Shortwave Infrared Market, By Scanning Type (Area Scan and Line Scan), By Technology (Cooled Infrare

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Shortwave Infrared Market growth is expected to gain high momentum during the forecast period due to increased use in defence and military. Shortwave infrared or SWIR is an invisible light falling between the wavelength of 1,400-3,000 nanometers. This technology has been used for in various applications such as manufacturing, civil, and military, owing to its distinct features. SWIRs are also used for solar cell inspection, electronic board inspection, anti-counterfeiting, process quality control, etc.

Technological developments for shortwave IR detector with regard to size, weight, and power at minimal cost and its night vision feature are few factors augmenting the growth of this market.

Segment Insights

The uncooled infrared imaging technology segment is expected to account for the larger share of the market as compared to the cooled infrared imaging technology segment due to the increasing demand for uncooled SWIR cameras for their low cost. Uncooled  SWIR cameras are majorly used for the purpose of surveillance. 

Line scan SWIR products are expected to witness significant demand due to factors including increased use of the line scan cameras in the industrial sector. These cameras are apt for capturing objects moving at high speeds. Moreover,  their cost is low as compared to other scan cameras. Hence, they are increasingly being used in various industries.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increased use in defence and military
  • Growing use for commercial purposes
  • Constantly developing technology
  • Stringent regulations related to import and export of infrared products

Key Developments:

  • In April 2018, Allied Vision Technologies launched two new InGaAs camera models for short-wave infrared. The camera models are Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1 and Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless.
  • In March 2018, New Imaging Technologies introduced WiDy SenS, a new SWIR camera, which can be used for fast variations of illumination conditions.
  • In November 2017, Sofradir started a partnership with ATD Electronique to increase its European customer base for SWIR detectors formed on the infrared InGaAs technology.

Regional Outlook:

The regional outlook for shortwave infrared market provides detailed information for markets including North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are estimated to be key regions for shortwave infrared market during the forecast period. Being one of the industrialized regions, the energy & power sector is key to the operations of various industries in this region. This is one of the important factors governing the growth of shortwave infrared market in these regions. Some of the major countries covered in this region include US, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada, and so on. 

Asia Pacific is estimated one of the fastest growing regions for shortwave infrared market during the forecast period. Some of the fastest growing economies and increasing demand for energy & power to cater high population & industries is expected to drive the demand in this region. China and India are projected to register major demand during the forecast period. Middle East that includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, and others promises high market potential during the forecast period. Rest of the World including South America and Africa are emerging regions in terms of market demand during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: Sofradir Group, Xenics NV and Leonardo DRS,  Princeton Instruments, Raptor Photonics Limited, Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., IRcameras LLC, New Imaging Technologies, Sensors Unlimited, Inc., Teledyne DALSA, Inc., Xenics, Allied Vision Technologies GmbH, FLIR Systems Inc., EPIsensors, Inc., and Hamamatsu Photonics 

Market Segmentation:

By Scanning Type:

  • Area Scan
  • Line Scan

By Technology:

  • Cooled Infrared Imaging
  • Uncooled Infrared Imaging

By End User:

  • Industrial
    • Food and Beverage
    • Glass
    • Electronics
    • Aerospace
    • Others
  • Non-Industrial
    • Military and Defense
    • Civil Infrastructure
    • Medical
    • Scientific Research

By Application:

  •  Security and Surveillance
  • Monitoring and Inspection
  • Detection

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Scanning Type
    • By Technology
    • By End User
    • By Application
  • Western Europe:
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Scanning Type
    • By Technology
    • By End User
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe:
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Scanning Type
    • By Technology
    • By End User
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Scanning Type
    • By Technology
    • By End User
    • By Application
  • Middle East:
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Scanning Type
    • By Technology
    • By End User
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Scanning Type
    • By Technology
    • By End User
    • By Application

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