2014 Press Releases

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“With an increased competition in the MOCVD industry, the leaders are still getting most of the equipment business in a recovering LED front-end equipment market”, says Yole Développement
April 10  - LED
“Following the strong growth of the LED TV market in 2010, the MOCVD industry competition increases. But, today, we still do not see any impact on the market structure … The 3 leaders are still there for a long time.”, explains Pars Mukish, Senior Analyst, LED at Yole Développement. Yole Développement announces this week its new LED report dedicated to front-end equipment market. Under this report, Yole Développement’s analysts give a better understanding of the LED front-end manufacturing technical trends. They describe the supply chain and each related process steps. They also details key players and their positioning in this industry.... Press releaseIllustration

“MEMS microphone market growth soars over the next several years to 13% CAGR reaching $1.65B by 2019”, announces Yole Développement
April 02  - MEMS
Yole Développement releases this week MEMS Microphone Market, Applications & Business Trends report. Under this report, Yole Développement’s analysts provide an update of the global MEMS microphone market including key market metrics & dynamics and the competitive landscape. “New opportunities and emerging applications continue to boost the MEMS microphone market with strong new players”, explains Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit Manager, MEMS & Sensors at Yole Développement... Press releaseIllustration

Get involved in new Euripides² proposals and discover business opportunities
March 28  - MEMS
I-Micronews proudly presents Euripides² webcast, a live event taking place on April 8 at 1.00 PM CEST.EURIPIDES² offers you to discover 4 innovative projects presented by electronic companies. Each of them is looking for partners. Take the time to attend this unique event and learn more about these business opportunities. Register now: EURIPIDES². “The electronic industry today employs about 2.5 million people in Europe and EURIPIDES² could contribute to provide 700 000 new jobs by 2020”, says Remy Renaudin, EURIPIDES² Operations Manager. EURIPIDES² launches two calls per year, in a two-step approach, in order to maximize the chances for success and avoid unnecessary time consuming efforts in setting up projects. At both stages, the EURIPIDES² Office checks whether public funding would be available for partners through the Public authorities’ network. ... Press releaseIllustration

Building the European Smart Valley for SMEs: from research to private investment
March 21  - MEMS
COWIN, a European Commission Coordination and Support action, aiming supporting commercial exploitation of EU collaborative research projects organised a Reception and a Breakfast debate, in cooperation with Knowledge4Innovation, in the European Parliament on 17-18 March 2014. The event, hosted by Ms Teresa Riera Madurell, MEP, Rapporteur for Horizon 2020, presented the successful activities of COWIN and culminated in an award ceremony to honour the most successful young entrepreneurs in the field of smart systems. During the last three years, this Coordination and Support Action dedicated to contribute to bridge the gap from research to market has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities, while setting-up an attractive ecosystem for exploitation. COWIN engaged more than 1200 industrials and more than 60 VCs to consider investing in early stage ICT start-ups. ... Press releaseIllustration 1 - Illustration 2

GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well ?
Yole Développement releases this week the GaN-on-Si Substrate Technology and Market for LED and Power Electronics report.Under this report, Yole Développement reviews the GaN-on-Si technology growth, challenges and solutions. Dr Hong Lin and Dr Eric Virey, Yole Développement’s analysts give an overview of GaN-on-Si epiwafer playground. This report also provides an in-depth analysis of the GaN-on-Si technology for LED and power electronic applications, including technology and cost aspect.Yole Développement’s analysts, both develop possible business models for the adoption of GaN-on-Si technology. GaN-on-Si substrate technology and market for LED and Power Electronics report also includes market volume and revenue forecast to 2020... Press release - Illustration

6 and 9-axis DOF sensors are creating a new paradigm in the combos business
March 18  - MEMS
Over the last years, inertial MEMS have been subject to dramatic market & technological evolution. This has been driven by a large increase of the consumer market. Along with “stand-alone” MEMS devices, inertial combo sensors – a combination of several inertial sensors in a single package - are also coming. Main applications are consumer – e.g. accelerometer with magnetometer or accelerometer with gyro – and automotive for ESC and rollover functions first. To give clues about the differences in cost, size, package, structures … of the different inertial MEMS, Yole Développement and System Plus Consulting have released their new report “Inertial MEMS Manufacturing Trends 2014”...Here

"COWIN has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities”,
March 15  - COWIN
During the last three years, this Coordination and Support Action has generated more than 15 million euro direct early stage investment opportunities, engaged more than 1200 industrials and attracted more than 60 VCs to consider investing in early stage ICT start-ups. According to Luis Boada, Excelera, COWIN excels at providing start-ups with access to leading European companies. It is a unique and great opportunity offered to young companies...Here

