DescriptionThe Medical Image Sensors market is expected to double over the next five years. M&A are increasing. Discover how Medical Imaging is being reshaped!A BURGEONING SUPPLY CHAIN IN A PROMISING MARKET!
Thanks to the development of several key players, the last several months have been very active regarding M&A in the CMOS image sensor business. ON Semiconductor has made a series of acquisitions, the latest being Truesense and Aptina, in order to consolidate its leadership in automotive and medical applications. CMOSIS, financially backed by a private equity investor (TA Associates) and specialized in high-end applications, has acquired Awaiba in order to establish leadership in several high-end markets, including medical devices. TowerJazz, through internal developments and its partnership with Panasonic, is focused on being a specialized foundry for automotive, industrial and medical applications, working with most fabless CIS manufacturers. Omnivision’s board received a takeover offer from Chinese investors. With all of these developments, it’s clear that CIS is entering a maturing phase, with strong consolidation among the different market segments. And more M&A are coming, as several key companies are now threatened by the first movers’ acquisitions.
We have also observed some movements at the integrator level, with traditional medical devices players entering the field through M&A or collaborations in order to gain market share (i.e. Toshiba/CaspoVision, and Given Imaging/Coviden (now part of Medtronics)).
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the recent M&A that are reshaping the medical imaging supply chain, and a look at future moves and potential targets.
NICHE, HIGH-MARGIN AND HIGH-GROWTH MARKETS ARE FUELED BY EMERGING PRODUCTS
The solid-state medical image sensors market is driven by two major applications: X-ray imaging and endoscopy. The global Medical Image Sensors market will grow in volume from 2.1M units in 2013 to 6.7M units by 2019, fueled by emerging endoscopy products like camera pills and disposable endoscopes. These emerging products will enjoy broad adoption in clinical practices, owing to incentives being provided in Europe and the U.S. to reduce nosocomial infections.
From a revenue standpoint, the medical image sensors market will grow at a significant 11% CAGR from 2014-2019, and is expected to reach $142M by 2019. X-ray image sensors account for 93% of total medical image sensors market revenue, due to the high cost of X-ray sensors.
This report provides market evolution details in terms of revenue, volume and wafer shipments.
EVOLUTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY MIX BETWEEN CCD, CMOS, a-Si AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Medical imaging currently features three technologies: CCD, CMOS and amorphous silicon (a-Si).
Though CMOS image sensors are a decade-old technology, a new wave of innovation has recently taken place. As a result, CMOS image sensors will quickly gain market share in both endoscopy and X-ray, at the expense of CCD sensors and a-Si flat panels.
CCD technology will grow at a moderate 5% rate and continue to dominate existing endoscopy markets, i.e. flexible and rigid endoscopy.
Thanks to their cost-effectiveness, X-ray imaging and amorphous silicon detectors will remain the mainstream technology for very large static X-ray imaging. The direct conversion based on a-Se will become more significant in the coming years.
A new X-ray technology mixing CMOS circuits and advanced packaging technologies is currently under development by all major X-ray imaging players, including Philips and Siemens. This technology, called “single photon counting”, is expected to arrive by 2019 as the next milestone in X-ray medical diagnostics.
Others technologies are in development and will slowly arrive on the market. For example, printed electronics solutions are on track to address the current limitations of a-Si flat panel detectors.
In this report, you will find detailed market forecasts by product and technology, along with application and technology trends. Also, new technologies are compared and analyzed.
X-RAY AND ENDOSCOPY MEDICAL IMAGING ARE SUPPORTED BY MANY APPLICATIONS
The medical image sensors market is characterized by a straight duality between X-ray imaging and endoscopy applications on price and volume. X-ray imaging is a very high-end application with a multitude of players, while endoscopy is a high-volume, low-price point application with a limited number of players.
Seven segments are identified and must be considered separately, since each impliesdifferent supply chains, drivers and technical specifications. In this report, each of these segments is described with market drivers and technology trends.
X-ray and endoscopy are evolving quickly, and are the source of numerous innovations at both equipment and application levels. Emerging products like disposable endoscopes, camera pills and CMOS X-ray flat panels are poised to drive Medical Image Sensor growth in both volume and revenue.
WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?
- CMOS, CCD & a-Si foundries, packaging houses and sensor vendors
- Assess the TAM (Total Accessible Market) of your company’s related products in endoscopy and X-ray imaging.
- Identify technology trends, challenges and precise requirements for the different market applications.
- Medical equipment manufacturers
- Understand the supply and value chain for X-ray and endoscopy manufacturing
- Assess your product positioning in this dynamic market.
OBJECTIVES OF THE REPORT
Medical imaging applications include endoscopy, X-ray, MRI, ultrasound imaging and nuclear medicine. This report focuses on the two fastest-evolving applications: X-ray imaging and endoscopy.
• Report objectives include:
1. Provide market data on key medical image sensors market metrics and dynamics:
- Shipments, revenue and wafer production by application and by technology (CCD, CMOS and amorphous silicon flat panels)
- Endoscopy market share with detailed breakdown for each player
- Focus on key businesses: rigid endoscopy, flexible endoscopy, camera pills, disposable endoscopes
2. Provide key technical insights into future technology trends and challenges:
- From a technological standpoint: design & manufacturing innovations
- From an applicative standpoint: new applications and key market drivers
3. Provide in-depth knowledge of the Medical Image Sensors value chain, infrastructure and players:
- Who are the players (IDMs, foundries, design houses, OEMs) and how are they related?
- What’s currently happening in the CMOS Image Sensors supply chain?
- Who are the key suppliers to watch and how will the Medical Image Sensors industry evolve?
- A summary of the hottest industry news (acquisitions, collaborations, innovative product launches, technology mix, etc.)
- A value chain analysis for each product type
- An updated supply chain with new entrants included
- 2012-2013 CMOS Image Sensors market share in revenues for X-ray Imaging
- The medical image sensors “challenges” section has been bolstered with a focus on CMOS image sensor drawbacks (i.e. size, radiation tolerance) and suitable solutions for X-ray applications.
- Product lists are updated for all categories (rigid endoscopes, flexible endoscopes, camera pills, disposable endoscopes, dental and medical X-ray imaging)
- Updated 2013-2019 market forecasts