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Jun 6th, 2014
What does the future hold for MEMS? Yole Développement releases its annual Top 30 MEMS manufacturers ranking
Yole Développement has been tracking 100+ MEMS companies all along the year and releases today its annual Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking. “Altogether, MEMS sales of these companies account for $9B in 2013 and represent 77% of the total MEMS market in 2013”, announces Jean-Christophe Eloy, President & CEO, Yole Développement (Yole).
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This ranking as well as MEMS market forecasts and strategic analysis will be presented during the live event taking place on June 10 at 8:00 AM PDT: What does the future hold for MEMS? To register, go to www.i-micronews.com, upcoming webcasts section or click here.

According to Yole’s Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking based on 2013 sales, Robert Bosch is now number One, out passing the $1B MEMS market. This result is due to the consumer & mobile business growth from Bosch Sensortec. Indeed, the company today supplies accelerometers for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c. STMicroelectronics is now second in this ranking: the company had increased its microphones business with new collaborations with Apple and HTC for example. But, in parallel, STMicroelectronics lost Apple as a customer for accelerometers activity. This phenomenon had a strong impact on STMicroelectronics inertials’ sales in 2013.

Microphones companies have the highest growth: it regards for example, AAC Technologies, Goertek and also Omron”, notes Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit Manager, MEMS & Sensors at Yole Développement.”They are strong challengers to the leader of microphones’ business, Knowles. Moreover, Goertek and AAC Technologies are two Chinese fast growing companies”, he adds.

At the same time, InvensSense, Avago Technologies, TriQuint and Sony had a double digit growth:

  • Sony’s growth is driven by Knowles.
  • InvenSense had great success for their Inertial Measurement Units (MU).
  • Avago Technologies and TriQuint growth is driven by their RF MEMS (BAW duplexers) activities dedicated to cell phones applications.

During this webcast, discover Yole’s Top 30 MEMS Manufacturing ranking in details as well as the actual and future challenges faced by the MEMS industry. “The MEMS market is still in a dynamic growth with an estimated 12.3% CAGR over 2013-2019 in $US value, growing from $11.7B in 2013 to $24B in 2019”, says Jean-Christophe. This growth, principally driven by a huge expansion of consumer products, is mitigated by two main factors:

  • First, due to a fierce competition based on pricing, averages selling prices are continuously decreasing.
  • Second, innovation is slow and incremental, as no totally new devices have been successfully introduced on the market since 2003.

Fierce competition based on pricing in now ongoing putting thus extreme pressure on device manufacturers.
How can the MEMS industry stay profitable and innovative in the next 5 years? Webcast program is based on Yole Développement technology & market analysis and System Plus Consulting reverse costing & engineering analysis. Registration: here.

Featured speakers include:

  • Jean-Christophe Eloy, President & CEO
    Since 1991, he has been involved in the analysis of the evolution of MEMS markets at device, equipment and also materials suppliers’ level. Jean-Christophe Eloy is also board member in several organizations in Europe and in North America.
  • Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit Manager, MEMS & Sensors
    Frédéric Breussin is responsible for the MEMS and Sensors activity. He has supported many companies in their innovation and product development strategy in making the bridge between micro systems technologies and their applications in consumer, automotive, industrial, Life sciences, diagnostics and medical device industries. He holds an Engineering diploma from INSA Rouen & a DEA in fluid mechanics from University of Rouen.

Yole Développement’s reports presented during this live event: What does the future hold for MEMS?

Emerging MEMS 2013
Publication date: Sept. 2013
Overview of the new MEMS devices under development & players involved. Analysts provide market data on new MEMS developments from 2012 to 2018. They also identify new MEMS companies that could contribute to the MEMS market growth. This report includes technical, economical & market challenges …

Inertial MEMS Manufacturing Trends 2014 - Volumes 1 & 2
Publication date: March 2014
46 inertial MEMS components have been reverse engineered to provide insights and data regarding accelerometers, gyros and combos. A reverse costing simulation of the MEMS, ASIC and packaging parts of these devices has also been made. The report compares performance, cost, size, ASIC lithography node and manufacturing approach results.

MEMS Microphone: Market, Applications and Business Trends 2014
Publication date: April 2014
Technology & market analysis of the global MEMS microphone industry including key market metrics & dynamics and the competitive landscape.

MEMS & Sensors for Mobile Phones and Tablets
Publication date: April 2014
Overview of the sensors market for cell phone & tablet applications. This report covers new sensors being adopted by smartphones and tablets. It also provides detailed description of the competitive landscape.

Technologies & Sensors for the Internet of Things
Publication date: June 2014
Deep understanding of the IoT value chain structure, application areas and related technologies. This report describes technology trends & challenges as well as IoT devices evolution. IoT applications (building automation, transportation, healthcare, industry …) are highlighted.

Status of the MEMS industry
Publication date: To be released mid-2014
Status of the MEMS Industry is one of Yole Développement's best sellers. It is a complete overview of the MEMS industry. It includes a deep analysis of the MEMS market, 2013 MEMS player rankings, and numerous MEMS applications: automotive, consumer, medical, defense ... It also includes a detailed analysis of the future of the MEMS business.
Detailed descriptions are available on www.i-micronews.com, reports section.


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