MEMS for consumer electronics set to boom in 2011
April 12, 2011 // Jean-Pierre Joosting
After only four years of existence, a segment of the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) market known as new MEMS—specifically for consumer electronics (CE) and mobile handsets—will grow by a remarkable 157.4 percent in 2011, powering the expansion of the overall MEMS industry, according to new IHS iSuppli research.
New MEMS are at the heart of many of todays most exciting and fastest-growing electronic products, from motion controlled video games, to tablet navigation systems, to tiny projectors embedded in smart phones, said Jrmie Bouchaud, director and principal analyst MEMS and sensors for IHS. This is driving fast revenue growth both for the new MEMS themselves and for the overall MEMS market.
Compared to the triple-digit growth rate of new CE and mobile MEMS, the established MEMS segment is poised to expand only 10.4 percent this year. With older products like accelerometers and single- or dual-axis gyroscopes in its stable, established MEMS will continue to produce bigger revenue overall, but growth as a whole in the next three years will be confined to the range of 9 to 12 percent.
Meanwhile, expansion rates for new CE and mobile MEMS will amount to a hefty 31 to 62 percent from 2012 to 2014.
The net effect of such rapid growth is to increase the portion held by new MEMS of the total CE and mobile MEMS revenue pie. As a result, new MEMS in 2014 will account for 39.5 percent of overall revenuea far cry from the 0.2 percent share in 2007 when the segment earned just $2.4 million. Without the revenue contribution of new MEMS, IHS believes, overall growth in the MEMS space will be dependable but merely stable at best.All news
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