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Smartphones and tablets drive continued double-digit growth in MEMS motion sensor market, says IHS

Feb 18, 14:13

Smartphones and tablets continue to the prime movers of technology industries, with the two mobile platforms spurring a double-digit increase in the market for microelectromechanical...

MEMS vendors optimistic about combo sensor market

Jan 29, 12:34

Eyeing booming demand for combo motion sensors used in smartphones and tablets, MEMS vendors including Bosch, InvenSense, Kionix and STMicroelectronics all plan to promote their 6-...

Commentary: Sharp-Qualcomm cooperation unlikely to affect Taiwan-based firms

Dec 11, 15:27

The cooperation between Sharp and Qualcomm is likely to threaten Taiwan-based firms that have also been developing IGZO technology, but IGZO technology and MEMS panels are mainly...

Akustica MEMS microphone biz backed by capacity support from Bosch

Dec 4, 15:02

Capacity support from the Bosch Group allows Akustica to expand its presence in the MEMS microphone market, according to Stefan Finkbeiner, newly-appointed CEO and GM of Bosch Sens...

Kionix turning focus to gyros, sensor fusion

Nov 21, 14:45

MEMS accelerometer specialist Kionix has expanded its product line to include gyroscopes, magnetometers, combo and sensor fusion solutions. Acknowledging huge demand for mobile device...

Ed Brachocki, director of marketing (left) and Paul Bryan, EVP of product management (right)

Smartphones open door for consumer MEMS market

Nov 19, 15:40

Accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers are seeing growing adoption among smartphones, and demand for the MEMS sensors has risen substantially as the smartphone market expands...

New applicaitons, markets to drive MEMS market growth

Nov 12, 10:44

At the MEMS Executive Congress US 2012 held on November 8, analysts from research firms including Gartner, IHS iSuppli, Semico Research and Yole Developpement gathered to discuss...

MEMS analysts

MEMS mics proliferate in smartphone market, says analyst

Nov 12, 10:29

Speaking at the MEMS Executive Congress US 2012, IHS iSuppli senior principle analyst for MEMS Jeremie Bouchaud indicated that more MEMS companies have tapped the market for MEMS...

IHS analyst Jeremie Bouchaud

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips in 4Q12

Oct 24, 12:11

Taiwan-based Solid State System (3S) has internally developed single-chip MEMS microphone products, and will start shipping them to China-based branded and white-box vendors of tablets...

IMU obtains orders for air mouse modules from Japan-based telecom carriers

Oct 22, 13:49

IMU Solutions, a Taiwan-based MEMS application developer, has received orders for air mouse modules for use in wireless controllers of set-top boxes (STBs) from Japan-based telecom...

MEMS firm Domintech expects to make profits in 2012

Oct 18, 21:50

Taiwan-based Domintech expects to swing to profits in 2012, buoyed by growing shipments of MEMS accelerometers (g-sensors) to China's white-box tablet market.

Automotive magnetic sensor market stays in high gear in 2012, IHS says

Oct 17, 10:34

Playing a key role in government-mandated automotive safety systems including stability control and tire-pressure monitoring, magnetic sensors are in high demand in the car business,...

Gearing up for growing MEMS market: Q&A with Multitest VP of sales and marketing James Quinn

Oct 4, 14:22

MEMS (microelectromechanical system) applications are finding their way into a broader range of devices, with the market expected to grow fast over the next several years, according...

James Quinn, VP of Global Sales & Marketing for Multitest

STMicro gearing up for MEMS microphones

Sep 10, 10:39

With shipments rising gradually for customer products, STMicroelectronics is gearing up to expand its presence in the global MEMS microphone market and is eyeing to become a leading...

MEMS foundry APM sees growth ahead

Sep 7, 13:55

MEMS wafer foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) expects its sales revenues to surpass the breakeven point in 2013 as shipments will boost on the upcoming rollouts of customers'...

