Global Non-Optical Sensors Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Inertial Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Chemical/Gas Sensor, Magnetic Sensor, Others), By End-User Industries (Communication, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Manufacturing, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061612571
  • Pages : 132

The global non-optical sensors market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.77% to reach US$$25.536 billion in 2028 from US$14.174 billion in 2021.

Non-optical sensors are widely used in various sectors, including the automobile, electronics consumer, chemical, oil and gas, and defense industries. The need for non-optical sensors is also increasing due to technological advancements like the miniaturization of sensors.

Increasing investments in research and development. 

Due to their high-speed and high-precision capabilities, these sensors have become essential for accomplishing industrial automation. Industrial automation is using industrial robots. These robots' essential components are sensors and actuators. In terms of industrial robot adoption, the United States, China, and Japan are setting the pace. As demand for robot-specific products increases, businesses have widened their commercial activities by establishing partnership agreements. The market demand for non-optical sensors and actuators has thus also been influenced by such market changes.

Furthermore, in September 2021, ERNI Group AG (ERNI), a leader in electrical connectivity for industrial automation and autos, was bought by TE Connection, a global leader in connectivity and sensors. With the acquisition of ERNI, TE Connection expanded its portfolio with a wider selection of connection products, particularly in high-speed and fine-pitch connectors for industrial, automotive, and automation applications. Additionally, in November 2022, Melexis introduced a new line of PCB-free pressure sensor ICs that provide the highest accuracy over the longest possible lifetime. The final generation of ICEs is greener in every situation due to this outstanding performance. Also, ATO, a well-known producer of industrial automation technology, introduced a new line of high-performance pressure sensors in April 2023. These sensors are made to detect pressure with precision and dependability in various applications, including those involving air, water, oil, steam, and fuel oil. 

Expanding usage of these sensors in industrial applications such as medical breathing devices and water purifiers.

For instance, in November 2022, the full lineups and the beginning of volume production of AMR magnetic sensors were announced at Electronica and Electronica South China by MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd. (MDT), a major producer of magnetic sensors with a focus on AMR (anisotropic magnetoresistance) and TMR (tunneling magnetoresistance) technologies. AMR angle, magnetic scale, linear, and switch sensors are all included in MDT's AMR sensor range. Non-optical sensors are used in various applications due to their small size and easy accessibility. For instance, the first satellite for Steve Wozniak and Alex Fielding's start-up, Privateer, called "Pono 1," was launched into orbit on February 11, 2022. The company's goal is to become the Google Maps of space. There are 42 sensors on board the spacecraft, including 12 optical cameras and 30 non-optical ones. According to KVH Industries, Inc., the P-1775 inertial measurement unit (IMU) with KVH's revolutionary PIC InsideTM photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology was also released. The technological advancements and increasing adoption of non-optical sensors are anticipated to accelerate the market growth during the forecast period. 

Asia Pacific is expected to grow due to the presence of major automotive manufacturers and the trend of miniaturization of consumer electronics.

The global non-optical sensors market by geography is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Asia is the global manufacturing hub where the applicability of non-optical sensors such as magnetic and pressure sensors is increasing in major end-users such as automotive and consumer electronics. The trend of miniaturization of electronic devices coupled with an increase in smartphone penetration is further expected to boost the market demand for non-optical sensors since they are used for continuous monitoring of battery temperature. According to the China Academy of Information and Communication, the country's domestic smartphone shipment witnessed a 15.9% increase compared to 2020. Also, as per the GSM Association's "Mobile Economy Report 2023," China's smartphone penetration is expected to reach 89% by 2030.

Market Developments:

  • In 2021, Vesper Technologies, a sensor manufacturer, raised $8 million to expand into new markets. Applied Venture led this funding, which enabled Vesper to scale the production of its microphones and allowed it to enter the new sensors market.
  • In 2020, TE Connectivity, a leading sensor manufacturer, acquired First Sensor AG, a German-based sensor solutions provider. This acquisition expanded TE Connectivity's product portfolio, including its communication-enabled sensor offerings.
  • In 2021, Honeywell launched its Smart Line Wireless Pressure Transmitter, a communication-enabled non-optical sensor that provides accurate and reliable pressure measurements in industrial applications.

Global Non-Optical Sensors Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$14.174 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$$25.536 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 8.77% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Type, End-User Industries, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Texas Instruments Incorporated, Analog Devices, Inc., Maxim Integrated, NXP Semiconductors, Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics, onsemi, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., ROHM SEMICONDUCTOR, Robert Bosch GmbH, TE Connectivity, and more.
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Inertial Sensor
    • Pressure Sensor
    • Chemical/Gas Sensor
    • Magnetic Sensor
    • Others
  • By End-User Industries
    • Communication
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Automotive
    • Manufacturing
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Non-Optical Sensors Market was valued at US$14.174 billion in 2021.
The non-optical sensors market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.77% over the forecast period.
The widespread application of non-optical sensors in various sectors is one of the major drivers propelling the global non-optical sensor market growth.
The global non-optical sensors market is estimated to reach a market size of US$$25.536 billion in 2028.
The Asia Pacific is expected to hold a notable share in the global non-optical sensors 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. Sources

2.3. Research Design


3.1. Research Highlights


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


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Inertial Sensor

5.3. Pressure Sensor

5.4. Chemical/Gas Sensor

5.5. Magnetic Sensor

5.6. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Communication

6.3. Consumer Electronics

6.4. Automotive

6.5. Manufacturing

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. By Type

7.2.2. By End User Industry

7.2.3. By Country USA Canada Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. By Type

7.3.2. By End User Industry

7.3.3. By Country Brazil Argentina Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. By Type

7.4.2. By End User Industry

7.4.3. By Country United Kingdom Germany France Spain Italy Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. By Type

7.5.2. By End User Industry

7.5.3. By Country Saudi Arabia UAE Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. By Type

7.6.2. By End User Industry

7.6.3. By Country China Japan India South Korea Taiwan Thailand Indonesia 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. Texas Instruments Incorporated

9.2. Analog Devices, Inc.

9.3. Maxim Integrated

9.4. NXP Semiconductors

9.5. Infineon Technologies AG

9.6. STMicroelectronics

9.7. onsemi

9.8. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.


9.10. Robert Bosch GmbH

9.11. TE Connectivity

9.12. TDK Corporation

9.13. OMRON Corporation

9.14. Sensirion AG

9.15. Panasonic Corporation

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Analog Devices, Inc.

Maxim Integrated

NXP Semiconductors

Infineon Technologies AG



Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.


Robert Bosch GmbH

TE Connectivity

TDK Corporation

OMRON Corporation

Sensirion AG

Panasonic Corporation