Consumer electronics will be driving market growth MEMS

August 28, 2008, 2:26 pm

   Responding to the new needs of the consumer electronics sector and wireless technologies, global market mikroelektromehanicheskih systems (MEMS) grow to $ 8, 8 billion in 2012 to $ 6, 1 billion, shown in 2006, believes iSuppli.
The main area of application of MEMS - printers head of inkjet printers and DLP-production of chips Texas Instruments - pass baton stick MEMS-sensors, organizing a new wave of growth of this market - Jeremie said Busho (J # 233;r # 233;mie Bouchaud) , Director and Chief Analyst offices MEMS iSuppli. New Wave partly caused by rapid proliferation of consumer electronics devices such as motion sensors in gaming consoles, digital cameras and laptops. Mobile phones are also a steady market for MEMS middle income growth of 22, 9%, which in 2012 will reach $ 925 million.
The global market accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones, pressure sensors, mikrobolometrov, batteries and thermoelectric oscillators grows by 11% annually. Four segments together account for more than 60% of the total market for MEMS - consumer electronics, mobile phones, industrial process control systems and automobile industry. Last increases share by introducing new devices to ensure safety and compliance with the rules on emissions of harmful substances.
Among all the applications mikroelektromehanicheskih systems allocated radio frequency MEMS-switches used in mobile phones and test equipment. In this sector, the company predicts an annual growth rate of more than 100% from 2006 to 2012, and $ 6 million (2006) the market will grow to more than $ 260 million (2012).
Although there are significant opportunities for market entry and differentiation of its production, profound scientific advances are needed to withstand competition in this area. Besides, it is necessary to invest in specialized equipment for production. In doing so, industry leading companies normally receive monopolistic conditions in the case of developing a new MEMS-device, as with Texas Instruments DLP-chip or MEMS-Knowles with microphones. Given all these circumstances, iSuppli expects that the market expects a large number of mergers and acquisitions and, thus, reducing the number of players in order to reduce costs.


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