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Tuesday 17 November 2009
Pixart, MediaTek and UMC cooperate for MEMS g-sensors
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...
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Kionix remains open to outsourcing in Taiwan
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...
Tuesday 8 September 2009
Bosch-Akustica acquisition a win-win strategy: Q&A with Akustica founder Michael E Elchik
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...
Tuesday 1 September 2009
MediaTek reportedly plans to acquire MEMS technology for Android handset chips
MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-Kai has reportedly been in discussions with InvenSense CEO Steve Nasiri for future cooperation, according to market sources.
Monday 24 August 2009
Domintech to introduce accelerometers
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.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
G-sensor pricing to drop by 10-20%
Quotes of 3-axis accelerometers (g-sensors) are expected to drop by US$0.1-0.2 later in the third quarter of 2009, down from about US$1 at present, since the capacity expansion of...
Friday 14 August 2009
KYEC develops motion module to lower MEMS testing costs
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...
Friday 24 July 2009
Taiwan government to offer IC designers free MEMS accelerometer IP
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...
Thursday 16 July 2009
Consumer, wireless MEMS market set to grow amid downturn, says iSuppli
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...
Monday 8 June 2009
Consumer applications to overtake automotive applications in MEMS inertial sensor market by 2011, says Yole Developpement
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...
Monday 1 June 2009
Accelerometers set to become leading MEMS device in 2013, says iSuppli
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...
Friday 22 May 2009
International MEMS companies to launch low-cost g-sensors in 2H09
International MEMS companies including Bosch Sensortec, Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics will introduce cost effective g-sensors (accelerometers) with prices reduced...
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Bosch Sensortec not to use Taiwan CMOS MEMS foundry services, says CEO
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...
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Car crisis raises concerns over MEMS market, says iSuppli
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...
Monday 16 March 2009
IC distributors offering integrated magnetic sensor solutions for PND market
IC distributors plan to begin shipments of integrated accelerometer (g-sensor) and magnetic sensor solutions for the PND segment towards the end of the second quarter of 2009, according...