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On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//4955-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| May 2024

Due to magnetic sensors' widespread use in many applications, the on-board magnetic sensor sector is changing rapidly. On-board magnetometers, or magnetic sensors, are essential for precise navigation, position sensing, and orientation tracking. Most essential to the on-board magnetic sensor market is the rising requirement for reliable and precise sensor technologies in automotive, consumer electronics, industrial automation, and aerospace.

On-board magnetic sensor sales are affected by many aspects, including fast sensor technology progress. On-board magnetic sensors employ magnetoresistive and Hall effect sensors to detect magnetic fields accurately and sensitively. Electronic compasses, vehicle navigation systems, smartwatches, phones, and industrial control systems employ these sensors. Smart watches are also popular.

The automobile sector strongly influences the on-board magnetic sensor market. Magnetic sensors in cars are used for electronic compasses, vehicle identification, and steering angle sensing. The growth of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and in-vehicle navigation systems is pushing innovation in car navigation and safety by increasing the requirement for accurate on-board magnetic sensors.

The on-board magnetic sensor business is driven by technological miniaturization. The enhanced performance of tiny sensors and the shrinking size of electrical components make it easy to incorporate them into compact, lightweight systems. Smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other mobile devices are incorporating magnetic sensors directly into their circuitry to meet the growing need for smaller, more energy-efficient electronics.

Demand for IoT and smart home applications is affecting on-board magnetic sensor sales. Smart home gadgets use magnetic sensors to detect motion, operate automation, and notify doors and windows. Intelligent systems that react to magnetic field changes can be built by linking these sensors to internet of things platforms. This would boost smart home performance and user experience.

The need for ecologically friendly practices is affecting the on-board magnetic sensor industry. Corporate efforts are increasing to produce energy-efficient, ecologically friendly technologies. On-board magnetic sensors are ideal for many companies' sustainability initiatives due to their efficiency and low power consumption. This bodes well for green sensor technologies.

As more manufacturers emphasize innovation, cost-effectiveness, and customisation in their on-board magnetic sensor solutions, competition is rising. More sensitive, power-efficient, and application-compatible sensors are being developed to make on-board magnetic sensor systems more competitive. Strategic partnerships with device makers, research institutes, and technology partners may help one increase their market reach and satisfy industry demands.

Global On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Overview:

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Size was valued at USD 1.62 Billion in 2023. The On-Board Magnetic Sensor industry is projected to grow from USD 1.75608 Billion in 2024 to USD 3.09 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.32% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Surging demand for electronic consumer goods globally, rising activities in the automotive bolster, and growing adoption of magnetic sensors in the navigation sector due to their position detection and proximity switching capabilities are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Global On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Trends

  • Growth of the consumer electronics sector is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for on-board magnetic sensors is being driven by the growing consumer electronics sector owing to the growth of laptops, tablets and other electronic gadgets largely for business needs, work-from-home scenarios, online classes, and gaming sectors are accelerating the market growth. Due to the magnetic sensors, smartphones are equipped with geophysical sensor technology for geophysical data acquisition. In addition, smartphones are equipped with multiple integrated sensors such as cameras, global positioning system receivers and others. According to Intelligence Node, the number of smartphone users in the United States crossed 273 million in 2021, and smartphone shipments reached 169 million units in 2021 globally. In many countries such as UAE, the US and others, consumers are increasingly concerned about long-term growth in personnel wealth. This factor results in low-density living and an increasing volume of households, thereby leading to the demand for consumer electronics as consumers are using smartphones, television, and personal computers. Furthermore, companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and others have been investing heavily in acquisitions, expansion and R&D for advancements in consumer electronics in these countries such as Mexico and the U.S.

Leading on-board magnetic sensors market players adopt necessary steps to enhance accuracy, overall performance, and wide operating range of on-board magnetic sensors. For instance, in September 2019, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp., a manufacturer of advanced sensing devices based on compound semiconductor technology, launched AK09940, a general-purpose, digital output, tri-axis magnetic sensor IC. It provides ultra-low noise of 40nT RMS and ultra-low power consumption of 4nA @100Hz. The magnetic sensor is based on a tri-axis electronic compass sensing solution, which can increase magnetic 6-DOF position tracking accuracy for wearable devices. AK09940 is used in AR-VR controller devices, magnetic particle testers, and metal contamination detection that can be noticed even if the sensor is concealed behind objects.

On-board magnetic sensors allow contactless, wear-free measurement of mechanical quantities in automobiles, such as angle of rotation and angular speed. They offer precise angular position measurements up to a wide range of 3600. In addition, these sensors are also used in industrial applications such as current measurement in AC-DC converters, overcurrent fault detection, and battery monitoring driving the on-board magnetic sensor market revenue.

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Segment Insights:

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Type Insights

The On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market segmentation, based on type, includes half effect sensors, magnetoresistive sensors, squid sensors, and others. The half-effect sensor segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue (0.57 Billion). In developing economies, category growth is driven by the high utilization of hall effect technology-based sensors in various automotive applications in position sensing applications. However, magneto-resistive sensors are the fastest-growing category due to having a broad range of operating and advanced use of sensors for noticing magnetic field strength.

