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Comprehensive analysis for MEMS and sensors by device type. Detailed technology and market intelligence for the consumer, mobile, automotive and industrial industries.

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  • Dale Ford | January 19, 2016
    The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), continues to advance its agenda to support growth and development in the technology sector. To this end, a billboard positioned in one of the main lobbies was eye catching. It announced the creation of a “State Innovation Scorecard.”
  • Wayne Lam | January 19, 2016
    As anticipated, the new must-have feature of 2016 that all smartphone OEMs will aspire to add to their product line up is fingerprint sensors. While fingerprint sensors have now penetrated into the Android ecosystem with the latest release of the Nexus 5X and 6P along with Android 6.0 with native biometric support, fingerprint sensors have been mainly a high end feature.
  • Robbie Galoso | January 19, 2016
    The Identilock is a biometric gun lock that requires a user to touch a fingerprint reader before granting access to the firearm’s trigger. It’s an alternative to gun safes, which are expensive and impede access to a firearm when there’s an emergency...


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Comprehensive coverage of sensor technology used in the automotive industry including analysis of the current and future market opportunities.
Comprehensive insight and analysis on microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in smartphones, wearables and consumer electronics
Comprehensive coverage of the microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors market including analysis of the leading and potential applications using the technology


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  • Marwan Boustany, Jamie Fox | December 18, 2015
    This report tracks the currently booming market for fingerprint sensors in mobile handsets, tablets and notebooks. Their use in the iPhone 5 in 2013 was followed by adoption by many other OEMs in 2014 and 2015. These sensors are becoming a standard feature in high-end smart phones, with further growth expected.
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  • Marwan Boustany, Jamie Fox | December 14, 2015
    The drive for increased sensor capabilities continued in 2015. IHS has carefully tracked the trend for sensor use in wearables in particular which are added to the report this year to complement the existing mobile handset and tablet analysis.
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  • Marwan Boustany, Jérémie Bouchaud | December 10, 2015
    This report analyses the continuing success story of MEMS microphones, one that leads to a 2015–2019 unit CAGR of 14% and revenue CAGR of 9%. The trends and considerations that justify and describe the push to higher numbers of high ASP microphones are detailed and forecasted by application category and even by smartphone OEM.
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  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors
    Brian O’Rourke has responsibilities in consumer electronics and wireless technologies at IHS, including image sensors, digital imaging and mobile broadband.
  • Icon Senior Director, MEMS & Sensors
    Jérémie Bouchaud is unique to the MEMS industry – his breadth of MEMS device and application knowledge is unmatched, particularly in terms of automotive, consumer markets and RF MEMS.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, MEMS & Sensors
    Richard Dixon is a principal analyst for MEMS and author of more than 50 MEMS-related consulting and market research studies. He is a world-renowned expert on automotive MEMS and...
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