According to Yole Développement (Yole), the solid-state IC technologies applied to medical imaging applications including CCD, CIS, a-Si FPD, a-Se FPD, SiPM and now cMUT and pMUT are step by step penetrating the medical imaging industry. The analysts announce a US$350 million in 2016 with a comfortable 8.3% CAGR until 2022. In a US$35 billion medical imaging equipment market in 2016 with a 5.5% CAGR until 2022, solid-state IC players are clearly changing the medical imaging landscape by offering competitive disruptive technologies.
Yole confirms the growing interest of solid-state technologies in medical imaging applications, indicating companies aim to reach challenges of minimally invasive solutions, patient safety, early diagnostics, remote diagnostics, cost effectiveness through miniaturization, low power consumption, and serial production. “The technologies and related use-cases are constantly evolving, providing space for innovators to differentiate themselves”, comments Jérôme Mouly, Technology & Market Analyst. He adds, “Numerous new solid-state innovations are ready to enter the market”.
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