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2009-05-05 Pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyro readies for Wii
InvenSense Inc. has launched what is claimed to be the first pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyroscope, that is able to sense the two axes used by remote controls and baton-shaped game controllers like the Wii, creating a new category of 3D motion sensor
2014-09-23 Piezoelectric MEMS mics soars with 70dB signal-to-noise ratio
The next generation of high-definition microphones, which uses piezoelectric tranducers, will surpass traditional MEMS mics whose signal-to-noise ratio is limited by a need for perforated backplate behind the diaphragm
2007-11-08 Physical sensors drive MEMS consumerization wave (Part 2
ST's Benedetto Vigna notes that we are now living in the era of MEMS consumerization where mic, motion and pressure sensors are the main actors and he believes this trend will continue for the next five years
2007-10-18 Physical sensors drive MEMS consumerization wave (Part 1
Benedetto Vigna notes that we are living today in the commercial era of MEMS Consumerization where microphones, motion and pressure sensors are the main actors. He believes this trend will continue for the next five years
2014-03-17 Panel evaluates future prospects for MEMS sector
The MEMS Executive Congress Europe identified a growing trend in sensor fusion and sensor hubs with local processing, which led to questions on security and energy harvesting
2006-05-16 Oscillator aims MEMS at the mainstream
SiTime Corp. attempts to revolutionize the quartz-crystal industry with a silicon MEMS alternative that's completely compatible with standard CMOS processing
2012-10-09 OMRON, ST team up to dev't MEMS based gas sensor
STMicroelectronics and OMRON MEMS based sensors to capitalise on Gas metering's shift from conventional mechanical solutions to smart electronic meters with automatic meter-reading functions
2014-08-12 NJR, UMC team up for MEMS microphone mfg
Adding UMC's MEMS manufacturing capabilities to NJR's Fukuoka and Kawagoe fabs will ensure NJR's smooth and scaled production ramp to address this rapidly growing market, the companies stated
2013-07-26 NFC, MEMS, gesture recognition define smartphone success
ABI Research predicted that accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition, gyroscopes and NFC are going to become key differentiators in high-end flagship smartphones this year.
2006-07-26 New wafer bonding system targets advanced MEMS
Touted to be an industry-first, SUSS MicroTec's field upgradable load locked wafer bonding system was developed for advanced MEMS devices
2010-09-07 New markets rise for MEMS micro-valves
Microstaq Inc. is using its micro-valve as a pilot to control the large flows necessary to tackle the HVAC market as well as automotive transmissions.
2002-04-26 Network Photonics offers MEMS-based wavelength switch
Claimed by the company to be the world's first commercially-available MEMS-based wavelength switches, the CrossWave 1200 and 2200 all-optical wavelength switching subsystems from Network Photonics Inc. can be used by OEM DWDM system providers as ROADMs and wavelength cross-connects (WXCs
2015-08-10 Murata flaunts tiny SMT MEMS angular acceleration sensor
The device incorporates a detection frequency band of more than 1kHz and an angular acceleration equivalent noise effective value of less than 1rad/s2ms.
2013-03-19 Murata Electronics considers RF for MEMS
The Finnish MEMS-making subsidiary of Murata is looking at how it can utilise RF technologies to pursue wireless sensor network markets
2010-06-11 More handsets to pack MEMS gyroscopes
Already shipping in millions of units per month for image stabilization in digcams, gaming controllers and for 3D mice, the cellphone gyroscope market is predicted become even larger in just a few years.
2010-02-05 More handsets to embrace MEMS mics
Google's Nexus One and Motorola's Droid marked the arrival of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology in the cellphone market, which is expected to boost the market for MEMS microphones.
2009-09-29 Mobile apps drive MEMS mic shipments
The 2009 slowdown will not hinder the growth of MEMS microphones as shipments are set to more than triple from 2008 to 2013 due to strong acceptance in mobile handsets and other applications
2003-10-03 MKS expands vacuum gauging technology with acquisition
MKS Instruments Inc. has acquired MEMS-based technology through the acquisition of Denmark-based Wenzel Instruments.
2012-12-13 Minimising self noise for MEMS microphone apps
Learn why MEMS microphones are now ready for many new high performance applications
2002-09-27 Microlab, PHS MEMS partner on first RF MEMS
Microlab Inc. and PHS MEMS have entered a volume manufacturing agreement for one of the first RF MEMS switches in the market
2013-09-04 Micrel expands timing, MEMS line with Discera buy
Discera's PureSilicon oscillators and crystal-less clock generators boast significant benefits to timing customers including system-wide cost effective solutions, enhanced ruggedness and space savings.
2002-04-19 MEMSCAP rolls out MEMS-based microwave filters
MEMSCAP SA has developed what it claims to be the first commercially-available MEMS-based microwave filter for use in local multipoint distribution services, and is aimed at reducing the size and cost of customer premise equipment
2015-11-09 MEMS-CMOS gas sensor makes its way to smartphones
Cambridge CMOS Sensors developed the small gas sensors that are small and cheap enough to become ubiquitous, for the first time beating Apple in novel types of MEMS sensors in smartphones
2013-11-11 MEMS, gesture recognition to transform mobile experience
Accelerometers, gyroscopes, NFC and gesture recognition are projected to make the greatest penetration gains in mobile devices over the coming years, stated ABI Research.
2005-08-11 MEMS work uses polysilicon-germanium over CMOS
A gyroscope developed under a European Commission supported project, is intended to serve as a demonstrator of a combined MEMS sensor and signal conditioning circuit
2011-11-09 MEMS touts 2 embedded finite-state machines
ST's MEMS accelerometers feature embedded complex motion-recognition capabilities
2003-06-18 MEMS to gain 45 percent in unit volumes
The market for MEMS will see about 45 percent CAGR in unit volumes in the next two years, according to the CEO of Surface Technology Systems.
2006-04-10 MEMS tester works at wafer level
Tokyo Electron has delivered the Temeon, a new wafer-level microelectromechanical system tester to a MEMS device manufacturer located in Japan
2008-02-18 MEMS shrink digital projector to pico unit
Microvision Inc. showcased a prototype of its pico projector, which uses MEMS to downsize a digital projector to a palm-size, battery-powered unit
2013-07-12 MEMS sensors sensitivity amplified by graphene
Graphene can increase the sensitivity of MEMS sensors by up to 100 times, according to researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
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