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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...

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

Taiwan LED equipment maker develops US$1,500 MEMS micro-spectrometers

Sep 9, 16:30

Taiwan-based LED manufacturing and testing equipment maker Chang-Yu Technology (CYT), which specializes in automated LED chip sorting machines, recently released prototype MEMS-based...

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

TSMC to speed up MEMS equipment procurement

Sep 4, 17:01

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will place orders to MEMS equipment makers soon for capacity expansion in order to win more MEMS OEM orders in 2010, according to...

MEMS IDMs pressured by low-priced China electronic sensors

Newswatch - Sep 2, 15:26

China's white-box handset makers have turned to use electronic sensors made by local companies instead of first-tier IDMs' MEMS sensors for their new products due to cost concern...

Bosch Sensortec MEMS sensors

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.

Gyroscopes spin up in video games and handsets, says iSuppli

Aug 27, 16:43

The global market for gyroscopes used in consumer electronics and handsets will expand to US$347.2 million in 2013, up from US$152.9 million in 2008, according to iSuppli.

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.

TSMC to introduce CMOS MEMS process

Aug 21, 14:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon announce a new technology that enables the manufacturing of MEMS devices via its CMOS process alone, according to market...

Bosch to acquire Akustica

Aug 21, 10:35

Automotive MEMS IDM Robert Bosch North America has announced to acquire MEMS microphone supplier Akustica, while terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

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...

SPP buys Aviza assets for MEMS expansion

Aug 18, 16:32

California-based semiconductor equipment supplier Aviza Technology, which in June filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has inked a deal to sell assets to Sumitomo Precision Products (SPP)...

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

Strong growth set for pico projectors in handsets, says iSuppli

Aug 7, 10:19

Because of their capability to overcome screen-size limitations in mobile electronics devices, tiny pico projectors embedded into products such as smart phones are set for a staggering...

Wafer Works reportedly taps MEMS substrate market

Aug 6, 15:07

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Wafer Works has recently begun supplying MEMS substrates in small volumes to IDM customers, such as STMicroelectronics, Freescale and Analog Devices...

Testing equipment maker Chroma Ate to enjoy 20-30% revenue growth in 3Q09

Aug 4, 16:43

Taiwan's Chroma Ate, which specializes in automatic testing equipment, is likely to post a revenue growth of 20-30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2009, driven by orders from...

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...

Taiwan leading IC design houses should head MEMS development, says ASE R&D president

Jul 14, 16:12

Taiwan needs first-tier IC design houses, such as MediaTek, to take the lead in developing the MEMS industry and create another semiconductor revolution, said Tang Ho-Ming, president...

TSMC 8-inch fab to offer turnkey MEMS manufacturing process

Jul 14, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) next week will announce that its manufacturing process for MEMS ICs can be wholly completed at its 8-inch fab (Fab3). The development...

STMicroelectronics and Sony to shake up gyroscope prices, impact InvenSense

Newswatch - Jul 13, 15:30

The price of gyroscopes will be cut to below US$1, from US1.6-1.7 currently, in the second half of 2009 as IDMs STMicroelectronics and Sony are enter the market. The two companies...

MEMS to debut as a theme at SEMICON Taiwan 2009

Jul 8, 16:37

There will be a MEMS pavilion at SEMICON Taiwan 2009 scheduled for September 30-October 2, according to SEMI Taiwan. The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute...

Open MEMS market gain in 2008, says Yole Developpement

Jul 7, 16:48

Despite a downturn in several markets, major open MEMS foundries increased their sales by 7% in 2008 from the year before, and most are now profitable, according to Yole Developpement...

Discera introduces DragonFly programmer for customizing oscillators

Newswatch - Jul 6, 12:23

MEMS oscillator maker Discera has announced and sampled the hand-held DragonFly oscillator programmer which allows customers to program a blank oscillator to a frequency of 1-150MHz...

Hsu

InvenSense aims to work with Taiwan foundries to satisfy Nintendo gyroscope demand

Newswatch - Jul 3, 14:41

MEMS firm InvenSense is seeking partnerships with Taiwan-based foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Touch...

Taiwan government launches program to strengthen MEMS supply chain

Jun 29, 16:52

Taiwan's Science Park Administration has proposed a program, the SoC Innovative Product Partnership (SIPP), inviting players from the local CMOS and MEMS sectors to team up with 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.

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    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.

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    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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