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InvenSense MP67B - 6-Axis MEMS IMU in iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

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Invensense MP67B flyerInvenSense's first design win in Apple iPhone
InvenSense's Second Generation 6-Axis Devices for Consumer Applications

With 74.5 million units of iPhone sold during the last quarter 2014, InvenSense made a very good deal by replacing STMicroelectronics as the supplier of the gyroscope for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The MP67B is a custom version of InvenSense 6-Axis device (3-Axis gyroscope + 3-Axis accelerometer) made for Apple. Compared to InvenSense’s standard 6-Axis device MPU-6500, specific modifications have been realized. The main ones consist in the package modification with the use of a LGA substrate compared to a QFN leadframe, and in the ASIC which has been redesigned.

The MP67B uses a different design than InvenSense’s first generation 6-axis device with a new design of the 3-axis gyroscope which now uses a single structure vibratory compared to three different structures for the previous generation of gyros. This new design results in a shrink of 40% of the 3-axis gyro area. The second benefit of this new design is that Nasiri process has been changed: cavities which were traditionally etched in the ASIC to allow MEMS structures moving are no longer used, thus resulting in cost reduction.
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The report includes a complete comparison with InvenSense standard 6-Axis (MPU-6500) and with InvenSense first generation 6-Axis device.


  • Detailed Photos
  • Precise Measurements
  • Material Analysis
  • Manufacturing Process Flow
  • Supply Chain Evaluation
  • Manufacturing Cost Analysis
  • Selling Price Estimation
  • Comparison with MPU-6500

Table of contents


Overview/Introduction , InvenSense Company Profile

Physical Analysis

> Package
  • Package Views & Dimensions
  • Package Opening
  • Wire bonding Process
  • Package Cross-Section
> Die
  • View, Dimensions & Marking
  • MEMS Removed
  • MEMS Sensing Area
  • MEMS Cap
  • ASIC Delayering & Process
  • Die Cross-Section: ASIC
  • Die Cross-Section: Sensor
  • Die Cross-Section: Sealing
  • Die Cross-Section: Cap

Comparison with InvenSense MPU-6500
Manufacturing Process Flow

> ASIC Front-End Process
> MEMS Process Flow
> Wafer Fabrication Unit
> Packaging Process Flow & Assembly Unit

Cost Analysis

> Yields Hypotheses
> ASIC Front-End Cost
> MEMS Front-End Cost
> MEMS Front-End Cost per process steps
> Total Front-end Cost
> Back-End : Probe Test & Dicing
> Wafer & Die Cost
> Back-End : Packaging Cost
> Back-End : Packaging Cost per Process Steps
> Back-End : Final Test & Calibration Cost
> Component Cost

Estimated Price Analysis

> InvenSense Financial Ratios
> Component Price 



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