IC testing firm Lingsen to see 5% revenue drop in 3Q12, but MEMS lines still growing

Aug 20, 15:57

IC packaging and testing company Lingsen Precision Industries is expected to see its revenues drop within a range of 5% in the third quarter of 2012 due to a correction in testing...

Apple and Samsung remain top consumer and mobile MEMS buyers, IHS finds

Aug 15, 14:22

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the two largest buyers of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices for consumer and mobile applications in 2011, according to IHS iSuppl...

AKM leads magnetic sensor market on strong sales to handset and tablet makers, says IHS iSuppli

Aug 13, 14:10

Propelled by strong sales to tablet and cellphone manufacturers, Asahi Kasei Microsystems of Japan led the semiconductor magnetic sensor market for the third year in a row in 2011,...

Bosch retains lead in 2011 auto MEMS market, IHS says

Jun 7, 11:33

Bosch Automotive Electronics of Germany retained its position as the world's top supplier of automotive microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli.

Staying focused on mobile MEMS: Q&A with Bosch Sensortec marketing director Leopold Beer

May 25, 10:31

Bosch Sensortec has announced what the company claims is the smallest inertial measurement unit (IMU) in the market. The combo solution is designed to meet the requirements of mobile...

Leopold Beer, global marketing director for Bosch Sensortec

DLP technology keeps Texas Instruments at top of MEMS market, says IHS

May 9, 10:07

Texas Instruments (TI) remained the world's No. 1 microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturer in 2011, retaining top honors after fending off runner-up Hewlett Packard (HP)...

Silex Microsystems ranked world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, according to Yole

Apr 28, 07:58

For the second consecutive year, Silex Microsystems has been ranked by market research firm Yole Développement (Yole) as the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry.

STMicro increases leadership in 2011 consumer and mobile MEMS market, says IHS

Apr 6, 12:21

Fueled by booming sales to Apple, STMicroelectronics in 2011 padded its leadership position in the global market for MEMS in consumer and mobile devices, according to IHS iSuppli.

Digital MEMS microphone market expanding, says IHS

Mar 29, 14:01

Driven by their widespread use in top-selling mobile devices like Apple's iPads, market revenues for digital microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones is set to overtake the...

STMicro challenges TI in 2011 MEMS market, says Yole Developpement

Mar 27, 11:16

The MEMS market reached US$10.2 billion in 2011, up 17%, according to Yole Developpement. STMicroelectronics saw its MEMS sales rise 42% to more than US$900 million on exploding demand...

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...

Apple becomes largest consumer of MEMS microphones in 2011, says IHS

Jan 19, 16:47

Apple surpassed Samsung Electronics to become the world's largest purchaser of MEMS microphones in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli.

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

MEMS-based oscillators replacing quartz ones, says SiTime

Nov 16, 16:02

MEMS-based oscillators are on trend to replace conventional quartz crystal oscillators with expected global shipments of over one million units in 2012, according to analog-IC firm...

Silicon- and quartz-based oscillator

Pressure sensors to become top MEMS device by 2014, says IHS

Oct 28, 12:13

Pressure sensors will become the leading MEMS device by 2014, thanks to their relatively high prices and expanding use in a host of automotive, medical and industrial applications,...

Sensor fusion powers next-generation smartphones and tablets, says IHS

Sep 28, 10:18

Motion sensing capabilities in products like the iPhone and iPad now are set to move to the next level with the advent of sensor "fusion," a more sophisticated approach...

China emerges as fastest-growing automotive MEMS market, says IHS

Sep 23, 10:57

Driven by the aggressive implementation of vehicle safety and pollution mandates, China has emerged as the world's fastest-growing country for sales of automotive MEMS, according...

Silicon magnetic sensor revenues to rise 24% in 2011, says IHS

Sep 13, 13:57

Lifted by a resurgent automotive sector and rising global demand for digital compasses in smartphones and tablets, the market for silicon magnetic sensors is enjoying accelerated...

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...

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    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.

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    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

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    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.

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    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.

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