“The sapphire industry to benefit but not everybody will win”, says Yole Développement
With display applications, total revenue from polished sapphire products could grow at a 50% CAGR through 2018 and exceed US$5B. Sapphire is now a strategic material for Apple that it will use as an element of differentiation versus Samsung and other competitors. With the Mesa plant, Apple is creating its own supply chain, sheltered from any risk of shortage or price increase. But a second source is needed. “We therefore expect other sapphire makers to increase capacity and join the Apple supply chain in the next few months”, explains Eric Virey, Senior Analyst at Yole Développement. Eric Virey is the author of the report “Sapphire Applications and Market: From LED to Consumer Electronics”, released by Yole Développement, beginning of March....Here

Yole said it, Fairchild did it …
March 12  - MEMS
XSens’ acquisition by Fairchild Semiconductor shows how important the software will be for MEMS as predicted by Yole Développement in its last 6&9DOF report, entitled “6 and 9 axis sensors: consumer inertial combos”. As the inertial MEMS market keeps growing, the value is shifting from the silicon to a full integrated solution. This evolution is driven by a strong price erosion (IMUs are now less than $1 …) that pushes manufacturers to provide smart solutions....Here

Apple will transform the sapphire industry in 2014: How will this revolution happen ?
The sapphire industry recently ended an 18 month period of depressed pricing and achieved US$936 million in revenue for wafer products. Recovery was helped by an increase in LED demand due to growing adoption in general lighting and a resilient LCD backlight market. “But the saving grace was new consumer electronic (CE) applications: camera lens and fingerprint reader covers, mostly driven by Apple in 2013” explains Eric Virey, Senior Analyst at Yole Développement. Overall, the growth in wafer demand will be enough to justify a capacity increase toward the end of 2014....Here

“Combo sensors market: 4 players share 75% of the market…”, announces Yole Développement Is there any room for newcomers?
March 06  - MEMS
I-Micronews proudly presents the Yole Développement’s webcast, a live event taking place on March 6th, at 5:00 PM CET on I-Micronews.com. This program has been developed in collaboration with Yole Développement’s partners, System Plus Consulting and KnowMade. It will provide an overview of the combo sensors market including a detailed presentation on three MEMS IMU developed by STMicroelectronics, Bosch Sensortec and InvenSense...Here

From research and innovation to economic value for SMEs COWIN success and best practices to make it happen
February 26 - COWIN
On behalf of Ms Teresa Riera Madurell, MEP and Horizon 2020 rapporteur and Mr Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, K4I Forum Chair and Structural funds 2014-2020, COWIN is pleased to invite you to a high-level event on “From research and innovation to economic value for SMEs: COWIN Success and Best Practices to Make It Happen”. The event will take place on Tuesday, 18 March (a Breakfast debate) at European Parliament in Brussels, with a networking cocktail the evening before.....Here

Best practices inherited from COWIN experience to apply to H2020 call while preparing the commercial success of your innovation
February 19 - MEMS
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly Euros 80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market....Here

“Thin film PZT is mainly interesting for integrated passive devices, FeRAM and MEMS applications”, says Yole Développement
Last December, Yole Développement announced its Thin Film PZT for Semiconductor Application Trends & Technology Update report. In this report, the company has focused on thin film PZT applications for semiconductor including FeRAM, integrated passives devices and MEMS sensors & actuators...Here

Emerging non-volatile memories: niche memory markets with a vast number of patents held by big companies
ole Développement’s partner, KnowMade releases a patent analysis dedicated to emerging non-volatile memories: “Emerging Non-Volatile Memories: patent landscape”.Both companies, Yole Développement and KnowMade are developing their knowledge on this topic for several years now. Yole Développement also released a technology and market report last year: “Emerging Non-Volatile Memories”...Here

Sensor roadmap: the pathway to the next "BigThing"
February 14 -MEMS
Yole Développement and Fraunhofer EMFT announce their Technology & Market seminar on March 20, 2014 - Munich, Germany. Both partners combine their expertise and knowledge of the European microelectronic industry to create a unique place for exchanges and debates.....Here

Market acceptance of microfluidic technologies: a road towards standardization
February 14 - MEDTECH
The 6th Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress brings together leaders from both academia and industry to discuss innovative developments in this exciting field. Attention is also given to some of the many applications of Labs-on-Chips, from the enhancement of life science research, to taking diagnostics to the point of need. Overall this track provides an excellent snapshot of this rapidly growing field....Here

