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2009-04-02 MEMS motion sensor delivers analog output
STMicroelectronics has beefed up its portfolio of ultracompact, high-performance MEMS sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output.
2008-06-30 MEMS market hits $6B, 14% CAGR
A new report from Research and Markets found that worldwide MEMS market topped $6 billion, and is growing at a CAGR of 14 percent.
2012-01-25 MEMS in the world of sports
Every major sport and fitness regimens are currently being automated with MEMS-based development efforts that wirelessly communicate through smartphones to cloud-based computers.
2010-04-13 MEMS gyros give smart phones new twist
Miniature gyroscopes are invading next-generation smart phones to provide new twists on user interfaces, mobile gaming and location-based services.
2010-02-01 MEMS gyros give smart phones new spin
More gyroscopes will get inside being smart phones, redefining how to use the phones, and providing a critical differentiator for manufacturers.
2007-03-16 MEMS growth hinges on CE design-ins
A hard-fought battle for MEMS business looms on the horizon as IDMs bang heads with specialized automotive MEMS makers. Meanwhile, fabless MEMS startups are entering the picture with devices for consumer products.
2008-03-03 MEMS gear up for medical mission
Microelectromechanical-system-based inertial and motion sensors are finding slots in medical applications, with demand fueled by implantable devices that must be highly reliable and very small, as well as by handheld devices for home monitoring and diagnostics.
2009-06-04 MEMS find place GPS, mobile apps
MEMS sensors are increasingly being integrated into phones, MP3 players, GPS units, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), portable medical scanners and all sorts of greentech products.
2015-09-30 MEMS devices come in 300mm-diameter wafers
CEA-Leti manufactured accelerometer MEMS devices on 300mm-diameter wafers using its piezo-resistive silicon nanowire technology.
2007-03-12 MEMS device suits tiny motion-sensing apps
The tiny, low-power MEMS device from STMicroelectronics provides precise acceleration values in all three dimensions, meeting the growing demand for miniature motion-sensing solutions in portable electronic devices.
2010-11-11 MEMS device claims complete inertial measurement
When used with a magnetometer, the device provides nine-degree-of-freedom functionality for smart phones, touchscreen tablets, 3D TV remote controls, gaming consoles, DSCs and video cameras.
2009-10-19 MEMS delivers high-precision motion sensing
The medium-g accelerometer enables high-level vibration monitoring and high-shock detection without any loss of information.
2010-01-07 MEMS compass improves mobile navigation, LBS
STMicroelectronics has combined a three-axis digital accelerometer with a three-axis digital magnetic sensor in a single module, aimed at enhancing mobile navigation and location-based services.
2008-11-11 MEMS accelerometers pack smart embedded features
STMicroelectronics has developed a new family of high-performance three-axis linear accelerometers with digital output.
2009-04-29 MEMS accelerometers pack smart algorithms
Freescale's MMA7660FC MEMS accelerometer has three power modes, along with eight power-select options, that allow devices to draw the minimum amount of power necessary for specific applications.
2009-02-13 MEMS accelerometers find place in CE
Though MEMS accelerometer sales are likely to decrease to $846 million in 2009 due to a slump in automotive demand, ABI Research estimates that the market will recover to be worth $1.6 billion by 2012, fuelled by a boom in consumer applications.
2010-05-10 Medical implants embrace accelerometers
Medtronic has started clinical trials in the United States for an implant that uses an accelerometer to fine tune how it delivers electrical stimulation to nerves in the spinal to reduce chronic pain.
2009-08-28 MCU kit eases touch/motion sensing designs
Microchip Technology Inc. has released the MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC18 microcontrollers containing all of the components, documentation, schematics, debugging and programming capabilities for USB and touch-sensing applications.
2002-01-22 Kistler to market accelerometers from Applied MEMS
Applied MEMS Inc. has reached a joint agreement with Kistler Instrument Corp. for the marketing of its Si-Flex analog MEMS accelerometers through Kistler.
2012-03-06 iPhone/iPad impetus, a boon for gyroscopes
Gyroscopes netted about $655.4 million last year, up 66 percent from $394.5 million in 2010, according to IHS, benefitting from sales of Apple devices.
2008-12-17 iPhone mania lifts MEMS market
Global revenue from shipments of MEMS for mobile handsets is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 34.4 percent from 2007 through 2012, largely to the success of iPhone, according to iSuppli Corp.
2010-06-10 iPhone 4 equipped with MEMS gyroscope
Confirming earlier speculation, Apple Inc. has unveiled the iPhone 4 smart phone sporting a MEMS gyroscope.
2010-06-07 HP secures top spot in MEMS market
Hewlett-Packard Co. remains on top of the MEMS sensor market in 2009, leading semiconductor IDM and fabless firms with $877 million in MEMS revenue, according iSuppli Corp.
2006-09-28 Hitachi Metals makes 'smallest' acceleration sensor
Measuring 2.9-by-2.9-by-0.92mm, Hitachi's new acceleration sensor is said to be the world's smallest.
2009-10-14 High-accuracy motion sensor makes smarter cars
ST offers a new motion sensor that provides accurate measurements of vehicle movement for systems such as adaptive front lights, auto-leveling HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps.
2010-07-06 Handset motion sensor market to hit over $1B by 2014
Global handset motion sensor shipments are forecast to exceed $1 billion by 2014, according to a recent ARCchart study.
2007-01-16 Gyroscopes take MEMS to consumer devices
InvenSense announced volume production of low-cost integrated dual-axis gyroscopes that could give accelerometers a run for their money as the MEMs of choice in new consumer gadgets.
2011-08-30 Guide to using tilt-compensated eCompass
Here's a discussion on the mathematics and reference source code for implementing a tilt-compensated eCompass.
2002-11-14 Growth in MEMS sensors market spurred by new apps
Growth of commercial MEMS-technology is driving the MEMS-based sensors market in North America, said Frost & Sullivan.
2009-10-23 Getting started with the KXTE9
This application note will help developers quickly implement proof-of-concept designs using the KXTE9 tri-axis accelerometer.
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