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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...

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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...


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...

Memsic, VTI, and ITRI entering MEMS LBS market

Jan 14, 17:11

Memsic and Finnish VTI Technologies have recently unveiled MEMS-based solutions for the location-based service (LBS) market. Meanwhile, Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute...

Taiwan MEMS design companies develop MEMS modules to compete with IDMs

Jan 9, 16:08

IMU Solutions (IMUS) has introduced MEMS modules combining accelerometers (g-sensors) and other IC chips, while Apm Communication (Apmcomm) has also developed wireless products integrating...

Testing equipment maker Chroma Ate eyes MEMS

Jan 8, 11:31

Taiwan-based Chroma Ate, which specializes in automatic testing equipment, is reportedly looking to develop its expertise for the MEMS (micro electronic-mechanical system) manufacturing...

APM subsidiary to mass produce digital g-sensors in 1Q09

Jan 6, 12:23

Apm Communication (Apmcomm), a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) invested by United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), has begun mass production of analog MEMS accelerometers...

Asustek to showcase MEMS e-sticks for notebook games next year

Dec 30, 15:33

Asustek Computer will showcase gyroscope e-sticks and gaming software for notebooks during Computex Taipei next year as the company explores the business opportunities of MEMS in...

Second-generation PS3 features cost reduction, says iSuppli

Dec 30, 09:57

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 3 (PS3) features a cost-reduced design due to integration and some key changes in components from the previous-generation model, according to a teardown...

TSMC expands workforce in MEMS department

Dec 26, 17:13

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is taking the advantage of low foundry utilization by transferring more engineers to its MEMS department, according to the industry...

Nintendo increases orders to InvenSense

Dec 26, 16:35

Nintendo has placed extra orders with its component supplier InvenSense and has already forwarded part of the payment in advance, which is an indication of strong growth for the Japanese...

MEMS to bring in NT$50 billion, says president of Cadence Asia Lung Chu

Dec 24, 15:59

MEMS is expected to bring in sales worth NT$50 billion (US$1.5 billion) as long as MEMS components can be produced on a large scale, according to Lung Chu, president of Asia Pacific...

Suss MicroTec forms strategic alliance with Taiwan probe card specialist

Dec 22, 11:45

Suss MicroTec Test Systems has entered into a strategic alliance with probe card maker MJC Probe (MPI) and MPI's wholly-owned subsidiary Chain Logic International, according to the...

NXP to maintain R&D investment in 2009; cutting into MEMS

Dec 17, 17:42

NXP Semiconductors will not reduce R&D investment in 2009, equivalent to about 17-18% of total sales, and continues to consolidate to strengthen future operations, said JJ Wang,...

IMUS cuts into MEMS market

Dec 16, 16:40

IMU Solutions (IMUS) has turned to providing complete MEMS module solutions and has already launched a series of MEMS products, according to the company.

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Apple iPhone mania boosts MEMS market, says iSuppli

Dec 16, 12:06

The success of Apple's iPhone is spurring competitors to offer products with comparable features, fueling a sales boom for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers used...

MEMS gyroscopes to find their way into smartphones in 2009

Dec 11, 14:11

The leading handset vendors are planning to incorporate MEMS gyroscopes into their smartphone devices starting 2009, according to market sources.

Akustica adds Epson and Lingsen to its CMOS MEMS supply chain

Dec 10, 11:12

CMOS MEMS microphone maker Akustica has announced that it has qualified Seiko Epson and Taiwan-based Lingsen Precision Industries (LPI) as its foundry and assembly partners, respectively...

Automotive electronic stability control market remains attractive for MEMS suppliers, says iSuppli

Dec 9, 12:34

With car sales plunging, demand for automotive electronics is dropping as well, except for the key area of electronic stability control (ESC) systems, whose sales are expected to...

Market rumors have MediaTek interested in MEMS company purchase

Dec 9, 01:20

Rumors are circulating in the local Taiwan market that IC design house MediaTek is interested in buying Nasdaq-listed MEMS specialist Memsic, which focuses on MEMS-based accelerometers...

SMIC to deploy MEMS 8-inch line at Chengdu fab

Dec 8, 14:57

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has internally approved that the company's deployment into MEMS business will be operated at its 8-inch fab in Chengdu,...

Toshiba informs TSMC and UMC of delay in MEMS project, sources claim

Dec 3, 01:05

Toshiba has told Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) that it will delay a plan to produce MEMS microphones at either of...

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    Photo: Company, Mar 29.

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    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

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    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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