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  • Last update: Wednesday 6 August 2014 [271 news items]

UMC enters volume production of NJR MEMS microphones

Aug 6, 21:43

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reached volume production of MEMS microphone products for New Japan Radio (NJR), according to a joint announcement by the companies.

Knowles and Infineon are top suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones and bare microphone dies, says IHS

Jun 19, 15:37

The global market for MEMS microphone chips is split into dual segments that are dominated by two suppliers: Knowles and Infineon Technologies AG, according to IHS.

Consolidation to continue in the MEMS microphone industry: Q&A with Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel

Apr 10, 11:11

More and more players have made inroads into the MEMS microphone industry to cash in on the rising demand brought up by the popularity of smartphones.

Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel

MEMS microphones broadcast strong growth; Apple and Samsung are the top buyers, says IHS

Apr 2, 14:52

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones, used in best-selling devices like Apple's iPhone, face a resonant future as the market keeps climbing in the coming years, according...

ASE, ChipMOS stepping into MEMS packaging sector

Newswatch - Mar 28, 16:00

IC backend service companies Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and ChipMOS Technologies have been strengthening their deployments in the MEMS packaging sector, according to...

Tong Hsing, Lingsen see MEMS driving 2014 growth

Mar 4, 13:45

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as other niche ICs, expects robust growth in sales generated from its...

Lingsen, KYEC new production capacity to come online in 2Q14

Mar 3, 21:52

MEMS backend service companies Lingsen Precision Industries and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) both will have their new production capacity ready for commercial production in the second...

3S ramping MEMS microphone chip shipments

Feb 26, 15:10

IC design house Solid State System (3S) is ramping up shipments of its MEMS microphone chips, buoyed by new orders for low- to mid-end smartphones and tablets, according to the com...

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...

PTI to grow sales of logic IC backend service biz in 2014

Dec 26, 10:29

Memory-IC packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to enjoy significant growth in sales of its logic IC backend service business in 2014, thanks to...

PTI chairman DK Tsai expresses optimism about company logic IC backend service business

ST digital-compass modules adopted for Xiaomi smartphone

Dec 18, 14:14

STMicroelectronics has announced that its LSM303D accelerometer and magnetometer combo module is being used in Xiaomi's Mi1S-series smartphones.

China MEMS eyes double-digit growth by year-end 2013, says IHS

Nov 28, 11:30

A robust microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market in China will end the year with a 19% increase from 2012, replicating vibrant growth for the second year in a row as MEMS usage...

Globalfoundries gearing up for high-volume MEMS manufacturing

Nov 27, 11:39

Foundries will play a pivotal role in the MEMS industry's maturation, according to Gregg Bartlett, senior VP and chief technology officer at Globalfoundries. Mainstream foundries...

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Sand 9 develops MEMS oscillators for mobile devices

Nov 26, 16:01

MEMS startup Sand 9 has rolled out a series of MEMS timing solutions designed for high-volume mobile devices, such as smartphones, tapping the huge potential market for MEMS-based...

MEMS startups target fast-growing mobile device market in China

Nov 26, 14:19

MEMS startups have turned their focus to China's mobile device market, seeking to take a piece of the fast-growing pie.

MEMS supplier Bosch gearing up for Internet of Things

Nov 25, 15:55

Bosch, which provides MEMS to the automotive and consumer sectors, is gearing up for new products enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).

MEMS oscillator unit shipments to rise at 76% CAGR through 2017, says Semico Research

Oct 24, 11:23

The CAGR for MEMS oscillator unit shipments will exceed 76% from 2012 through 2017, according to Semico Research.

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips to Taiwan handset ODMs in 1Q14

Sep 30, 21:15

IC design house Solid State System (3S) with its MEMS microphone chips has entered the supply chain of Taiwan's major handset ODMs, with shipments to kick off in the first quarter...

Gesture-based user interfaces in smartphones and tablets spur fast growth for proximity sensors, says IHS

Sep 9, 13:28

The market for sensors that track hand movements in conjunction with touch screens is growing explosively as smartphones, tablets and other products increasingly incorporate gesture...

ASE expands into MEMS market

Sep 6, 10:29

Packaging and testing firm Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has expanded into the MEMS field, providing backend services for MEMS pressure sensors and microphones, according...

ASE claims to have 15% market share in SiP sector

Sep 4, 15:59

Out of every 6-7 system-in-package (SiP) devices, one is produced by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), according to Ho-Ming Tong, company chief R&D officer. With its complete...

KYEC lands MEMS gyroscope testing orders

Aug 20, 12:37

IC testing services provider King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has landed orders for MEMS gyroscopes from a US-based vendor, with initial orders focusing on tri-axis gyroscopes, and 6-axis...

