The success story continues! Global MEMS micropohne shipments expanded to 2.6 billion units in 2013, up 37% from 1.9 billion in 2012. By 2017, shipments will reach 5.4 billion units. MEMS microphone revenue will jump to $582 million in 2012 to $1.3 billion in 2017 up from $833 million in 2013 and $609 million in 2012.
This report takes a detailed look at the opportunities for MEMS vs. ECM in handsets, consumer electronics, and emerging applications (e.g. in automotive, medicine, and industrial). Adoption of higher performance MEMS microphone and digital versus analog MEMS microphones are also examined. A unique analysis of the supplier landscape, with market shares, supplier agreements, and IP situation is provided. Through numerous IHS Teardown analyses, we estimate the penetration of MEMS microphones and respective consumption of MEMS microphones at the top of OEMs.
Senior Analyst, MEMS & Sensors
Marwan Boustany covers the areas of MEMS and sensors for mobile and consumer technologies. His work includes the tracking of sensors in handsets, tablets, laptops, and sports and fitness products.