional market growth during the forecast period owing to the booming consumer electronics industry in countries like China and India, coupled with the growing adoption of automation processes across various end-use industries.   

The emergence of medical robots is expected to fuel the market demand in the healthcare sector during the forecast period. Additionally, the use of professional robots in various industries is fueling market demand.

There is widespread adoption of minimally invasive surgical procedures. This is further providing a platform for medical robots utilizing capacitive sensing technology to thrive in the forecast period. A minimally invasive procedure helps the patients to recover fast as the incision made is very small in comparison to a normal surgery and the healing is also much faster. After the procedure is over, a patient’s hospital stay is reduced, and that too, with minimum scars. Also, blood loss during surgery is highly prevented. The chances of complications post-surgery are highly reduced and the patient is free to perform his/her daily routine activities within a few weeks.

Furthermore, the use of professional robots in end-use industries is driving market growth with the growing technology. North America and Europe are expected to hold a significant market share in the use of robots for industries, among other regions of the world. According to the euRobotics AISBL, in 2015, over 30% of professional service robots originated from the European region. Most of the field robots were produced in Europe only. In addition, more than 50% of all the service robots for professional services originate from the American region. Many of those were used for defense purposes. In the medical sector as well, medical robots in Europe and America accounted for a share of around 48% and around 51%, which is quite close.

Other factors supporting the growth of medical robots include the early adoption of innovations, high health expenditure in Europe and North America, and well-established healthcare infrastructure. Furthermore, technological advancements in the field of medical robotics, in addition to the rising number of applications of medical robots such as surgical assistants, rehabilitation robots, medical transportation robots, sanitation, and disinfection robots, will drive market growth in the forecast period and in the upcoming years.

The growing adoption of interactive displays is further propelling the growth of the global capacitive sensor market in the forecast period.

With advancements in technology and digitization, the growing adoption of interactive displays has been observed among a wide range of end-users at the global level. This includes the use of touch-screen displays by various industries, which include retail, hospitality, and entertainment, among other industry verticals.

Also, with the growing air traffic, the deployment of interactive displays in the airports has helped in providing ease and convenience to passengers with the provision of important information regarding flight status when required, fueling the market growth in the forecast period. In many business presentations, the use of multi-touch interactive displays adds value to business data presentations in addition to gaining audience engagement and effective participation. Hence, the use of interactive displays is having a high impact on the growth of the capacitive sensor market.

Key Developments:

  • November 2021: NXP has added the KE1xZ series of hardy 5V MCUs to its 32-bit Kinetis E family, a component of the EdgeVerseTM edge computing platform, which offers high performance, wide scalability, and enhanced touch sensing capabilities. To meet challenging application requirements and new consumer and industrial use cases, NXP is continually developing touch sense interface (TSI) technology. For the stringent electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations of the industrial and household appliance markets, the KE1xZ MCUs provide improved noise immunity and water-tolerant touch features.
  • August 2022: Somalytics Inc., a tech startup, announced that it has obtained $1.9 million in initial money to start mass-producing its acclaimed new sensor. It is the smallest capacitive nanosensor in the world and is made of a paper composite. With assistance from WRF Capital, the funding was spearheaded by the hard science investment firm IP Group Inc. The innovative gesture, eye, touch, and fluid tracking sensor technology from Somalytics is anticipated to revolutionize industries like consumer electronics, safety applications, wellness monitoring, health and wellbeing, and transportation.

Product Offerings:

  • Proximity Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller MPR03x: The NXP MPR03X is a low voltage, low profile, compact outline I2C-driven capacitive touch sensor processor. Designed to efficiently manage two electrodes while the interrupt is enabled, or three electrodes when it is disabled. Due to greater sensitivity and a unique feature set, it can support a variety of implementations. At data speeds of up to 400 kbits/sec, an I2C interface interfaces with the host controller. includes three stages of input signal filtering to identify changes in pad input conditions brought on by touch without application processing.
  • Schneider Electric capacitive sensor - XT1: To detect insulated or conductive objects, the XT offer includes a variety of capacitive proximity sensors. These sensors can be used to detect any object, regardless of its conductivity or composition. This sensor has a threaded M30 x 1.5 cylindrical plastic casing with a 30mm diameter, and an M12 connector. The solid-state, non-moving, high operating rates and lack of physical touch with the object to be detected are the advantages of this capacitive proximity sensor.

Capacitive Sensor Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$11.048 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$16.596 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 5.99% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Capacitive 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



  • By Capacitive 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
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Capacitive Sensor Market was valued at US$11.048 billion in the year 2020.
The capacitive sensor market is expected to reach a market size of US$16.596 billion by 2027.
The global capacitive sensor market is expected to surge with a CAGR of 5.99% over the forecast period.
North America and Europe are estimated to hold a significant share of the global capacitive sensor market.
The rising manufacturing of automobiles is one of the major drivers of the capacitive sensor market.

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces 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. Capacitive Sensor Market Analysis, by Capacitive Sensing Type

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Mutual Capacitance

5.3. Self or Absolute Capacitance


6. Capacitive Sensor Market Analysis, by End User Industry

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. Capacitive Sensor Market Analysis, by Geography

7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. United Arab Emirates

7.5.2. Israel

7.5.3. Saudi Arabia

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Taiwan

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Indonesia

7.6.8. Others


8. Competitive Environment and Analysis

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. Company Profiles

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