Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…

7-Axis Combo Sensor Costs 10% Less Than a Component Solution

InvenSense, now part of TDK, introduced the industry’s first 7-axis combo sensor that integrates a 6-axis inertial sensor (incorporating a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer) and a MEMS capacitive barometric pressure sensor. Targeting drone and other motion tracking applications, the new 7-axis motion tracking device can cut costs, save board space and deliver a…

Inertial Measurement Unit Market to Reach $21.7B by 2022

The report “Inertial Measurement Unit Market by Grade (Marine, Navigation, Tactical, Space, Commercial), Technology (RLG, FOG, MEMS), Application (Consumer Electronics, Aircraft, Missile, Marine, UAV, UGV, UMV), Component, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 16.46 Billion in 2017 to USD 21.74 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR…

STMicro IMU Certified for Google Daydream & Tango Platforms

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that its LSM6DSM 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) has earned certification for use in next-generation mobile devices running Google Daydream, a high-performance virtual-reality platform, and Tango, a platform that maps 3D space and enables it to be overlaid with…