Market and Technology Trends

SWIR Imaging 2023

By Yole Intelligence

From $322M dollars professional SWIR market towards a $2B dollars SWIR consumer market.


Key Features

  • 2021-2028 forecast for existing markets: defense and industry (units, $M)
  • 2021-2028 forecast for emerging markets: consumer automotive (Munits, $M)
  • Mapping of existing and potential applications with growth potentials.
  • Market share and supply chain including legacy and emerging players.
  • Technology compatibility with emerging applications. Technology roadmap including InGaAs, Quantum dots, Organic and Germanium-based technologies.

What’s new?

Apple now integrates SWIR single-pixel components in consumer devices. Deeper insight in emerging technologies and compatibility with mass markets.

Product's objectives

  • The SWIR imaging industry has not changed significantly since 2022. The main notable news comes from sensing applications; Apple has started integrating SWIR single-pixel sensors in its latest Airpods 3 and the proximity sensor of the iPhone 14 Pro. Such devices are for basic sensing only and cannot perform imaging (<50x50 resolution).
  • This report aims to provide more detailed information about applications and competing emerging technologies.
  • We have improved our mapping accuracy for the industrial market to more clearly show the growth potential associated with each application and the potential advantage that SWIR wavelength technology could provide. We have also provided more exhaustive information on potential uses of SWIR in consumer and automotive markets, outlining challenges linked to the use of SWIR technology.
  • Through these new additions, we aim to contribute to market education surrounding SWIR wavelengths and potentially inspire readers to promote new applications showing the advantages of SWIR wavelength imaging.
  • We have analyzed in more detail both Germanium-based and organic technologies. We have also further explored the compatibility of each technology with different component architectures such as APD, SPAD, and PIN.

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