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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 (34)

  • Richard Dixon, PhD | May 27, 2015
    Suppliers of MEMS based devices rode a safety sensing wave in 2014 to reach record turnover in automotive applications. Bosch was overall number one supplier with $790 million of devices sold last year, close to 3 times that of its nearest competitor Sensata ($268 million). Compared to 2013, Sensata jumped to second place ahead of Denso and Freescale, largely on strength in both safety and powertrain pressure sensors, but also through its acquisition of Schrader Electronics, giving a lead position in the supply of tire pressure monitors.
  • Jérémie Bouchaud, Brad Shaffer, Marwan Boustany | May 12, 2015
    AAC Technologies announced on May 11th the completion of its acquisition of WiSpry, Inc. WiSpry was a pioneer in the RF MEMS switches/varactor fields for handsets. It was the first company to ship RF MEMS tuners into handsets in 2011, namely the Samsung Flash Focus. AAC is a key supplier of antennas for handsets, and so a union of antenna and antenna tuner expertise certainly makes sense. Log in for commentary…
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  • Akhilesh Kona, Richard Dixon, PhD | May 08, 2015
    Audi has announced the launch of laser headlights on its high-end R8 LMX sport models. The laser lighting module consists of four blue laser diodes each operating at 450nm. The beams are directed onto a phosphor that converts the radiation to white light. In contrast with current LED lighting solutions, Audi claims that it is able to double the night visibility and increase the luminous intensity per unit area as much as three times.


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Comprehensive insight and analysis on sensors used in smartphones, tablets and wearables


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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Data View All (6)

  • Richard Dixon, PhD | May 22, 2015
    This tracker provides insight into the MEMS market for the automotive industry, focusing on the key factors driving this market, technological trends and the status of the organizations in this space.
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  • Icon Brian O’Rourke | April 28, 2015
    Image sensor suppliers continue to penetrate the market and see opportunities within new emerging markets as image capture expands into more consumer electronic devices and emerging end devices.
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  • Jérémie Bouchaud, Marwan Boustany | March 11, 2015
    The Consumer and Mobile MEMS Market Tracker measures revenue for first-level packaged components, ASPs, units, market share and the top mobile and consumer MEMS suppliers.
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  • 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.
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