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Yole AMS AV MLV P2 VOC MEMS Gas Sensor July 2015 IconeFirst product of AMS in their new gas sensor activity after the acquisition of AppliedSensor.

Still focused on industrial and building  applications with low volume, the gas sensor begins to penetrate the consumer market. It is a change in the market and volume.

It is to enter this growing market that AMS bought AppliedSensor in July 2014. Winning strategy with the integration of the first sensor for the Consumer in a home monitor from Withings.

The AV-MLV-P2 is a volatile organic compounds gas sensor which can detect alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, organic acids, amines, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

With a very small footprint, less than to 3mm², the die sensor of the AV-MLV-P2 is well adapted to consumer applications.
Coming from industry, the technologies of AMS/AplliedSensor are reliable, robust, accurate and mature. The die is based on a Metal Oxide sensitive layer made on a micro hotplate. This allows a low power consumption: 34mW in continuous operation.

The experience of AppliedSensor in specific nitride layers explains the very thin membrane. A platinum heater and an electrode structure complete the micro hotplate.

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The report provides all details on the structure of the component and the supply chain to produce this MEMS sensor. The report includes a detailed technology and cost analysis describing the  innovations of AMS AplliedSensor.

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SC Analysis Performed

Table of contents

Overview / Introduction
AMS & AppliedSensor  Company Profile
Physical Analysis
Physical Analysis Methodology
  - Package Views, Dimensions
  - Pin Out
  - Package Opening
  - Package Cross-Section
  - Gaz-Permeable Membrane

  - View, Dimensions & Marking
  - Gas Sensor Area
  - Gas Sensor Cross-Section
  - Micro Hotplate
  - Heater
  - Electrode
  - SnO2 deposition
  - Operation Principle
  - Process Characteristics
Manufacturing Process Flow
Global Overview
Gas Sensor Process Flow
Wafer Fabrication Unit
Packaging Process Flow
Package Assembly Unit

Cost Analysis

Synthesis of the cost analysis
Main steps of economic analysis
Yields Hypotheses
Gas Sensor Front-End Cost
Gas Sensor Front-End Cost per process steps
Back-End : Probe Test Cost
Back-End : Packaging Cost
Back-End : Packaging Cost per Process Steps
Back-End : Final Test
AS-MLV-P2 Component Cost

Price Analysis

Estimated Selling Price



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  • Selling Price Estimation