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  • Last update: Tuesday 14 January 2014 [41 news items]

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for MEMS market boom in China

Jan 14, 11:22

Acknowleging that demand for MEMS sensors for use in smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics devices is set to boom in China, Taiwan-based IC design houses including Sitronix...

MEMS vendors gear up for growing demand for portable devices

Aug 16, 12:07

STMicroelectronics, Bosch and InvenSense are gearing up to meet the demand from new Windows 8 devices, as well as tablets and smartphones slated for release in the second half of...

Booming iPhone and iPad sales make gyros top consumer and mobile MEMS device in 2011, says IHS

Mar 2, 12:21

Gyroscopes were the top revenue generator in 2011 in the dominant consumer and mobile segment of the MEMS market, thanks to record sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad devices from during...

CES 2012: Kionix intros new MEMS inertial sensors for small consumer devices

Jan 10, 15:12

At the ongoing 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kionix is showcasing the latest of its MEMS inertial sensors – a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer...

MEMS sensors market looking strong: Q&A with Kionix director of marketing Brachocki

Dec 13, 14:32

In a recent telephone interview, Ed Brachocki, director of marketing at Kionix, updated several developments of the company's operations - its mature accelerometer business and MEMS...

Ed Brachocki of Kionix

Motion sensor market for smartphones and tablets set to double by 2015, says IHS

Sep 9, 01:00

Sparked by Apple's adoption of accelerometer technology in its iPhone and iPad lines, the market for motion sensor devices in smartphones and tablets is set to nearly double during...

Sitronix to tap MEMS market

Jan 6, 10:54

Sitronix Technology has developed its first 3-axis accelerometer with a launch expected to come soon, according to industry sources. The company is also looking to tap the markets...

Demand for MEMS parts to grow substantially in 2010, says STMicroelectronics executive

Sep 10, 13:52

Buoyed by demand from the smartphone and gaming console segments, global shipments of MEMS devices, especially gyroscopes, will grow substantially in 2010, according to Benedetto...

Nuvoton to launch accelerometers

Jan 20, 10:20

Winbond Electronics' subsidiary Nuvoton Technology will enter the MEMS market with the launch of accelerometers initially, according to market sources. The company will further introduce...

ITRI to assist Memsmart to produce first accelerometer

Jan 7, 15:49

Industrial Technology Research Institute's (ITRI's) MEMS center has teamed up with Memsmart Semiconductor to help the company manage the production of accelerometers (g-sensors),...

ITRI 3-axis accelerometers

Taiwan market: Nintendo launches Wii Sports Resort Chinese version

Dec 14, 12:14

Nintendo on December 12 launched the Chinese-version of Wii Sports Resort in Taiwan. A full set comprising a Wii console, a controller, and the new game with a Wii Motion Plus is...

Pixart, MediaTek and UMC cooperate for MEMS g-sensors

Nov 17, 12:00

Taiwan-based CMOS image sensor designer Pixart Imaging and handset IC design house MediaTek will work with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to promote sales of MEMS accelerometers...

UMC headquarter

Kionix remains open to outsourcing in Taiwan

Sep 16, 16:36

MEMS accelerometer (g-sensor) supplier Kionix will not rule out the possibility of outsourcing the production of ASIC chips to capable foundry chipmakers, according to vice president...

Kionix VP Eric D. Eisenhut

Bosch-Akustica acquisition a win-win strategy: Q&A with Akustica founder Michael E Elchik

Sep 8, 16:36

MEMS microphone supplier Akustica was officially acquired by automotive MEMS IDM Robert Bosch North America in August 2009. Michael E Elchik, Akustica's founder and VP of sales, recently...

Michael E. Elchik

MediaTek reportedly plans to acquire MEMS technology for Android handset chips

Sep 1, 15:07

MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-Kai has reportedly been in discussions with InvenSense CEO Steve Nasiri for future cooperation, according to market sources.

Domintech to introduce accelerometers

Aug 24, 14:08

Domintech, a subsidiary of Unimicron Technology, plans to introduce its first own-branded accelerometers (g-sensors) by the end of 2009, according to the company.

G-sensor pricing to drop by 10-20%

Aug 19, 16:32

Quotes of 3-axis accelerometers (g-sensors) are expected to drop by US$0.1-0.2 later in the third quarter of 2009, down from about US$1 at present, since the capacity expansion of...

KYEC develops motion module to lower MEMS testing costs

Aug 14, 16:18

Taiwan-based testing house King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) has developed and volume-shipped low-g testing motion modules for MEMS accelerometers. The new module is expected to...

