According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Embedded Secure Element Market by types, applications, and region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2017-2027”, the market was valued at USD 313.2 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a rate of around 10.1% by the year 2027. Embedded Secure Element (eSE) is a tamper-proof chip, which is available in different sizes and designs. These chips are embedded in mobile devices such as smartphones, and they help ensure that the data is stored in a safe place and information is shared only with authorized applications and people. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices use embedded secure element for the security purposes.

The chip stores and processes information such as PIN codes, passwords, fingerprints, and payment information. Restricted access to the chip ensures secure strong protection to the element. Furthermore, no program needs to be installed on it and only trusted applications and devices have read or write access to the chip. Embedded secure element is designed to counter many known attacks, especially side-channel attacks. Factors such as rise in need to address counterfeiting activities, growth in demand for IoT devices, increase in penetration of smartphones and wearable, and surge in the online payments is expected to drive the market growth.

The global embedded secure element market is fragmented based on types, applications, and Regions. In terms of type, the market is segmented into Chip-Scale Package (CSP) packages and Surface Mounted Device (SMD) packages. On the basis of application, the market is segmented mobile phones and wearables, automotive, payment and banking, pay TV, and others. Based on region, the global Embedded Secure Element Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada.

The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

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The effect of COVID-19 is anticipated to be strongly felt in the electronic industry due to high dependency of different global industries for imports. Moreover, the pandemic situation has led to the closure of several non-essential businesses reducing the demand for electronics appliances in the world, which in turn, is impeding the electronic industry. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is diminishing the application demand for daily consumer products worldwide, the demand for embedded secure element market is reducing in the short-term. The COVID-19 effects majorly on manufacturing units which are currently working with 50% workforce. The global supply chain has at the same time slowed down due to restrictions on national borders.

As per Growth Market Reports' industry analysts Rajat Verma, “The global embedded secure element market is anticipated to witness significant growth during forecast period 2020-2027 driven by increase in demand for IoT devices, rapid urbanization and industrialization, and rising demand in automotive and equipment manufacturing are boosting the market. The market is growing significantly due to the high demand for embedded secure element for consumer electronic devices. Increasing demand for vehicles, rapid urbanization and industrialization are key drivers of the embedded secure element market.”

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • Top six market player including Thales Group, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, IDEMIA and Microchip Technology Inc. constitute about 45% of the global embedded secure element market.
  • Asia Pacific accounts for a major share of the market, followed by Europe. The market in North America is projected to expand at significant CAGR during the forecast period.
  • In terms of value, SBCs is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period.
  • The use of embedded secure element is rising worldwide, especially in emerging economies due to growing industrial development activities. The expansion of the embedded secure element market is attributed to major reforms made by various governments in respective countries.
  • The Middle East & Africa and Latin America are expected to generate large revenue during the forecast period owing to growing population, increasing urbanization. Embedded secure element market consumption has increased considerably in these regions in the past few years.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2019

USD 313.2 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2021 to 2027)


Historical Data

2017 & 2018

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 - 2027

Units Considered

Value (USD Million)

Market Segments

By types, By applications

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, U.K, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, South Korea
India, Australia, South East Asia (SEA), Rest of the Asia Pacific Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America, GCC, Turkey, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

Thales Group, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, IDEMIA, Infineon Technologies AG, Maxim Integrated, Microchip Technology Inc., NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, and

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

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Target Audience

  • Supply-side: embedded secure element market manufacturers, raw material suppliers, primary respondents, and distributors.
  • Research & Development Facilities, Semiconductor & Electronics, Solar Devices, Medical Equipment, etc.
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), International, Organization for Standardization (ISO), Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, World Trade Organization (WTO), Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Consumer Technology Association (CTA) International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).