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MEMS innovator Qualtré secures $9M strategic investment round

Qualtré, Inc., the leading innovator of Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) silicon MEMS inertial sensors, announced $9 million in funding from two strategic partners, including Alps Electric, along with current investors, Matrix Partners and Pilot House Ventures. Qualtré will use these funds to expand sales and marketing, scale operations, and extend product development as the company supports new customers and additional applications.

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"More Than Moore" will be everywhere in 2015

Silicon wafers have been the key substrates for digital and analog ICs since the beginning of the semiconductor industry. Yet other substrates and technologies like GaAs, InP, SiGe, sapphire have always been used in parallel for applications including RF devices, LEDs, and laser diodes.

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Silex Microsystems is committed to being one of the leading MEMS foundry manufacturing providers for thin film PZT technology …

Last year, Yole Développement identified a growing interested for thin film PZT, especially for MEMS applications. Indeed, MEMS thin film PZT applications reached a combined market of $350M in 2013. Under this context, the company released a dedicated report, Thin Film PZT for Semiconductor Application Trends & Technology Update (Dec. 2013 - report description).

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Highly robust MEMS-based pressure sensors for direct & oil-filled sensing systems

Melexis has introduced two new pressure sensor products which combine high sensitivity and strong linearity.

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Tronics seizes submicron MEMS opportunities

True to its reputation as a pioneer in special processes, Tronics is capitalizing on the growing number of submicronic MEMS devices opportunities to expand its equipment and process base.

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TowerJazz announces successful transfer of Fairchild Semiconductor’s discrete devices to TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor’s Japan Fab

Committed long term agreement for production of thousands of wafers per month, expected to result in Fairchild becoming one of TowerJazz’s top customers.

TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, announced today that Fairchild Semiconductor has started mass production at TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co.’s (TPSCo’s) fabrication facility in Tonami, Japan. This is a process transfer from Fairchild of their state of the art discrete devices for the industrial and consumer markets.

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