Falling Prices Impact Sensor Market Growth

Market competition, coupled with high-volume applications including wearable systems, is driving down the average selling prices (ASPs) of sensors at an accelerated pace, and squeezing supplier profit margins, reported IC Insights. While shipments are rising thanks to the adoption of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications such as…

Newark element14 Intros Xsens MTi Portfolio

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has announced the introduction of the MTi product portfolio from Xsens which provides a reliable industry standard for MEMS attitude and heating reference systems. The 4th generation MTi sets the new industry standard for reliable MEMS based AHRS, VRU, and IMUs. The MTi 10-series gives the system integrator a choice of three different integration…

ST Leads Optical MEMS Research Project

Geneva — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed its leadership of Lab4MEMS II, an extension that builds on the continuing success of the existing Lab4MEMS project, announced in April 2013. Lab4MEMS II focuses on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) that merge MEMS[1] with Micro-optics to sense or manipulate optical signals…

Bosch Sensortec Demos Ultra-Mini Sensors for IoTS

Bosch Sensortec at electronica in Munich, Germany, November 11-14 Building the Internet of Things and Services – one sensor at a time ·         Technology leading MEMS portfolio for consumer electronics ·         Setting size, performance and integration benchmarks in consumer MEMS ·         Leading the way in sensor data fusion for superior accuracy in next-generation products Bosch is the undisputed…

TE Connectivity to Unveil Advanced Connectivity, Sensor Solutions

Schaffhausen, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, is unveiling its highly engineered, cutting edge connectivity and sensor technologies at electronica, the leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, in Munich, Germany, from November 11 to 14. TE will be located in hall B3 at stand 225. As one of the…

ROHM Establishes Foundry Business for New MEMS Process

Santa Clara, Calif.– ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs. Piezoelectric elements, which possess the inherent property of generating a…

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,…