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,…

Counterfeit Vulnerability: We’re All in the Same Boat

Smith & Associates recently compiled the full report of responses from this year’s annual Global Supply Chain Survey, which considers a number of core topics that shape the semiconductor and electronics industry, including: challenges and concerns, component demand trends,  counterfeit vulnerability and mitigation strategies, sustainability, influential technologies, and the role of independent distributors. Among the…

HSBC: U.S. Technology Will Lead Export Growth

It might be hard to reconcile U.S. export optimism against  factors such as offshoring, but HSBC finds trade optimism among U.S. business leaders is at an all-time high. Moreover, according to HSBC analysis,  the U.S. is positioned to retain its dominance as a global technology export leader, including in industrial machinery, for the next  20…