Yole Finance has been selected and certified DEFI Photonique
February 13 - MEMS
Take advantage of DEFI Photonique to support your growth with Yole Finance. Yole Finance, a Business Unit of Yole Développement has been selected and certified DEFI Photonique by CNOP and AFOP. DEFI Photonique is a national project to support the photonics industry in France by offering services adapted to the support to the development of SMEs in this sector...Here

“By 2020, equipment & materials market for printed & flexible electronics is a potential US $1.65B business”,explains Dr Mounier, Yole Développement
Yole Développement announces its report, Market & Technology Trends in Materials & Equipment for Printed & Flexible Electronics. In this report, Yole Développement’s analysts identified technical hurdles for printed & flexible electronics (OLEDs lighting, OLEDs displays, PV, sensors) and analysed threats and opportunities for equipment and materials companies...Here

YOLE believed it, SONY made it: Sony establishes Yamagata Technology Center to increase production capacity for CMOS Image Sensors
January 31 - IMAGING
Sony has just announced that it has acquired the Tsuruoka Factory semiconductor-related assets held by Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor Co., Ltd. SCK Yamagata TEC will serve as a new 300mm production site for CMOS image sensors...Here

Vertical integration vs. outsourcing in the wide bandgap sector
Yole Développement announces its participation in the 4 th CS International conference 2014 with two presentations. The event will take place on March 18 & 19, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. The program is now complete...Here

Graphene materials: what is the industrial potential behind the academic R&D hype?
“$141M graphene materials market in 2024 will be driven mainly by transparent conductive electrodes and energy storage applications”, announces Yole Développement. This week Yole Développement releases its new report: Graphene materials for opto & electronic applications....Here

“BSI image sensors accounted for 27% of total CIS sales in 2012”, says Yole Développement
January 30 - IMAGING
“From front-end silicon technology to camera module, numerous technological innovations will contribute to better performances, higher resolution and new functionalities”, explains Yole Développement in its new report, Status of CMOS Image Sensors Industry. Indeed the French consulting company announced this week this technology & market analysis, which is an update of a report released two years ago. Status of CMOS Image Sensors Industry report especially presents the latest technological trends for CMOS Image Sensors production...Here

How emerging technology in LED lighting will shape the outlook for 2014?
January 23 - LED
“Growth of the LED industry came initially from small LCD displays and keypad backlighting for cell phones. Then, the industry was driven forward by medium and large LCD display applications, with LED TV expected as the LED industry driver for 2011. However, the reality was quite different due to lower sales of LCD TVs, a lower than expected penetration rate of LED technology and a lower number of LEDs per TV set”, explains Pars Mukish, Senior Analyst, LED, Lighting Technologies and Compound Semiconductors activities at Yole Développement...Here

CMOS Image Sensor market will reach US$13B by 2018!
January 21 - IMAGING
Yole Développement will release this week the report Status of the CMOS Image Sensors Industry, 2014 edition. This report is an update of a first version launched for the first time, two years ago. According to Yole Développement, as major technology changes continue to reshape the industrial landscape, a 10% CAGR is forecast for the CMOS image sensor market from 2013 – 2018. “The market will reach a total value of ~US$13B by 2018, driven by consumer and automotive applications”, explains Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Analyst at Yole Développement...Here

Yole said it, FLIR did it: FLIR announced the introduction of the first thermal imager
January 13 - Imaging
Yole said it, FLIR did it! Several months after Yole Développement’s forecast, FLIR Systems, IR Imaging market leader, announced on January 7th the introduction of FLIR One™, the first thermal imager designed for smartphones...Here

What are the challenges for MEMS sensors in the next 5 years?
January 9 - MEMS
Yole Technology Seminar on January 16, 2014 - Novotel Ambassador Gangnam, Seoul, Korea Yole Développement organizes a MEMS & Imaging Technology Seminar in Korea on January 16, 2014. Dedicated to MEMS devices & manufacturing technologies areas, followed by Imaging, the seminar is made up of Yole Développement presentations on the related market area, System Plus Consulting tools presentations (Reverse Costing and Cost Simulation). The French consulting company also invites industrials speakers to present their vision of the Industry: Bosch Sensortec, CMOSIS and GMEMS...Here

“The market for sensors in home healthcare applications will explode from $559M in 2013 to $1.2B by 2018!,” says Yole Développement
January 8 - MEDTECH
Last December, Yole Développement announced its Sensors for Home Healthcare Applications: Market & Technology Analysis report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete overview of today and tomorrow’s advanced home care applications, identifying the most promising ones. Also, this report describes market trends and challenges, incl. forecasts, detailed supply chain and a special focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)...Here