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IR filter commonly refer to filters that reflect or block mid-infrared wavelengths while passing visible light. The infrared filter exists in various specifications and forms for a multitude of applications. Infrared filters can be designed in bandpass, longpass, and shortpass configurations for applications in the SWIR, NIR, and MIR wavelength bands. Low stress coatings with high blocking in the visible are afforded by incorporating high index semiconductors in the designs.
Scope of the Report:
This report focuses on the Infrared Filters in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.
The market is driven by various end-user industries, such as mobile phone, tablet, notebook, PC, game console, video surveillance, car camera, etc. As the downstream consumption usually follows with developed and rapid economic growth areas, such as BRICS, the developed areas' company prefers investing to underdevelopment regions these years.
There are different types of Infrared Filters, like Infrared cut-off Filters, Blue Filter, Bandpass Filter and so on. IRCF(infra-red cut filter)is used at the front of the CMOS or CCD. IRCF is designed to cut off infra-red wavelengths while passing visible light which make the sensor sensitivity like human eyes. Blue Filter is growing fast owing to the rapid growth of dual cameras and high pixel phone.
The industry is relatively concentration, the key brand include Zhejiang Quartz Crystal Optoelectronic, Optrontec, W-olf Photoelectric, Shenzhen O-film Tech Co, Tanaka Engineering Inc, Unionlight, Viavi Solutions, Jingbang Optoelectronics Technology, etc. Among them, Zhejiang Quartz Crystal Optoelectronic, Optrontec and W-olf Photoelectric are the leaders occupying about 62% revenue share in 2016.
The leading companies own the advantages on better performance, more abundant product's types, better technical and impeccable after-sales service. Consequently, they take the majority of the market share of high-end market. Looking to the future years, the slow downward price trend in recent years will maintain. As competition intensifies, prices gap between different brands will go narrowing. Similarly, there will be fluctuation in gross margin.
The industry is expected to remain innovation-led, with frequent acquisitions and strategic alliances adopted as the key strategies by the players to increase their industry presence. Market stays in mature period with a clear concentration. Meanwhile, optimize product mix and further develop value-added capabilities to maximize margins. Manufacturers can take advantage of this situation by reinforcing their production units and supply-chains to avoid any delay in production turn-around-times (TAT) and supply-lead-times.
Significant and lasting barriers make entry into this market difficult. These barriers include, but are not limited to: (i) product development costs; (ii) capital requirements; (iii) intellectual property rights; (iv) regulatory requirement; and (v) Transitions' unfair methods of competition.
Despite the presence of competition problems, due to the dual camera smartphone trend is clear, investors are still optimistic about this area, the future will still have more new investment enter the field. Even so, the market is intensely competitive .The study group recommends the new entrants just having money but without technical advantage and upstream and downstream support do not to enter into this field.
The worldwide market for Infrared Filters is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 15.9% over the next five years, will reach 1400 million US$ in 2023, from 580 million US$ in 2017, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study.
Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers
- Zhejiang Quartz Crystal Optoelectronic
- W-olf Photoelectric
- Shenzhen O-film Tech Co
- Tanaka Engineering Inc
- Viavi Solutions
- Jingbang Optoelectronics Technology
Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers
- North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
- Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
- Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
- South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.)
- Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)
Market Segment by Type, covers
- Glass Type
- Film Type
Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into
- Mobile Phone
- Game Console
There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Infrared Filters market.
Chapter 1, to describe Infrared Filters Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;
Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Infrared Filters, with sales, revenue, and price of Infrared Filters, in 2016 and 2017;
Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;
Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Infrared Filters, for each region, from 2013 to 2018;
Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to analyze the market by countries, by type, by application and by manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;
Chapter 10 and 11, to show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2013 to 2018;
Chapter 12, Infrared Filters market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2018 to 2023;
Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Infrared Filters sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, Research Findings and Conclusion, appendix and data source