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RF MEMS to improve performance of handset antennas, says iSuppli

Sep 1, 17:09

Help may be on the way for iPhone 4 users frustrated by dropped calls with the arrival of radio frequency micro-electromechanical systems (RF MEMS) semiconductors that can improve...

MEMS firm Domintech begins small-volume shipments of accelerometers

Aug 27, 11:28

Domintech, a subsidiary of Unimicron Technology, has begun small-volume shipments of own-branded accelerometers (g-sensors) to clients in the handset and games console sectors, and...

Qualcomm to invest US$2 billion to set up Mirasol display plant in Taiwan, say sources

Aug 20, 12:02

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies plans to invest a total of US$2 billion to set up a 4.5G production plant for Mirasol displays at the Longtan site of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP),...

MEMS sales to continue rising in consumer electronics and handset markets, says iSuppli

Aug 16, 14:18

Revenues for MEMS sensors and actuators used in consumer electronics and mobile phones is projected to reach US$1.5 billion in 2010, up 22.9% from US$1.3 billion in 2009, according...

MEMS market to propel toward double-digit growth in 2010, says iSuppli

Jul 14, 14:35

Fueled by strong demand for consumer electronic devices and handsets, the market for MEMS sensors is set to rebound sharply in 2010 and approach a point close to the historical peak...

MEMS auto sensor market set to rebound in 2010, says iSuppli

Jul 2, 11:26

The market for MEMS automotive sensors will rebound sharply in 2010, but continued high sales might lead to an overheated market that could push the industry back into depression,...

Domintech to begin volume shipments of MEMS accelerometers in 4Q10

Jun 4, 12:27

Taiwan-based MEMS firm Domintech, a subsidiary of Unimicron Technology, has begun delivering samples of its own-branded accelerometers (g-sensors) to clients, with volume shipments...

Shipments of handset motion sensors to rise fivefold by 2014, says iSuppli

May 7, 14:12

Global shipments of motion sensors for handsets are expected to quintuple by 2014 as smartphones and their operating systems increasingly support motion command and navigation applications...

Qualcomm launches 5.7-inch Mirasol color display

Apr 9, 16:00

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies has launched a 5.7-inch XGA color Mirasol display, and expects the product to start volume production in 2010 at the 4.5G production plant in Longtan,...

Walsin Lihwa and KAAI to co-develop integrated light source packaging solutions

Mar 23, 15:48

Taiwan-based Walsin Lihwa has signed a cooperation agreement with the US-based KAAI for the joint development of integrated light source packaging solutions. The three-year program...

Nintendo surpasses Samsung as top consumer and wireless MEMS buyer, says iSuppli

Mar 9, 17:04

Culminating a neck-and-neck race, Nintendo in 2009 surpassed Samsung to become the world's top purchaser of MEMS used in consumer electronics products and handsets, according to iS...

Silicon MEMS microphone market set to grow strong, says The Information Network

Mar 9, 11:38

High-Flying silicon MEMS microphone installations, which nearly doubled between 2006 and 2008, hit a head wind in 2009, according to The Information Network. However, the research...

Google Nexus One-style active noise cancellation to boost MEMS microphone market, says iSuppli

Feb 3, 16:25

The introductions of Google's Nexus One and Motorola's Droid marked the arrival of active noise cancellation (ANC) technology in the handset market, a development that is expected...

MediaTek smartphone solutions to support g-sensor functionality

Jan 29, 16:20

MediaTek has decided to incorporate accelerometers (g-sensors) into its smartphone platforms. It will begin to adopt Kionix's entry-level KXTE9 g-sensors for its 6516 platform initially...

InvenSense places MEMS gyroscope orders with TSMC

Jan 29, 14:17

MEMS device vendor InvenSense has placed 3-axis gyroscope orders with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), using the foundry's 8-inch Fab 3 production facilities. Monthly...

UMC teams up with three others to seek government funding for MEMS project

Jan 28, 12:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has teamed up with Integrated Technology Express (ITE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) to jointly...

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

Silicon magnetic sensor market offers attractive growth, says iSuppli

Dec 31, 16:19

The silicon magnetic sensor market is set to commence a period of strong growth in 2010 as demand surges from the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, according to iSuppli.

ITRI sets up 8-inch MEMS Open Lab

Dec 30, 13:33

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has set up Taiwan's first 8-inch MEMS Open Lab for assisting Taiwan MEMS design houses enter the mass production stage.

Memsic to acquire product lines, IP and related fixed assets from Crossbow

Dec 21, 13:46

China-based Memsic has signed an asset purchase agreement with Crossbow Technology, a US-based wireless sensor network supplier, to acquire selected Crossbow Technology product lines...

MEMS makers to ship sensors used in MID phones in 1Q10

Dec 16, 11:24

MEMS makers have received orders for sensors for an MID phone platforms from Quanta Computer, Compal Communications and Inventec Appliances, with shipments slated for the first quarter...

MID produced by Compal

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...

Electronic compass/MEMS SoCs to take off in 2010

Dec 3, 14:51

More MEMS makers are expected to provide electronic compass and MEMS sensor combo solutions in 2010, helping to popularize LBS applications in the handset market, according to industry...

STMicroelectronics to spur growth of MEMS microphone market

Nov 27, 15:37

STMicroelectronics, a supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications, has expanded its portfolio with next-generation micro-machined acoustic devices. The MEMS microphones...

STMicroelectronics MEMS microphone

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

MEMS chip business struggles with growing pains, says IC Insights

Nov 4, 12:06

Annual sales of MEMS-based sensor and actuator devices are expected to nearly double in four years, reaching US$7.3 billion in 2013, according to IC Insights. However, it...

Belgium-based IMEC to set up R&D center in Taiwan

Oct 29, 15:04

Belgium-based Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC) plans to set up a R&D center in Taiwan in 2010 with an aim to accelerate the development of the MEMS market in Taiwan,...

SMIC completes customer qualification of MEMS chip

Oct 28, 13:58

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced the successful function qualification of a MEMS-based chip for Microstaq, a supplier of advanced silicon...

Macronix, Maxchip to step into MEMS foundry services

Oct 20, 15:52

Taiwan-based mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International is adjusting the manufacturing process at its 6-inch fab in an attempt to compete for MEMS foundry orders, while Maxchip...

Macronix

TSMC acquires MEMS MVD equipment

Oct 20, 15:13

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has procured molecular vapor deposition (MVD) equipment developed by US-based Applied MicroStructures (AMST) in order to meet the...

Rohm announces acquisition of Kionix

Oct 14, 16:50

MEMS accelerometer supplier Kionix and Japan-based Rohm have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Rohm will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock...

IMEC, TSMC team up for miniaturized designs

Oct 7, 10:48

IMEC, a Belgium-based research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on October 6 jointly announced the extension of...

Cross-section view of IMEC integrated micro-mirror array

Bosch looking for Taiwan-based MEMS design customers

Oct 5, 11:43

MEMS IDM Bosch, showcasing its technology at SEMICON Taiwan 2009, has seen several local MEMS design houses express willingness to use Bosch's foundry service, said Thomas Koch, senior...

Thomas Koch

MEMS microphone shipments to top one billion in 2013, says iSuppli

Sep 24, 09:55

Despite a slowdown in 2009, global shipments of micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) microphones are set to more than triple from 2008 to 2013 thanks to their strong acceptance in...

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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.

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    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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