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  • Last update: Thursday 19 June 2014 [35 news items]

Knowles and Infineon are top suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones and bare microphone dies, says IHS

Jun 19, 15:37

The global market for MEMS microphone chips is split into dual segments that are dominated by two suppliers: Knowles and Infineon Technologies AG, according to IHS.

Consolidation to continue in the MEMS microphone industry: Q&A with Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel

Apr 10, 11:11

More and more players have made inroads into the MEMS microphone industry to cash in on the rising demand brought up by the popularity of smartphones.

Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel

Tong Hsing, Lingsen see MEMS driving 2014 growth

Mar 4, 13:45

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as other niche ICs, expects robust growth in sales generated from its...

3S ramping MEMS microphone chip shipments

Feb 26, 15:10

IC design house Solid State System (3S) is ramping up shipments of its MEMS microphone chips, buoyed by new orders for low- to mid-end smartphones and tablets, according to the com...

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...

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips to Taiwan handset ODMs in 1Q14

Sep 30, 21:15

IC design house Solid State System (3S) with its MEMS microphone chips has entered the supply chain of Taiwan's major handset ODMs, with shipments to kick off in the first quarter...

MEMS microphone shipments rise 57% in 2012, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:32

Shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphones in 2012 amounted to 2.05 billion units, up 57% from 1.30 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. Shipments will climb...

China-based acoustic device makers ramping market share, say sources

Dec 27, 13:59

China-based acoustic device makers, including AAC Technologies and Goertek, have seen their market share surpass that of Taiwan's counterparts, buoyed by their cooperation with a...

Akustica MEMS microphone biz backed by capacity support from Bosch

Dec 4, 15:02

Capacity support from the Bosch Group allows Akustica to expand its presence in the MEMS microphone market, according to Stefan Finkbeiner, newly-appointed CEO and GM of Bosch Sens...

MEMS mics proliferate in smartphone market, says analyst

Nov 12, 10:29

Speaking at the MEMS Executive Congress US 2012, IHS iSuppli senior principle analyst for MEMS Jeremie Bouchaud indicated that more MEMS companies have tapped the market for MEMS...

IHS analyst Jeremie Bouchaud

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips in 4Q12

Oct 24, 12:11

Taiwan-based Solid State System (3S) has internally developed single-chip MEMS microphone products, and will start shipping them to China-based branded and white-box vendors of tablets...

STMicro gearing up for MEMS microphones

Sep 10, 10:39

With shipments rising gradually for customer products, STMicroelectronics is gearing up to expand its presence in the global MEMS microphone market and is eyeing to become a leading...

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)...

Digital MEMS microphone market expanding, says IHS

Mar 29, 14:01

Driven by their widespread use in top-selling mobile devices like Apple's iPads, market revenues for digital microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones is set to overtake the...

Focus on high-volume mobile devices: Q&A with Akustica executives

Mar 28, 15:01

MEMS microphone specialist Akustica has announced its new analog MEMS microphone series to show continuous enhancement of its product portfolio. The firm also recognizes this product...

Davin Yuknis of Akustica

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...

Booming iPhone and iPad sales make gyros top consumer and mobile MEMS device in 2011, says IHS

Mar 2, 12:21

Gyroscopes were the top revenue generator in 2011 in the dominant consumer and mobile segment of the MEMS market, thanks to record sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad devices from during...

Apple becomes largest consumer of MEMS microphones in 2011, says IHS

Jan 19, 16:47

Apple surpassed Samsung Electronics to become the world's largest purchaser of MEMS microphones in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli.

3S set to volume produce MEMS microphone chips in 2H11

May 3, 15:09

Taiwan-based Solid State System (3S), a fabless firm specializing in NAND flash device controllers, has said its in-house developed single-chip MEMS microphone products will enter...

iPhone 4 turns up the volume for innovative MEMS microphone technology, says iSuppli

Dec 15, 11:39

Highlighted by their adoption in Apple's iPhone 4, microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphones are set to achieve a more than 50% increase in shipments in 2010 and a fourfold...

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...

3S in-house developed MEMS microphone to enter mass production in July 2011

Oct 12, 16:00

Solid State System (3S), a Taiwan-based NAND flash controller design house, expects its in-house developed single-chip MEMS microphone to enter mass production in July 2011. The solution...

3S single-chip MEMS microphone

Silicon MEMS microphone market set to grow strong, says The Information Network

Mar 9, 11:38

High-Flying silicon MEMS microphone installations, which nearly doubled between 2006 and 2008, hit a head wind in 2009, according to The Information Network. However, the research...

Google Nexus One-style active noise cancellation to boost MEMS microphone market, says iSuppli

Feb 3, 16:25

The introductions of Google's Nexus One and Motorola's Droid marked the arrival of active noise cancellation (ANC) technology in the handset market, a development that is expected...

STMicroelectronics to spur growth of MEMS microphone market

Nov 27, 15:37

STMicroelectronics, a supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications, has expanded its portfolio with next-generation micro-machined acoustic devices. The MEMS microphones...

STMicroelectronics MEMS microphone

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...

MEMS microphone shipments to top one billion in 2013, says iSuppli

Sep 24, 09:55

Despite a slowdown in 2009, global shipments of micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) microphones are set to more than triple from 2008 to 2013 thanks to their strong acceptance in...

Bosch-Akustica acquisition a win-win strategy: Q&A with Akustica founder Michael E Elchik

Sep 8, 16:36

MEMS microphone supplier Akustica was officially acquired by automotive MEMS IDM Robert Bosch North America in August 2009. Michael E Elchik, Akustica's founder and VP of sales, recently...

Michael E. Elchik

Bosch to acquire Akustica

Aug 21, 10:35

Automotive MEMS IDM Robert Bosch North America has announced to acquire MEMS microphone supplier Akustica, while terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

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...

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

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...


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

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...

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    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.

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    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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