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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:19

Mobile phone MEMS will make $6 billion soon

Written by Nick Farrell



Juniper Research predicts big things


A new report from Juniper Research finds that annual revenues generated by MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices built into mobile phones including sensors, audio, displays and RF will exceed $6 billion by 2016, as the mobile device market accelerates.

The report identifies three different contributing categories to this billion dollar opportunity for MEMS devices. There are the usual accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes which will do pretty well anyway.  Then there are those being shoved into displays, RF devices, pressure sensors and microphones and finally there are future ideas such as  joysticks, temperature and humidity sensors, speakers and pico-projectors.

The report finds that inertial sensor use including accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers, has mainly depended on advanced availability and capability of gaming and navigation applications.  This means they will be on all mobile devices, particularly in smartphones and tablets. This along with the continuous growth of mobile device shipments is driving MEMS sensors forward.

Report author Nitin Bhas said that MEMS sensors are expected to become an important differentiator for mobile device manufacturers towards enabling different capabilities.

Nick Farrell

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