MEMS Pressure Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) pressure sensors market is segmented by Application (Medical, Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Electronics), Type (Silicon Piezoresistive, Silicon Capacitive) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

mems pressure sensors market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.3 %

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Market Overview

The MEMS pressure sensors market was valued at USD 2439.5 million in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of USD 3320.82 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). Emerging sensor-rich applications such as autonomous vehicles, drones, and AR/VR equipment are accelerating the need for MEMS pressure sensors.

  • The automotive industry, which is presently undergoing a technology transition, with a major focus on increasing safety, comfort, and entertainment, provides ample opportunities for the MEMS pressure sensors. Emerging sensor-rich applications, such as autonomous vehicles, drones, and AR/VR equipment, are further accelerating the need for MEMS pressure sensors.
  • Industry 4.0 revolution, in which machines are becoming more intelligent and intuitive, is increasing the need for the industrial applications of MEMS sensors. The new machines are to be designed to be more efficient, safe, and flexible, with the ability to autonomously monitor their performance, usage, and failure. These applications, therefore, spur the demand for highly sensitive pressure sensors.
  • The increasing military spending across regions is paving the way for technologies like drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In addition to that, the usage of MEMS pressure sensors in traditional fighter jets with high-end navigation systems is increasing significantly.
  • The spread of the COVID-19 in the Asian continent is expected to restrain the growth rate as major semiconductor manufacturing countries such as South Korea are also affected significantly. With the slowdown in the global economy, the demand for electronics products is expected to be influenced till the first half of 2021.

Scope of the Report

In the scope of the MEMS Pressure Sensors study, only Silicon material has been considered, since MEMS pressure sensor chips are primarily built from silicon, assembled generally with an ASIC chip, and packaged in a first level packaging.

Aerospace and Defense
Consumer Electronics
Silicon Piezoresistive
Silicon Capacitive
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Automotive Application to Hold Major Share

  • Sensors and Actuators are components of automotive electronic control systems. Hence, the type of sensors and actuators required are dictated by the desired control system function. With the advent of engine control systems, the need for sensors on both the input and the exhaust sides of the engine came into effect. A manifold absolute pressure (MAP) and a manifold air temperature (MAT) sensor were used to compute the density of air entering the engine.
  • Tire pressure in any vehicle is a crucial factor for a comfortable ride, high mileage, long tire life, and precise braking. As a result, apart from traditional assembly line fittings applications, MEMS pressure sensors have high demand from aftermarket products, such as tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), etc. Moreover, the average selling price (ASP) of MEMS pressure sensors utilized in automotive applications is comparatively low.
  • According to the European Federation for Transport and Environment, approximately half of all automobiles not equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system are driven on significantly under-inflated tires. TPMS is used to provide real-time monitoring of operating pressures of the automotive tire before, during, and after typical vehicle operation/driving conditions.
  • The tire-lifetime extension can be implemented via correct tire-pressure maintenance. According to Goodyear, for every 1 psi drop in tire pressure, tread life decreases by 1.78%. The Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that if all light vehicles meet the four-tire, 25% compliance option required by the Tread-Act via TPMS, the average tire-tread life may increase by 1,150 miles.
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North America to Hold Major Share

  • North America is expected to dominate the MEMS pressure sensors market owing to adoption in various sectors, such as automotive, aerospace, and many more. Also, stringent government regulations regarding passenger safety and significantly growing automotive and aerospace industries drive the market for MEMS pressure sensors in North America.
  • With changing dynamics in the industry, automotive manufacturers are moving toward electric vehicle production to meet next-generation consumers' needs. The use of electric vehicles in the United States has risen rapidly, with an estimated 1% of automotive sales in the US market. This is set to significantly augment the demand for MEMS pressure sensors designed for automotive applications.
  • The region houses 8 out of 10 largest medical device companies, including Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Baxter, Becton Dickinson, Cardinal Health, Abbott Labs, and Stryker. With production expected to increase over the forecast period considering the demand, both domestic and across regions (China, Canada, and Mexico accounted for 26.1% of all US medical device exports in 2017), the scope for MEMS pressure sensors is significant.
  • According to Cisco Systems, the number of connected wearable devices in North America grew from 38.65 million in 2015 to 217 million in 2017 and is expected to reach 439 million by 2022. The growth of the wearables market in North America is highlighted by figures that expect 25% of the adult population to be using a wearable device by 2022. MEMS pressure sensors used by smart wearable manufacturers, such as Fitbit, are making revenues as high as 61% from the United States alone.
  • An increase in the production of helicopters and commercial aircraft in the United States is expected to drive the market as well. The United States exports more than 60% of all aerospace production. Many foreign firms are attracted to the US aerospace market, as it is the largest in the world, characterized by a skilled and hospitable workforce, diverse offerings, and extensive distribution systems.

Competitive Landscape

The MEMS pressure sensors market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. The market is experiencing consolidation, as various players are acquiring similar businesses to expand their product portfolios. With sustainable sensors, many of the companies are increasing their market presence by securing new contracts by tapping new markets. Major players are adopting strategies like product innovation and mergers and acquisitions to expand their reach. Some of the major players in the market are Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Infineon Technologies AG, Honeywell International Inc. among others.

  • September 2020- ST unveiled its innovative High Sensitivity image sensors for in-cabin monitoring and Mirrors for low-cost LiDAR. The first wave of sensors includes the pressure sensor, the driver-side airbag, the dual front airbag, and so on. When the infotainment system emerged in cars and several more sensors were used for the non-safety application.
  • June 2020- Bosch unveiled a new MEMS sensor, the SMI230, which is a highly precise sensor. The sensor constantly registers changes in the vehicle’s direction and speed, evaluates the information, and transmits it to the navigation system. There, the information is combined with the positional data from the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and used for navigation. Such innovations are expected to boost growth in adoption in the sector.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Emergence of Automation and Industry 4.0

      2. 4.3.2 Increasing Demand for Sensor-rich Applications

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Complexity Regarding Multiple Interface

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Porters 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

    7. 4.7 Technology Snapshot


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Medical

      2. 5.1.2 Automotive

      3. 5.1.3 Industrial

      4. 5.1.4 Aerospace and Defense

      5. 5.1.5 Consumer Electronics

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Silicon Piezoresistive

      2. 5.2.2 Silicon Capacitive

    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 and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Bosch Sensortec GmbH

      2. 6.1.2 Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

      3. 6.1.3 Amphenol Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Sensata Technologies, Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Silicon Microstructures, Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 STMicroelectronics NV

      7. 6.1.7 Omron Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Alps Alpine Co. Ltd.

      9. 6.1.9 Infineon Technologies AG

      10. 6.1.10 TE Connectivity Ltd.

      11. 6.1.11 NXP Semiconductors NV (Freescale)

      12. 6.1.12 InvenSense Inc. (TDK Corporation)

      13. 6.1.13 ROHM Co. Ltd.

      14. 6.1.14 Honeywell International Inc.

      15. 6.1.15 First Sensor AG

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The MEMS Pressure Sensors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The MEMS Pressure Sensors Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Infineon Technologies AG, TE Connectivity Ltd, Honeywell International Inc. are the major companies operating in MEMS Pressure Sensors Market.

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