The global EMC chambers market was valued at USD 1103.19 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a 4.3% CAGR during the forecast period.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is defined as an electronics device's property and ability to function and show standard performance according to its electromagnetic environment's specifications and ratings. This is ensured through tests conducted within EMC Chambers to ensure that a particular device has the lowest possible electromagnetic radiation. An electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber is a highly specialized test equipment used to test electronic devices for quality assurance tests of safety and regulatory standards. These chambers are specially designed for conducting tests concerning radiated and radio frequency (RF) emissions and immunity. The market products find application in process control and quality assurance sectors of various automobiles, defense, healthcare, etc.
The electromagnetic emission limits for different electronic and electrical products are supervised and governed by the regulatory authorities such as Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in the U.S. and China Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) in China. Further, for certification, various test equipment is employed to perform EMC testing within EMC Chambers before commercialization. Additionally, EMC testing services are made available by third-party laboratories and government labs. For instance, Intertek, Bureau Vistas, and TUV Rheinland are major services providers in the testing and EMC Chamber market.
The rise in demand for the EMC chamber is due to factors such as the increasing need for safety, standardization approaches for electronic products, stringent regulatory policies, mandatory EMC testing of medical equipment.
EMC chambers' growing demand is fueling key players to launch various high-end products that drive the market. For example, in 2017, Sungrow had launched the largest 10m Anechoic Chamber in the PV & ESS Industry aimed for usage in the development of EMC solution technologies and products. Further, continuous efforts from key players to launch technologically advanced products are another major factor. For instance, Intertek is a leading player in the market with brand recognition for providing innovative and customized EMC testing solutions in the market.
The market is driven by the stringent government regulations concerned with electromagnetic interference (EMI) in products from the electrical and electronics industry. This has mandated the meeting of regulatory standards for products that are being launched in the market. The EMC Chambers market has been boosted owing to this. Inspection and Certification (TIC) protocols in manufacturing facilities and electromagnetic compatibility pre-compliance testing that requires EMC anechoic chambers are further driving the market.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of an electrical device to function within its Electromagnetic Environment (EME) without causing Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) to the other devices in the system. EMC filters become a critical component in the design of most electronic devices. A device that is getting affected by the various EMI sources present in the environment can also act as a source of EMI for other devices simultaneously. To reduce the amount of interference, EMC standards have been introduced. At present, meeting the EMC standards is a basic requirement for any electrical and electronic device before its placement in the EMC filtration market.
By type, the 3-meter chambers segment dominates the global market. The segment holds around 29.9% of the market in terms of market share. Further, the market segment generated a large revenue sum of 299.11 million USD in the year 2019. Market dominance can be attributed to the major application of these segment products in various fields. For instance, the 3-meter EMC chambers are widely used in the Military, aerospace, and automotive testing domains, which corresponds to the large revenue share.
However, Compact Chambers also holds a significant share in the market, approximately 27.1% of the global market. These segment products find complete applications in the field of Electrical and Electronic product testing. Also, the market segment is flourishing due to many key players manufacturing these segmental products, such as EMC Test Equipment, RELIANT EMC LLC, TDK RF Solutions, and Frankonia Group, among others.
By application, the automotive segment held 33.1% of the market during the year 2019. Further, the segment dominates the global level in revenue-generating 311.42 million USD and growing at 4.0% CAGR during the forecast period. The segmental dominance can be attributed to the regulatory stringencies implemented on automotive manufacturing. These chambers find adoption in the automotive production facilities to meet these regulatory standards, such as Automotive Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test Standards.
A number of these standards are implemented globally, including guidelines such as the United Nations Standards, CISPR (Automotive Emissions Requirements) standards, and ISO (Automotive Immunity Requirements) standards. One such standard is ISO 7637-1 for Road vehicles -- Electrical disturbances from conduction and coupling.
The Aerospace segment also provides the fastest-growing application for EMC Chambers with accelerated growth of 4.3%.
The market is valued at 377.29 USD in 2019 and is growing at a rate of 3.1% CAGR. Market dominance is due to the expanding automotive industry in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico regions. For instance, in 2016, Canada produced 2.37 million vehicles, within which 85% of vehicles were exported and generating revenue of approximately 107.3 billion USD. Further, the regional market has significant advantages, such as 1,085 automotive manufacturers with 1,275 manufacturing sites worldwide. This has boosted the demand for EMC testing in the automotive industries as manufacturers seek to discover faults and defects in the product development phase to ensure vehicle safety standards.
Higher disposable income owing to high average income provides a lucrative automotive market where EMC Chambers find usage. Thus, several automotive leaders are trying to expand their business reach in the U.S. For example, recently, 'Mahindra and Mahindra' has inaugurated its new manufacturing plant in the U.S. Additionally, different EMC testing services companies have collaborated with industry leaders for EMC testing. In 2018, Washington Labs partnered with a Federal Communications Commission Telecommunications Certification Body for EMC certification review and approval. This is expected to drive market growth further.
The APAC market is valued at USD 283.05 and has the fastest growth rate of 5.0%. The rapid growth rate is owing to widespread application in the area. Electronic and mechanical industries in China drive the demand for EMC chambers for quality testing in electronic appliances. The countries' electronic industry has developed at a three times faster pace in the last few years. China is housing several major electronics manufacturers, including BOE, Changhong, Haier, Hisense, Huawei, Konka, Lenovo, Panda, Electronics, Skyworth, SVA, TCL, Xiaomi, Oppo, DJI, and ZTE is also aiding the market growth.
India has the second-largest army in the world, where the government spends a considerable sum. For instance, as per the World Economic Forum, India spent USD 67 billion on defense in 2017. Thus, there exist lucrative opportunities pockets for EMC Chambers in aircraft, aircraft parts, and engines. Therefore, widespread applications are expected to influence the demand for EMC chambers positively.
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