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Magnetic Density Insights

The On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market segmentation, based on magnetic density, includes < 1 microgauss (low-field sensor), microgauss to 10 gauss (earth field sensor), and > 10 gauss (bias magnetic field sensor). The > 10 gauss (bias magnetic field sensor) category generated the most income owing to increased use in automation equipment, conveyors, and other industrial applications. However, microgauss to 10 gauss (earth field sensor) is the fastest-growing category due to its better sensitivity and resolution.

Figure 1: On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market, by Magnetic Density, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market, by Magnetic Density, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Application Insights

The On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market segmentation, based on application, includes speed sensing, detection/NDT, position sensing, and navigation & electronic compass. The navigation & electronic compass segment dominated the market, accounting for major market revenue. In developing economies, category growth as these sensors are used in various devices to specifically monitor the local position and direction of significant objects, such as the pilot's helmet. However, position sensing is the fastest-growing category due to the growing adoption of integrated management systems in consumer electronics gadgets such as smartphones and tablets.

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Industry Verticals Insights

The On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market segmentation, based on industry verticals, includes healthcare, automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, industrial, and others. The automotive category generated the most income owing (70.4%) to the rising need for position sensing in steering wheel position, throttle controlling, automatic gear selection, and managing vehicle stability. However, aerospace & defense is the fastest-growing category due to the growing demand for complex development and production processes.

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Regional Insights

By region, the study delivers market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American on-board magnetic sensor market will dominate, due to the increased use of applications, such as anti-braking systems (ABS) and anti-locking systems, where magnetic sensors are widely utilized will boost the market growth in this region. Further, the US on-board magnetic sensor market held the largest market share, and the Canadian on-board magnetic sensor market was the fastest growing market in the North American region.

Further, the key countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market SHARE BY REGION 2022

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's on-board magnetic sensor market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the growth of the automotive industry in this region. Further, the German on-board magnetic sensor market held the largest market share, and the UK on-board magnetic sensor market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific on-board magnetic sensor market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032. This is due to the growth of consumer electronics, especially in emerging countries such as India and China, which will boost regional growth. Moreover, China’s on-board magnetic sensor market held the largest market share, and the Indian on-board magnetic sensor market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are supporting heavily in research and development to extend their product lines, which will help the on-board magnetic Sensor market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking numerous strategic activities to expand their footprint globally, with important market developments including unique product launches, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, contractual agreements, and collaboration with other organizations. To enhance and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the on-board magnetic sensor industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to decrease operational costs is one of the major business tactics manufacturers use in the global on-board magnetic sensor industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the on-board magnetic sensor market, including Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (Japan), Austria Mikro Systeme (Austria), HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Kohshin Electric (Japan), and others, are attempting to enhance market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Infineon Technologies AG is a semiconductor solutions provider. The company develops, designs, manufactures, and markets application-specific ICs. It offers microcontrollers, radio frequencies, sensors, interfaces, and transistor products. The company's products find application in diverse areas, including automotive, industrial power control, power management, consumer electronics, computing and data storage, switches and routers, sensing solutions, and security in IoT applications. In June 2019, Infineon Technologies AG expanded its sensor portfolio with a new AMR-based angle sensor aimed at providing high accuracy in low magnetic fields. The XENSIV TLE109A16 product line addresses the need for precise, fast, and cost-efficient angle measurement at one of the high functional safety levels in automotive and industrial applications.

Variohm Holdings Ltd. operates as a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers position, pressure, and temperature sensors. Variohm Holdings designs develops, and delivers a broad range of sensor solutions. In November 2020, Variohm Group expanded by acquiring magnetic encoder specialist Phoenix America. Phoenix America is a leading magnetic encoder and magnetic sensor solutions specialist.

Key Companies in the On-Board Magnetic Sensor market include

  • Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (Japan)

  • Austria Mikro Systeme (Austria)


  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)

  • Kohshin Electric (Japan)

  • Melexis NV (Belgium)

  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  • Sensitec GmbH (Germany)

  • TE Connectivity (Switzerland)

  • Austria Mikro Systeme (AMS) AG (Austria)

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Industry Developments

November 2019: Allegro MicroSystems launched the ATS17051, one of the first gear tooth sensor ICs designed to provide an incremental position for electric vehicle traction motors operating up to 30k RPM. The device addresses the engineers' traction motor challenges, which include vibration at startup and running mode, high rotational speed, mechanical space constraints, high operating temperatures, and ISO 26262 safety requirements.

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Market Segmentation:

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Type Outlook

  • Half Effect Sensor

  • Magneto Resistive Sensors

  • Squid Sensors

  • Others

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Magnetic Density Outlook

  • < 1 Microgauss (Low-Field Sensor)

  • Microgauss to 10 Gauss (Earth Field Sensor)

  • > 10 Gauss (Bias Magnetic Field Sensor)

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Application Outlook

  • Speed Sensing

  • Detection/NDT

  • Position Sensing

  • Navigation & Electronic Compass

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Industry Verticals Outlook

  • Healthcare

  • Automotive

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Industrial

  • Others

On-Board Magnetic Sensor Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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