Fingerprint market: from almost zero to a multibillion dollar value in three years

LYON, France --- Yole Développement (Yole) is expecting strong evolution of the fingerprint market in the next five years: CAGR should reach 19% from 2016 to 2022 in volume into the consumer field. Indeed combined with a fast decreasing ASPdue to a strong competitive landscape, a process optimization and numerous emerging technologies, the fingerprint market explodes, especially within the smartphone market: this market segment is increasing from US$2.8 billion in 2016 to US$4.4 billion in 2022.

The fingerprint market is today pushed by OEMs requiring all-glass design and waterproofing. “This will lead to the emergence of new technologies like CMOS TFT and ultrasonic detection as new ways to detect fingerprint with a high level of integration”, comments Guillaume Girardin, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole. ”These new technologies will clearly reshape the competitive landscape.”

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