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Comprehensive analysis for MEMS and Sensors by device type. Includes Magnetic, Light and Image Sensors as well as consumption in end equipment.

Analyst Insights View All (29)

  • Jérémie Bouchaud, Luca De Ambroggi, Richard Dixon, PhD | April 16, 2015
    Texas Instruments has introduced an automotive grade version of its MEMS mirror array chipset for Head-Up Display (HUD) applications. TI claims its new DLP chipset enables head-up displays with a field of view of up to 12 °. The company also highlighted the brightness, color and contrast levels of its DLP3000-Q1 chipset, which is now sampling with automotive manufacturers and tier-one suppliers. The DLP 0.3-inch WVGA DMD will be offered in a Type A package, while the DLPC120 is available in a ZXS housing. ... See subscriber comment...
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  • Jérémie Bouchaud, Richard Dixon, PhD | April 15, 2015
    Colibrys chose April to announce a high performance MEMS gyroscope. The angular rate sensor is positioned to compete with Fiber Optical Gyroscopes (FOG) with a noise of 0.015 °/s (rms, 0.1 to 100Hz), a random walk rating of 0.005°/√h) and a short term stability –(Allan variance) of 0.2°/h. IHS comment: Colibrys is already the 2nd largest supplier of accelerometers for military and aerospace applications. Expanding its portfolio to include a high performance gyroscope was an obvious move and IHS believes that the Swiss MEMS company started internal development around 10 years ago as it was bidding for some publicly funded R&D projects to develop gyroscopes for aerospace.
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  • Marwan Boustany | April 08, 2015
    Bosch and InvenSense have recently released sensor integrated sensor hub products with the BHI160/BHA250 and ICM-30630 respectively. The approach taken by these two companies when it comes to sensor processing is quite different and allows them to target different though overlapping segments of the smartphone and tablet market. ... See subscriber comment...
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Reports View All (7)

  • Marwan Boustany | January 26, 2015
    This report provides a unique Who-Sells-What-Sensor-to-Which OEM for the years 2010 to 2014, as well as examining emerging applications such as wearables and smart lighting. This report provides an unmatched granularity with market shares and forecasts pivot tables, allowing combined breakout by application, sensor function, integration type (discrete, combo, 2-in-1, 3-in-1…), and analog versus digital.
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  • Jérémie Bouchaud | December 15, 2014
    The market for high value MEMS - i.e. from industrial processes to building, medical and mil-aero - shows a very upbeat 9.4% CAGR (2013-2018). This compares to 5.5% in the 2010 in 2014 period. 2014 is a therefore a watershed that heralds a new area of faster growth for the industrial and medical...
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  • Marwan Boustany | October 08, 2014
    First handsets with fingerprint sensors appeared 10 years ago in Japan. As for accelerometers and gyroscopes in 2007 and 2010 the market picked up when Apple added this sensor in its iPhone and later in the iPad. Samsung...
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Press Releases View All (26)

  • Jérémie Bouchaud | December 18, 2014
    Worldwide market revenue for MEMS directly used in industrial IoT equipment will rise to $120 million in 2018, up from $16 million in 2013, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Additional MEMS also will be used to support the deployment of the IoT, such as devices employed in data centers.
  • Marwan Boustany | October 23, 2014
    Propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting-edge sensor technology, the market for sensors in cellphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).
  • Jérémie Bouchaud | October 16, 2014
    Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology.

Analysts View All (4)

  • 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 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.