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MEMS: Status of the MEMS Industry 2014 - Product Image

MEMS: Status of the MEMS Industry 2014

  • ID: 2897310
  • September 2014
  • Region: Global
  • Yole Développement

KEY FEATURES OF THE REPORT

- Understanding of MEMS markets and applications
- Understanding of MEMS players' strategies
- Evolution of competitive environment
- Analysis of MEMS technology challenges
- Analysis of the latest M&As and startups

WHAT'S NEW

- 2013-2019 MEMS markets (in units, $US and wafers)
- 2013 MEMS players ranking
- Description of 2013 MEMS applications: automotive, consumer, medical, defense, aeronautics, industrial, telecommunication
- Overview of current MEMS challenges: size reduction, cost pressure, packaging issues, new sensing principles, future manufacturing technologies
- Analysis of possible future technologies for sensors and MEMS
- Dedicated MEMS production analysis
- All MEMS devices and applications (220+ applications) are covered

Glossary

About the author

Companies listed in the report

Key report features

What we get right, what we get wrong in 2013 edition

Who should be Interested

Methodology & definitions

Executive summary

MEMS market update 2013-2019
- By units
- By US$ value
- By application
- By wafers

MEMS players
- Ranking
- MEMS foundries

Detailed MEMS supply chain

MEMS future challenges
- The consumer challenges
- The production infrastructure challenges
- MEMS manufacturing infrastructure analysis
- The manufacturing challenges
- Actual MEMS technological technologies
- New Approaches
- NEMS and possible disruptive approaches

MEMS applications overview
- Automotive
- MEMS markets in units/$M
- Comments by device
- Consumer
- MEMS markets in units/$M
- Comments by device
- Defense / aeronautics
- MEMS markets in units/$M
- Comments by device
- Medical
- MEMS markets in units/$M
- Comments by device
- Industrial / telecom
- MEMS markets in units/$M
- Comments by device

MEMS finance analysis M&A

Conclusions

Appendices

Forecast changes 2013/2012
- Inkjet heads
- Pressure
- Microphones
- Inertial
- RF MEMS & oscillators
- IR sensors & microbolometers
- Optical MEMS
- Microfluidics
- Others

Although consumer applications will enjoy significant volume growth (around 20% expected between 2013- 2019), strong price pressure (-7% a year) will result in modest 13% revenue growth over the same time period. 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 get good margins – 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. Meanwhile, Texas Instruments' DLP sales are flat, since pico projection applications are long to take off (at least for consumer applications), and the professional/commercial projection market isn't growing either. Also, Hewlett-Packard, the major inkjet heads player, has seen sales decline, as have most other inkjet heads companies.

Another characterization of the current MEMS industry is the fact that there is almost no new, big companies entering the business. Instead, newcomers have opted for a fabless model, thus minimizing their infrastructure investments.

With this in mind, here are a few different ways that major MEMS companies can be more successful:

- MEMS product portfolio diversification: this is the case for STMicroelectronics, Robert Bosch and now InvenSense, while Texas Instruments is currently pursuing this strategy. Meanwhile, Knowles is benefiting from the microphone business's growth – however, as with other MEMS devices, this market could level off in the future, so product diversification could be an option for them as well.
- Sharing production infrastructure between multiple markets: for example, Bosch's MEMS automotive business compensates for the low margin in its consumer activity. STMicroelectronics has also entered the automotive business, but with only modest success thus far.
- Outsourcing manufacturing: InvenSense has shown impressive growth because, as a fabless company, its cost structure is less than other MEMS manufacturers.
Also, with the market requiring increasingly complex sensing functions, software has become a critical part of the sensing module, especially for combos. Invensense's acquisition of Movea in July 2014 confirms this trend.

In addition to the companies shown on previous page, newcomers like mCube, Qualtré and Maxim are arriving with innovative MEMS structures for next-generation gyroscopes and inertial MEMS. Yole Développement report presents the 2013 MEMS sales rankings and discuss the growth of the different MEMS markets in which these companies are involved.

- AAC
- Abbott
- Advanced Micro Sensors
- Advanced Thin Films
- Aichi Mi
- AKM
- Alps Electric
- Analog Devices
- Apple
- Asia Pacific Microsystems
- ASMC
- Autoliv
- Avago Technologies
- Axiom IC
- Baxter
- BD
- Biocus Life Science
- Bluechiip
- BlueGnome
- BMW
- Boehringer Ingelheim microParts
- Boston Scientific
- Broadcom
- bruco
- Caliper Life Science
- CANON
- Cepheid
- Colibrys
- Consenic
- Continental
- CSMC
- Delphi
- DENSO
- Digital Optics Corp
- Discera
- DNP
- Domintech Technology
- DRS
- ELA Medical
- EPCOS
- Excelitas
- First Sensor
- FLIR Systems
- FormFactor
- Freescale Semiconducteurs
- GE Healthcare
- GE Sensing
- Gettop
- GLOBALFOUNDRIES
- GoerTek
- Goodrich-AIS
- GSMC
- GWIC
- Hamamatsu
- Handylab
- Hewlett-Packard
- Hillcrest Labs
- Hitachi
- HMT
- Honeywell
- Hosiden
- HTC
- Huigin
- IMT
- Infineon Technologies
- Insound Medical
- Intersil
- InvenSense
- JDS Uniphase
- Kaiam
- Kionix
- Kistler
- Knowles Electronics
- Kulite
- L3 com
- Lab 901
- Lemoptix
- Lexmark
- Life Technologies
- Luxtera
- Magnity
- Magnotec
- Maradin
- MAS Oy
- Maxim
- mCube
- Measurement Specialties
- Mediatek
- Medtronic
- Meggitt's Endevco
- Melexis
- Memjet
- MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH
- MEMSCAP
- MEMSENSING
- MEMSIC
- Micralyne
- Micrel
- Microfluidics International Corp.
- MicroLife
- Micronics
- MicroProbe
- Microstrain
- Microvision
- Milwaukee Tools
- MIRAMEMS
- Mirrorcle
- Motorola
- Movea
- MuOptics
- MURATA
- NetCrystal
- Nike
- Nintendo
- Nippon Signal
- Nokia
- OLIVETTI
- OLYMPUS
- Omron
- Panasonic
- Phonak
- Pioneer
- Pixtronix
- poLight
- PYREOS
- QMT
- Quantalife
- Raytheon
- Respitronix
- ROBERT BOSCH
- Roche
- Samsung
- Santec
- SCD
- SEIKO EPSON
- SEMEFAB
- Senlution
- SENODIA
- SENSATA
- Sensirion
- Sensonor
- Si Time
- SigmaTech Inc
- SiLabs
- Silex Microsystems
- SILICON SENSING SYSTEMS
- Si-Ware
- SMIC
- SONY
- Sorin
- St Jude Medical
- STMIicroelectronics
- SYSTRON DONNER INERTIAL
- Tamarack Scientific
- Teledyne DALSA
- Terumo
- Tessera
- Texas Instruments
- The SmartPill Corporation
- Touch Micro-system
- Tronics Microsystems
- TriQuint
- Tronics Microsystems
- TSMC
- ULIS
- UMC
- UTC Aerospace Systems
- VERATAG
- Wavelens
- WiSpry
- WOLFSON
- Xfab
- Xsens
- Yamaha
- Yongsheng
- ZMDI

... and many more

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