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London, United Kingdom, 2008/10/26 - Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, added a new report which is a competitive market analysis of Inertial Measurement Units (IMU).
Report Buyer, has added a new report which is a competitive market analysis of Inertial Measurement Units (IMU).
“IMU Market 2007 2012” provides a global and in depth market overview of the IMU industry and a description of the leading players. It finds that the market is mainly dominated by aircraft and missiles applications and that the overall growth rate is limited to single digit growth. However, selected applications are expected to experience a significant growth.
The study outlines seven IMU technologies and provides a global overview of the market across six fields: defense, aerospace, naval, industrial, automotive, consumer and electronic. In addition, 45 IMU functions are evaluated and 20 companies profiled. RLG, FOG, HRG, Quartz and silicon MEMS technologies are analysed in the study.
Authors of the report say that Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) refers to a system with three mutually orthogonal gyros and accelerometers. The IMU industry in the field of aerospace is very mature, but as MEMS and quartz technologies move toward higher performance they are finding their way into these markets. They say it will take some time before these technologies become a direct competition, but point out that new uses and new applications are emerging from these advances.
Analysts say that new applications are increasing in both high performance markets and low performance consumer markets. For example, sensors clusters are already integrating 4DOF to 5DOF solutions in gaming and handheld GPS products.
The study finds that customers are currently requesting 6DOF for selected applications and the demand is only starting. The challenges to build these consumer IMUs are very high and only a handful of players will manage to provide the appropriate solution.
“IMU Market 2007 2012” is available from Report Buyer. For more information, see website.
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