For another year, Broadcom and Robert Bosch (Bosch) remain the global MEMS leaders. Almost every player exhibited a stable yearly growth (From 2017 to 2018) though a bit weaker than the previous period (From 2016 to 2017).
Yole Développement (Yole) believes that this smaller than expected growth of the MEMS players during 2018 reflects a modest re-adjustment of growth of the semiconductor industry. Do not get us wrong: 2018 was the best year so far for the semiconductor industry in general. However, its growth was about 15% between 2017 and 2018, comparatively smaller than the almost 21% growth in the 2016-2017 period. This is probably associated with the fact that during the last quarter of 2018, smartphone and automotive sales were impaired, causing an inventory build-up, both end products and MEMS.
The market research and strategy consulting company, Yole expect this build-up to burn-out early 2019 (Q1-Q2), followed by a moderate MEMS growth for the rest of the year.
The Photonic, Sensing & Display team from Yole is following the MEMS industry for more than 20 years. Each year, analysts propose a comprehensive technology & market analysis focused on the MEMS market, its technical innovations, its competitive landscape and more. Yole announces today its annual Top 30 MEMS manufacturers and reveals the status of the MEMS industry… Full article