Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IoT security fears could drive quantum sensor market

Steve Rogerson
September 11, 2019



Extensive global R&D activity and growing demand for increased security in IoT networks are two factors driving growth in the global quantum sensors market, according to a report by BCC Research. But high costs and lack of awareness are holding back deployments.
 
The market expects to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% until 2024, when it could be worth nearly $300m.
 
Major players in the market include Spectrum Technologies, Sea-Bird Scientific, Meter Group and Asahi Kasei Microdevices.
 
By segment, atomic clocks should grow from $49.4m in 2019 to $89m by 2024 with a CAGR of 12.5%. The global gravity sensors market should grow from $49.4m in 2019 to $89m by 2024 with a CAGR of 14.3%. And the global magnetic sensors market should grow from $44.8m in 2019 to $81.7m in 2024 with a CAGR of 12.8%.
 
“Quantum sensors are projected to be the next big thing because of their wide range of applications in almost every sphere of life,” said analyst Sinha Gaurav. “Research on quantum sensors has substantially increased, resulting in more efficiency in the products and services in which the technology is applied. With the latest technological advancements, the evolution of quantum sensors has reached a different level altogether.”
 
Both the R&D costs and risks are very high. Further, the high costs associated with the fabrication and assembly of sensors restrain the global quantum sensors market. In addition, there is little consumer awareness related to this topic.
 
Few companies have adopted applications and services related to quantum sensors. Consumers may have difficulty understanding complex quantum sensors and the principles on which they work, resulting in restrictions on expansion of the market.