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ST stays on top of MEMS foundry market

Posted: 20 May 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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STMicroelectronics Inc. maintains its lead in the MEMS foundry business with some 40 percent share in 2009, according to Yole Developpement.

Some 19 percent growth pushed Dalsa Corp. past Micralyne Inc. to become the largest of the pure-play MEMS foundries with $31 million in sales, according to the firm.

Dalsa moved into third place overall, closing the gap with number two Texas Instruments Inc., which saw its foundry business slip 24 percent last year to $45 million, according to the firm.

A chip foundry made it into the ranks of the top-20 MEMS foundries for the first time, as TSMC's roughly $10 million in MEMS foundry revenues put it into 14th place on Yole Developpement's 2009 listing.

Asia Pacific Microsystems and Touch Microsystems saw growth of 17 percent and 29 percent increases in sales, respectively. Jazz Semiconductor saw 25 percent growth, as startups started production of some new MEMS applications, according to the firm.

MEMS foundry ranking (Click on image to enlarge.)

- Mark LaPedus
EE Times

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