Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Market is segmented by Sensing Type (Pressure Sensors, Torque Sensors, Viscosity Sensors), End-user Industry (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

surface acoustic wave sensors market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 12.04 %

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Market Overview

The surface acoustic wave sensors market is expected to reach a value of USD 5.62 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 12.04%, during the forecast period (2021-2026). The surface acoustic wave sensors owing to their small size, rugged nature, economical to produce, stable in operation and having applications across various end-user industries makes them an increasingly adopted sensor technology during the forecast period.

  • Various characteristics of the wireless and passive nature of these surface acoustic wave sensors are the major driving factor for the increased applications of these sensors. These characteristics include no power is needed to be applied separately to these sensors, as they get their energy requirement fulfilled from interrogating radio frequency (RF) pulse to excite the surface acoustic wave (SAW) and transmits its response.
  • Surface acoustic wave pressure type devices being passive in nature (no external power requirement), opens up an enormous potential to be used in smallest of enclosures and with their remote sensing abilities, gives them an edge over other sensing devices. These sensors are now extensively being used in the automotive industry to monitor the tyre pressure and give information to the driver in the cabin.
  • The wireless nature of these sensors provides them the ability to measure various parameters, such as pressure, torque, and temperature on rotating components with simplicity.
  • These surface acoustic wave sensors are also well protected from the electromagnetic interference that occurs in the surrounding area of any industrial equipment, such as motors and high-voltage lines. Therefore, being wireless and passive in nature, these sensors are safer, reliable and suitable for power equipments.

Scope of the Report

Surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors are primarily used for the identification and measurement of physical parameters such as pressure, temperature, acceleration, torque, tire-road friction, humidity, etc. These sensors are used in various end-user industries based upon the requirements.

By Sensing Type
Pressure Sensors
Torque Sensors
Temperature Sensors
Humidity Sensors
Chemical Sensors
Other Sensors
By End-user Industry
Aerospace and Defense
Consumer Electronics
Other End-user Industries
North America
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Automobile Segment accounts for a Significant Share

  • The acoustic wave sensors are witnessing increasing demand in the automotive sector owing to its various application such as tire pressure monitoring system, electronic power steering, combustion engine monitoring, and oil conditioning monitoring in the automobiles.
  • One of the most important applications of surface acoustic wave sensors is the identification of moving parts and objects, which includes the wireless measuring of temperature and pressure of various automobiles tires such as cars, trucks, buses, etc., moreover, it also does wireless monitoring of subway net and railway vehicles.
  • These sensor systems also able to work in harsh environments and are able to withstand high temperatures. owing to their small size and less weight, the ability of wireless access, economical, power-supply-less operation, greater reliability, environmentally friendly construction, and low-cost volume manufacturing using standardized processes make these sensors a favorable choice in the automotive industry.
  • With the increasing sales of automobiles in various regions of the world, the market is expected to witness further growth during the forecast period.
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North America to Witness Significant Growth

  • The United States is a major market for surface acoustic wave sensors market in the North American region, followed by Canada. The North American market is expected to witness increasing demand owing to the increased usage of these sensors in various applications and owing to the safety-related mandate for the automobile industry.
  • With the increasing technological advancements in the North American region many industries are expected to take advantage of these sensors. The rapid surge in the demand of these sensors is due to the increasing use of these sensors in multiple applications such as automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer electronics, and industrial sector.
  • Moreover, North America is also one of the most technologically advanced application markets for these sensors owing to the presence of many prominent system suppliers, sensor manufacturers, and large semiconductor companies. The enormous size of the region, with the affluence of its consumers, and the highly competitive nature of the medical equipment manufacturers make this region a lucrative market for surface acoustic wave sensor manufacturers.
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Competitive Landscape

The surface acoustic wave sensors market is highly competitive owing to the presence of many small and large players operating in the domestic as well as in the international markets. The market appears to be moderately concentrated with the key players adopting strategies like product innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Some of the major players in the market are Honeywell International Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., AVX Corporation, CTS Corporation among others.

  • August 2019 - Iwami Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., began expanding its production capabilities at its existing location in Ohda-shi, Shimane Prefecture. Moreover, the land has been obtained in an industrial park in the nearby Hane district, and construction of a new production building has begun.
  • October 2018 - TDK Corporation announced the K525, a new EPCOS NTC temperature sensor that is designed for extended measuring range from -10 °C up to +300 °C. With its ceramic sleeves that are filled with a ceramic, the sensor is suitable for applications under harsh operating conditions and is resistant to aggressive media such as acids and bases.

Recent Developments


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 Wireless and Passive Nature of Sensors

      2. 4.3.2 Low Manufacturing Cost

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Compatibility and installation issues

      2. 4.4.2 Limitations in liquid sensing

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Sensing Type

      1. 5.1.1 Pressure Sensors

      2. 5.1.2 Torque Sensors

      3. 5.1.3 Temperature Sensors

      4. 5.1.4 Humidity Sensors

      5. 5.1.5 Chemical Sensors

      6. 5.1.6 Other Sensors

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Aerospace and Defense

      3. 5.2.3 Consumer Electronics

      4. 5.2.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.2.5 Industrial

      6. 5.2.6 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 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 API Technologies Corp.

      2. 6.1.2 Vectron International (Microchip Technology Inc.)

      3. 6.1.3 AVX Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Boston Piezo-Optics Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Ceramtec

      6. 6.1.6 CTS Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 TDK Electronics AG

      8. 6.1.8 Honeywell International Inc

      9. 6.1.9 Teledyne Microwave Solutions

      10. 6.1.10 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Market is growing at a CAGR of 12.04% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Honeywell International Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., AVX Corporation, CTS Corporation, Teledyne Microwave Solutions are the major companies operating in Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Market.

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