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News tagged MEMS
  • Last update: Friday 20 November 2015 [293 news items]

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...


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...

MEMS markets on the rebound, says The Information Network

Jun 29, 11:26

The MEMS device market is faring much better than the overall semiconductor industry, but the MEMS processing equipment market is suffering the same fate as the semiconductor equipment...

SMIC strengthens deployment in MEMS segment

Jun 25, 16:01

China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has upgraded its MEMS department to an independent business unit. The company stated that it will begin volume...

TSMC expects to see significant results in MEMS segment by 2010

Jun 23, 14:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to see significant results in the MEMS market by 2010, according to sources at the company.

Taiwan-based ECM makers facing competition from MEMS microphone suppliers

Newswatch - Jun 16, 14:04

MEMS microphone suppliers, including Knowles and Akustica, have extended their markets from notebooks to handsets, posing increasing competition for Taiwan-based makers of ECMs (electret...

Foxlink looks for panel partner for second mirasol plant

Jun 16, 12:30

Taiwan-based Foxlink plan to look for cooperation from panel makers to build a second mirasol plant in 2009 to fulfill the demand from both vendors and system makers, according to...

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...


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...

scanning mirror solution

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...


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...

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  • Akustica%27s+AKU340+analog+MEMS+mic

    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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