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…

mCube Forms New Business for Indoor Navigation

San Jose, Calif. – mCube, provider of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors, today announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, Ten Degrees, Inc., representing the first step towards the creation of an independent entity focused on indoor navigation. Ten Degrees has developed a core navigation engine that takes advantage of positioning information derived from the inertial-sensors available in…

Sensor Fusion Drives ADAS

London – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are essentially driven by a sensor fusion revolution combining radar (forward looking obstacle detection), camera (pedestrian detection, lane keeping, driver monitoring), infra-red (night vision), ultrasonic (automated parking), and LiDAR sensors. While radar will remain a key technology, boosted by the 79 GHz spectrum band expected to become available…

Measurement Specialties Opens New Facility in Chengdu

Hampton, Va. – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEAS), (the “Company”), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, held the grand opening of their new West China R&D and Manufacturing Center in Chengdu today. The company hosted various dignitaries at the ceremony, including Mr. Peter Haymond, Consul General for the US Consulate in Chengdu.…

AST Achieves ATEX Certification

Mt. Olive, N.J. – American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST), manufacturer of pressure sensors and transmitters for pressure and level measurement, has achieved ATEX certification for its range of intrinsically safe pressure transducers. In coordination with CSA and SIRA, AST has gained ATEX certification for Class I Zone 0 Exia IIB and IIC, T4 rated areas. The certification…

No Vacation from Component Innovation

Despite the start of the summer slowdown, electronic component manufacturers are not taking a vacation from developing innovative products. Over the past month, we’ve seen several innovative designs that are going to make both designers and purchasers happy by solving design problems, saving space, cutting costs and reducing bill of materials. Let’s start with Honeywell’s…

Who Benefits from the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) device market is expected to grow from $9.5 billion in 2014 to $46 billion in 2014, according to Yole Développement. While there is big potential growth for electronic component manufacturers, particularly sensor manufacturers, Yole analysts expect most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from data processing. The IoT device market will represent close to 15 percent of all data processing, according to Yole.