Infrared imaging: From niche to large volume applications

The uncooled thermal camera market re-entered a growth phase in 2015 thanks to the success of military demand and a dynamic commercial business: shipments are today clearly driven by the three expanding commercial markets: thermography, automotive and surveillance (Source: Uncooled Infrared Imaging Technology & Market Trends report, June 2015).

“And this trend will continue for several years: the uncooled thermal camera market will be multiplied by 3 between 2015 and 2020 in volume, boosted by a strong demand coming from surveillance and safety of persons market segments”, confirms Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Technology & Market Analyst from Yole Développement (Yole).
Amid this dynamic and growing ecosystem shaped by higher volumes and lower manufacturing costs, Yole and its partner CIOE announce the 1st Executive Infrared Imaging Forum: From Niche to Large Volume Applications. Organized by Yole and hosted by CIOE, this event will take place on September 8, 2016 in Shenzhen, alongside the 18th China International Optoelectronic Expo 2016. The program includes applications & technologies sessions: discover today the detailed agenda and registration form.
Yole, the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company invites you to meet the leaders of this IR imaging industry and learn more about disruptive technologies, innovative solutions and success stories: Save the date and register today!

“Yole & CIOE’s Forum will bring together a world class panel of users and application experts,” asserts Jean-Christophe Eloy, President & CEO, Yole. “This event will be a great opportunity for participants to get valuable insights into the status and future of the infrared imaging industry. Moreover, this one-day Forum will provide unprecedented opportunities for meeting with industry leaders.”

The IR Forum program has been created thanks to Yole analysts’ expertise and input from the IR imaging industry. They have pursued the development of their IR imaging expertise for more than a decade. Thanks to daily discussions with industry leaders, Yole’s team identifies and understands the evolution of the industry, its changes and today’s market & technical issues. Results are available in the annual focused technology & market analysis. More information on, Imaging Reports section.

IR Forum’s sessions include:

  • Key applications: building automation, automotive, mobile phones, service robotics, consumer, medical, drones…
  • New technologies: integration and miniaturization, sensor fusion, lenses, packaging, imager technologies, camera module, camera architecture, sensor integration…
  • New functions: biometry, night vision, motions sensing, people counting, spot thermometer, gesture recognition…
  •  Manufacturing process, material and equipment: silicon as an optical material, wafer level packaging, wafer level optics, chalcogenide, wafer level test, new detection material, functional test…

Speakers confirmed from Umicrore, Guide, Autoliv, Telops, ULIS, INO, Kaist, Heimann Sensors, System Plus Consulting and Yole Développement…
The IR forum will end with an executive round table focused on future trends in IR imaging applications and market.

During the IR Forum, speakers, participants will debate about the major technology & market trends. Indeed, Yole & CIOE event is must for all infrared imaging industry executives as well as for users and application managers to network and learn about all the latest industry trends. Make sure you attend the IR Forum in Shenzhen, China on September 8 and register today!

For more information about the Forum, sponsorship opportunities and media partnerships, please contact Clotilde Fabre (