What does the future hold for MEMS?

Yole Développement releases its annual Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking - MEMS webcast on www.i-micronews.com

OUTLINES:

  • The MEMS market is still in a dynamic growth with an estimated 12.3% CAGR over 2013-2019 in $US value, growing from $11.7B in 2013 to $24B in 2019.
  • This growth is mitigated by two main factors: a fierce competition based on pricing, averages selling prices and innovation.
  • How can the MEMS industry stay profitable and innovative in the next 5 years? Webcast program is based on Yole Développement technology & market analysis and System Plus Consulting reverse costing & engineering analysis
  • To watch the recorded webcast, go to www.i-micronews.com, archived webcasts section
  • Top 30 MEMS Players - 2013 Sales

  • Top MEMS Suppliers in the Mobile Phone and Tablet Market

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Lyon, France – June 6, 2014 – Yole Développement has been tracking 100+ MEMS companies all along the year and releases today its annual Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking. “Altogether, MEMS sales of these companies account for $9B in 2013 and represent 77% of the total MEMS market in 2013”, announces Jean-Christophe Eloy, President & CEO, Yole Développement (Yole).

This ranking as well as MEMS market forecasts and strategic analysis will be presented during the live event taking place on June 10 at 8:00 AM PDT: What does the future hold for MEMS? To register, go to www.i-micronews.com, upcoming webcasts section or click here.
According to Yole’s Top 30 MEMS Manufacturers ranking based on 2013 sales, Robert Bosch is now number One, out passing the $1B MEMS market.

“The MEMS market is still in a dynamic growth with an estimated 12.3% CAGR over 2013-2019 in $US value, growing from $11.7B in 2013 to $24B in 2019”

This result is due to the consumer & mobile business growth from Bosch Sensortec. Indeed, the company today supplies accelerometers for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c. STMicroelectronics is now second in this ranking: the company had increased its microphones business with new collaborations with Apple and HTC for example. But, in parallel, STMicroelectronics lost Apple as a customer for accelerometers activity. This phenomenon had a strong impact on STMicroelectronics inertials’ sales in 2013.

Microphones companies have the highest growth: it regards for example, AAC Technologies, Goertek and also Omron”, notes Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit Manager, MEMS & Sensors at Yole Développement.”They are strong challengers to the leader of microphones’ business, Knowles. Moreover, Goertek and AAC Technologies are two Chinese fast growing companies”, he adds.

At the same time, InvensSense, Avago Technologies, TriQuint and Sony had a double digit growth:
- Sony’s growth is driven by Knowles.
- InvenSense had great success for their Inertial Measurement Units (MU).
- Avago Technologies and TriQuint growth is driven by their RF MEMS (BAW duplexers) activities dedicated to cell phones applications.

During this webcast, discover Yole’s Top 30 MEMS Manufacturing ranking in details as well as the actual and future challenges faced by the MEMS industry. “The MEMS market is still in a dynamic growth with an estimated 12.3% CAGR over 2013-2019 in $US value, growing from $11.7B in 2013 to $24B in 2019”, says Jean-Christophe. This growth, principally driven by a huge expansion of consumer products, is mitigated by two main factors:
- First, due to a fierce competition based on pricing, averages selling prices are continuously decreasing.
- Second, innovation is slow and incremental, as no totally new devices have been successfully introduced on the market since 2003.

Fierce competition based on pricing in now ongoing putting thus extreme pressure on device manufacturers. How can the MEMS industry stay profitable and innovative in the next 5 years? Webcast program is based on Yole Développement technology & market analysis and System Plus Consulting reverse costing & engineering analysis. Registration: here.

Featured speakers include:
- Jean-Christophe Eloy, President & CEO
Since 1991, he has been involved in the analysis of the evolution of MEMS markets at device, equipment and also materials suppliers’ level. Jean-Christophe Eloy is also board member in several organizations in Europe and in North America.
- Frédéric Breussin, Business Unit Manager, MEMS & Sensors
Frédéric Breussin is responsible for the MEMS and Sensors activity. He has supported many companies in their innovation and product development strategy in making the bridge between micro systems technologies and their applications in consumer, automotive, industrial, Life sciences, diagnostics and medical device industries. He holds an Engineering diploma from INSA Rouen & a DEA in fluid mechanics from University of Rouen.

Detailed descriptions are available on www.i-micronews.com, reports section.