Sensor Innovation: Analyzing Investment Trends Across the $4.3 Billion Spend

May 13, 2016 | State of the Market Report

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next major phase in computing following on the heels of the PC and mobile eras. Within the IoT, sensors constitute the “things,” and as end-points of the network system, sensor developers of all flavors and sizes have attracted investment over the past decade. The investor pool that has poured money into the sensors space includes everyone from venture capitalists (VCs) to private equity and investment banks to government entities and large corporations. Corporate commitment to sensors is at an all-time high with several companies such as Samsung, Panasonic and IBM investing several tens of billions.This report tracks the investment history in sensors for the past decade and evaluates the trends and patterns of investment.

Coverage Area

  • Digital Transformation

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Introduction to investment trends in sensor technologies
  • Methodology
  • Investment trends
  • Analysis: Evaluating technologies and markets for investment
  • Outlook

Lead Analyst

Pallavi Madakasira


Kevin See, Ph.D.