Sensor Technology

Sensor Technology

Ever thought about how your Apple iPad knows that is down and which way is up? Or your digital image stabilization feature works? The technology behind any of these features is movement. Without motion sensors mobile phones wouldnt be capable to replace the clunky dash panel GPS. Drones and remote controlled airplanes would never leave

Ever thought about how your Apple iPad knows that is down and which way is up? Or your digital image stabilization feature works? The technology behind any of these features is movement. Without motion sensors mobile phones wouldnt be capable to replace the clunky dash panel GPS. Drones and remote controlled airplanes would never leave the ground. Wearable technology, like physical fitness bands, wouldnt exist. Performance and as prices come down goes up, were going to see sophisticated sensing software emerge in everyday consumer devices. And the characteristics that seemed cutting edge will show up which we purchase for our kids and grandchildren.

And well see technologies things like self voice and vehicles devices that are controlled. The technology is amazing whenever you think about what’s necessary to make all of those products as smart as they’re. Tiny movement sensors in consumer devices host an accelerometer a compass and a gyroscope they wouldnt work. These elements tell the device how quickly its oriented and moving. Analog Devices is among the largest semiconductor companies in the movement sensing space, using a market cap of $15.87 billion. STM Electronics is a marginally smaller producer, its market cap is $7.6 billion. And for investors intrigued in businesses that are smaller, there are a handful.

Improvements are making them smaller and more energy efficient, although motion detectors are a staple in consumer goods for years. Thats allowing producers to create sensors which are always on. And this ability is behind the wearable devices which have the ability to track activity around the clock. I expect well find a much wider application of movement sensor technology in home software over the coming years at the buy of smart thermostat maker Nest, show that big companies see growth in home appliances. Recent acquisitions, like Googles connected home will require detectors in each appliance so as to function.

While movement detectors have been around for. A look at AMD, STM and a number of the smaller businesses to see what some time, I think investors will be smart to have first time in history, nearly all Internet traffic they’ve cooking. For the very first time within history, the majority of Internet traffic originating from NOT from PCs or desktops, but from mobile devices including mobile phones and tablets. Were never going back. Mobile is taking over. And although the largest player in new Apple or Samsung smartphone is. The one reaping massive profits each time a brand new Apple or Samsung smartphone is activated.

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