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...

Auto MEMS sensors to keep expanding toward banner growth in 2014, says IHS

Aug 5, 11:47

Sales of automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors are expected to reach a high-water mark in two years as car-safety mandates come to full maturity and achieve maximum...

NFC, MEMS sensors, and gesture recognition the big smartphone differentiators in 2013, says ABI Research

Jul 25, 15:20

Accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition, gyroscopes, and NFC are predicted to be the feature set big winners in smartphones in 2013, according to ABI Research. "Gesture...

Silicon Labs intros MEMS oscillator, manufactured by SMIC

Jun 28, 15:30

Silicon Labs recently introduced its highly-integrated oscillators designed to replace general-purpose crystal oscillators (XOs) in cost-sensitive and high-volume applications such...

Reed switches and MEMS: A conversation with Coto Technology

Jun 21, 12:23

One of the oldest companies in the electronics industry, Coto Technology has been designing and developing small signal switching solutions for over 90 years. These days, the 93-year...

Stephen Day, VP of technology, Coto Technology

Lose the switch, lose the loss: Cavendish Kinetics leverages MEMS for tunable RF components

Jun 14, 23:58

Cavendish Kinetics recently announced the availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners. Shipped as a chip scale package (CSP), the Cavendish...

Dennis Yost, president and CEO of Cavendish Kinetics and Larry Morrell, executive vice president, C

Opportunity lies for MEMS energy harvesting: Q&A with Holst Centre general manager Bert Gyselinckx

May 6, 12:01

Digitimes recently interviewed Bert Gyselinckx, general manager of the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, to talk about using MEMS devices for energy harvesting, and how the application could...

Bert Gyselinckx, general manager of the Holst Centre in Eindhoven

TSMC MEMS foundry biz expanding, says Yole

Apr 26, 10:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) MEMS foundry business enjoyed an approximately 80% rise in 2012, achieving around US$42 million in sales. The significant growth...

KYEC lands new orders for MEMS testing

Apr 25, 22:18

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has grabbed orders for tri-axis accelerometers used in low-to-mid cost smartphones from a major MEMS IDM, with shipments kicking off...

Coto Technology claims industry's smallest MEMS reed switch

Apr 24, 17:03

Coto Technology, which has been designing and developing small signal switching solutions to the worldwide electronics industry for over 90 years, has announced the availability of...

Automotive and wireless apps help drive pressure sensors to rise to top of MEMS market in 2013, says IHS

Apr 23, 15:22

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors will achieve accelerated growth in 2013 and become the leading type of MEMS device, driven by increasing use in automotive and...

China makers gain share in MEMS sensor purchasing in 2012, says IHS

Apr 2, 15:09

China-based handset and tablet manufacturers in 2012 more than doubled their share of purchases of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensors, reflecting the rising prominence...

Smartphones to drive MEMS pressure sensor market through 2016, says IHS

Mar 21, 11:15

With the introduction of the Galaxy S4, Samsung Electronics continues to lead the market in the adoption of pressure sensors in smartphones, paving the way for massive growth in the...

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    Akustica's AKU340 analog MEMS mic

    Akustica has announced the expansion of its microphone product portfolio with the addition of a new analog MEMS microphone. Designed specifically to meet the requirements of mobile...

    Photo: Company, Mar 29.

  • IMEC+EUV+sensor+dies

    IMEC EUV sensor dies

    IMEC has successfully qualified a chipset consisting of custom high-quality EUV sensor dies. These are now being integrated in ASML's NXE:3100 EUV lithography tools in the field,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

  • FormFactor+300mm+full%2Dwafer+test+solution+for+DRAM

    FormFactor 300mm full-wafer test solution for DRAM

    FormFactor has introduced its next-generation 300mm (12-inch) full-wafer-contact probe card for DRAM devices - the SmartMatrix 100 probe solution. Incorporating a proprietary probe...

    Photo: Company, Dec 11.

  • STMicroelectronics+MEMS+microphone

    STMicroelectronics MEMS microphone

    STMicroelectronics' new MEMS microphones use sensor technology from Omron, which significantly raises the bar in sound quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness for existing and...

    Photo: Company, Dec 9.

  • KLA%2DTencor+ICOS+WI%2D2250

    KLA-Tencor ICOS WI-2250

    KLA-Tencor has introduced its ICOS WI-2250 wafer inspector for MEMs and LED manufacturing. This product marks a major breakthrough for the MEMS and LED industry, as it offers a dramatic...

    Photo: Company, Dec 2.

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