Top 30 MEMS ranking: Total revenues slip 5%, but innovation still spurs growth for many

Contributed by Jérôme Mouly, MEMS Technology and Market Analyst,Yole Développement Total MEMS revenues from the Top 30 MEMS suppliers tracked by Yole Développement slipped 5% in 2009, as the worldwide downturn hit consumer and automotive sales. But innovation still continued to sell. Companies with new, high-end products managed healthy growth, led by an eye-popping 500% […]

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iSuppli: Silicon Magnetic Sensors Head for Big Time

Contributed by Richard Dixon, Senior Analyst MEMS, iSuppli Introduction Back in February 2009 the iSuppli MEMS and sensor team reported on trends in the automotive magnetic sensor market, and has since completed a comprehensive report on the whole market for silicon magnetic sensor elements and ICs – predominantly Hall, asymmetric magnetoresistive (AMR) and giant magnetoresistive […]

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Is MEMS Design Holding Back MEMS Growth?

Via EDA company Cadence’s community blog: Bringing MEMS Design To The Mainstream. The article states that some factors are needed for a greater use of MEMS as a component in systems–standard MEMS design flows, integration between MEMS and EDA software tools, standard MEMS foundry processes. Interesting stuff. What do you think, MEMSbloggers? Would this spark […]

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IMAPS Device Packaging 2010 Wrap-up

Contributed by Paul Werbaneth, Vice President, Marketing & Applications, Tegal Corporation Wrap-up, Thursday 11 March 2010 Strolling in Old Town Scottsdale last night after an excellent dinner at Bandera (go early – seems to fill-up quickly after the ballgames let out) I pass the Italian Grotto, a Frank Sinatra-friendly kind of place with good recorded […]

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IMAPS Device Packaging 2010, Day 2

Contributed by Paul Werbaneth, Vice President, Marketing & Applications, Tegal Corporation Day 2, Tuesday 09 March 2010 Cactus league games cancelled by baseball-sized hail Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ — Spring cactus league games were cancelled in the Valley of the Sun today due to baseball-sized hail.  Indoor activities, including IMAPS Device Packaging 2010, […]

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