Fingerprint Sensors Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Area Sensors, Swipe Sensors), By Technology (Thermal Sensors, Optical Sensors, Ultrasound Sensors, Capacitive Sensors, Others), By End-Use Industry (Consumer Electronics, Defense, Government, Healthcare, Travel And Transport, Residential, Banking & Finance, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610212
  • Pages : 138

The global fingerprint sensors market is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 15.50% over the forecast period, attaining a total market size of US$9.878 billion by 2027, from US$3.603 billion in 2020.

Fingerprint sensors use tiny capacitors to extract fingerprints’ unique features and are used to provide authentication and authorization.

The fingerprint sensor market size is projected to undergo healthy growth from 2020 to 2027 due to the increasing implementation of `components in consumer electronics devices that is inclusive of but not limited to, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Furthermore, the demand for fingerprint sensors would be fueled by the security systems that are being installed in commercial spaces as well as offices, due to their diverse applications.  This has boosted the fingerprint sensor market to an almost unprecedented rate.

The fingerprint sensors are a secure means of accessing areas and/or quarters that are restricted to certain profiles of individuals only. These components also come with the ability to be integrated with more capabilities like facial recognition, which in turn further augments the fingerprint sensor market growth. Additionally, the financial imperative of monitoring employee entry as well as exit times is also a factor that is driving the growth of the fingerprint sensor market. This is complementary to the fact that human resource departments find it advantageous for understanding the various areas of improvement that may ascertain an employee’s proclivity towards conscientious adherence to norms as established by the organizations, despite authorization being the prime objective of fingerprint sensors.

The consumer electronics industry will substantially contribute to the expansion of the fingerprint sensor market. Consumer electronic products have witnessed exponential growth during recent years, majorly due to fierce competition among high-volume consumer electronics manufacturers.

The developed economies coupled with emerging economies have led smartphone manufacturers to make fingerprint scanning facilities available for entry-level phones as well. Additionally, the dwindling price of smartphones along with the growing aspiration for feature-rich smartphones has led to a plausible growth of the fingerprint sensor market. Laptop manufacturers are also marketing the security features of their devices to woo more prospective consumers. The implementation of these sensors is due to the growing need for data and hardware protection.

Further, the BFSI sector has been driving and is estimated to further drive the market for fingerprint sensors during the forecast period and beyond. The reason for this contribution is various security issues that have made it to the top of the priority list for payment getaways. Smart cards are also being integrated with this technology, whereby the reference data stored in the chip along with fingerprint sensors would be put to use directly at the point of sale to complete transactions. For instance, a biometric smart card design was introduced by NEXT Biometrics and Infineon Technologies AG. Moreover, the automotive sector. Another major application is that of automotive, as evidenced by Hyundai’s Santa Fe 2019 model, which uses this technology to unlock doors and start cars.

Owing to the large semiconductor ecosystem in the APAC region, which is expected to be the dominant region in this market. Further, due to the largest contributor to mobile subscriptions as evidenced by consumer tendencies in countries like India and China, the APAC region is poised to witness a growing demand for fingerprint sensors market, due to the convenience of finger-print locks that don’t require one to memorize any personal identification number. Further, the need for two-factor authentication systems or multi-factor authentication systems has also been set in motion by government initiatives like making AADHAR mandatory for identification purposes. This is due to its relevant efficiency in government initiatives like timelines and high-level security.

Recent development and expansion

  • In July 2022, Apple was successful in obtaining a patent for a fingerprint scanner on a future generation of the Apple Watch. Apple's new patent enables Touch ID on the Watch Series. This innovation would assist in gaining a competitive advantage over competitors.
  • IDEMIA STORM ABIS, a SaaS-based Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) for intuitive, accessible, and affordable fingerprint analysis, comparison, and documentation was launched in September 2021. It facilitates local and national searches by providing tools for comparison, analysis, and case management that enable fingerprint examiners to complete examinations effectively and efficiently from anywhere.
  • Fingerprint Cards collaborated with Tokyo-based MoriX Co. Ltd to develop and launched biometric payment cards in Japan in July 2021. Adding biometric sensors to contactless payment cards increases card payment while improving security, cleanliness, and sanitation.

COVID-19 Impact on the Fingerprint Sensors Market

The COVID-19 pandemic had little effect on the fingerprint sensor market's growth. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a significant setback for export-oriented economies due to the temporary shutdown of manufacturing plants. Aside from issues with exports and imports, the manufacturing industry's growth has been hampered by the closure of manufacturing plants and a slowdown in operations to contain the spread of COVID-19. Due to the lockdown, major smartphone manufacturers halted smartphone production for some time. The fingerprint sensor market is expected to pick up steam in the next two quarters as lockdown restrictions ease in various countries.

Consumer electronics, which include products such as smartphones and smart homes, have evolved from a luxury to a necessity. Moreover, the segment, which includes wearables, laptops, desktops, and other appliances, was impacted as production fell due to disruptions in the global supply chain, including China, which is a major hub for OEMs in this segment.

Fingerprint Sensors Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$3.603 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$9.878 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 15.50% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Technology, End-Use Industry, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered 3M Cogent Inc., Anviz Global, Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co, Synaptics Incorporated, Egis Technology Inc, Novatek Microelectronics Corp., Qualcomm Technologies, NEXT Biometrics, CMOS Sensor Inc, ID3 Technologies, ELAN Microelectronics Corp.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Area Sensors
    • Swipe Sensors
  • By Technology
    • Thermal Sensors
    • Optical Sensors
    • Ultrasound Sensors
    • Capacitive Sensors
    • Other
  • By End-Use Industry
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Defense
    • Government
    • Healthcare
    • Travel and Transport
    • Residential
    • Banking & Finance
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Fingerprint Sensors Market was valued at US$3.603 billion in the year 2020.
The global fingerprint sensors market is projected to reach a market size of US$9.878 billion by 2027.
The fingerprint sensors market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.50% over the forecast period.
The global fingerprint sensors market has been segmented by type, technology, end-use industry, and geography.
The fingerprint sensor market size is projected to undergo healthy growth due to the increasing implementation of `components in consumer electronics devices that is inclusive of but not limited to, smartphones, tablets, and laptops.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

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. Area Sensors

5.3. Swipe Sensors


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Thermal Sensors

6.3. Optical Sensors

6.4. Ultrasound Sensors

6.5. Capacitive Sensors

6.6. Other


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Consumer Electronics

7.3. Defense

7.4. Government

7.5. Healthcare

7.6. Travel and Transport

7.7. Residential

7.8. Banking & Finance

7.9. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. UK

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Taiwan

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. 3M Cogent Inc.

10.2. Anviz Global

10.3. Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co

10.4. Synaptics Incorporated

10.5. Egis Technology Inc

10.6. Novatek Microelectronics Corp. 

10.7. Qualcomm Technologies

10.8. NEXT Biometrics

10.9. CMOS Sensor Inc

10.10. ID3 Technologies

10.11. ELAN Microelectronics Corp.

3M Cogent Inc.

Anviz Global

Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co

Synaptics Incorporated

Egis Technology Inc

Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

Qualcomm Technologies

NEXT Biometrics

CMOS Sensor Inc

ID3 Technologies

ELAN Microelectronics Corp.