Upstream detector technology is maturing and downstream demand is increasing
The application of infrared thermal imager is divided into military and civil markets. In the military field, infrared detection is widely used in various weapon platforms, benefiting from the construction of national defense information and the increasing attention of the state to strengthen its own defense ability and improve the level of night combat, the infrared detection market will maintain a high growth rate. On the one hand, national defense informatization is the focus of military construction, and will continue to enjoy higher industry growth in the future, driving the rapid development of military infrared detection industry; on the other hand, with the increasing attention to infrared confrontation in future wars, infrared detectors are gradually distributed on aircraft, remote sensing satellites, tanks, personal portable military equipment and so on.
In the civil field, with the development and maturity of non-cooled focal plane array detectors, its performance can meet some military uses and almost all civil fields, while realizing the miniaturization, low cost and high reliability of the equipment, and expanding in the application fields of electric power, construction, law enforcement, agriculture, fire protection, vehicle and medical industry.
Infrared thermal imager has outstanding advantages in civil field, but high cost has become the main obstacle of infrared consumption. Packaging is an important process in the production of infrared detectors and the most important part of the production cost of non-cooled infrared detectors. As a new generation of packaging technology, wafer packaging has higher integration and simplified process steps, which is expected to greatly reduce the cost of detectors. With the maturity of technology, wafer-level packaging will provide a cost-effective detector for the consumer market, and become an important promotion factor in the large-scale application of home, night vision assisted d