Thermistor Temperature Sensor Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Thermistor Temperature Sensor Market is Segmented by Type ( Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC), Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC)), End-user Industry (Aerospace and Defense, Chemical and Petrochemical, Industrial, Energy and Power, Automotive, Industrial, Food and Beverage, Healthcare), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


4.41 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The thermistor temperature sensor market was valued at USD 80.19 million in 2019 and is expected to reach a value of USD 103.37 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.41% over the forecast period (2020-2025). The growing trend of automation has been identified as one of the important trends in the industry, with the global consumption of sensors growing at a rapid pace across all the verticals. This is expected to influence the demand for thermistors.

  • Temperature sensing has become the largest application market for thermistors in recent years, with thermistors becoming the second-most used temperature sensors in various industries.
  • There is high competition from the different substitutes for sensors, from various organizations.
  • However, being smaller and more durable devices, thermistor temperature sensors monitor temperature and hence play a significant role in preventing damage to machinery and factories.

Scope of the Report

A thermistor is a resistor whose resistance is dependent on temperature. Thermistor temperature sensors are mainly used as inrush current limiters. They are also used in temperature sensing devices, self-resetting over-current protectors, and self-regulating heating elements.

By Type
Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC)
Negative Temperature Coefficie
By End-user Industry
Chemical and Petrochemical
Oil and Gas
Energy and Power
Food and Beverages
Other End-user Industries
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Automotive Sector to Propel the Market Growth

  • With the healthy development of the manufacturing industry, globally, the demand for thermistor temperature sensors is expected to see tremendous growth, globally, during the forecast period.
  • The automotive segment is witnessing a significant increase in production, owing to growing demand.
  • There is a continuous demand for light commercial vehicles, due to the increasing purchasing power of the millennial population. For an average consumer, motor vehicles are reliable options, as they have better fuel efficiency and safety features. These factors drive the growth of light weight vehicles.
  • Premium vehicles and utilities continue to drive the sales of light vehicles, which cumulatively contribute to an increase in the demand for thermistor temperature sensors during the forecast period.

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North America to Account for a Significant Share

  • North America held the largest market share, due to the presence of several established manufacturers in the region investing significantly into the development and betterment of existing thermistor sensors. One of the major applications of thermistor sensors is in the automotive sector.
  • The United States has one of the largest automotive markets across the globe, and it is home to many global automotive and auto part manufacturers. Some of the major automobile manufacturers based out of the region include Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Tesla. Tesla is at the forefront of technological innovation. With billions of dollars invested in the United States, the automotive industry, directly and indirectly, employs hundreds of thousands of Americans.

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Competitive Landscape

The key players are Panasonic Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Honeywell International Inc., ABB Ltd, Emerson Electric Company, Microchip Technology Incorporated, and Maxim Integrated Products, among others. The market is dominated by these players, hence the market is consolidated. Therefore, the market concentration will be high.

  • February 2018 - Honeywell announced its latest smart building technology, Command, and Control Suite release 200 (CCS R200), which connects building personnel with data analytics to help drive operational improvements and efficiencies.
  • January 2018 - Multiple Honeywell cockpit technologies have been selected by United Airlines to outfit its new fleet of more than 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced the launch of its Honeywell Connected Plant Uniformance Cloud Historian.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Demand for Cost-effective Sensors

      2. 4.3.2 Compact Size and Improved Response Rate

      3. 4.3.3 Increasing Investments in Automation

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 High Competition from Substitute Sensors

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC)

      2. 5.1.2 Negative Temperature Coefficie

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Chemical and Petrochemical

      2. 5.2.2 Oil and Gas

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Energy and Power

      5. 5.2.5 Industrial

      6. 5.2.6 Food and Beverages

      7. 5.2.7 Healthcare

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 ABB Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Texas Instruments Incorporated

      3. 6.1.3 Panasonic Electronic Devices Co. Ltd

      4. 6.1.4 Emerson Electric Company

      5. 6.1.5 Honeywell International Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 KOA Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Lattron Company Limited

      8. 6.1.8 Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Ohizumi Manufacturing Company Limited

      10. 6.1.10 Shibaura Electronics Co. Ltd

  7. *List Not Exhaustive


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