Infrared Detector Market Report Scope & Overview:

Infrared Detector Market Size will be valued at USD 832 million by 2030, and it was valued at USD  480 million in 2022, and grow at a CAGR of 7.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Infrared detector is used to detect infrared radiation to measure temperature and detect movement. It is integrated with various devices used for monitoring, automobile, testing, detection and measurement. Infrared sensors that convert infrared radiation into electrical signals are one of the most important sensor groups in the defense system. These dictators also play a key role in programs such as medical, automotive, industrial, security, and consumer electronics. The fast-growing industrial sector, government investment, and the economic incentives of the defense sector continue to support the growth of the global infrared detector market. These work very well compared to other detectors for safety and monitoring purposes because of their compact size and ability to detect infrared light from a distance.

Infrared Detector Market Revenue Analysis

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  • Uncooled infrared detectors are becoming more and more common, and demand for infrared detectors for imaging applications is rising.

  • Applications for non-contact temperature monitoring, gas analysis, astronomy, and fire detection have a high infrared detector penetration rate.

  • Infrared detectors are being used more and more in motion and people-sensing solutions.


  • Strict regulations pertaining to the import and export of cameras.


  • Expanding the regions where IR spectroscopy is used.

  • Infrared detector demand is increasing in developing nations.


  • Access to alternative technology.

  • Detection of materials/objects positioned outside the wavelength range.


COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the global economy as well as all industries. To stop the plague from spreading, governments in several countries have established borders. The initial phase of the epidemic's global shutdown in many countries has had a significant influence on people's lives and quality of life. As a result, the global supply chain has been shattered. The global economy has shrunk as commodity demand has decreased considerably. Due to the outbreak, which has caused a lack of immature materials, production in all industries has been slowed. Productivity declines are caused by variables such as depreciation and supply chain disruption. In the most realistic scenario, the infrared detector market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2023-2030

Based on Technology, the infrared detector market is segmented into cooled and uncooled. Infrared detectors made using materials such as mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) and indium antimonide (InSb) require mechanical cooling to increase their signal-noise level at usable levels. Indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based detectors show similar sensitivity to HgCdTe- and InSb-based detectors at room temperature; however, they can be cooled to increase their sensitivity. Infrared coolers are usually cooled thermoelectrically or cryogenically. In some cases, liquid nitrogen is also used to cool detectors. Cooling reduces the temperature of the detector, allowing us to reduce the noise caused by heat to a minimum and improve its efficiency. However, cooled infrared coolers are more expensive than non-cooled, which prevents their mass gain. Cool infrared detectors receive applications in scientific research, astronomy, safety and observation, and spectroscopy, among others, where high accuracy is paramount.

Based on Wavelength, the infrared detector market is segmented into Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR), Long-wave infrared (LWIR) and Near-infrared (NIR) & Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR).

Nearby infrared light is called light intensity within a wavelength range of 12,500–4,000 cm. The near-infrared spectrum (NIR) typically ranges from 0.7 to 1.0 μm. Immediate infrared light absorption is based on vibration of the object. However, it is much weaker in strength compared to absorbing infrared light as it is based on tones and tones integrated into a medium infrared light source. Therefore, measuring samples that include weak absorption is difficult, but the fact that samples can be measured without purification is an advantage. Short-wavelength infrared frequency (SWIR) ranges from 1 μm to 3 μm. Also known as infrared display. Infrared radiation from a light source reflects an object in the same way as radiation in a visible distance. The MWIR and LWIR lights are removed from the objects. SWIR is similar to visible light, in which photons are displayed or absorbed by an object, providing the strong brightness needed for high-resolution imagery.



  • Indium Gallium Arsenide

  • Thermopile

  • Mercury Cadmium Telluride

  • Pyroelectric

  • Microbolometer

  • Others


  • Cooled

  • Uncooled


  • Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR)

  • Long-wave infrared (LWIR)

  • Near-infrared (NIR) & Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR)


  • Temperature Measurement

  • Gas & Fire Detection

  • Scientific Applications

  • People and Motion Sensing

  • Security and Surveillance

  • Spectroscopy and Bio-medical Imaging


  • Industrial

  • Nonindustrial

Infrared Detector Market Segmentation Analysis

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The infrared detector market in North America has been subdivided into the US, Canada, and Mexico. Regional market growth is dominated by large companies such as Excelitas Technologies (US), Texas Instruments (US), Honeywell International (US), and FLIR Systems (US). These companies strive to increase their presence in emerging markets such as APAC In order to diversify their product offerings and increase their market share, well-known infrared detector manufacturers also gain profit from working with, collaborating with, and partnering with organizations from a variety of sectors, including automotive, military, and defense.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The key players in the infrared detector market are FLIR Systems, Murata Manufacturing, EXCELITAS Technologies, Omron Corporation, TE Connectivity, Hamamatsu Photonics, Texas Instruments, Nippon Ceramic, INFRATEC & Other Players.

