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  • Last update: Tuesday 14 January 2014 [32 news items]

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for MEMS market boom in China

Jan 14, 11:22

Acknowleging that demand for MEMS sensors for use in smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics devices is set to boom in China, Taiwan-based IC design houses including Sitronix...

China MEMS eyes double-digit growth by year-end 2013, says IHS

Nov 28, 11:30

A robust microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market in China will end the year with a 19% increase from 2012, replicating vibrant growth for the second year in a row as MEMS usage...

Smartphones and tablets drive continued double-digit growth in MEMS motion sensor market, says IHS

Feb 18, 14:13

Smartphones and tablets continue to the prime movers of technology industries, with the two mobile platforms spurring a double-digit increase in the market for microelectromechanical...

Kionix turning focus to gyros, sensor fusion

Nov 21, 14:45

MEMS accelerometer specialist Kionix has expanded its product line to include gyroscopes, magnetometers, combo and sensor fusion solutions. Acknowledging huge demand for mobile device...

Ed Brachocki, director of marketing (left) and Paul Bryan, EVP of product management (right)

Smartphones open door for consumer MEMS market

Nov 19, 15:40

Accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers are seeing growing adoption among smartphones, and demand for the MEMS sensors has risen substantially as the smartphone market expands...

Ultrabooks spur massive growth in motion sensor sales, says IHS

Sep 28, 11:04

Intel's initiative to promote new features like indoor navigation and augmented reality in ultrabooks will spur dramatic growth in the sales of motion sensors for the next-generation...

DLP technology keeps Texas Instruments at top of MEMS market, says IHS

May 9, 10:07

Texas Instruments (TI) remained the world's No. 1 microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturer in 2011, retaining top honors after fending off runner-up Hewlett Packard (HP)...

STMicro challenges TI in 2011 MEMS market, says Yole Developpement

Mar 27, 11:16

The MEMS market reached US$10.2 billion in 2011, up 17%, according to Yole Developpement. STMicroelectronics saw its MEMS sales rise 42% to more than US$900 million on exploding demand...

CES 2012: Kionix intros new MEMS inertial sensors for small consumer devices

Jan 10, 15:12

At the ongoing 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kionix is showcasing the latest of its MEMS inertial sensors – a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer...

MEMS sensors market looking strong: Q&A with Kionix director of marketing Brachocki

Dec 13, 14:32

In a recent telephone interview, Ed Brachocki, director of marketing at Kionix, updated several developments of the company's operations - its mature accelerometer business and MEMS...

Ed Brachocki of Kionix

Motion sensor market for smartphones and tablets set to double by 2015, says IHS

Sep 9, 01:00

Sparked by Apple's adoption of accelerometer technology in its iPhone and iPad lines, the market for motion sensor devices in smartphones and tablets is set to nearly double during...

Consumer and mobile MEMS to boom in 2011, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 12, 10:29

After only four years of existence, a segment of the MEMS market known as new MEMS - specifically for consumer electronics (CE) and mobile handsets - will jump 157.4% in 2011, powering...

STMicro and TriQuint capitalize on iPhone and iPad MEMS design wins in 2010, says iSuppli

Feb 8, 12:26

Capitalizing on their design wins in Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad, semiconductor suppliers STMicroelectronics and TriQuint in 2010 achieved industry-leading growth in the global market...

Sitronix to tap MEMS market

Jan 6, 10:54

Sitronix Technology has developed its first 3-axis accelerometer with a launch expected to come soon, according to industry sources. The company is also looking to tap the markets...

Sales of car MEMS sensors hit record high in 2010, says iSuppli

Dec 28, 15:08

Driven by the rapid recovery in automotive production and inventory rebuilding among sensor component suppliers, iSuppli believes the market for automotive MEMS sensors will expand...

IC packager Lingsen to expand capacity for MEMS, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 13, 15:46

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing firm Lingsen Precision Industries is considering further expanding its capacity for MEMS components, such as accelerometers, microphones, gyroscopes...

Inertial MEMS sensor growth promising: Q&A with Kionix CEO Gregory Galvin

Nov 17, 16:48

MEMS accelerometer specialist Kionix, just one year after its acquisition by Rohm, recently unveiled its new gyroscope product line targeted at the consumer electronics market. During...

Kionix CEO Gregory Galvin

Kionix enters consumer gyro market

Nov 9, 10:15

MEMS accelerometer specialist Kionix has announced a pair of new gyroscopes - the dual-axis KGY12 and the tri-axis KGY13 - aimed at mass-market consumer applications such as mobile...

Mandates to boost auto MEMS sensor market in Korea and Japan, says iSuppli

Oct 28, 14:13

New mandates set to increase the safety of vehicles in South Korea and Japan will cause market revenue for MEMS automotive sensors in those countries to rise dramatically starting...

MEMS sales to continue rising in consumer electronics and handset markets, says iSuppli

Aug 16, 14:18

Revenues for MEMS sensors and actuators used in consumer electronics and mobile phones is projected to reach US$1.5 billion in 2010, up 22.9% from US$1.3 billion in 2009, according...

MEMS market to propel toward double-digit growth in 2010, says iSuppli

Jul 14, 14:35

Fueled by strong demand for consumer electronic devices and handsets, the market for MEMS sensors is set to rebound sharply in 2010 and approach a point close to the historical peak...

Domintech to begin volume shipments of MEMS accelerometers in 4Q10

Jun 4, 12:27

Taiwan-based MEMS firm Domintech, a subsidiary of Unimicron Technology, has begun delivering samples of its own-branded accelerometers (g-sensors) to clients, with volume shipments...

Shipments of handset motion sensors to rise fivefold by 2014, says iSuppli

May 7, 14:12

Global shipments of motion sensors for handsets are expected to quintuple by 2014 as smartphones and their operating systems increasingly support motion command and navigation applications...

Taiwan market: Nintendo launches Wii Sports Resort Chinese version

Dec 14, 12:14

Nintendo on December 12 launched the Chinese-version of Wii Sports Resort in Taiwan. A full set comprising a Wii console, a controller, and the new game with a Wii Motion Plus is...

Pixart, MediaTek and UMC cooperate for MEMS g-sensors

Nov 17, 12:00

Taiwan-based CMOS image sensor designer Pixart Imaging and handset IC design house MediaTek will work with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to promote sales of MEMS accelerometers...

UMC headquarter

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...

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...

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

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.

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...

Spurred by iPhone and Palm Pre, accelerometers gaining traction in handsets, says iSuppli

Jul 10, 10:11

Owing to the essential role they play in the user interfaces of hot smart phones like Apple's iPhone and Palm's Pre, accelerometers are expected to appear in one-third of mobile phones...

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