The rising need of multi-factor authentication method across consumer electronics, banking and financial sectors is set to grow the fingerprint sensor that was already valued to be $4.68 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14% during forecast period 2019-2025. Factors such as the proliferation of fingerprint sensors in smartphones and other consumer electronics, government support for the adoption of fingerprint sensors in BFSI industry, and the use of biometrics in mobile commerce are driving the growth of the market. The adoption of fingerprint protection by smartphones to secure stored data and the essential bank options such as OTP and mobile banking applications are expected to fuel the Fingerprint Sensor Market. According to the statics provided by TrendForce, growth in the share of smartphone shipments incorporated with fingerprint sensor increased from 29% in 2015 to 60% in 2018, which is likely to augment the fingerprint sensor market further during the forecast period.
On the other hand, increasing support from the government for the adoption of fingerprint sensors, along with use of biometrics in BFSI, and law enforcement sectors has been driving the fingerprint sensor market. The fingerprint devices in BFSI will help in authenticated transaction with fingerprint to prevent fraud that will lead the growth of fingerprint sensor market.
In fingerprint sensors market below developments would make dynamical changes, which in turn, will augment the market in terms of revenue:
A Swedish fingerprint sensor company, Fingerprint Cards AB, shipped one billion fingerprint sensors worldwide in Q1 2019. Going forward, the company is estimated to reach 2 billion of sensors shipment globally by the end of 2019, which will show significant growth in overall fingerprint sensor market.
The development in mobile fingerprint devices by Metropolitan Police Service can scan suspect fingerprints and returns any match to police databases within 60 seconds that is one of the emerging innovation for law enforcement.
These developments and innovations are expected to grow the of fingerprint sensor market globally.
Fingerprint Sensor Market Segment Analysis – By Technology
The capacitive and optical sensor technology are the most common type of fingerprint scanner, being used nowadays. The market is expanding significantly owing to increasing demand for secure consumer electronics and an overall need for rigid security.
Apart from that, the optical fingerprint scanner is now being used in most cost-effective hardware these days. These sensor are gaining prominence due to increasing popularity of in-display fingerprint sensors. Essential technology such as optical sensors has the viability to work efficiently with smartphones and provide multi-factor authentication systems in mobile banking ecosystem, which is likely to grow the fingerprint sensor market positively.
In 2019, a biometrics company Fingerprint Cards AB, introduced its FPC1610 sensor prototype using optical in-display fingerprint sensor for smartphones. These developments will show significant growth for in-display optical fingerprint sensors in the market.
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Fingerprint Sensor Market Segment Analysis – By Industry
The BFSI industry in fingerprint sensor market is expected to grow with the fastest CAGR of 19% during the forecast period. The banks are extensively working on payments cards with in-built fingerprint sensors, in order to end the need of PINs to make payments much secure. This will allow the most secure authentication mechanism for account holders.
Moreover, the government support for the adoption of fingerprint sensors owing to keep the security for unique identification and verification of individuals in e-Governance applications are expected to propel the growth of the fingerprint sensor market.
On the other hand, consumer electronics is one of the major market for fingerprint sensors. Various biometric incorporated devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and notebooks are expected to fuel the fingerprint sensor market. The growing trend of bezel-less screens feature, using OLED display, in smartphones has led the manufacturers to develop high-end in-display fingerprint sensors technology that occupy less space. This in-display fingerprint sensor will be incorporated in OLED displays using optical or ultra-sonic sensor technology. Hence, the adoption of in-display fingerprint sensors is expected to fuel the demand for ultrasonic and optical in-display fingerprint sensors, which is rising at the rate of 14% in 2019.
Fingerprint Sensor Market Segment Analysis – By Geography
The Asia Pacific region is the largest revenue contributor for the fingerprint sensors market, with a share of 34% in 2018. The rising adoption in mobile banking applications, collaborative innovations, updating smart devices, and, of course, security concerns in this region has resulted in increased demand for fingerprint sensors in this region.
Moreover, the demand for fingerprint technology in China has grown tremendously, especially in the consumer electronics, commercial, healthcare, government and banking sectors owing to protect the data from threats. Based on the statics of Statista, the consumer electronics user penetration in China is expected to hit from 23.4% in 2019 to 35.3% in 2023. Following this current market trend, numerous consumers are willing to transact using smart devices that integrate biometric identification systems for providing more security during transactions.