Murata Manufacturing-Company Financial Analysis

Company Landscape Analysis

Infrared Detector Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 480 Mn
Market Size by 2030 US$ 832 Mn
CAGR CAGR of 7.1% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Type (Indium Gallium Arsenide, Thermopile, Mercury Cadmium Telluride, Pyroelectric, Microbolometer, Others)
• By Technology (Cooled, Uncooled)
• By Wavelength (Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR), Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR), Near-Infrared (NIR) & Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR))
• By Application (Temperature Measurement, Gas & Fire Detection, Scientific Applications, People And Motion Sensing, Security And Surveillance, Spectroscopy And Biomedical Imaging)
• By Vertical (Industrial, Nonindustrial)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles FLIR Systems, Murata Manufacturing, EXCELITAS Technologies, Omron Corporation, TE Connectivity, Hamamatsu Photonics, Texas Instruments, Nippon Ceramic, INFRATEC
Key Drivers • Uncooled infrared detectors are becoming more and more common, and demand for infrared detectors for imaging applications is rising.
• Applications for non-contact temperature monitoring, gas analysis, astronomy, and fire detection have a high infrared detector penetration rate.
• Infrared detectors are being used more and more in motion and people sensing solutions.
Restraints • Strict regulations pertaining to import and export of cameras.

Frequently Asked Questions

The market Size will be valued at USD 832 million by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 7.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The market has been segmented with respect to type, technology, wavelength and application.

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, which has caused a lack of immature materials, production in all industries has been slowed. Productivity declines are caused by variables such as depreciation and supply chain disruption.

Top-down research, bottom-up research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and Fundamental research.

Manufacturers, Consultants, Association, Research Institutes, private and university libraries, suppliers, and distributors of the product.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis


8. Infrared Detector Market Segmentation, by type


8.2 Indium Gallium Arsenide

8.3 Thermopile

8.4 Mercury Cadmium Telluride

8.5 Pyroelectric

8.6 Microbolometer

8.7 Others

9. Infrared Detector Market Segmentation, by technology


9.2 Cooled

9.3 Uncooled

10. Infrared Detector Market Segmentation, by wavelength

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR)

10.3 Long-wave infrared (LWIR)

10.4 Near-infrared (NIR) & Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR)

11. Infrared Detector Market Segmentation, by application

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Temperature Measurement

11.3 Gas & Fire Detection

11.4 Scientific Applications

11.5 People and Motion Sensing

11.6 Security and Surveillance

11.7 Spectroscopy and Biomedical Imaging

12. Infrared Detector Market Segmentation, by vertical

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Industrial

12.3 Nonindustrial

13. Regional Analysis

13.1 Introduction

13.2 North America

13.2.1 USA

13.2.2 Canada

13.2.3 Mexico

13.3 Europe

13.3.1 Germany

13.3.2 UK

13.3.3 France

13.3.4 Italy

13.3.5 Spain

13.3.6 The Netherlands

13.3.7 Rest of Europe

13.4 Asia-Pacific

13.4.1 Japan

13.4.2 South Korea

13.4.3 China

13.4.4 India

13.4.5 Australia

13.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

13.5 The Middle East & Africa

13.5.1 Israel

13.5.2 UAE

13.5.3 South Africa

13.5.4 Rest

13.6 Latin America

13.6.1 Brazil

13.6.2 Argentina

13.6.3 Rest of Latin America

14.Company Profiles

14.1 Murata Manufacturing

14.1.1 Financial

14.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

14.1.3 SWOT Analysis

14.1.4 The SNS view

14.2 FLIR Systems

14.3 EXCELITAS Technologies

14.4 Omron Corporation

14.5 TE Connectivity

14.6 Excelitas Technologies

14.7 Hamamatsu Photonics

14.8 Texas Instruments

14.9 Nippon Ceramic


14.11 Other

15.Competitive Landscape

15.1 Competitive Benchmark

15.2 Market Share analysis

15.3 Recent Developments

16 Conclusion

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