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  • Last update: Thursday 10 April 2014 [269 news items]

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.

tilt angle module

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...

TSMC MEMS deployment on schedule despite economic downturn

Dec 1, 12:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is said to be further enhancing the company's development of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) business, with new equipment...

Economic crisis impacting MEMS market, says Yole

Nov 28, 12:30

The total MEMS market will reach US$7.6 billion in 2008 and further up to US$8 billion in 2009, according to Jean Christophe Eloy, CEO of Yole Developpement. The fourth quarter 2008...

STMicroelectronics said to volume produce dual-axis MEMS gyroscope in 1H09

Nov 28, 10:49

STMicroelectronics reportedly will enter the dual-axis microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) gyroscope market next year, mounting a challenge against InvenSense, which introduced...

NXP suspends MEMS orders to SMIC

Nov 28, 01:05

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), which announced plans to enter the MEMS OEM market at the end of October, has already seen orders from its major customer, NXP Semiconductors,...

InvenSense seeks partnerships with Taiwan foundry service providers

Nov 20, 12:17

InvenSense, a provider of motion sensing solutions for mobile applications, is looking for partnerships with Taiwan-based foundry service providers, according to company CEO Steve...

InvenSense CEO Steve Nasiri

MEMS market slows, less attractive to venture capital

Nov 19, 11:04

The global market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) will see single-digit growth for the first time in 2008 and low growth is also anticipated for 2009, as plummeting consumer...

MEMS production line

MEMS-based digital micro shutters as an alternative to LCD: Q&A with display start-up Pixtronix founder Nesbitt Hagood

Nov 12, 12:16

Pixtronix, a US-based start-up with a staff size of about 45, claims it has been doing what everyone else in the flat panel display industry has been trying to achieve: low-cost and...

Pixtronix founder Hagood

MEMS supply growing faster than demand, driving down prices

Nov 11, 01:10

MEMS prices in 2009 are expected to continue to fall because supply exceeds demand, according to market sources.

Pixart to sample MEMS chips for Nintendo Wii in 4Q

Oct 27, 16:59

Pixart Imaging (PXI) will start sampling MEMS chips for the the Wii gaming device with Nintendo beginning in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources The sources believes...

MEMs market to grow 25% in 2008, says The Information Network

Oct 21, 16:18

Consumer applications, which make up nearly 50% of the MEMs market, will be affected by the credit crisis, but new and emerging applications will take up the slack, according to The...

MEMS mass production to lead to increased foundry outsourcing: Q&A with Siimpel CEO Chee Kwan

Oct 20, 16:48

Increasing global demand for smartphones has resulted in related advancements in handset functionality and increased competition among component suppliers. In August of this year,...

Chee Kwan

Touch Micro-system Technology launches standardized MEMS foundry platform

Oct 15, 14:49

Taiwan-based MEMS foundry Touch Micro-system Technology (TMT) has recently come out with a standardized platform for rendering MEMS foundry services, according to the company.

MediaTek sourcing geomagnetic sensors from Yamaha

Oct 15, 01:05

MediaTek is sourcing geomagnetic sensors from Yamaha to be bundled with its own handset chips, amid rampant speculation that the IC designer has plans to develop its own MEMS solutions,...

APM seeking MEMS foundry cooperation opportunities with Dalsa and Micralyne

Oct 8, 14:02

Taiwan-based MEMS foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) has sent representatives to Canada-based MEMS foundry service companies – Dalsa Semiconductor and Micralyne –...

UMC to complete installation of MEMS production equipment in October

Oct 7, 17:02

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to complete its first-phase installation of MEMS production equipment in October, two months ahead of market expectations, according...

MEMS sector expected to average 17% annual growth over next 5 years, says Yole

Oct 7, 12:06

The MEMS sector will see strong growth over the coming few years because of many new products enabled by MEMS devices, with consumer applications (such as for the Wii, iPhone, PicoP...

Macronix and APM to cooperate for MEMS microphone market

Oct 6, 11:54

Macronix International Company (MXIC) and Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) are said to be cooperating on making an entrance in the MEMS microphone market. According to market sources,...

ITRI to develop 6-axis CMOS MEMS products in 5 years

Sep 30, 17:02

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced a five-year schedule for CMOS MEMS production which includes the development of 6-axis MEMS products by 2014.

TSMC lands turnkey MEMS manufacturing from ADI

Sep 29, 10:20

Analog Devices (ADI) is planning to outsource turnkey manufacturing to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), facilitating TSMC's future development of MEMS business,...

Micralyne CEO in Taiwan seeking MEMS foundry partnerships

Sep 24, 01:05

Chris Lumb CEO of Canada-based MEMS foundry Micralyne is in Taiwan to seek partnerships with local foundries. He said he would not name potential candidates, saying he plans to contact...

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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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+ICOS+WI%2D2250

    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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