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Automotive sector seen to tap MEMS technology

Posted: 28 May 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microelectromechanical systems? mems sensor? in-stat/mdr? pressure monitoring system?

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are slowly but surely being integrated into cars. In-Stat/MDR's report "MEMS in Automotive: Driving Innovation," the number of MEMS per car will almost double to an estimated 9.1 per vehicle by 2007, up from an average of 5 per vehicle last year.

The key areas in which MEMS sensors will play an important role over the next few years include: electronic stability control and rollover systems, occupant detection, and tire pressure monitoring systems.

"It appears that new applications may reach high volumes at a faster rate than their predecessors, and are helping to drive worldwide revenues for MEMS in the automotive sector from just under $1 billion last year to nearly $1.5 billion in 2007," said Marlene Bourne, senior analyst with In-Stat.





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