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Microbolometers: a market perspective
Author(s): E. Mounier
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Paper Abstract

The Long Wave IR camera market has grown significantly in the last ten years thanks to the strong cost reduction brought by low cost IR detectors/ microbolometers. This led to the development of many new commercial markets and it is expected that IR camera volumes will be multiplied by 4 to reach 1.18 M units in 2016 thanks to the strong price reduction of the cameras meaning +29% CAGR in volume. The uncooled IR camera revenues will grow from $2.1B in 2010 to $3.4 B in 2016. In our paper, we have both analyzed market and technical trends for uncooled infrared imagers' civilian and military applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8252, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XI, 825210 (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906363
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E. Mounier, Yole Développement (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8252:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XI
Harald Schenk; Wibool Piyawattanametha; Wilfried Noell, Editor(s)

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