KYEC MEMS testing machine E320 and motion module

Taiwan government to offer IC designers free MEMS accelerometer IP

Newswatch - Jul 24, 16:03

Taiwan's National Science Council has announced that it will offer free accelerometer (g-sensor) IP to Taiwan IC design houses. The move is expected to help companies save R&D...

Consumer, wireless MEMS market set to grow amid downturn, says iSuppli

Jul 16, 09:51

Defying the downturn in the overall electronics industry, the market for micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) used in consumer electronics and wireless products is expected to generate...

Consumer applications to overtake automotive applications in MEMS inertial sensor market by 2011, says Yole Developpement

Jun 8, 10:58

Motion sensing devices are not new. They have been used since the 1950s in the aerospace and defense field for navigation functions. MEMS versions of accelerometers and gyroscopes...

Accelerometers set to become leading MEMS device in 2013, says iSuppli

Jun 1, 12:13

Accelerometers in recent years have emerged as a critical input device for some of the world's hottest electronic products, causing shipments to boom. This will make accelerometers...

International MEMS companies to launch low-cost g-sensors in 2H09

Newswatch - May 22, 16:24

International MEMS companies including Bosch Sensortec, Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics will introduce cost effective g-sensors (accelerometers) with prices reduced...

Bosch Sensortec not to use Taiwan CMOS MEMS foundry services, says CEO

May 20, 16:54

Germany-based Bosch Sensortec, a subsidiary of Bosch, will not employ Taiwan CMOS foundry services to make its g-sensors (accelerometers) because its has 14-years of experience making...

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Car crisis raises concerns over MEMS market, says iSuppli

Mar 24, 14:44

The gut-wrenching downturn in the global automotive industry has spurred the shutdown of Systron Donner Automotive, the world's second-largest supplier of car quartz micro-electromechanical...

IC distributors offering integrated magnetic sensor solutions for PND market

Mar 16, 12:01

IC distributors plan to begin shipments of integrated accelerometer (g-sensor) and magnetic sensor solutions for the PND segment towards the end of the second quarter of 2009, according...

STMicroelectronics MEMS enables motion sensing in OpenMoko handsets

Mar 12, 11:58

STMicroelectronics has announced that its LIS302DL 3-axis accelerometer is being used by Taiwan-based OpenMoko to provide motion-sensing functions in OpenMoko's Neo Freerunner Linux-based...

International g-sensor makers eyeing handset-based pedestrian navigation applications

Newswatch - Feb 24, 11:47

International accelerometer (g-sensor) makers expect pedestrian navigation applications for handsets to help driving sales growth, as the market for notebook PC and game console applications...

Kionix g-sensor shipments to grow 15-20% in 2009, sources say

Newswatch - Feb 20, 16:14

US-based accelerometer (g-sensor) design company Kionix is expected to see 15-20% growth in its g-sensor product shipments in 2009 because it has successfully cut into the supply...

IDMs to cut g-sensor prices by 30%

Feb 20, 11:03

International IDMs STMicroelectronics, Freescale Semiconductor, Bosch Sensortec and Kionix are planning to launch accelerometer (g-sensor) products priced at US$0.6-0.7, down 30%...

MEMS makers diversifying g-sensor development

Feb 16, 12:20

Accelerometer (g-sensor) makers are changing their strategies, developing different g-sensors to meet the specific of needs of different market segments, according to industry sour...

Memsmart begins CMOS MEMS mass production

Feb 4, 11:27

Memsmart Semiconductor, a Taiwan-based fabless IC design company, has begun mass production of CMOS-MEMS accelerometers (g-sensors), according to company president Eason Chiu. The...

Popular consumer and mobile products fuel MEMS boom, says iSuppli

Feb 2, 11:07

From the gyroscope in game controllers to the accelerometer in handsets, MEMS applications are making major inroads in the consumer and mobile electronics worlds, causing market revenues...

China market: More white-box handsets integrate g-sensors

Jan 21, 11:09

According to accelerometer (g-sensor) makers, the proportion of white-box handsets incorporating g-sensor chips is expected to reach 30-40% in the China market during the first quarter...

Taiwan MEMS design companies develop MEMS modules to compete with IDMs

Jan 9, 16:08

IMU Solutions (IMUS) has introduced MEMS modules combining accelerometers (g-sensors) and other IC chips, while Apm Communication (Apmcomm) has also developed wireless products integrating...

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