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  • Last update: Friday 19 September 2014 [273 news items]

STMicroelectronics, ADI to volume produce MEMS gyroscopes in 2H09

Jun 15, 14:19

STMicroelectronics and Analog Devices (ADI) will separately begin volume production of MEMS gyroscope products in the second half of 2009, which is expected to heat up competition...

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Taiwan-based Opus to begin trial production of MEMS scanning mirror chips in 3Q09

Jun 15, 11:08

Opus Microsystems will enter trial production of scanning mirror chips for micro projectors in the third quarter with revenue contributions expected to begin in 2010. Opus will initially...

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TSMC ready to roll out wafer starts for MEMS client Silverbrook

Jun 12, 10:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume wafer starts for MEMS client Silverbrook Research at its 8-inch fab (Fab 3) soon, with initial production targeting...

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...

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies and Foxlink commence operations at Taiwan mirasol display fab

Jun 5, 10:58

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced that a dedicated mirasol display fab in the Longtan Science Park in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan...

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...

NAND flash controller supplier 3S develops MEMS microphone chip

May 27, 12:20

Solid State System (3S), a Taiwan-based NAND flash controller design house, has recently developed its first single-chip design MEMS microphone, a company spokesperson has confirmed...

Testing equipment maker Chroma Ate in co-development with MEMS microphone customers, says chairman

May 25, 16:02

Taiwan's Chroma Ate, which specializes in automatic testing equipment, is co-developing testing equipment for MEMS (micro electronic-mechanical system) microphones with customers,...

Chroma Ate chairman Leo Huang

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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TXC president cautious about investment in MEMS oscillators

Newswatch - May 20, 16:03

Taiwan-based TXC, the world's third-largest producer of quartz components, has expressed caution about the future of the MEMS oscillator market. TXC is eyeing the sector, but said...

MEMS firm SensorDynamics to place ASIC orders with TSMC

Apr 16, 15:27

SensorDynamics, a semi-fabless semiconductor company that specializes in automotive and industrial-use gyroscopes, plans to outsource its MEMS front-end production to Taiwan Semiconductor...

MEMS technology applied on LED products

Apr 10, 17:05

Some OEMs have adopted MEMS technology for LED substrates to enhance the brightness of LEDs by 20-25%, according to industry sources. This market is expected to expand and bring significant...

Bosch maintains leadership in auto MEMS market in 2008, says iSuppli

Apr 8, 15:31

Despite a massive downturn in car sales and wrenching changes to the global supply chain, Robert Bosch GmbH in 2008 maintained its lead in the worldwide automotive MEMS market, according...

Taiwan MEMS maker TMT acquires US-based Miradia

Apr 7, 15:06

Taiwan-based MEMS maker Touch Micro-system Technology (TMT) has acquired a 100% stake in California-based maker Miradia in an attempt to use the latter's patented technology to transform...

China to set up first MEMS special zone in Shanghai

Newswatch - Apr 6, 16:52

The China government plans to set up a MEMS special zone in Wuxi, Shanghai, gathering MEMS design houses, foundries and packaging and testing companies.

China-based GoerTek enters MEMS microphone market with Taiwan-based foundry

Apr 6, 14:15

China-based ECM microphone supplier GoerTek plans to begin supplying MEMS microphones to handset customers in April or May with production undertaken by a Taiwan-based foundry, said...

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Akustica and Knowles vying for MEMS microphone orders for ultra-thin notebooks

Newswatch - Mar 27, 15:36

MEMS microphone makers Akustica and Knowles both have entered the ultra-thin notebook segment. Akustica is expected to begin supplying small volumes to notebook makers in the second...

Opto, sensor and discrete ICs will reach new record levels in 2010-2011, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 14:58

Despite the disastrous final months of 2008, semiconductor sales of optoelectronics, MEMS-based accelerometers, CMOS image sensors, power transistors, and overall discrete devices...

ITRI upgrades MEMS production line to 8-inch

Newswatch - Mar 26, 14:20

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has upgraded its MEMS production line from 6-inch to 8-inch in order to assist Taiwan semiconductor companies since most are...

MEMS conference Transducers 2009 to be held in June

Newswatch - Mar 25, 16:07

Transducers 2009, a technical conference devoted specifically to MEMS, will be held in Denver, Colorado from June 21 to 25 with more than 1000 international MEMS companies, universities...

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...

MEMS microphone market continues growing: Q&A with Akustica founder Michael E Elchik

Mar 23, 15:52

MEMS microphone supplier Akustica in the third quarter of 2008 appointed Joe Jacobson, then company Akustica CFO, as its new CEO. Since then market watchers have been eager to see...

Michael E Elchik

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...

TSMC eyeing MEMS backend production for SiTime

Mar 3, 15:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is working towards becoming a supplier of integrated MEMS manufacturing services, with the foundry looking to have its Fab 7 provide...

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%...

SiTime outsourcing MEMS oscillator production to TSMC

Feb 19, 16:25

MEMS-based silicon timing solutions provider SiTime is outsourcing the production of its MEMS oscillators to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) with Carsem handling...

MWC 2009: Cal-Comp unveils handset with Qualcomm mirasol display

Feb 18, 10:08

Cal-Comp Electronics (a unit of Taiwan's Kinpo Electronics) and Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm) have announced design specifications of the newly...

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IDMs cut MEMS prices targeting China white-box handset market

Newswatch - Feb 17, 11:24

International IDMs, including Freescale Semiconductor, Analog Devices (ADI) and STMicroelectronics, have lowered prices for their accelerometers (g-sensors) to compete with China-based...

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...

China foundry FMIC seeking MEMS orders from Taiwan designers

Feb 5, 14:32

China-based foundry Founder Microelectronics International (FMIC), a member of the Founder Group, has recently visited a number of Taiwan IC design companies aiming to secure MEMS...

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...

MEMS foundries transforming into 'foundry IP companies'

Jan 15, 17:03

Taiwan MEMS foundries have come up with an idea of turning themselves into so-called "foundry IP companies" that can be differentiated from the MEMS business operated by...

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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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    Photo: Company, Dec 11.

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