October 16, 2014 -
IHS Technology announced that it has released its latest Fingerprint Sensors Handsets & Tablets report in which it provides a detailed analysis of the technology’s historical landscape from 2011 to 2013, as well as projections for the seven-year period spanning 2014 to 2020.
One of the more intriguing predictions IHS makes in the report is that fingerprint sensor revenue will undergo significant growth leading up to 2020, in which it will reach nearly $1.75 billion to exceed motion sensors for handsets and tablets revenue.
Authored by Marwan Boustany, IHS Technology senior analyst of MEMS & sensors, the report is intended for sensor and semiconductor manufacturers, handsets and tablets OEMs, network operators, and semiconductor.
The report analyzes the drivers and use cases for fingerprint sensors in handsets and tablets.
It also reviews the advantages and disadvantages of the various biometric implementations, such as swipe, touch and touchscreen, along with the many different technologies, such as Capacitance (typically active capacitance), electroluminescent fil, touchscreen, ultrasound, thermal, piezoelectric, and camera.
The report provides an overview of fingerprint sensor’s previous annual market shares and the current supplier landscape, as well as a forecast overview from 2014 to 2020 by sensor technology, implementation and OEM.
Other key issues the report addresses are the cost structure of fingerprint sensors for swipe versus touch sensors, whether fingerprint sensors will be used only to unlock handsets or also for secured payments, alternatives to fingerprint sensors, notable suppliers to watch, market opportunities by OEM such as Apple and Samsung, and the current patent landscape.