This report analyses the continuing success story of MEMS microphones, one that leads to a 2017–22 units CAGR of 9% and revenue CAGR of 8%. The trends and considerations that justify and describe the push to higher numbers of high ASP microphones are detailed and forecast by application category and even by smartphone OEMs. Trends toward MEMS microphones with SNR of 70 dB and above, as well as the shift from analog to digital for some applications especially in IoT, are discussed and forecast.
The report analyses several disruptions the MEMS microphone market industry is currently experiencing. On the technology side, new concepts are emerging such as piezo microphones or new designs of capacitive microphones to increase performance level. More intelligence is also added down to the microphone level. On the application side, new IoT use cases start to significantly generate additional new businesses. Alexa Amazon is accelerating the adoption of voice command as user interface not only for handsets but across all connected devices. On the supply side, some companies are changing business models and climbing up the value chain and new comers from China are disrupting the supply.
This report and database will provide value to decision makers along the supply chain from die and ASIC suppliers and microphone packagers planning production volume all the way to OEMs considering technology trends and suppliers.
Principal Analyst, MEMS & Sensors
Manuel Tagliavini is a principal analyst working within the IHS Markit Technology Group. Manuel leads the MEMS and sensors for mobile and consumer technologies