How Buyers Select PV Modules

Munich, Germany — Buyers rank reliability and quality as more important than price when selecting photovoltaic (PV) modules, according to a recent survey of solar module purchases conducted by IHS Technology. Survey respondents were given choices including reliability, quality, pricing, efficiency, weight and size, and by a wide margin, 99 percent of respondents said module…

Samsung Tops Buyers of MEMS Combo Sensors

El Segundo, Calif. — Samsung is the largest buyer of MEMS combo sensors, spending $183 million or 41 percent of the total combo sensor market in 2013, according to new analysis from IHS Technology. Purchases included 6-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) from STMicroelectronics, InvenSense, and Bosch  for the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Galaxy Note 3 smartphone,…

Combo Devices to Drive Inertial MEMS Sensor Growth

Lyon, France – Inertial sensors represent the largest MEMS market, accounting for more than $3.5 billion in 2012, according to Yole Développement and System Plus Consulting. A new report from the research firms finds that combination devices including accelerometer/gyroscope combos, e-compass and 9-axis sensors will drive future growth as standalone inertial devices (1- to 3-axis accelerometers,…