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Jul 30th, 2014
Challenged by newcomers proposing low-cost solutions, established MEMS companies must develop new strategies … says Yole Développement
In 2013, the MEMS business showed an overall growth of 10.4%, reaching US$ 12B at the end of the year.
“This expansion mainly results from the significant growth of the MEMS market for consumer application”, explains Yole Développement (Yole). However this trend is slowed down by the strong price pressure: -7% price decrease per year is announced by Yole’s analyst. What is the best strategy to meet with the success?...
Yole Développement, the market research, technology and strategy consulting company, releases today one of its best sellers, Status of the MEMS Industry in 2014 report. Describing and analyzing MEMS technologies & market trends, this report announces 2013-2019 market data covering more than 220 MEMS applications with an in-depth study of the industrial and strategic evolutions. Yole’s analysts give a relevant understanding of the challenges in term of design and manufacturing (size reduction, cost pressure, packaging issues…) and evolution for the next 5 to 10 years (new sensing principles and future manufacturing processes). They also analyze the evolution of main players’ strategy and the way they adapt themselves to the market changes.
According to Yole, 2013-2019 consumer market revenue will modestly grow reaching 13%, as a result of:
And although the MEMS sector achieved 10.4% overall growth in 2013, closing in on a US$12B business, established players are struggling to continue their usual consumer applications growth.”If we look at the top MEMS players, we see that STMicroelectronics, while still producing at high volume, is struggling to stop the decrease of the price of its own products – even though it’s shown impressive growth over the last several years, and reached US$1B sales in 2012 – the first MEMS company to do so”, explains Dr Eric Mounier, Senior, Technology & Market Analyst, MEMS devices & technologies at Yole.
Another characterization of the current MEMS industry is the fact that there is limited new, big companies entering the business. Instead, newcomers have opted for a fabless model, thus minimizing their infrastructure investments. mCube is one example of such company.
More information about this report is available on www.i-micronews.com, reports section or click: , Status of the MEMS Industry in 2014 report.
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