Recently in March 2019, NEXT Biometrics, a Norwegian fingerprint sensors company, signed an agreement with an Asian smart card manufacturer in order to launch contact-based and dual interface biometric smart cards in the Asia Pacific region. This will lead to increased demand for fingerprint sensors technology in coming years.
Similarly, in India, the increasing use of smartphones and other consumer appliances are witnessing a huge growth in terms of revenue. The smartphone penetration rate in India is expected to reach from 2018 in 26% to 36.2% in 2022. Thus, the growth in smartphones will significantly grow the fingerprint sensor market in this region. On the other hand, the government initiatives such as UIDAI for unique identification for individual citizen that is registered with fingerprint is expected to propel the growth of fingerprint market. Similar initiatives are being taken by other governments around the world, eventually leading to increasing demand of fingerprint sensors in the near future.
Fingerprint Sensor Market Drivers
Major adoption of Biometrics in Law Enforcement and Government Applications:
Within law enforcement, biometrics authentication is playing a key role in providing criminal ID solutions such as Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS). This solution enables law enforcement agencies to identify and store data of the criminals. Moreover, unique identification initiatives taken by government, eventually driving the need of fingerprint sensors across all the application in a country.
Emergence of fingerprint sensors enabled smartphones:
Smartphones have increased penetration of in-display fingerprint sensing technology. Most smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Vivo, Huawei and Xiaomi are launching models that are integrated with fingerprint sensors. According to the Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSMA), there were a total number of 5 billion mobile users at the end of 2017, and the production of mobile phones will grow at a CAGR of 2.1% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025, and is expected to reach 5.9 billion in 2025. Thus, increasing demand for smartphones with advanced sensing technologies will create enhanced opportunities for the fingerprint sensors market.
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Fingerprint Sensor Market Challenges
Integration of biometrics in to the devices is increasing the competition for fingerprint devices
The ability of biometrics is to access the biological parameters such as iris/retina, voice, pulse, DNA, and vein, provide the advance level of security. Since every individual possesses unique physiological features, which can’t be easily swapped, shared, or stolen. In biometrics, the recognition accuracy, integration and resetting ability is not working effectively, which are causing fall in the biometrics usage. Hence, the development in fingerprint sensor to make the module compact, thin, and easy to integrate with better recognition accuracy can reduce the use of other biometrics.
Partnerships and acquisitions along with product development and up-gradation are the key strategies of the top players in the Fingerprint Sensors Market. The major players in the Fingerprint Sensor include Apple, Goodix, Egis Technology, Fingerprint Cards, Synaptics, IDEMIA, NEXT Biometrics, Anviz Global, IDEX ASA and Gemalto among others.
In March 2019, Gemalto acquired Green Bit to offer biometric scanners as part of complete automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). This deal have been done by noticing an increase use of biometric scanners by governments for identity management purposes.
In May 2019, NEXT Biometrics and Newland entered into a supply agreement with Fujian Newland Payment Technology Co., Ltd. to provide an integration of different types of NEXT Biometrics’ high-quality, large-area fingerprint sensors on a global scale.
In September 2018, HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions, announced that it acquired Crossmatch, a leader in biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions. Under this acquisition, Crossmatch’s biometric identity management hardware and software will complement HID’s broad portfolio to make major providers of fingerprint biometric technologies.
In April 2019, Wales-based fingerprint biometrics startup Touch Biometrix has received $2.2m in VC Funding. The firm claims it will help boost the further growth of its fingerprint sensor technology. The solution price will be less than $1 per sensor and the manufacturing will continue to being by 2020.
In June 2018, Valencell captured $10.5M in Series E financing led by Sonion. The startup intends to use the financing to grow its technology and team of biometric sensors.
Fingerprint Sensor Market Research Scope:
The base year of the study is 2018, with forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the Fingerprint Sensor Market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the type, technology, application, industry and geography analysis of Fingerprint Sensors Market.
The major driving factor in the fingerprint sensor market is the increasing demand of smartphones with high-end technologies and fingerprint specifications, which are likely to grow the fingerprint sensor market during the forecast period.
The BFSI sector in the fingerprint sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19% during the forecast period. The increased need for multi-factor authentication systems in banking is being more prominent and increasing the demand for fingerprint sensors within this application.
APAC holds the largest market for the fingerprint sensors market accounting to around 34% of the global market share owing to the increased demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones, and wearable devices and so on, which are installed with fingerprint sensors. Moreover, the BFSI sector will be showing significant growth in the adoption of fingerprint to prevent the fraud cases.
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