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Sensor Testing Market Size - By Type (Temperature Sensors, Pressure Sensors, Motion Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Image Sensors, Biometric Sensors), Technology (NDT, Destructive Testing, Automated Testing, Manual Testing), End Use & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6676
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Sensor Testing Industry Analysis

Sensor Testing Market size was valued at USD 1.6 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% between 2023 and 2032. The increasing adoption of sensors in the consumer electronics industry is driving market growth. Consumer electronics devices, such as smartphones, wearables, and smart home appliances, heavily rely on sensors for features including touchscreens, motion detection, and environmental monitoring. With consumers demanding more advanced & accurate sensors in their devices, manufacturers must ensure the reliability & precision of these sensors through rigorous testing.

Sensor Testing Market

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This trend will fuel the demand for specialized sensor testing solutions & services as manufacturers strive to deliver high-quality, reliable, and competitive products in the fast-paced consumer electronics market. For instance, in May 2023, Samsung launched the Crystal 4K iSmart UHD TVs, featuring built-in IoT hubs, a video calling facility, and advanced display technologies. As Samsung continues to innovate in IoT and display technologies, the demand for sensor testing solutions will grow as they ensure the accuracy, reliability & quality of the sensors integrated into these smart TVs, benefiting the sensor testing market with an increased demand for testing services & equipment.

The integration of automation & AI into sensor testing is revolutionizing the sensor testing market by enhancing efficiency and accuracy. Automation streamlines the testing process, reducing human errors and accelerating throughput. AI-powered algorithms can analyze vast datasets generated during testing, thereby improving data interpretation & anomaly detection. This trend drives the adoption of advanced sensor testing solutions, attracting manufacturers that seek precise & high throughput sensor testing for use in various applications, ultimately fueling the industry growth.

The increasingly stringent accuracy requirements are a major factor restraining the sensors testing market demand. As sensors become integral to critical applications, such as autonomous vehicles and medical devices, the margin for errors will diminish. This will necessitate the use of advanced testing methodologies & equipment capable of detecting minuscule deviations to ensure that sensors consistently provide precise data. Achieving this high level of accuracy requires substantial investments in technology & expertise, making it a significant challenge for sensor testing providers.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had mixed impacts on the sensor testing market. While it initially disrupted supply chains and manufacturing processes, it also accelerated the adoption of sensors in various applications including healthcare, remote monitoring, and automation. The increased demand for sensors to support pandemic-related solutions led to market size. Additionally, the crisis highlighted the importance of sensor reliability & testing, emphasizing the need for stringent quality control measures, which benefited the market value.

Sensor Testing Market Trends

The rise of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods in the sensor testing industry is driven by the need for comprehensive evaluation without harming the sensors. NDT techniques encompass a range of methods, such as ultrasound, X-ray, and magnetic particle testing, which enable the thorough inspection & analysis of sensor components and functionality. This trend is crucial as sensors are increasingly being integrated into safety-critical applications, such as aerospace and healthcare, where sensor damages or alterations are not acceptable during testing. NDT ensures that sensors maintain their structural integrity while meeting stringent quality & reliability standards, making it a valuable trend in the sensor testing market.

For instance, in October 2022, Creaform launched VXintegrity, an NDT software platform that provides a comprehensive solution for accurately measuring thickness loss in complex industrial surfaces including elbows, nozzles, pressure vessels, tank floors, and valves. This software ensures reliable evaluation results, enabling informed maintenance decisions for industrial asset owners.

Sensor Testing Type Segmentation

 Sensor Testing Market Revenue, By Type, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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The sensor testing market from temperature sensors segment is poised to expand at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, driven by the pervasive use of temperature sensors in various industries such as automotive, electronics, healthcare, and manufacturing. For instance, in September 2023, TDK launched the new Au wire bond optional NTC thermistors for laser diode temperature measurement. NTC thermistors are a type of temperature sensor that measures the temperature rating by noting the changes in electrical resistance. The launch of these Au wire bond optional NTC thermistors by TDK will lead to advancements & innovations in temperature sensor technology, which can have implications for industries that rely on temperature measurement & control.

Sensor Testing End-Use Segmentation

Sensor Testing Market Share, By End-Use, 2022

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The sensor testing market size from commercial segment dominated around USD 440 million in 2022. The consumer electronics segment extensively employs sensor testing to ensure the quality, functionality, and safety of various electronic devices such as smartphones, wearables, home appliances, and gaming consoles. Sensors within these devices play a critical role in providing enhanced user experiences including touchscreens, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and environmental sensors such as ambient light sensors.

For instance, in December 2022, the Fitshot Flair smartwatch with advanced UV sensors was launched in India. These UV sensors play a pivotal role in monitoring & protecting users from harmful UV radiations, thereby emphasizing the importance of sensor accuracy & reliability. As consumers increasingly prioritize health & safety features in wearables, manufacturers must ensure the precision and effectiveness of these sensors through rigorous testing. This innovation is driving the adoption of UV sensors as well as highlighting the critical role of sensor testing in guaranteeing the functionality & safety of such advanced wearable devices.

Sensor Testing Regional Analysis

North America Sensor Testing Market Revenue, 2021 -2032, (USD Million)

North America sensor testing market accounted for 35% of revenue share in 2022, led by the advancements in sensor technology. As the region remains at the forefront of sensor innovation, companies are consistently developing cutting-edge sensor technologies across various industries.

For instance, in April 2023, NASA and SpaceX launched an air quality sensor over North America. This innovative venture aims to monitor & analyze air quality parameters in real time, thereby providing valuable data to assess environmental conditions and detect pollution levels. The sensor is equipped with advanced technologies to ensure precise measurements, and its deployment is a significant step forward in understanding & mitigating air pollution. This project showcases the potential of space-based technologies in environmental monitoring and underscores the commitment to improving air quality in North America.

Sensor Testing Industry Leaders

Major companies operating in the sensor testing market are Robert Bosch GmbH, TE Connectivity, Bosch Sensortec, National Instruments, H&B Sensors, and Teradyne. These companies are focused on strategic partnerships, new product launches, and commercialization efforts for market expansion. They are also heavily investing in research to introduce innovative products and garner the maximum market revenue.

Sensor Testing Industry News

  • In April 2023, a novel & cost-effective star sensor was launched by ISRO on board PSLV C-55. The sensor was created by astronomers at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) using readily available off-the-shelf components. This innovation is estimated to foster growth in the market by demonstrating the feasibility of developing advanced sensors with off-the-shelf components, potentially reducing development costs and expanding the range of sensor applications in various industries.

This sensor testing market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Temperature sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • Proximity sensors
  • Image sensors
  • Biometric sensors
  • Others

Market, By Technology

  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Destructive testing
  • Automated testing
  • Manual testing

Market, By End-Use

  • Consumer electronics
  • IT & telecom
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Healthcare
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Nordics
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Singapore
    • Indonesia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of sensor testing reached USD 1.6 billion in 2022 and is set to register over 5.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to increasing adoption in the consumer electronics sector worldwide.

Temperature sensors testing industry will register 6% CAGR during 2023 to 2032, on account of its rising application in various industries such as automotive, electronics, healthcare, and manufacturing.

North America registered over 35% of the market share in 2022, owing to the rising advancements in sensor technology in the region.

Robert Bosch GmbH, TE Connectivity, Bosch Sensortec, National Instruments, H&B Sensors, and Teradyne are some of the major sensor testing companies worldwide.

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